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Brenda L. Blazer





Bismarck, ND




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Meet Brenda

Brenda practices in our Bismarck office in the areas of medical malpractice defense, personal injury, and insurance defense. 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.  

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

Honors and Distinctions

  • Prairie Business Leaders & Legacies Award Winner (2023) 
  • “The Best Lawyers in America,” in Medical Malpractice-Defendants, Woodward/White (2009-2024)
  • Great Plains Super Lawyers®, Thomson/Reuters (2011-2024)
  • Great Plains Super Lawyers®, Thomson/Reuters Top Lawyer (2024)
  • Top Five Great Plains Super Lawyers® in North Dakota 2023. Limited to the top 1% of the total lawyer’s population in each state.
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in Bank 1, the highest ranking, as a leading North Dakota Medical Negligence Attorney by Chambers USA 
  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, invitation-only premier legal association (2018)
  • Fellow of the International Society of Barrister, invitation-only premier legal association (2018) 


  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Judge Bruce M. Van Sickle American Inn of Court
  • Defense Lawyers Association
  • North Dakota and Big Muddy Bar Associations
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Bismarck Rotary Club
  • State Disciplinary Board

Admitted to Practice

  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota
  • United States District Court, District of North Dakota
  • United States District Court, District of South Dakota
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
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