Thomas D. Kelsch PC – Partner

Thomas D. Kelsch

Thomas is a partner at the Kelsch Ruff Kranda Nagle & Ludwig law firm.  His practice focuses on government relations and lobbying on both a state and local level, commercial litigation, education law, tribal college representation, personal injury law, tort and products liability, estate planning, probate and trust law, administrative law, real estate, contracts, and general litigation.

Thomas has been with the firm since 1982.  Prior to joining the firm, Thomas served as an intern with the North Dakota State Legislature in 1981. In 1999, he received the North Dakota Community Leadership Award.

Thomas graduated with distinction and as a member of the Order of the Coif from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 1982. Prior to attending law school, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of North Dakota. Thomas graduated from Mandan High School in 1979.

Thomas has been involved with the Bismarck‑Mandan Chamber of Commerce and Bismarck‑Mandan Elks, and as trustee for the North Dakota State Elks Association.  He served as an Elder and as a deacon with the First Presbyterian Church of Mandan,.  Thomas and his wife Rae Ann enjoy helping fill the pulpit at the Glencoe Sloan Memorial Presbyterian Church.  Thomas served as a coach for youth soccer, basketball, and baseball.  Thomas served as Director for the Greater North Dakota Association from 1998‑2002, Director of the Bismarck‑Mandan Chamber of Commerce from 1999‑2005 and was Chairman of the Board in 2004.  Thomas served as Director of Bismarck State College Vocational & Technical Division Advisory Committee from 1988‑1991 and as President in 1991.

Thomas resides in Mandan, North Dakota with his wife, Rae Ann.

Admitted to Practice in:
North Dakota
Turtle Mountain Tribal Court