Kristen is Senior Counsel in the firm’s Bismarck office. Her practice encompasses various areas of natural resources law, with an emphasis on title examination.

Kristen has extensive experience in the preparation of drilling and division order title opinions in North Dakota and started her energy law career in Denver before returning to North Dakota to practice. She handles complex oil and gas title issues as well as general oil and gas matters. Kristen also has experience assisting renewable energy developers with contract negotiation and title and due diligence matters related to renewable energy project development. Prior to beginning her work in this industry, she practiced in the areas of natural resources, water law and medical malpractice litigation.

Kristen graduated with distinction from the University of North Dakota School of Law, where she was an editor of the North Dakota Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. She also obtained an LLM in Environmental and Natural Resource Law from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

Kristen currently serves on the North Dakota State Bar Association’s Energy Law Committee and is a member of the Denver Association of Professional Landmen and the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.

Practice Areas

Bar Admission

North Dakota, 2012
Minnesota, 2012
Colorado, 2009


2009 – J.D., University of North Dakota School of Law, with distinction
University of Denver Sturm College of Law, LL.M., Environmental and Natural Resources Law
2005 – B.A., University of North Dakota, cum laude

Professional Affiliations

North Dakota State Bar Association, Energy Law Committee
Denver Association of Professional Landmen
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
North Dakota Law Review, Managing Editor & Member, 2008-2009