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Katie J. Schmidt

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Practice Areas

  • Municipal Law
  • Water Law
  • Public Finance, Bonding & Partnerships


Katie J. Schmidt 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 and was selected to the 2019 Great Plains Rising Stars list of North Dakota. She enjoys athletics and spending time outdoors.


  • University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, North Dakota
    • Juris Doctor - 2011
    • Honors: With Distinction
  • Bemidji State University
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Criminal Justice and Fraud Examination

Past Positions

  • Chief Judge Shon Hastings with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of North Dakota, Law Clerk
  • Judge Kermit E. Bye with the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Law Clerk

Professional Associations

  • 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

Current Employment Position

  • Shareholder

Bar Admissions

  • North Dakota
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court District of North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota


  • Order of the Coif – Member
  • Order of Barristers – Member
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers Great Plains – 2019