Rosey Sand


A graduate of the University of North Dakota Law School, Rosey’s roots in North Dakota go back four generations. On one side of her family Rosey’s great grandparents homesteaded on the family farm in Cavalier County near Langdon and on the other her great grandmother ran a small business in Munich. As a direct descendant of family farmers and small business owners, Rosey grew up working in her family’s agricultural repair business and learning about family farms and small businesses.

After graduating from law school, Rosey represented the State Water Commission and the State Engineer until she was promoted by the Attorney General to direct the State and Local Government division which provided legal counsel to numerous state agencies. Over her career Rosey has advised, litigated, and negotiated for many state agencies including the State Water Commission, the North Dakota Industrial Commission, the Bank of North Dakota, the State Mill and Elevator, the State Agriculture Department, the State Health Department, the Department of Public Instruction, and the Public Employee’s Retirement System. Later, as an Administrative Law Judge for the North Dakota Office of Administrative Hearings, Rosey presided in over 300 administrative hearings for state agencies and local entities including the Public Service Commission, the State Engineer, the North Dakota Industrial Commission, the North Dakota University System, the State Board of Public School Education, the Department of Public Instruction, Workforce Safety and Insurance, Student Loans of North Dakota, and the Department of Human Services.

Rosey’s experience has given her valuable insights into government operations and guides her understand of small business and family farm operations. Her small business and family farm background; her knowledge in multiple areas of the law; and her experience as an advisor, litigator, and an administrative law judge laid a strong foundation for her work at Braaten Law Firm. She now focuses on probate and estate planning; agricultural law; and small business law.

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Agricultural Law
  • Business Law
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Property Law, Land Use, and Zoning
  • Tribal Law and Federal Indian Law
  • Water Law
  • Wind Energy Law