Tressie grew up in Minot, North Dakota. She moved to Grand Forks, North Dakota in 1999 and attended the University of North Dakota. She graduated Summa Cum Laude and received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 2003. Tressie continued her education and graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Law with distinction in 2006.
Tressie started her legal career as an associate attorney for a small law firm in Grand Forks, North Dakota before moving to Fargo, North Dakota in 2008 where she worked as an associate attorney for Birrenkott Law Office through September of 2010. Tressie then opened Brazil Law Office, PLLC at that time.
Tressie has been practicing law in North Dakota since 2006 and in Minnesota since 2012. She is a member of the North Dakota State Bar Association, the Minnesota Bar Association, and the Cass County Bar Association. Tressie is also a volunteer attorney for Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota where she provides legal services on a reduced fee basis.
Tressie is also listed on SuperLawyers and Findlaw.com as an expert in her field. She was named #1 Rising Star Attorney of the 2015 Great Plains SuperLawyers, which recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. She was recognized for her exceptional work in family law, estate planning and probate.
In addition to her practice areas of family law and estate planning, Tressie is a Guardian Ad Litem and Qualified Neutral Mediator.
Tressie resides in Fargo with her three sons and two dogs.
Areas of Practice
- Family Law
- Estate Planning
- North Dakota
- University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, North Dakota
- J.D. - 2006
- Honors: With Distinction
- University of North Dakota
- Bachelor of Business Administration - 2003
- Honors: summa cum laude
Professional Associations and Memberships
- North Dakota State Bar Association
- Minnesota Bar Association
- Cass County Bar Association
- Legal Services of NW Minnesota