Attorneys & Staff

Jen J. Defoe

Jen Defoe’s legal career commenced with a move to Bismarck in 1991 where she worked with an attorney engaged in the private practice of law for the next 18years.  When his retirement was on the horizon, Jen moved to the Civil Litigation Division of the Attorney General’s Office, where she worked as a paralegal for about a year.  She then went on to work as a case administrator with the U.S. District Court.  Wanting to get back into private practice, Jen joined Larson Latham Huettl in January, 2012. 

Jen obtained her certification as a certified paralegal from the National Association of Legal Assistants/Paralegals in 1995; certification as an advanced certified paralegal in Personal Injury-Automobile Accidents in 2012;and holds two associate of science degrees in the legal field.  Jen is a member of the Western Dakota Association of Legal Assistants (WDALA), as well as the National Association of Legal Assistants/Paralegals (NALA), and continues to further her legal education by attending seminars, online courses, and writing or presenting on various topics to the members of WDALA. Here is the link to Jen's most recent article from Facts and Findings:  https://www.nala.org/articles/ethics-life

Jen and her husband, Jeff, reside in Mandan and have two daughters, Carli and Darbi. She and her family enjoy kayaking/paddle boarding, hiking, and camping.

Jen brings expertise in the areas of personal injury and litigation to the law firm.