- Employment Law
- Child Custody and Support
- Wills and Estates
- General Business
I have had the privilege of experiencing separate careers in both journalism and law. This has exposed me to a broad range of experiences and a diversified group of individuals. I have reported on and represented people on all social and economic levels. Journalism has given me the opportunity to be an observer documenting life. Law has given be the opportunity to help judge people through the legal complexities of life. In journalism I was trained to be unbiased and impartial. In law, I was trained to be a zealous advocate. Both fields require the practitioner to be factual, analytical, thorough and complete.
My family made a decision to move to Kindred, North Dakota when our children were small. A rural family life and a city law practice afford me a unique perspective.
In my 33 years of practicing law, I have counseled people who have overextended themselves financially, who have abused credit cards, who have lost their homes to foreclosure, who have watched marriages slip away or have lost custody of their children, who have lost their driving privileges due to intoxication and who have been subject to discrimination by their employers or co-workers. I have seen the highs and lows of human experience.
I know what it's like to agonize while awaiting a court decision. I know what it is like to win and lose. I know how hard attorneys work to represent their clients and to represent their cases. I know how important it is to have resolution of conflicts and disputes one way or another. I am privileged to be part of a profession helping people through difficulties. I know how important it is to have resolution of conflicts and disputes one way or another.
- University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, North Dakota
- University Of North Dakota
- North Dakota, 1987
- U.S. District Court District of North Dakota
- U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit