To best serve our clients, we have added a friendly face to our team. Rachel has joined us to assist our clients dealing with divorce and disputes over parental rights.
Rachel is also currently serving as the Juvenile Public Defender for the Spirit Lake Tribal Court in Fort Totten, ND. She is responsible for representing parents in child abuse/neglect proceedings in the Tribal Court. Her focused areas of practice include family law, Federal Indian law, and Tribal law.
Rachel was born and raised in Grand Forks, North Dakota and attended the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Indian Studies. She continued at UND for law school and graduated with the Indian Law Certificate in May 2015.
Rachel’s experience includes working in all levels of the justice system. Rachel has interned for the United States Attorney’s Office, the Standing Rock Tribal Court Prosecution Office, the Walsh County State’s Attorney’s Office and has also had experience in private practice working for a private firm in Minot, ND. Rachel is a licensed attorney in the State of North Dakota, in Federal District Court for the District of North Dakota, and in the Spirit Lake Nation Tribal Court. She is a member of the State Bar Association of North Dakota and also the Federal Bar Association.
Rachel enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending concerts and spending the summertime at her husband’s family lake cabin located on West Battle Lake, MN.