About Jackie M. Stebbins

Jackie M. Stebbins is a lawyer with Stebbins Mulloy, LLC, in Bismarck North Dakota. Jackie was admitted to the North Dakota Bar in 2009. Jackie is licensed in all North Dakota Courts, including the North Dakota Supreme Court and the Federal District Court for the District of North Dakota.  Jackie focuses her practice in the areas of family law, criminal defense, employment law and civil litigation. Jackie is a former city prosecutor and is a public defender in Federal Court.

Jackie graduated with distinction from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 2009. Jackie was the Outside Articles Editor for the school’s Law Review and was named to the Order of Barristers in 2009. Jackie won the school’s first-year Moot Court competition in 2007 and competed in a National Moot Court competition in Buffalo, New York, in 2008. Jackie was chosen from her class to teach the Academic Success program at the School of Law in 2007-2009. Jackie graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Public Administration, in 2006.

In 2014, Jackie was awarded the nationally ranked top 10 under 40 attorney award by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys and the nationally ranked top 10 under 40 award by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys; for excellence in the fields of criminal defense and family law. Jackie was named to Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2013, 2015 and 2016. This is a distinction earned by only 2.5 percent of attorneys in North Dakota. Jackie was named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 in 2014, 2015 and 2016. In 2011, Jackie was named to the Bismarck Tribune’s 40 under 40 and Prairie Business Magazine’s top 40 under 40 business leaders; recognizing achievements in her profession and community before 40 years of age.

Jackie hails from Bowman, North Dakota and is very proud of her small town roots. Jackie grew up on a small farm and ranch outside of Bowman and graduated from Bowman High School. While in school she participated in basketball, track, speech, kick boxing and tae kwon do. At age 14, she was the Knights of Columbus state free throw champion hitting 23 for 25 free throws and at age 18 she earned her black belt in tae kwon do. Jackie enjoys spending time with family, camping, kayaking, yoga, swimming, basketball, current events and reading.

Appellate Cases
  • Steven Schiermeister v. Rodney Schiermeister et al., 2009 ND 175, 776 N.W.2d 582
  • In re J.D.F., 2010 ND 160, 787 N.W.2d 738
  • John S. Erickson et al. v. Catherine B. Erickson et al., 2010 ND 86, 782 N.W.2d 346
  • Daniel Stephenson v. Sharrie Stephenson, 2011 ND 57, 795 N.W.2d 357
  • Jorey Kartes v. Erin Kartes, 2013 ND 106, 831 N.W.2d 731
  • Adam M. Vandal v. Sheena E. Leno, 2014 ND 45, 843 N.W.2d 313
Speaking/Teaching/Publications
  • Internet Book, Real World Divorce, North Dakota Chapter, found at http://www.realworlddivorce.com/
  • OLLI instructor at Bismarck State College (criminal defense)
  • Guest lecturer and featured speaker at Career Day at Bowman High School (November, 2015)
  • Guest lecturer at Bismarck High School for criminal law
  • Guest lecturer at Youth Correctional Center in Mandan, North Dakota
  • Law Day presentations at local 5th grade classes (2010-current)
  • Law Day presentations at the courthouse for 6th graders (2010-current)
  • Presenter at North Dakota Association for Justice seminars (various years)
  • Mentor for University of North Dakota School of Law students, through the North Dakota Association for Justice
  • Constitutional Law Debate for North Dakota Leadership Seminar at the University of Mary, with Micheal A. Mulloy (2013-current)