Kristen is an Associate in the Williston, ND office and practices with the Commercial Litigation practice group. Kristen received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Arts in Counseling from the University of North Dakota prior to attending law school, also at the University of North Dakota. During law school Kristen served as the Research Editor for the North Dakota Law Review, the Historian for Phi Delta Phi International Honor Society, and participated in the Great North Innocence Project. Kristen also completed an externship with the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Fargo, North Dakota.

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2021- J.D., University of North Dakota, Cum Laude
2014- M.A., University of North Dakota
2006- B.A., University of North Dakota

Honors & Awards

2020 SBAND Outstanding Note Award – North Dakota Law Review
2020 & 2021 Lillian Elsinga Outstanding Student Leader Award Recipient

Presentations & Publications

Mental Health and the Character and Fitness Examination: The Tide is Shifting, 95 N.D. L. Rev. 327 (2020) – Recipient of the 2020 SBAND Outstanding Note Award