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KrisAnn Norby-Jahner - Bismarck, ND

200 North 3rd StreetSuite 201 Bismarck, ND 58501

Updated: 09/18/2023

Bismarck Employment Lawyer


KrisAnn Norby-Jahner concentrates her practice in employment and education law, where she represents employers and school districts in a variety of transactional and litigation matters...

About KrisAnn Norby-Jahner

Practice Areas

  • Employment
  • Education Law
  • Business Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney, Shareholder

Year Joined Firm

  • 2015


Bar Admissions

  • North Dakota
  • Minnesota

Specialties and Certifications

  • Certification in Mediation and Arbitration, Dispute Resolution Institute


  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2010
    Honors: Dean's List
    Honors: National Moot Court team
    Honors: Alternative Dispute Resolution program
    Law Review: Law Review
  • Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 2007
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Honors: summa cum laude
    Major: Literature, Cultural Theory, and Social Practice
  • North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota, 2005
    Honors: summa cum laude
    Major: English
  • Minnesota State University, Moorhead, Minnesota, 2002
    Honors: summa cum laude
    Major: English/ Mass Communications
  • Minot State University, Bottineau, North Dakota, 2000
    Associate of Arts
    Honors: summa cum laude
    Honors: NJCAA Women's Basketball Team
    Major: English

Past Positions

  • Mansfield Tanick & Cohen, P.A., Law Clerk, 2009 - 2010
  • Kent State University, Composition & Writing Instructor, 2005 - 2007
  • Microsoft Business Solutions, Editor/Technical Writer, 2003 - 2006
  • North Dakota State University, Composition & Writing Instructor, 2002 - 2005
  • Hellmuth & Johnson, Edina, MN
  • Mansfield Tanick & Cohen, Minneapolis, MN, Attorney, 2010 - 2012

Pro Bono Activities

  • United Way – Women United’s Adopt-a-Classroom Program

Classes and Seminars

  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • Hamline University
  • University of Mary
  • Bismarck State College
  • North Dakota State University
  • Kent State University
  • Employee and Supervisor Training: Legal Basics in Employment Law and Anti-Discrimination, City of Dickinson Association , - 2022
  • Investigating Employee Complaints, North Dakota School Boards Association (NDSBA), annual Negotiations Conference , - 2022
  • Employment Law Outlook in 2022 and Beyond, SW Area Human Resources Association , - 2022
  • Conducting Workplace Investigations in Local Government, HR Collaborative Conference for ND Local Governments , - 2022
  • Top 10 Employment Tips in 2022, Disrupt HR , - 2022
  • Government Audits and what to do When the Government Knocks, ND Medical Group Management Association , - 2022
  • Navigating Employment Trends in 2022 and into 2023, ND Society of Human Resources and Management (SHRM) Conference , - 2022
  • Public Comment During Board Meetings, NDSBA Annual Convention, Legal Seminar , - 2022
  • Healthcare tips in Employment, ND Physician Advisory Group, NDMA , - 2022



  • Great Plains Rising Stars®, Thomson/Reuters, 2016 - 2021
  • Minnesota Rising Stars®, Thomson/Reuters, 2014 - 2015
  • “The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch,” in Labor and Employment Law – Management, Woodward/White, 2021, 2021 - Present
  • Great Plains Super Lawyers, Thomson/Reuters, 2022 - 2023
  • “The Best Lawyers in America; Ones to Watch,“ In Education Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, and Labor and Employment law – Management, Woodward/White, 2024

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Office Information


200 North 3rd StreetSuite 201 Bismarck, ND 58501


  • (701) 258-9705

Accepts Credit Cards




  • North Dakota Employment Law Letter
  • 50 Employment Laws in 50 States

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