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Krista Andrews is a shareholder in ABST Law, practicing in the areas of family law, estate planning, real estate, and landlord/tenant law. She received her bachelor of arts degree from the University of North Dakota, summa cum laude, and her juris doctor degree from the University of North Dakota. While earning her law degree, Krista served on the North Dakota Law Review Board as the Developments Editor. Prior to joining the firm, she represented the State of North Dakota for seven years as an Assistant Attorney General, and Special Assistant Attorney General for the North Dakota Department of Human Services. She is licensed to practice law in North Dakota and Minnesota.


Secondary Location
4141 31st Avenue South
Suite 104
Fargo, ND 58104

Education and Experience:

University of North Dakota (B.A. 1995)
University of North Dakota (J.D. 1998)
Law Clerk, South Central Judicial District Court (1998-1999)
N.D. Attorney General’s Office (1999-2000)
N.D. Dept. of Human Services (2000-2006)
Cass County States’ Attorney’s Office, Child Support Enforcement Division(2006-2007)
ABST Law (since 2007)


2018 -2021 Great Plains Super Lawyer

Bar Admissions:

North Dakota Supreme Court (1998)
Minnesota Supreme Court (2007)
U.S. District Court, North Dakota (2007)

Professional Activities and Awards:

  • North Dakota Bar Association
  • Minnesota Bar Association
  • Cass County Bar Association
  • North Dakota Supreme Court Joint Committee on Alternate Dispute Resolution
  • North Dakota State Bar Association, Family Law Section Member
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota Member
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Trained Family Law Mediator
  • Mediator for the North Dakota Supreme Court Family Mediation Program
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorney in North Dakota, as ranked by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorney in North Dakota, as Ranked by American Institute of Family Law Attorneys

Community Service and Activities:

YWCA Board of Directors

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