Boschee named state chair for North Dakota chapter of the Fellows of the American Bar Association

Employee Leave & Accommodation Laws related to COVID-19

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Education Law Group obtains judgement in favor of school district administrator and board members in U.S. Federal Court lawsuit

The 2010s Part Two: The most recent decade

The most recent decade has ushered in many young attorneys, a majority of whom are still with the Firm today.

Quinn Fylling served as law clerk to both the Southwest Judicial District and the Honorable Dan Hovland prior to joining the Firm. He focuses his practice on litigation, commercial transactions, and creditor’s rights.

Prior to joining the Firm, Jack Zuger was in private practice in Bismarck. Zuger focuses on insurance defense, personal injury and wrongful death, and business and contract disputes. He recently graduated from the International Association of Defense Counsel’s Trial Academy; a program designed to help attorneys further develop trial advocacy skills.

Kirsten Tuntland was a law clerk to both the Honorable Dan Crothers and the Honorable Charles Miller. She practices in the areas of education law, employment law, and civil litigation.

Andy Askew was an intern with Senator Byron Dorgan, in addition to being a law clerk for the Honorable Dale Sandstrom prior to joining the Firm. Askew focused his practice on business and commercial litigation, administrative law, and civil litigation, in addition to serving as a lobbyist. He has since accepted a position as the Vice President of Public Policy at a regional healthcare provider.

Krista Thompson was a law clerk to the Honorable Dale Sandstrom and the Honorable Judges of the South Central District. She focused her practice on general civil litigation. She has since went back to clerking for the State District Judges in Bismarck.

The 2010s Part One: The most recent decade

The most recent decade has ushered in many young attorneys, a majority of whom are still with the Firm today.

Ramona Garcia-Furlong was a registered nurse who worked in critical care before pursuing her legal career. She was experienced in medical malpractice and general litigation. She went on to found her own private practice.

Rachel Bruner served as a law clerk to the Honorable Dan Hovland prior to joining the Firm. She focuses her practice on school law and wrote an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court on behalf of the National School Board Association. She was recently appointed by Governor Burgum to the North Dakota Parole Board.

Christina Sambor was a senior fellow with Polaris Project, worked as a law clerk, and was an associate attorney for a local firm before joining Pearce Durick. She was a 2014 Bush Fellow and used the opportunity to address human trafficking issues in North Dakota. She recently opened her own law and consulting practice in Bismarck.

Charles Carvell joined the Firm after a career in state government, during most of which he was Director of the Attorney General’s Division of Natural Resources and Indian Affairs, serving under Attorneys General Spaeth, Heitkamp, and Stenehjem.

Prior to joining the Firm, Ben Keup worked as a landman in western North Dakota and eastern Montana. He focuses his practice on property law, contracts, oil and gas, and estate planning and probate. He is active in the community through coaching his sons’ baseball and hockey teams.

After working for North Dakota’s non-profit civil legal services organization, Meredith Vukelic joined the Firm. She focuses her practice on education law and labor and employment law and is the Firm’s primary special education attorney. She also enjoys opportunities to present to groups on education and employment matters.