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Krisann Ruth Norby-Jahner

Employment and labor Attorney at Bismarck, ND

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also known as KrisAnn Ruth Norby-Jahner

  • State Years
    North Dakota - ND 8 years
    Minnesota - MN 13 years
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State ND
    Acquired 2016
    Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2010
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Krisann

Learn Krisann’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Contracts and agreements

  2. Education
    Representing School Districts and Universities

  3. Employment and labor
    Representing Employers

  4. Other

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.

In her employment law practice, KrisAnn provides employers across various industries (including private, public, nonprofit, healthcare, etc.) with legal counsel involving a variety of workplace and business-related issues, including general employee and operational management; board and executive leadership training; employment policies and handbook reviews; discrimination and retaliation issues; whistleblower issues; wage and hour law compliance; hiring and termination; neutral investigations; employment and vendor contract reviews; separation and settlement agreements; confidentiality agreements; unemployment benefits hearings; and Department of Labor, EEOC, and various state and federal investigations and audits.

KrisAnn also works in education law offering general advice and counsel to school districts and universities. She works closely with clients to ensure state and federal law compliance and to provide assistance in policy development and revision; policy implementation; legislative changes; internal investigations; special education processes; student and employee discipline; contract negotiations; contract non-renewals; and discharges. Education law is a natural fit for KrisAnn because in addition to her legal practice, KrisAnn has worked at a variety of universities as a professor. She studied in both M.A. and Ph.D. programs, specializing in English and Law and Literature studies. She has taught legal research and writing, moot court, employment law, practical writing, composition, and other courses at the University of Minnesota Law School, Hamline University, Kent State University, North Dakota State University, the University of Mary, and Bismarck State College.

As a frequent lecturer on a wide variety of employment and education law topics, KrisAnn also offers legal compliance training to business owners, executives, administrators, HR professionals, and governing boards. KrisAnn is a co-editor of the North Dakota Employment Law Letter, is the North Dakota contributor to the 50 Employment Laws in 50 States publication, and is a frequent author in the North Dakota Physician magazine.

Prior to joining the Vogel Law Firm in 2015, KrisAnn practiced in the Twin Cities at Hellmuth & Johnson (Edina, MN) and Mansfield Tanick & Cohen (Minneapolis, MN). She obtained a J.D. from Hamline University School of Law, where she was active on Law Review, the National Moot Court
team, and the Alternative Dispute Resolution program, earning certification in mediation and arbitration from the nationally-ranked Dispute Resolution Institute; Ph.D./ABD from Kent State University; M.A. from North Dakota State University; B.A. from Minnesota State University Moorhead; and A.A. from Minot State University-Bottineau, where she played college basketball.

KrisAnn lives in Bismarck with her husband and their three children.


Vogel Law Firm
200 N 3rd St
Suite 201
Bismarck, ND, 58501
Vogel Law Firm
218 Northern Pacific Ave
Fargo, ND, 58102
Vogel Law Firm
215 30th St N
Moorhead, MN, 56560
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Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2012
KrisAnn was great. If she didn't have the information she would find it and get back to you right away. She listens to what you are saying, she is detail orientated, helpful, knowledgeable and respects her clients and their views. She responds in a timely fashion to any questions or concerns you may have. She is great to work with because she "gets" her clients and actually listens to you! She will be a great lawyer
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Work Experience

  • Attorney/ Shareholder
  • Vogel Law Firm
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Vogel Law Firm
  • 1900 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Mansfield Tanick & Cohen, PA
  • 2010 - 2012
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  • Hamline University School of Law
  • JD
  • 2010
  • Kent State University
  • PhD/ABD
  • 2007
  • North Dakota State University
  • MA
  • 2005
  • Minnesota State University, Moorhead
  • BA
  • N/A
  • Minot State University Bottineau
  • AA
  • N/A
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Honors and Awards

  • Ones to Watch, Education Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2024
  • Great Plains Super Lawyers® 2022-2024
  • Thomson Reuters
  • N/A
  • Great Plains Rising Stars®, (2016-2021)
  • Thomson Reuters
  • N/A
  • Minnesota Rising Stars, (2014-2015)
  • Thomson Reuters
  • N/A
  • Ones to Watch, Labor and Employment law – Management, 2021, 2024
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • N/A
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Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I appreciate KrisAnn's collaborative approach to practice and I enjoy assisting our mutual clients together."
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Bismarck Employment and labor Lawyer Krisann Ruth Norby-Jahner
Krisann Ruth Norby-Jahner
Employment and labor Attorney
Bismarck, ND
Licensed for 13 years