Erica Shively, Partner

Erica Shively is a partner with Elsberry & Shively whose primary practice is in criminal defense and family law. Erica has over five years of experience and has represented hundreds of clients. Erica’s extensive experience in criminal law has resulted in a winning record and quality service to her clients. Her portfolio of criminal work includes representation from misdemeanor crimes and infractions to AA Felony representation. In family work, Erica prides herself on attentiveness to her clients’ needs, knowledge of North Dakota family law, and experience with the judges in western North Dakota.

Erica is a native of Pleasant Lake, North Dakota. She graduated from the University of North Dakota, cum laude with a B.A. in Communication in 2003. Erica graduated with distinction from the University of North Dakota Law School in 2008. In her free time, Erica enjoys reading, gardening, traveling, spending time with friends, and watching the Green Bay Packers (or the Vikings lose.)

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Admitted to Practice

  • North Dakota
  • Standing Rock Tribal Court
  • North Dakota Federal District Court


The Future of Quantifying Tribal Water Rights in North Dakota, 84 N.D. L.Rev. 455 (2008).


  • State Bar of North Dakota
  • Big Muddy Bar Association
  • State Bar Young Lawyer’s Section – past President
  • North Dakota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Lobbyist
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • North Dakota Farmer’s Union
  • Bismarck Mandan Young Professionals
  • Business Networking International, Bismarck Group
  • National Association of Professional Women

Office & Contact

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

p: (701) 557-3384

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