[nap_names id=”FIRM-NAME-1″] is pleased to announce the addition of Seth A. Thompson to the firm. He is an associate attorney in the Bismarck office. Seth graduated with distinction from the University of Minnesota School of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. After law school, Seth served as a law clerk to Justice Carol Ronning Kapsner of the North Dakota Supreme Court.

Seth focused his legal education primarily on labor and employment law. In addition to graduating with an emphasis in labor and employment law, Seth served as the Editor-in-Chief of the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law and received the ABA-BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law. He also clerked for a public-sector labor union and Region 18 of the National Labor Relations Board. Prior to attending law school, Seth spent four years working for a labor union negotiating collective bargaining agreements and handling arbitrations and mediations. He served as the head elected official of the 900-member organization for two years.

Seth also has hands-on knowledge of the construction industry. Prior to law school, Seth worked as an electrician on numerous construction projects in the Red River Valley. He attended two years of trade school and completed a three-year U.S. Department of Labor approved electrical apprenticeship program, eventually becoming a master electrician in 2003. While working as an electrician, Seth attended night and weekend classes for three years to obtain his bachelor’s degree. Always up for a challenge, he then took night classes to earn a master’s degree in management with an emphasis in human resources.

Seth grew up in the Lignite and Crosby area, and his wife, Anna, is originally from New Salem.