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Kirsty Liedman

Kirsty joined Gjesdahl Law, P.C. in 2021. During law school, Kirsty pursued a Child Welfare Certificate which focused on child welfare issues, courtroom advocacy, trauma-informed practices, and secondary trauma in the legal system. Kirsty was also recognized for providing over 150 hours of pro-bono work during her time in law school.  Kirsty is passionate about helping families transition through difficult times to their next chapter.

Kirsty currently resides in Moorhead with her husband, Lance, their daughter, Charlotte, and dog, Todd. Her free time is often spent reading, working out, and spending time with her family.

Kirsty is an attorney with Gjesdahl Law who uses her professional knowledge and lived experiences to help families and individuals navigate through difficult situations. Read more about her incredible story and work on Inforum or on Mitchell Hamline Law.


Kirsty's Expertise

Practice Areas

  • Divorce
  • Paternity
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Spousal Support
  • Domestic Abuse and Harassment
  • Mediation
  • Collaborative Negotiating
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Adoption
Kirsty's Credentials

Education & Licensure


  • Langdon Area High School, Langdon, ND, 2008
  • University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, BS- Social Work, 2016
  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, MN, JD, 2021

Licenses and Admissions:

  • State Bar of Minnesota, 2020

Additional Legal Education:

  • Family Mediation Certificate, 2021
  • Child Welfare Certificate, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 2021
Kirsty's Achievements


Professional Associations/Memberships:

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Clay County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors- Friends of the Children-Fargo-Moorhead


  • 2021 Law School Public Service Program Certificate awarded for providing over 150 hours of pro-bono work during law school


  • "Fargo Lawyer Who Endured Traumatic Childhood Now Practicing Family Law," Kevin Wallevan, Inforum, 2022
  • "A Life in the Law: Fostering a career helping families," Mitchell Hamline Law, 2022
Kirsty's Blog Posts

Blog Posts


Separation or divorce is difficult for the whole family, but let’s focus on teenagers. It’s hard to talk to them at the best of times, but when their parents are divorcing, it can be even worse. Teens…


Helpful Tips For Co-Parents Who Want Their Children To Have A Happy Halloween Who is taking the kids trick-or-treating this Halloween? Who will choose and buy the costume? For separated or divorced p…


You want a divorce and are facing the decisions of whether to hire an attorney and if you do hire one, who you choose. You’re tempted to represent yourself because it feels like a great way to save ti…


Before and during a separation or divorce, managing your electronic data must be a priority. We all use technology and have digital data to protect. But, when it comes to divorce, technology can be bo…

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