Attorneys and Counselors at Law

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Attorneys

 

Malcolm Pippin

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Malcolm was born and raised in Williston, the son of Harry and Hilda Pippin. After graduating from Williston High School, he attended UND in Grand Forks and graduated with a degree in accounting and obtained his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification in 1986. Thereafter, he attended UND Law School graduating in 1989 with Honors. After graduation he clerked for North Dakota Supreme Court Justice H.F. Gierke. Thereafter, he joined the Nilles Law Firm in Fargo where he practiced in a number of different areas of law until 2013. In 2013, he started the Pippin Law Firm.

Malcolm has a general practice of law having tried in excess of 100 trials and handled over 30 appeals to the North Dakota Supreme Court. He is judicially and peer reviewed by Martindale-Hubbell as preeminent (AV). Malcolm is recognized as a Super Lawyer in the Midwest, and was named as a Lawyer of Distinction®.

Malcolm has three daughters. When he is not working, he enjoys travelling, spending time at the lake, watching Sioux hockey, and spending time with friends and family. He also enjoys giving back to the community of Williston that he is so very fond of with his time and resources.

The Pippin Law Firm is a sponsor of many charitable activities in the Williston area and considers doing so as an integral part of its business model.


Achievements & Honors

• Rated AV Preeminent® and Distinguished® by Martindale-Hubbell®
• Martindale-Hubbell® Top Rated Lawyer™ in Litigation
• Named to America's Most Honored Professionals - Top 1%
• Lawyers of Distinction® - Top 10%
• Selected as a Member of Super Lawyers

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 1989

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA
B.B.A., Accounting, 1986

Bar Admissions

• North Dakota, Montana


Rebecca L. Winkler

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Rebecca began her practice in Wyoming in 2005, where she concentrated on oil and gas law, as well as business law. She brought the experience that she gained in Wyoming's coalbed methane boom to Pippin Law Firm in the summer of 2015. She currently focuses on probates, adoptions, and assisting businesses with all of their needs, from organization to sale.

 
 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING COLLEGE OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2005

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA
B.A., History, 2002

Bar Admissions

• North Dakota, Wyoming, South Dakota


Staff

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Legal Assistant

Sherri Freeman

Sherri is the firm’s probate, guardianship, conservatorship, and real estate legal assistant resident expert. With over 40 years of experience under her belt, Sherri has pretty much seen everything in these areas and provides the firm with a wealth of knowledge, experience, and client contacts. In her spare time, Sherri is a stained glass artist. Sherri and her husband, Dan, enjoy spending time with their son and grandchildren, gardening, and enjoying the lake.

 

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Paralegal

 

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legal assistant

Jennifer Lawson

 
 

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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Paula Linn

Paula is originally from central Oregon. While she grew up in Colorado, life eventually brought her to the midwest and landed her in Williston. She has a background in Cosmetology and Home Design. As a certified yoga instructor she spends a lot of free time teaching and enjoys becoming part of the Williston community.


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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Andrea Shelly