Krista is a native of Billings, Montana. She joined the firm in 2017 and focuses her practice on general civil litigation. She is licensed to practice in the state and federal courts of North Dakota and the state courts of Montana.

Prior to law school, Krista obtained her degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Dakota.

Krista graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Law where she served as the Research Editor for the North Dakota Law Review. After law school, Krista served as a law clerk to the Honorable Justice Dale V. Sandstrom of the North Dakota Supreme Court and as a law clerk to the Honorable Judges of the South Central Judicial District, in Bismarck, North Dakota.

While away from work, Krista enjoys running, playing recreational softball, cooking and baking, and doing anything outdoors.

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • North Dakota, 2015
  • Montana, 2016 (inactive)

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court, District of North Dakota, 2017
  • North Dakota Supreme Court and North Dakota District Courts

Education

  • Juris Doctor, cum laude – University of North Dakota, 2015
  • Bachelor of Science, cum laude – University of North Dakota, 2012

Professional Activities

  • Big Muddy Bar Association – Secretary-Treasurer, 2019 | Officer at Large, 2018
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Judges of the South Central Judicial District, Bismarck, North Dakota, 2016-2017
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Dale V. Sandstrom, Justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court, 2015-2016
  • North Dakota Law Review, Board of Editors, 2014-2015
  • The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) Legal Studies Institute (Washington D.C.), Intern, 2013
  • North Dakota Defense Lawyers Association
  • DRI the Voice of the Defense Bar

Publications + Presentations

Publications

  • Case Comment, Search and Seizure-Fourth Amendment and Reasonableness: The Maryland DNA Collection Act Allows Pre-Conviction Securing of DNA Samples for Identification Purposes: Maryland v. King, 89 N.D.L.REV. 747 (2013)