Brenda practices in our Bismarck office in the areas of medical malpractice defense, personal injury, insurance defense, and employment law. She graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 1984, where she was on the Moot Court Board, inducted into the Order of Barristers, and received an Outstanding Service Award from the Legal Aid Association. Prior to attending law school, Brenda worked as a paramedic on a hospital-owned ambulance service.

Brenda represents physicians, dentists, nurses, hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care professionals in the defense of medical malpractice actions and professional board matters. She also advises health care clients on risk management issues. Brenda defends insureds involved in automobile, homeowner, and commercial litigation. She also represents clients in employment matters. Brenda is a member of the State Disciplinary Board and is active in the Bismarck Rotary Club.

With three grown sons and three grandchildren, Brenda enjoys spending time with family, reading and traveling. She is also an avid angler and a member of the Whopper Club.

Practice Areas

Medical Malpractice Defense

Dental Malpractice Defense

Insurance Defense

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

Employment Law

Professional Board Matters

Honors and Distinctions

"The Best Lawyers in America," in Medical Malpractice-Defendants,  Woodward/White (2009-2017)

Great Plains Super Lawyer®, Thomson/Reuters (2011-2016)

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Listed in Band 1, the highest ranking, as a leading North Dakota Medical Malpractice Defense Litigation Attorney by Chambers USA

Admitted To Practice

North Dakota, 1984

South Dakota, 2006

U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota, 1985

U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota, 2010

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2004


American Health Lawyers Association

Judge Bruce M. Van Sickle Inn of Court

Defense Lawyers Association

North Dakota and Big Muddy Bar Associations

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Bismarck Rotary Club

State Disciplinary Board