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 18 years. 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.
Jen and her husband, Jeff, reside in Mandan where their two daughters (Carli and Darbi) are involved in many sporting activities. She and her family enjoy kayaking, hiking, camping, and water sports. Jen also enjoys running with her children and her dogs.
Jen brings expertise in the areas of personal injury, litigation, criminal law, and probate to the law firm. She is excited to be a member of the Larson Latham Huettl team.