Dean’s List 1996-1999
Assistant to the Director of Northern Plains Judicial Training Institute
Secretary of Native American Law Student Association
Delegate to Federal Indian Law Bar Association Annual Meeting
Moot Court participant
Tribal Environmental Law Project member
Legal Aid Clinic student practitioner
Pre-Law Club President
Student Orientation Committee Counselor
LSAT Exam Study Group Organizer
Student Council Volunteer
Supervising Attorney. Supervising attorney for personal crimes division of the Grand Forks States Attorney’s Office. Responsible for supervising and mentoring support staff and attorneys assigned to the personal crimes division. January 2013 to present.
Assistant States Attorney. Responsible for the prosecution of felony and misdemeanor crimes in Grand Forks County, with a specialty in the prosecution of domestic violence, crimes against children, and sexual assaults. Responsible for the successful prosecution of major felony/high profile trials to include State v. Wheeler (Gross Sexual Imposition), State v. Middleton (Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Minor), State v. Chisholm (Murder), State v. Aguero/Moncada (Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Murder), State v. Klein (Child Abuse), State v. O’Toole (Reckless Endangerment with a law enforcement defendant), State v. Samshal (Attempted Murder, Reckless Endangerment), State v. Vondal (Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Minor), State v. Yarbro (Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Minor). Perfect record on appeal to the North Dakota Supreme Court. January 2003 to December 2012.
Former Planning and Zoning Attorney for Grand Forks County
Former Water Board Attorney for Grand Forks County
Statewide Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners Protocol Committee Member
Coordinated Community Response Team Member
Red River Valley Children’s Advocacy Center team member
Lethality Subcommittee Member
Trainer: Assigned to train various disciplines in the areas of domestic violence, child abuse/neglect, and sexual assaults to include members of law enforcement, educators, social workers and medical professionals.
Northeast Central Judicial District. Appointed standby Magistrate and Judicial Referee. Presided over small claims court, mental health hearings, order to show cause hearings, juvenile court and juvenile drug court. Responsible for decision writing and research for five District Court Judges, civil litigation, scheduling conferences, maintaining a law library and directing a clerkship program with the University of North Dakota School of Law. July 1999-December 2002
Domestic Violence Lethality Assessment team member
Juvenile Drug Court Pilot Program team member
Court Administration Committee Member
Northeast Central Judicial District Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinator
Certified Mediator- May 2011
Law Clerk, Johannson, Rust, Fagerlund, Yon & Stock P.A. Assisted six attorneys with general litigation projects including brief writing, complaint drafting and investigation. January 1999-May 1999.
Judicial Law Clerk Extern, Northeast Central Judicial District. Responsible for legal research, writing, and drafting legal opinions/orders for two District Court Judges. Fall 1998.
Law Clerk, Nilles, Hansen & Davies, Ltd. Responsible for legal research, brief writing, client contacts, collections and alternative dispute resolution. May 1998-August 1998.
Northeast Central Judicial District Vacancy 2013 News
October 16, 2013