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Heather C. Barden

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Attorney and R.N. Heather C. Barden was a nurse for eleven years before she began her second career as a lawyerHer bedside manner developed as a nurse gives her the unique ability to connect with clients. Heather's medical background makes her highly proficient and knowledgeable in medical record and injury analysis. She also excels at both civil and criminal trial work. In October 2015, Heather founded Smith Law Firm which merged with Barden & Barden in 2016. Prior to founding Smith Law Firm, Heather was a law clerk at the Morley Law Firm in Grand Forks where she worked on civil defense matters. She graduated from Kaplan University and the University of North Dakota School of Law.


  • Highly Recommended

    Heather worked diligently to make sure my case was handled in a timely, professional manner. I highly recommend Heather the next time you need a lawyer on your side.
  • Knowledgeable and Compassionate

    In 2015, I was struck by a vehicle while cycling on a country road. I was attempting to handle the settlement process on my own but lacked the knowledge and time to properly handle the procedure. I was fortunate to meet the Bardens after joining a cycling club that they belong to. The initial con...
  • I truly appreciate everything you did

    Thank you Heather so much for all of your help and for treating me like a "big wig" client. Thank you for being a pit bull and not allowing [my employer] to bully or lowball me. And mostly, thank you very much for validating me in all the ways my employer did not. I truly appreciate everything yo...