Our Practice

Family Law

The attorneys of Elsberry & Shively understand how difficult it can be when a family law matter touches your family. We pledge ourselves to helping you and your loved ones through your legal case with good communication and a vast knowledge of North Dakota’s domestic law. We can assist you with the following matters:

  • Divorce
  • Custody Actions
  • Adoption
  • Surrogacy Agreements
  • Modification of Court Orders
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Child Support Matters
  • Order To Show Cause Hearings
  • Domestic Violence Protection Orders
  • Restraining Orders
  • Mediation

Criminal Law

If you have been charged with a crime, you need someone to help guide you through the criminal justice process. The attorneys of Elsberry & Shively know that when facing fines or jail time, the stress can be overwhelming. Our office has two experienced criminal attorneys to assist you through these difficult times. We offer representation from the misdemeanor or infraction level all the way to AA Felony representation. We pride ourselves on our experience, dedication to our client, and creative thinking in working on your criminal case. Elsberry & Shively offers the following criminal services:

  • DUI
  • Assault
  • Drug Offenses
  • Infractions
  • Misdemeanor Offenses
  • Felony Offenses
  • Standing Rock Tribal Court Criminal Offenses

Oil & Gas

Our attorneys have a vast understanding of oil and gas development in North Dakota. We have expertise in a wide range of matters, either directly or indirectly related to the booming oil and gas industry in North Dakota. We can assist you with the following matters:

  • Title Examination
  • Review and Completion of Curative
  • Quiet Title Actions
  • Negotiation and Drafting of Conveyances, Leases, and Contracts.
  • Representation before the North Dakota Industrial Commission

Tribal Law

Native American Tribal governments face a wide array of legal issues on a regular basis, including drafting and updating Tribal codes and regulations; advocating for sovereign Tribal rights with federal, state, local and other tribal governments and entities; and numerous services – ranging from advisement to litigation – regarding Tribal departments and programs including gaming, employment, housing, compliance, tax, education, business and court development, child welfare and support, and environmental protection/natural resource development.

The attorneys of Elsberry & Shively are proud to offer their services to Tribal governments, with years of experience working in Tribal court systems and providing Tribal governmental legal assistance. We can assist Tribes with any such matters which may arise for Tribal governments, and their various departments, programs and entities. Please contact our office for more information or to arrange a consultation.


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Office & Contact

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

p: (701) 557-3384

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