Associate Attorney

 Katie J. Bertsch

Katie J. Bertsch was born and raised in Rochert, Minnesota.  She attended Bemidji State University for undergraduate studies and received a degree in Criminal Justice, graduating with honors.  She graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Law, with distinction, in 2011. Prior to joining Ohnstad Twichell, Katie served as a law clerk for the judges of the Northwest Judicial District of North Dakota, for Judge Shon Hastings at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of North Dakota, and for Judge Kermit E. Bye of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Katie practices in the West Fargo office and is licensed to practice law in North Dakota and Minnesota.  She concentrates her practice in the municipal law, municipal bond law, and bankruptcy/financial restructuring. Katie lives in Hillsboro with her husband, Jon, and son, Brekken.  She enjoys athletics and spending time outdoors.

Municipal & Water Law | Public Finance, Bonding, & Partnerships | Bankruptcy
  • Undergraduate: Bemidji State University – Criminal Justice and Fraud Examination, Summa Cum Laude
  • Law School: University of North Dakota School of Law – Juris Doctor, with distinction
  • Licensed to practice in North Dakota, Minnesota, United States District Court District of North Dakota, and United Sates District Court District of Minnesota

Katie has achieved the following honors and distinctions:

  • Order of the Coif – Member
  • Order of Barristers – Member
  • Served as a law clerk for Chief Judge Shon Hastings with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of North Dakota
  • Served as a law clerk for Judge Kermit E. Bye with the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

As an attorney, Katie actively participates in the following organizations:

  • Cass County Bar Association
  • State Bar Association of North Dakota
  • Young Lawyers Section of SBAND
  • Women Lawyers Section of SBAND
  • Consumer Protection Committee of SBAND
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • West Fargo Exchange Club
  • Sanford Health Foundation Board of Directors – Hillsboro
  • Make-A-Wish North Dakota
  • United Way 35 Under 35 – Class of 2018