Pringle & Herigstad's Attorneys
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Attorneys at Pringle & Herigstad Law Firm

Jim Nostdahl

Education
  • University of North Dakota B.A
    • Summa Cum Laude
  • University of North Dakota School of Law
    • Graduated with Distinction
    • Order of the Coif Honors
Practices
  • Personal Injury Litigation

Jim Nostdahl is a native of Minot, North Dakota. He attended the University of North Dakota, graduating with a B.A. (summa cum laude) in 1979. He also obtained his law degree from the University of North Dakota, graduating in 1982, with distinction, and Order of the Coif honors.

Nostdahl's practice focuses on personal injury litigation. He has handled personal injury claims involving car accidents, farm accidents, train accidents, burn injuries, medical malpractice, slip and falls, and many other types of accidents. In his 28 years of practice, Nostdahl has obtained some of the largest settlements and verdicts in North Dakota history. In doing so, he has been involved in litigation against WalMart, Canadian Pacific Railway, and other multinational defendants and their insurance companies.

Nostdahl is married to Trisha (Brevig) Nostdahl and they have four children, two boys and two girls.

Carol Larson

Education
  • University of Minnesota - Political Science
  • University of North Dakota School of Law
Practices
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Cooperative Law

Carol (Erickson) Larson is a native of Roseau, Minnesota. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Political Science, and obtained her law degree from the University of North Dakota in 1986.

Carol joined Pringle & Herigstad in 1986. Her practice is focused in estate planning, probate, and cooperative law.

Carol is married to C. Thomas Larson. They have three children, Ted, Aaron, and Ericka.

David Hogue

Education
  • Cornell College
  • University of North Dakota School of Law
Practices
  • Corporate and Commercial Transactions with emphasis on Personnel Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Telecommunications Law
  • Contract Law
  • Real Estate
  • Public Utilities
  • Personal Injury

David Hogue was born December 5, 1962 in Bismarck, North Dakota. He graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1981, Cornell College in 1984, and the University of North Dakota School of Law in 1987. After law school, Mr. Hogue served one year as a law clerk to Ralph J. Erickstad, Chief Justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court.

Mr. Hogue joined the Pringle & Herigstad Law Firm in 1988 and has been engaged in the full time practice of law since then. Mr. Hogue also serves as a JAG officer in the North Dakota Army National Guard. His service in the National Guard began in 1984. Mr. Hogue's legal practice includes corporate and commercial transactions, with emphasis on personnel law, health care law, telecommunications law, contract law, real estate, and public utilities. Mr. Hogue represents plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury cases.

David is married to Paula (Kirschemann) Hogue. They have two children, Marshall and Megan.

Reed Soderstrom

Education
  • University of North Dakota School of Law
  • Mayville State College
Practices
  • General Practice Law
  • Tribal Court Litigation

Reed Soderstrom joined the Pringle & Herigstad Law Firm in 1989. Reed specializes in general practice law and tribal court litigation. He is admitted to practice in North Dakota and Minnesota courts, as well as the sovereign nations of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, the Three Affiliated Tribes, and Spirit Lake Sioux, Ft. Peck, Montana, the Federal District Courts of North Dakota and the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Soderstrom was a Professor of Criminal Law & Procedure at the Turtle Mountain Community College in association with UCLA School of Law January 2000 to January 2003. General Agent for Safety National Casualty Corp, 2001 to present, providing inventory for bail bond agents across North Dakota. Bankruptcy Trustee, State of North Dakota 1999 - 2000 Director, Dakota English Corp. 1991 to 1993. Creating and Administering a College Exchange Program with Taiwan, The Republic of China.

Mr. Soderstrom is a member of the following: American Bar Association, North Dakota Bar Association, Ward County Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, Joint Action in Community Service, "JACS" volunteer, "WICS" volunteer, providing indigent youth with pro bono legal services. He has numerous Tribal Court Licenses. Reed was past President of the Minot Library Board, and Past-President of Exchange Club.

Mr. Soderstrom enjoys traveling, skiing, biking, hunting, fishing and marathons. Mr. Soderstrom has two children.

Brent Olson

Education
  • Northwestern College Bachelor of Science 
    • Magna Cum Laude
  • University of North Dakota School of Law
    • Graduated with Distinction
Practices
  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate (including minerals, oil and gas)
  • Business and Corporate Organization and Planning

Brent Olson was born in Rochester, New Hampshire, and shortly thereafter moved to Minot, North Dakota, where he was raised. Mr. Olson obtained his Bachelor of Science degree (magna cum laude) from Northwestern College in 1996 and his Juris Doctor degree (with distinction) from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 1999. Mr. Olson is admitted to practice before the North Dakota Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and the United States Court of Federal Claims.

Mr. Olson focuses his practice in the areas of Probate/Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Real Estate (including minerals, oil & gas), and Business/Corporate Organization & Planning.

Brent is married to Brooke (Lynne) Olson. They have four daughters - Morgan, Tessa, Eden, and Elsa.

Debra Hoffarth

Education
  • University of North Dakota B.B.A. Business Management
    • Cum Laude
  • University of North Dakota School of Law
    • Graduated with Distinction
Practices
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Personnel Law
  • General Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation

Debra Hoffarth's areas of practice include personal injury litigation, personnel law, general litigation, and commercial litigation. Deb received her B.B.A. in Business Management, cum laude, from the University of North Dakota. She received her law degree, with Distinction, from the University of North Dakota School of Law. She joined Pringle & Herigstad following graduation in 2000 and is a partner in the firm.

Deb is a member of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Tech Expo Committee and volunteers with Junior Achievement.

Debra Hoffarth was admitted to practice in North Dakota in 2000. She is also admitted to practice in U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota, Turtle Mountain Tribal Court, Fort Berthold District court and the United States Court of Appeals.

Debra Hoffarth is a member of the State Bar Association of North Dakota, Ward County Bar Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the American Bar Association.

Deb was raised on a family farm near Niagara, North Dakota. Her husband, Brad, is a teacher and they have three children.

Scott Knudsvig

Education
  • University of North Dakota School of Law
  • University of North Dakota Undergraduate Degree Environmental Geology and Technology
Practices
  • Oil and Gas
  • Real Estate
  • Business Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law

Scott Knudsvig focuses his practice in the areas of oil and gas, real estate, business law, personal injury, commercial litigation, and employment law. He joined the firm in 2002 after serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Kurt J. Marben of Minnesota's Ninth Judicial District. Scott is a 2001 graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Law and received his undergraduate degree in Environmental Geology and Technology from the University of North Dakota in 1998.

Scott currently serves on the Minot City Council as its Vice-President.  He is also Chairman of the Public Works & Safety Committee and serves on the Airport Committee.  Scott is an adjunct professor in the College of Business at Minot State University.  He is also a member of the Minot Sunrise Rotary Club and Christ Lutheran Church.

Scott is a native of Alamo, North Dakota and was born in Williston. Scott is admitted to practice law before the North Dakota Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota and the Spirit Lake Tribal Court. He is a member of the State Bar Association of North Dakota and the Ward County Bar Association.

Scott and his wife, Merry, reside in Minot with their son. 

Ryan Sandberg

Education
  • University of North Dakota Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Studies
  • University of South Dakota School of Law Juris Doctor
Practices
  • Criminal Defense
  • Plaintiff's Personal Injury

Ryan Sandberg was born in Stanley, North Dakota. He graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Studies in 1997, and obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Dakota School of Law in Vermillion, South Dakota. Ryan was also a licensed peace officer in the State of North Dakota. Prior to attending Law School, Ryan worked as a deputy sheriff for the Mountrail County Sheriff's Department for three and a half years. Ryan joined the firm in 2004.

Ryan focuses his practice in the area of criminal defense and plaintiff's personal injury. He is licensed to practice law before the North Dakota Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Matthew Olson

Education
  • Northwestern College Bachelor of Science
    • Magna Cum Laude
  • University of North Dakota School of Law
    • Graduated with Distinction
    • Graduated Top of the Class
    • Order of the Coif Honors
Practices
  • Oil, Gas, and Mineral
  • Real Estate
  • Contracts
  • Estate Planning
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Corporate and Business Law
  • Corporate Formations
  • Cooperative Law
  • Probate Law
  • Banking Law

Matthew Olson is a native of Minot, ND. Matthew graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree (magna cum laude) from Northwestern College in 2003. In 2007, Matthew received his Juris Doctor degree (with distinction) from the University of North Dakota School of Law. Matthew graduated at the top of his law school class and also received Order of the Coif honors. Matthew joined Pringle & Herigstad right out of law school. Matthew is admitted to practice in North Dakota state and federal courts and Montana state court.

Matthew practices in the following areas of law: Oil, Gas, and Mineral, Real Estate, Contracts, Estate Planning, Debtor/Creditor, Corporate/Business Law, Corporate Formations, Cooperative Law, Probate Law, and Banking Law.

Matthew is married to Maria (Carlson) Olson. They have three daughters, Lila, Grace, and Ruby.

Steve Lautt

Education

Tabor College

  • Cum Laude

Washburn University School of Law

  • Dean's Honors
Practices

Oil and Gas/Natural Resources

Environmental

Civil Litigation

Real Estate

Steve Lautt is a native of Minot, where he graduated from Our Redeemer's Christian High School in 2003.  Steve received his Bachelor's degree with honors in Political Science, History, and Biblical and Religious Studies from Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas in 2007.

Steve earned his Juris Doctor degree with Dean's honors from Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas in 2012, where he also completed a certificate program in Natural Resources Law.  During law school, Steve was a staff writer for the Washburn Law Journal, and his article, Sunlight Is Still the Best Disinfectant:  The Case for a First Amendment Right to Record the Police, 51 WASHBURN L.J. 349 (2012), was published in 2012.

Steve joined the firm right out of law school and focuses his practice in the areas of oil and gas, environmental, civil litigation, and real estate law.

Steve is married to Diane (Soldan) Lautt, and they reside in Minot.

Ashleigh B. Ensrud

Education
  • Concordia College 
    • Magna Cum Laude
  • University of North Dakota School of Law
    • Graduated with Distinction
    Practices
  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • General Litigation
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    Ashleigh Ensrud is a native of Fargo, ND.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in music and political science from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, in 2008.  In 2011, she graduated, with distinction, from the University of North Dakota School of Law. 

    While in law school, Ashleigh was an associate editor of the North Dakota Law Review and her article, Putting a Price on Child Porn: Requiring Defendants Who Possess Child Pornography Images to Pay Restitution to Child  Pornography Victims, 86 N.D. L. Rev. 205, was published in 2010.  She was also a Burtness research scholar, an extern for the US Attorney’s Office, and a student director for the UND Law Clinic.  Her extracurricular activities included being a member of the Randy H. Lee American Inn of Court, the Law Women’s Caucus, and serving as vice president of Delta Theta Phi. 

    After law school, Ashleigh served as a law clerk for the East Central Judicial District in Fargo, ND, for two years.  She joined the firm in 2013 and her practice areas include personal injury litigation, family law, criminal law, and general litigation. 

    Ashleigh and her husband, Jeremy, reside in Minot.   

     

     

     

    Ashley Flagstad

    Education

     Minot State University

    •  Cum Laude

     

    Thomas M. Cooley Law School

    • Cum Laude    

     

    Practices

     

    Criminal defense

     

    Ashley is a native of Minot, ND. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree (cum laude) in Criminal Justice from Minot State University in 2007 and her Juris Doctor degree (cum laude) from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2014.

     

    Ashley previously interned at the Kent County Public Defender’s Office in Grand Rapids, MI. She is licensed to practice law before the North Dakota Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota.

     

    Ashley practices in the area of criminal defense. She is a member of the State Bar Association of North Dakota, the ND Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Ashley is a licensed civil mediator on the ND neutral roster. Additionally, Ashley is a violinist in the Minot Symphony Orchestra.

    Don Negaard

    Education
    • University of North Dakota School of Law
      • Graduated with Distinction
    • Undergraduate Degree Economics
    • Undergraduate Degree Management
    • Certified Public Accountant
    Practices
    • Telecommunications and Utility Law
    • Business and Commercial Law
    • Cooperative Law
    • Estate Planning

    Don has practiced at the firm in Minot since graduating, with distinction, from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 1979. Don has undergraduate degrees in economics and management and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1979.

    Don practices in the area of telecommunications and utility law, business and commercial law, cooperative law, and estate planning.

    Don is a member of the Ward County Bar Association, having served as president, and the North Dakota State Bar Association, having served as an annual meeting chairman. Don is licensed to practice in state and federal courts.

    Don has served as an Associate Professor of the Masters Degree Program for Central Michigan University, Minot Air Force Base, and has taught business law at Minot State University in Minot.

    Herbert L. Meschke

    Education
    • Jamestown College B.A.
    • University of Michigan Law School
      • Graduated with Honors
    Practices

    Herb Meschke grew up on a ranch north of Medora in the North Dakota Badlands. He obtained a B.A. degree from Jamestown College in 1950 and a law degree with honors from the U. of Michigan Law School in 1953. In 1953-54 he served as law clerk for U. S. District Judge Charles J. Vogel at Fargo ND.

    In 1954 he joined the law firm of Ilvedson Pringle & Herigstad at Minot ND, and practiced law with the continuations of that firm until 1985. In 1985, Herb was appointed to the North Dakota Supreme Court. He was elected as a justice in 1986 and re-elected again in 1990, and served on the Court until October 1998. After retiring from the Court, he rejoined Pringle & Herigstad, PC in a limited Of Counsel capacity.

    Herb has co-authored three articles on North Dakota's constitutional and judicial history: Digging for Roots: The North Dakota Constitution and the Thayer Correspondence, 65 N. D. L. Rev. 343 (1989); The North Dakota Supreme Court: A Century of Advances, 76 N. D. L. Rev. 217 (2000); Judicial Values: The Justice Robinson Experience, 82 N.D. La.Rev. 25 (2006).