Jade‘s primary practice area is criminal defense. Additionally, Jade practices in family/domestic law and liquor license law. 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 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 currently serves as the Secretary/Treasurer for the Clay County Bar Association. She also is a member of the Moorhead Rotary Club, and teaches her sons’ Sunday school classes. 

A native of Moorhead, Jade lives in Moorhead with her husband Steve and their two children, Weston and Henrik. When not practicing law, Jade enjoys spending time at the lake with her family, cheering on the kids in their activities, and is an avid runner in local race events.

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense

Domestic and Family Law

Liquor License Law

General Litigation

Honors and Distinctions

The National Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers Specialty Association

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

Clay County Law Library Board

Lutheran Social Services Youth Court

MSBA Outstate Section Council

Clay County Bar Association – Secretary/Treasurer