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Kelsey Arnold Krapp

Kelsey Arnold Krapp

  • Estate Planning, Real Estate Law, Insurance Defense ...
  • North Dakota
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Kelsey (commonly known as "Lou") was born and raised on his family's farm and bison ranch near Pingree, North Dakota. After graduating from Pingree-Buchanan High School, he attended the University of North Dakota for both his undergraduate and law degrees. Following law school, Kelsey worked as an associate attorney with a private litigation firm in Bismarck, primarily defending personal injury and property damage cases. Additionally, he served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the North Dakota Public Service Commission for various regulatory matters. In 2016, Kelsey moved back to the Jamestown area to start James Valley Law, PLLC. In addition to his legal practice, Kelsey is the owner and operator of a bison ranch, hunting business, and custom-exempt butcher shop near Pingree, North Dakota. Kelsey has further experience in government, having worked for both the U.S. Senate and the North Dakota Public Service Commission during college and law school. He draws upon these broad, real-world experiences to better assist clients from both a practical and professional standpoint. Kelsey's wife, Emily (Schlosser), is also a native of the James Valley region, having grown up on a farm near Edgeley, North Dakota. Emily is an occupational therapist at the Anne Carlson Center in Jamestown. Together, they have 1 son named Leo. The Krapps enjoy spending free time traveling, fishing, hunting, and skiing with friends and family.

University of North Dakota School of Law
J.D. (2012)
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Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Evenson Sanderson, PC
Associate Attorney
Zuger Kirmis & Smith
Legal Intern
North Dakota Public Service Commission
Professional Associations
North Dakota State Bar  # 06872
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Dakota
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  • Free Consultation
Practice Areas
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Insurance Defense
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Construction Law
Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Agricultural Law
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Insurance Claims
Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Landlord Tenant
Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
James Valley Law, PLLC
Contact & Map
James Valley Law, PLLC
123 1st Avenue South
Suite 125
Jamestown, ND 58401
Telephone: (701) 252-1800