Krista A. Thompson
Krista is a native of Billings, Montana. She joined the firm in 2017, and focuses her practice on general civil litigation. She is licensed to practice in the state and federal courts of North Dakota and the state courts of Montana.
Prior to law school, Krista obtained her degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Dakota.
Krista graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Law where she served as the Research Editor for the North Dakota Law Review. After law school, Krista served as a law clerk to the Honorable Justice Dale V. Sandstrom of the North Dakota Supreme Court and as a law clerk to the Honorable Judges of the South Central Judicial District, in Bismarck, North Dakota.
While away from work, Krista enjoys running, playing recreational softball, cooking and baking, and doing anything outdoors.
- Juris Doctor, cum laude, University of North Dakota School of Law, 2015
- Bachelor of Science, cum laude, University of North Dakota, 2012
- State Bar of North Dakota, 2015
- State Bar of Montana, 2016
- United States District Court, District of North Dakota, 2017
Recognition, Activities + Memberships
- Big Muddy Bar Association
- Law Clerk to the Honorable Judges of the South Central Judicial District, Bismarck, North Dakota, 2016-2017
- Law Clerk to the Honorable Dale V. Sandstrom, Justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court, 2015-2016
- North Dakota Law Review, Board of Editors, 2014-2015
- TFAS Legal Studies Institute (Washington D.C.), Intern, 2013
Articles + Publications
Case Comment, Search and Seizure-Fourth Amendment and Reasonableness: The Maryland DNA Collection Act Allows Pre-Conviction Securing of DNA Samples for Identification Purposes: Maryland v. King, 89 N.D.L.REV. 747 (2013)