Born in Minot, North Dakota, September 1973, to Larry and Diane Louser
Siblings: Scott Louser, Brian Louser and Brent Louser
Minot High School graduate (Class of 1991)
Married to Eric Schaeffer since December 1999
Children: Griffin (12), Grant (9), Grayson (7) and Greer (5)
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, School of Law, Juris Doctor with Distinction, May 2007
Minot State University Minot, North Dakota, Master of Science: Management, Concentration: Organizational Behavior, May 2001
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, School of Medicine, Bachelor of Science: Occupational Therapy Cum Laude, December 1996
October 2007-Present, Louser & Zent. P.C., Minot, North Dakota, Attorney/Partner (as of 2012)
Representation of clients in various family law matters including but not limited to: divorce, legal separation, establishment of parenting time, parenting time disputes, paternity, guardianship/conservatorships, adoption, estate planning and probate.
Representation of clients in business related areas including but not limited to: general business/entity formation, real estate transactions, landlord-tenant issues and collections.
Facilitate settlement negotiation.
Representation of clients in contested and default court proceedings.
Extensive legal research and analysis for trial preparation and client representation.
Qualified Mediator, Parenting Investigator, Guardian Ad Litem and Parenting Coordinator in North Dakota.
Appointed to Mediator Roster under North Dakota Pilot Program.
Facilitate courses on real estate, estate planning, entity formation and contracts for local businesses.
May 2005-August 2005, Louser & Zent. P.C, Minot, North Dakota, Legal Clerk
Met with current and prospective clients.
Preparation of legal documents for divorce, adoptions, legal separations, prenuptial agreements, establishment of paternity, estate planning, business law, bankruptcy and collection matters.
Research various legal topics using Lexis Nexis.
Assist with preparation of clients and witnesses for trials.
Attend various seminars sponsored by the State Bar Association.
Assist with day to day operations of the law office.
October 2000-August 2004, Louser & Zent. P.C, Minot, North Dakota, Legal Assistant
Earned paralegal certificate.
January 1997-0ctober 2000, Trinity Health Minot, North Dakota, Occupational Therapist
Interdisciplinary team staffing.
Assessments and evaluations of in-patients, out-patients and home health patients.
Daily treatment of various patient diagnosis and age groups.
Skilled documentation for medical records and insurance reimbursement.
Presentation of various healthcare related seminars and attendance at various healthcare related seminars.
Participation in quarterly Quality Management analysis.
Licensed in North Dakota; registered through the National Board of Certification for Occupational Therapy.
Additional Professional Experiences
Appointed to the North Dakota State Bar Association Joint Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee.
Serving as committee member to Appellate Mediation Program subcommittee.
Served as Court appointed guardian ad !item for clients under the age of 18 in Northwest and Northeast Judicial District Court proceedings.
Served as Court appointed guardian ad !item in contested and uncontested guardianship and conservatorship proceedings.
Acted as parenting investigator in contested residential responsibility cases in Northwest Judicial and Northeast Judicial District Court proceedings.
Served as parenting coordinator in post judgment parenting time and parent/child disputes.
12 week Occupational Therapy practicum Deaconess Medical Center, Billings MT (1995) Provided direct medical and developmental based in-patient and out-patient psychiatric/mental health services to children, teens and adults. Pmiicipation in weekly staffing and discharge planning.
For the past eighteen years, advanced educational training/continuing education to maintain Occupational Therapy licensure has focused primarily on infant/child/teen development, autism spectrum disorders, parenting strategies and high conflict family dynamics. (20 hours of continuing education required to maintain licensure every 2 years)
Volunteer room mother for elementary school aged children
Volunteer kitchen assistant for elementary school aged children.
Substitute religious education teacher for school age children, facilitator for pre-marriage couples and Eucharistic minister at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Minot ND.
Certified/credentialed official- United States Swimming Association.
I feel I can very capably and efficiently perform the essential functions of a district court judge. I affirm that I have never been disciplined or reprimanded for a breach of ethics or unprofessional conduct by any court, administrative agency, bar association, disciplinary committee or other professional group.