RUSSELL J. MYHRE

CEO & PRESIDENT

BIO

Russell J. Myhre, an Enderlin, North Dakota native, has practiced in Valley City, North Dakota, since 2004.

 

Myhre graduated from North Dakota State University with a double major in English and history. He has attended Saint Cloud State University, the University of Kansas, and North Dakota State University in post-graduate programs in education and business. He graduated from the University of North Dakota Law School with a Juris Doctor degree in 1974 and was admitted to the North Dakota court and the district court in that same year.

 

While attending UND Law School, Myhre received numerous scholarships and grants, was a member of the North Dakota Law Review, and was an intern to the North Dakota Legislature and the North Dakota Attorney General's office. He has published several professional articles, including a law review article on the powers and duties of the North Dakota Attorney General.

 

After graduating in 1974, Myhre was a Staff Attorney for the North Dakota Legislative Counsel, working in the areas of employment law. He was later Assistant Executive Director of the North Dakota Education Association before opening a law office in Bismarck, North Dakota.

 

Myhre was an Assistant State's Attorney for Sioux County; the Public Defender for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe; Tribal Prosecutor and Chief Law Enforcement Officer from the mid-1970's to the mid-1980's. Myhre was a lobbyist and political advisor and has written a book on lobbying which is now in its second edition. Myhre, R ., How to Change Laws:  A Guide to Lobbying in North Dakota 2d Rev.,(United Transportation Union, 750 Augsburg Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58504) 1993.

 

Myhre also worked as a political advisor in South Dakota.

Myhre has a general law practice which focuses on criminal defense, real estate, wills and trusts probate, family law and business law.

 

LAW SCHOOL
Admitted: July 24, 1974: University of North Dakota


MEMBERSHIPS

North Dakota State Bar Association; Southeast Judicial District Bar Association; and Ransom County Bar Association. North Dakota Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

EDUCATION
English, B.S., North Dakota State University, 1969

History, B.A. North Dakota State University, 1969
Law, J.D., University of North Dakota, 1974

Business Administration, M.B.A, North Dakota State University, 1993

JAN COMPSON

Legal Assistant

FOCUS AREAS:
Trust Wills & Probate, Real Estate Transaction, Agricultural Law, Contracts, Business & LLCs, Land Management, and Mineral Rights.

Jan Compson was born and raised in North Dakota. Compson attended Valley City State University and resided in Valley City with her husband. They have two grown children and several grandchildren.

Compson works and assists in the real estate property and mineral rights. 

AMANDA MYHRE

Executive Office & Legal Administrator

FOCUS AREAS:
Civil & Commercial Law, Business Law, Commercial Law, Family Law, Appellant & Criminal Defense, Financial Management, Civil Disputes, Technology & Social Media Management, Corporate Taxes and Business Management.

Amanda Myhre is from Enderlin, North Dakota. Myhre attended  North Dakota State University and graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

 

In 2018, Myhre received her Master of Arts degree from the University of South Dakota in Counseling and Addiction Prevention and earned high honors for her excellence in her academic field. 


Before working at Myhre Law Office, she worked for several non-profit companies across the region, but she has worked on and off for her father, Russell since she was 14-years old and has extensive knowledge in overall business practices.

 

When Myhre is not focusing on her career, she volunteers her time to better her community. In 2017 she elected to a Vice Chair position for a local organization chapter. Myhre continues to works on increasing awareness about co-occurring and mental health issues. Also, Myhre has worked alongside several local and state campaigns candidates who work to improve funding resources for mental health services.  

 

Myhre completed her internship program in January 2019 and is working toward obtaining her counseling license.