Betsy Elsberry, Partner

Betsy Elsberry is a partner with Elsberry & Shively. Her practice areas focus on oil and gas and family law. She has extensive experience in title examination, she handles oil and gas and real estate ligation, transactional, and curative matters for clients, and she assists clients in hearings before the North Dakota Industrial Commission. As for family law, Betsy’s attention to detail and understanding of her clients’ needs allow her to help her clients make important decisions during difficult and emotional times in a timely and effective manner.

Betsy earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from the University of North Dakota, and she was a Summa Cum Laude Graduate. Betsy then attended the University of North Dakota School of Law, and she graduated with distinction. After law school, Betsy clerked for the Honorable Justice Carol Ronning Kapsner of the North Dakota Supreme Court.

Betsy and her husband Joe are both from Minot, North Dakota, and they have resided in Bismarck since completing their educations in Grand Forks. Joe and Betsy have two sons, Jack (5) and Luke (2). In their free time, they enjoy spending time at their family cabin at Lake Audubon, boating on the Missouri River, and enjoying all that the Bismarck community and North Dakota have to offer.

Admitted to Practice

  • North Dakota
  • North Dakota Federal District Court


Divorce—Spousal Support: By Abolishing the Disadvantaged Spouse Doctrine, the North Dakota Supreme Court Reconstructs the Requirements for Rehabilitative Spousal Support: Sack v. Sack, 2006 ND 57, 711 N.W.2d 157, 83 N.D. L. Rev. 1413 (2008).


  • State Bar of North Dakota
  • Big Muddy Bar Association
  • State Bar Association Women Lawyer Section
  • State Bar Association Real Estate Section
  • State Bar Association Family Law Section

Office & Contact

103 S 3rd St, Suite 9
Bismarck, ND 58501

p: (701) 557-3384

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