Judge Penny McPherson is a non-attorney judge who was appointed May 1, 2019, to complete the prior Judge, Gail Beckham’s term. In December 2019, Ms. McPherson was appointed for another four (4) years. Judge McPherson brings to the table 25 years of judicial knowledge from her previous career as a Deputy Clerk of Court, Judicial Assistant to District Court Judge Joe L. Hegel, and 23 years as the Rosebud County Victim/Witness Assistant employed by three different Rosebud County Attorneys.
Judge McPherson is a member of the Montana Magistrates Association as well as the National Judges Association. She has always been interested and involved in the Judicial field and believes that everyone has a voice.
Exclusive jurisdiction over City Codes and Ordinance violations
Landlord/Tenant actions not exceeding $12,000.00
Civil Cases not exceeding $12,000.00
Orders of Protection
Felony Initial Appearances
Involuntary Commitment Hearings
Misdemeanor Traffic Violations
Possession of Alcohol / Tobacco Offenses
Juvenile Detention Hearings
Civil and Criminal Contempt
Title 61 – Misdemeanor Traffic Offenses
Title 45 – Misdemeanor Criminal Violation
Maximum 6 months jail and $500.00 fine
Maximum 1 year on high misdemeanor offenses