Jade‘s primary practice area is criminal law. Additionally, Jade practices in domestic relations, liquor license law, and environmental matters including real estate, eminent domain, and water law litigation. Her experience includes numerous jury trials, court trials, and appeals. Prior to joining the firm, she was a law clerk for the Clay County Attorney’s Office.

Jade graduated from Concordia College cum laude with a B.A. in Sociology and Social Work. She then graduated, with distinction, from the University of North Dakota School of Law, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Jade served as a Teaching Assistant for the legal writing program and participated in Moot Court during which she was awarded Best Appellee Oralist.

Jade supports the community by sitting on the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County Board, the Clay County Law Library Board and the Advisory Council to Lutheran Social Services Youth Court. Jade also serves on the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Outside Practice Section Council and was recently appointed by the Chief Judge of the North Dakota Federal Court to serve on the 2016 Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference Planning Committee.

A native of Moorhead, Jade lives in Moorhead with her husband Steve and their two children, Weston and Henrik. Jade is an active member of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. During her spare time, Jade enjoys spending time at the lake and is an avid runner in local race events.

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense

Domestic and Family Law

Environmental Law


Water Law

General Litigation

Honors and Distinctions

The National Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers Specialty Associations

The National Trial Lawyers: National Women’s Trial Lawyers Association

Graduate of Chamber Leadership Program

Completed United Way "35 Under 35" Leadership Program

Admitted To Practice

North Dakota


United States District Court, District of North Dakota

United States District Court, District of Minnesota

United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit


National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Minnesota State Bar Association

Clay County Bar Association

State Bar Association of North Dakota

Community Involvement

Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County Board

Clay County Law Library Board

Lutheran Social Services Youth Court