Todd D. Kranda PC – Partner

Todd D. Kranda PC – Partner

Mr. Kranda has been with Kelsch Kelsch Ruff & Kranda since August, 1989, He is an experienced Civil Practice Litigator. His practice involves:

  • Financial Institutions
  • Collection
  • Corporations
  • Domestic Relations
  • Estate Planning, Probate, and Trusts
  • Real Estate

Mr. Kranda is also active in the Firm’s extensive Government Relations and Lobbying effort with the North Dakota Legislature and Administrative Agencies.  Mr. Kranda is current and past lead Attorney with the TransCanada Pipeline Projects.


  • North Dakota
  • Minnesota


Professional Experience – 25+ years

  • 1993-Present: Partner, Kelsch Kelsch Ruff & Kranda, Mandan, North Dakota
  • 1989-1993: Associate, Kelsch Kelsch Ruff & Austin, Mandan, North Dakota
  • 1987-1989: Judicial Law Clerk, North Dakota Supreme Court, Bismarck, North Dakota
  • 1985-1987: Student Researcher, University of North Dakota Central Legal Research, Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • 1984-1985: Law Clerk, Bohlman Law Office, Grand Forks, North Dakota


  • Post Graduate: University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, North Dakota, Juris Doctor with Distinction, 1987
  • College: North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota, Bachelor of Science, 1984
  • High School: Fargo North High School, Fargo, North Dakota, 1979

Community Involvement/Leadership

  • St. Josephs Church, 2006 – Present
  • Christ The King Church, Eucharistic Minister, 1993-1999
  • Mandan Youth Football Coach, 1998-2001
  • Mandan Youth Soccer, Coach, 1992-1994
  • Mandan Bambino Baseball, Coach, 1999-2002
  • Christ The King and St. Josephs Grade Schools Girls Basketball, 3rd-6th Grades, Coach, 1994-1998
  • Boy Scouts of America Northern Lights Council, Pack 51, Den Leader, 1992-1998
  • Christ The King, Custer, and Roosevelt Grade Schools’ Boys’ Basketball, 3rd-6th Grades, Coach, 1995-2000
  • Youth Girls and Boys Traveling Basketball Team Coach, 1994-2005

Licensed To Practice

  • North Dakota State District Courts
  • North Dakota Supreme Court
  • Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court
  • US District Courts of North Dakota
  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Minnesota State District Courts

Bar Memberships And Associations

  • Big Muddy Bar Association, Member/Past President, 1996
  • Bismarck/Mandan Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater North Dakota Association
  • Inquiry Committee West, Member/Chairman 2005
  • Mandan Backboard Booster Club, Past Trustee
  • Mandan Boys Basketball Club, Past Board Member
  • Mandan Optimist Club, Charter Member
  • State Bar Association of North Dakota

    Personal Information

    Interests: Basketball, Biking, Golf, Family Activities and Traveling