I confess -- I'm a horseman as much as I am a lawyer. Truth be known, I'd rather be in boots and a saddle than a suit and a courtroom.
My time outside the office is pretty much devoted to breeding, training and showing cutting horses, and riding good ranch horses. Helping friends with roundups and brandings, riding the hills, and packing into the mountains are the kinds of real work I like to give my horses to develop their minds as well as their bodies. I want to ride a horse into the show ring that has the confidence that comes from life beyond the box stall and arena.
I've learned a lot from horses and cattle and the people who work them. Preparing a legal case takes the same kind of diligence, attention to detail and perseverance as preparing a young horse for its first show or branding. I strive to give every case the attention and care that clients expect and deserve when hiring professional services to be performed at critical junctures of their business and personal lives.
I believe my professional training and experience as well as my life beyond the courtroom and law books allow me to provide quality service to my clients.
Areas Of Practice:
- Agriculture Law
- Business Organizations
- Equine Law
- Family Law
- Child Support
- Custody & Visitation
- Probate & Estate Administration
- Minnesota, 1979
- North Dakota, 1979
- Montana, 1993
- Wyoming, 1994
- U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1980
- U.S. District Court, District of Montana, 1995
- University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1979, Juris Doctor
- Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, 1972, B.A.
- Majors: Economics and Speech