Rick Sand is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is a licensed attorney in Arizona and North Dakota. During law school Mr. Sand interned for the Alaska Department of Administration’s Office of Public Advocacy. While at the Office of Public Advocacy Mr. Sand advocated for indigent clients accused of criminal offenses within the Municipality of Anchorage. He has also worked with the Arizona Justice Project in an effort to help inmates overturn wrongful convictions in the State of Arizona. Mr. Sand has been a coach for Special Olympics since 2008, coaching a variety of sports and volunteering for the 2009 Special Olympics Winter World Games in Boise, Idaho. Mr. Sand focuses his practice on representing clients in criminal defense, personal injury, and business litigation matters throughout the State of North Dakota. Mr. Sand practices law throughout western North Dakota. In addition he has worked as contract counsel for the North Dakota Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents.
Bill Sand attended college at Hamline University where he served as captain of the men’s baseball team. During law school, Mr. Sand received a concentration in Criminal Litigation and was awarded the Honorable Louis M. Welsh Endowed Scholarship. This award is given to the student that best “exemplifies the highest ethical standards and believes in the humanity of the law” and who demonstrates a “passionate desire to fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming a trial lawyer.” While in law school Bill spent time with a civil litigation firm, monitored and reported on various state agencies, and worked at a law library where he conducted legal research for attorneys and professors. His legal journey brought him to Alaska where he successfully represented numerous indigent clients facing criminal charges. He later entered the field of Special Education Law and has since helped obtain hundreds of thousands of dollars in services for parents in order to meet the educational needs of their disabled children. Most recently, Bill has handled vast amounts of Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, and Business Law cases for his clients. He has experienced uncommon success with an abnormally high success rate at all stages of litigation – from jury verdicts to judicial rulings in favor of his clients.
Philip Becher is an Associate Attorney in the firm’s North Dakota office. Phil currently lives in Minot, North Dakota, but frequently travels throughout North Dakota to attend Court and meet with clients. Unlike many attorneys who practice in a wide variety of specialties, Phil’s practice is focused exclusively on Criminal Defense.
Drew Epperly is a personal injury attorney at Sand Law. Drew represents individuals that have been injured in motor vehicle and motorcycle accidents as well as victims of animal attacks. Drew studied law at West Virginia University College of Law where he showed a great aptitude for litigation through his coursework. Drew began his legal career as a family law attorney where his compassion for helping people in need was fostered. These same attributes have translated into the personal injury field where Drew has found similar early success.
Elisabeth Hewett is an associate attorney at Sand Law who focuses her practice on representing clients in criminal defense matters. Ms. Hewett is a graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks, North Dakota. While in law school, Ms. Hewett clerked for a private firm in Grand Forks where she gained real life legal experience and focused primarily upon criminal defense, personal injury, and family law.
Jackie joined Sand Law in April 2018 as a senior paralegal who assists in all phases of litigation, from inception through discovery and trial. She assists with document examination and management, drafting pleadings, fact development, and trial preparation. Her main focus at the firm has been personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, and workers’ compensation. Jackie received her bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies from Winona State University.
Zoa joined the Sand Law team in June of 2019. She supports potential clients, attorneys, and staff with the intake process. Prior to joining Sand Law Zoa gained experience in customer service and safety, project support, and document support in the travel and environmental engineering industries. In her spare time Zoa enjoys spending time with her family, and friends, and likes to spend as much time on the lake as possible.
Monika is a new addition to Sand Law and she assists potential clients, attorneys and staff with the intake process. Monika graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Sociology that emphasized law and criminology. Previously, she worked in appellate and district courts where she gained valuable knowledge and experience by clerking various hearings from civil to criminal and worked with judges, attorneys and the public.
Sarah joined Sand Law in December 2017 as the North Dakota legal assistant who assisted counsel and managed the firm’s criminal cases. After relocating to St. Paul, Sarah took on the role of Office Manager in January 2019. She manages the firm’s HR needs, business processes and reporting, and provides legal project management to attorneys and operating staff. Her main focus at the firm is to identify issues and execute solutions which allows for improvement and growth. Sarah is a graduate of Boise State University.
TIMOTHY J. PRINDIVILLE – OF COUNSEL
Tim Prindiville has been practicing law for over 10 years and had broad experience in many areas of real estate, business law, lending and creditor’s rights, in both transactional and litigation settings.
Prior to his legal studies, Tim worked as land surveyor, studied archaeology in Germany, and collaborated on research projects in Europe, Africa and Middle East. Tim speaks fluent German.
ISAAC ZIMMERMAN – OF COUNSEL
Isaac graduated from Cornell University and the University of St. Thomas School of Law. He is available to serve clients across North Dakota. Isaac is a native of Fargo, North Dakota. Isaac’s practice focuses on the areas of Agriculture, Real Estate, Business, Construction, and Tax law.