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.
Domestic and Family Law
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
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
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County Board
Clay County Law Library Board
Lutheran Social Services Youth Court