Ella Braaten was raised in Bellingham, Washington and moved to North Dakota in 2015. She earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Kaplan University in 2009 and earned her Juris Doctor from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 2019. While attending UND, Ella was an academic success teaching assistant and competed in a mock trial competition in Washington, DC. Ella was also one of the founding student members of the Innocence Project at UND, investigating wrongful conviction claims from incarcerated individuals claiming their innocence. Ella currently lives on a farm outside Aneta with her husband, Jeff, and their dog, Lola.
Ella joined the law firm of Pearson Christensen, PLLP in August 2019 and was admitted to the North Dakota Bar in 2019.
Kaplan University, B.S. 2009; University of North Dakota School of Law, J.D., 2019
State Bar Association of North Dakota
2019 - North Dakota