ATTORNEYS

Beth Angus Baumstark
Derrick Braaten
JJ England
Beriah Smith
Kyra Hill
David Keagle
Rosey Sand

STAFF

Donna Abrahamson
Debbie Miller
Becky Osborn


Beriah Smith

beriah@baumstarkbraaten.com
109 North 4th Street, Suite 100
Bismarck, ND 58501
(701) 221-2911
 

Beriah grew up in a Connecticut dairy farming family. His father's side has been milking cows since the 1960's and has grown to a 1,400 cow operation. His mother's family has been milking cows and working the same land in eastern Connecticut since 1791. Beriah graduated magna cum laude from the The Catholic University of America receiving a B.A. in Politics and minors in Philosophy and Spanish while completing an Honors Track in Environmental Studies and playing varsity baseball. His interest in agricultural issues and the environment motivated him to attend the Vermont Law School and focus on the effect of land use law and environmental regulation on agriculture. Beriah graduated cum laude from the Vermont Law School receiving his J.D. He hopes to focus his practice in land use issues along with helping clients with estates and farm succession plans. He moved to Bismarck in July of 2016 and looks forward to becoming an active member in the local community. In his spare time, he plays saxophone in the Missouri River Community Band, and enjoys recreational sports.

Education:
Vermont Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2016; Vermont Law Review, Articles Editor; Moot Court Advisory Board.

The Catholic University of America, B.A., 2013, magna cum laude; Phi Eta Sigma National Honors Society.

Past Work:
Intern at United Technologies Aerospace Systems, Environment Health and Safety division

Intern at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Litigation Department

Student at the South Royalton Legal Clinic

Student at the Vermont Environment and Natural Resources Law Clinic

Intern at the District Office of Congressman Joseph Courtney for Connecticut's 2nd District

Intern at Parliament, London UK, under Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire

Herdsman's assistant at Cushman Farms