On December 15, 2022, the Supreme Court of the State of North Dakota suspended Fargo attorney Kristin A. Overboe for incompetence. The case is entitled “In the matter of Kristin A. Overboe” bought by the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of the State of North Dakota, with case no. 20220352.

The charges cited Rules of Professional Conduct 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.16, and 3.4.

The Rules of Professional Conduct can be found here

The Petition for Discipline that was initially filed states that the respondent represented a client in a family law matter. Allegedly, the respondent failed to comply with discovery resulting in her being prohibited from entering evidence and questioning the opposing party. The petition also stated that the respondent is unprepared and doesn’t communicate properly with the client which resulted in an injury to the client. 

The filing states:

“Overboe was given until December 13, 2022, to file a response, and the parties were given until December 13, 2022, to request a hearing on the petition. On December 8, 2022, Overbore responded, “I really don’t want to do this. I’m too tired. You guys can just suspend me.” No requests for a hearing on the petition were received.”

The Court considered that matter and ordered that Kristin A. Overboe’s license to practice law is suspended.

As of today, Ms. Overboe is listed on the website of the law firm Overboe Law as a practicing attorney. Her info can be found on overboelaw.com. She attended Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, graduating in 2010. Overbore practices in Fargo, North Dakota. She is licensed in North Dakota.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.