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Richard P. Olson
Richard P. Olson was born in Minot, North Dakota. He engages in general commercial practice regularly representing more than 40 North Dakota banks and other financial institutions in litigation, bankruptcy, transactional, regulatory matters.
B.A. cum laude, 1971
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
Mary P. Burns
Mary P. Burns was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ms. Burns graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1971 where she obtained her B.A. Ms. Burns obtained her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Minnesota in 1974. Ms. Burns is admitted to practice before the North Dakota Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota.
Ms. Burns practices primarily in the areas of real estate, estate planning, probate, contracts, business entities, and loan documentation.
Ms. Burns has been practicing law with Olson & Burns, P.C. since 1985.
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA – B.A., 1971
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA – J.D., 1974
Jessica L. Klein
Jessica L. Klein (f/k/a Merchant) was born and raised in Minot, North Dakota. Ms. Klein graduated from Bishop Ryan High School in 1999. Ms. Klein obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in History from the University of North Dakota in 2003 (cum laude), and her Juris Doctorate degree (cum laude) from Thomas M. Cooley School of Law in 2007, and was admitted to the North Dakota Bar in 2007.
Ms. Klein has a general practice, but is primarily engaged in practice in the areas of civil litigation, oil and gas, real estate (including minerals), estate planning, probate, contracts, commercial transactions, banking, and business organizations.
Jessica is married to Travis and has three daughters Ava, Ella and Addison
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA – B.S. History, cum laude, 2003
THOMAS M. COOLEY SCHOOL OF LAW – J.D., cum laude, 2007
Wanda L. Fischer
Wanda L. Fischer was born in Harvey and was raised on the family dairy and wheat farm south of Drake, North Dakota, one of seven children. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in English from Minot State University, taught high school English for several years, and obtained her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 1993. While in law school, she was Note Editor of the Law Review and was employed by Central Legal Research where she researched and wrote legal memoranda for judges, prosecutors, and court-appointed attorneys.
Ms. Fischer joined Olson & Burns, P.C. upon her admission to the North Dakota State Bar in 1993, and has extensive experience in the areas of commercial law, UCC issues, banking operations, creditor’s rights, and as an appellate specialist.
In her spare time, she enjoys family activities, reading, time with her Great Pyrenees rescue, and flower gardening. She and her husband have three children.
MINOT STATE UNIVERSITY – B.S., cum laude, 1987
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA – J.D., with distinction, 1993
Nici Meyer is a lifelong resident of North Dakota who grew up farming and ranching throughout western and central North Dakota. Her law career began as the elected North Dakota State’s Attorney, in addition to working as a sole practitioner with a general practice focused on real estate transactions and title, probate law, collections, and civil litigation. Ms. Meyer has extensive experience in contract drafting, review, and negotiations, as well as risk management.
Prior to joining Olson & Burns, P.C., Ms. Meyer served as Assistant Attorney General in the North Dakota Attorney General’s Office with the Civil Litigation and Natural Resources Division working on the regulation of oil and gas production, civil litigation, and various administrative law cases.
In addition to her law degree, Ms. Meyer has continued her passion for ranching alongside her husband and partnering with her parents in a cow/calf operation. In her spare time, Ms. Meyer enjoys training and working with her horses and rodeoing with her family; she also enjoys hunting and a friendly game of golf.
MOORHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY – B.S., Political Science, 1998
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA – J.D., 2001
Ryan G. Quarne
Mr. Quarne has a general practice, but focuses in the areas of oil and gas law, real estate law, estate planning, probate, litigation, landlord tenant law, and contracts. He also has experience in mineral title examination, including assisting with the preparation of division order title opinions, as well as supplemental division order title opinions.
Ryan G. Quarne was born and raised in Williston, North Dakota. He graduated from Williston High School in 2003, and is a second generation University of North Dakota graduate. Mr. Quarne obtained his degree from the University of Minnesota in 2012. Before joining Olson & Burns, P.C.,
Mr. Quarne practiced for a firm in Williston, ND working on general practice matters, but focusing on the area of mineral title examination and curative work.
Ryan enjoys reading and assisting on his family’s farm in Williston. He is married to Bethany Quarne. Ryan and Bethany have four children.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA – B.A., English, 2008
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA – J.D., magna cum laude, 2012