Health 8 min read
When you think of a quality that describes the attorney working for you, does “tenacious” come to mind? That’s what Tatum’s clients say about her.
Tatum was born and raised in Western North Dakota. Her extensive experience in and out of the courtroom, coupled with a work ethic that simply doesn’t stop, has earned her a solid reputation as an attorney who represents her clients with tenacity and skill.
Tatum’s areas of concentration include criminal law, personal injury, and general litigation. Prior to joining the firm, she was a law clerk for all eight judges in the East Central Judicial District, Cass County, North Dakota.
Tatum earned her undergraduate degree in Sociology with criminal justice emphasis from North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota. She graduated with distinction from the University Of North Dakota School Of Law. While in law school, Tatum was a law clerk at the Morley Law Firm, Grand Forks, North Dakota. Tatum also spent a summer as an extern with the US Attorney’s Office, District of North Dakota.
Over her years in practice, Tatum has become recognized as a highly skilled and experienced attorney representing clients in criminal and personal injury cases. She has extensive experience helping clients who have experienced issues of medical malpractice, serious personal injury, and wrongful death.
Articles by Tatum O’Brien
Legal 2 min read
As of August 1, 2019, it will be illegal to use your cellular device with your hands while driving any vehicle in the State of Minnesota for any purpose other than contacting emergency services. This includes your smart-watches as they are considered electronic devices under…
Legal 3 min read
Under North Dakota law, courts have authority to award restitution to the victim of a crime after holding a hearing on the matter and considering the statutory factors provided in N.D.C.C. § 12.1-32-08. In 2016, North Dakota voters adopted Marsy’s Law, or North Dakota Constitution…
Legal 8 min read
New Developments in DWI Law Post-Birchfield: Convictions for DUI Blood Test Refusal can be Vacated & the Validity of the Implied Consent Advisory
After the United States Supreme Court decided Birchfield, which concluded States could not punish the refusal to comply with a request for a warrantless blood test, the landscape of laws relating to driving under the influence in North Dakota and Minnesota have changed significantly. First,…
Legal 4 min read
In North Dakota, as in other states, police officers often administer breathalyzer tests and other field sobriety tests during DUI stops. Whether or not a breath test is administered at the scene of the stop, an officer will typically request that an individual submit to…
Legal 2 min read
In January 2018, a state district judge in North Dakota recently ruled that a law in the state limiting damages in medical malpractice cases is unconstitutional. This decision originated from a case involving Chenille Condon, 35, a woman who experienced a disabling stroke as the…