Pendlay Law Office
Pendlay Law Office

Fields of Law

Here you will find an overview of the fields of law our attorney's practice.

Our Specializations

Oil and Gas Law

From straightforward negotiations to trial and even through appeal, Pendlay Law Office is ready to provide exceptional land owner representation in oil and gas leasing, surface damage and wellsite matters, pipelining, salt water disposal facilities, mineral related title/ownership matters, mineral abandoment proceedings, and any other oil and gas related topic or legal issue.  Pendlay Law Office is skilled in all facets of oil and gas law, having arrived in western North Dakota before the "boom" and having walked hand-in-hand with our clients through the oil play that is now consuming western North Dakota.  Pendlay Law Office handles a wide array of oil and gas related matters and clients on a daily basis and is happy to consult with you about your case. 

Estate Planning and Probate

It is always best to be prepared and make sure your wills, trusts and other estate planning tools are set up  properly, so there is no confusion and all your wishes are carried out as planned when you pass away. Pendlay Law Office specializes in estate planning, with an emphasis on planning for farming and ranching clients and an emphasis on clientele with mineral interest.  Our estate planning practice does not condone or encourage the "cookie cutter" approach to estate planning, which has become more and more common in this very personalized and important area of legal practice.  We pay special attention to each client's unique circumstances and goals and offer a variety of solutions and planning tools to meet the needs of each of our clients.  We also assist in the administration of estates; we are always available to help families complete the necessary steps and legal proceedings to pass assets from a decedent to the appropriate heirs and takers.  Whether you are doing your own estate planning or attempting to administer an estate after the death of a loved one, we can appreciate the stress and confusion associated with these types of legal issues and we are ready to assist in the process.

Criminal Defense 

For over five years, Liz Pendlay served as the lead and elected prosecutor in Divide County, North Dakota, and has also served, from time to time, as the city prosecutor for several cities in western North Dakota, including Crosby, Bowbells, Portal and Wildrose. Liz recently retired from legal practice as a prosecutor after handling thousands of criminal cases over her prosecutorial career, ranging from minor misdemeanor charges to very serious felonies, including assaults, drug offenses, weapons charges, sexual assaults, and even homicides.  Liz has an in-depth knowledge of procedural, technical and constitutional criminal law issues derived from her years of practice in the prosecutorial field. Liz has conducted countless criminal hearings at every stage of criminal proceedings, tried and won many complex and difficult criminal trials and has taken many criminal matters through even appeal.  Liz understands the gravity, legal and factual complexity and seriousness of criminal matters -- and can offer you helpful insights and strategy as only a former prosector can in your criminal defense.  Having been a successful prosecutor, Liz knows the ropes of criminal practice and has extraordinary expertise in every stage of criminal proceedings.  Pendlay Law Office is happy to meet with you to discuss, review and strategize about your criminal case; we are ready to intelligently and vigorously protect your legal interests through the daunting criminal courts. 


Do you have questions about our services?

Contact us at 701-965-6036 

Other Areas of Practice- We will gladly represent you and have expertise in cases regarding: 

  • Real Estate Law (both surface and mineral representation; residential, agricultural and commercial land sales and gifts; property disputes; landlord tenant matters; zoning and planning; etc.)  
  • Corporate, Organizational and Commerical/Business Law (formation of corporations, LLCs, partnerships and other entities; domestication of foreign businesses; business disputes and litigation; business sales and other transactions)   
  • Debtor Creditor Law
  • Family Law (child custody; divorce; separation; guardianships; child suport, etc.)
  • Juvenile Law (juvenile delinquency cases and deprived child cases)
  • Mental Health Law (representaion of both petitioners and respondents in mental health proceedings)
  • Elder Law, Guardianships and Conservatorships
  • Civil Litigation (pretrial, trial and appellate practice in varied civil matters in state and federal courts)

We are happy to serve Crosby, Williston, Stanley, Bowbells and surrounding areas.  

Contact Us

Pendlay Law Office

115 N Main Street 

P.O. Box 289

Crosby, ND 58730


Phone: 701 965-6036

Fax: 701 965-6428



Office Hours

We can be reached during the following hours:


Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  CST


** Due to a high volume of calls, prospective clients are encouraged to leave a message and await a return call from a staff member or attorney.


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