Kiara Kraus-Parr was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Mississippi, her Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Tennessee, and her Juris Doctorate of Law from the University of North Dakota. She practices in criminal law, bankruptcy, and estate planning.
Kiara’s Criminal Defense work includes misdemeanors, felonies, sexual crimes, DUIs, and drug-related offenses.
Kiara’s bankruptcy practice helps debtors get a fresh start.
Kiara’s Estate Planning work includes the preparation of Wills, Trusts, Guardianships, Healthcare Directives, Powers of Attorney, and Probate.
Tyler was born in Fargo, ND and raised in Wahpeton, ND. He received both his undergraduate degree and his law degree from the University of North Dakota. During his undergraduate time at UND, he was a member of the Fighting Sioux football team. In addition to his legal career, Tyler also currently serves as an officer with the 231 Brigade Support Battalion in the North Dakota Army National Guard.
During his second year of law school, Tyler gained vast experience in the legal field as a legislative intern with the North Dakota Legislature. He began his legal career in 2010 as a law clerk and was sworn in as an attorney in North Dakota in 2011. Tyler’s legal work focuses on all areas of criminal defense, including misdemeanors, felonies, sexual crimes, DUIs, and drug-related offenses. He’s also knowledgeable about family law, including divorce, child custody, child support, and adoption. Tyler also specializes in personal injury law, including auto accidents, dog bites, medical malpractice, and slip and fall accidents.
Suzanne was born and raised in Grand Forks, North Dakota. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Dakota in 2008, where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Finance – Investments. Suzanne was also was a national qualifying member of the University of North Dakota Track & Field team during her time at UND. Suzanne was accepted to law school at the University of North Dakota in the fall of 2012 and graduated with her Juris Doctorate in December 2014. During Suzanne’s time in law school, she obtained extensive knowledge in the areas of Criminal Law, Family Law, and matters involving Estate Planning and Probates, both in North Dakota and Minnesota, while working as a law clerk to a private practice attorney in the city of Grand Forks. These areas continue to be her focal point in venturing into her own private practice. Suzanne is also a part-time Assistant Public Defender in the state of Minnesota, serving primarily Polk, Mahnomen, Marshall, Red Lake, and Norman Counties. Suzanne continues to reside in Grand Forks with her son and husband, a local farmer. In her free time, she enjoys all areas of fitness, reading, cooking, gardening, and spending as much time as possible with family.
If you have any questions about our law office or what legal services we provide, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Patricia is the newest addition to our team! She focuses on immigration law.
If you have a question about immigration or would like our assistance on an immigration case, please contact us. You can also fill out our immigration intake form to provide us with more information about your situation. Patricia and our team look forward to helping you!
Patricia Castro is an associate attorney practicing criminal, immigration, and family law. Patricia joined Kraus-Parr, Morrow, Weber PLLP in March of 2018 and is currently a member of the Grand Forks County Bar Association, The American Bar Association, The American Immigration Lawyers Association and State Bar Association of North Dakota.
Prior to joining KPMW Law, Patricia worked as a Staff Attorney at Legal Services of North Dakota where she was primarily charged with working on Human Trafficking and Immigration, representing both labor and sex trafficking victims in District Court and Federal Immigration Court. Additionally, she provided immigration relief to victims through VAWA Self-Petitions, F and U Visas, as well as other immigration mechanisms. Patricia also worked in juvenile matters, family law, landlord/tenant, housing discrimination, guardianship, and elder law.
Patricia is originally from Winnipeg, MB and graduated from the University of Winnipeg with her 4YR Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2014. She then went on to graduate from the University of North Dakota School of Law with a Juris Doctor in 2017. While at UND, she worked with the Grand Forks Public Defender’s Office, The Grand Forks County State’s Attorneys’ Office, as well as the University of North Dakota Title IX Office. Patricia was a member of the University of North Dakota Trial Team, both in her second and third year, where she competed in Madison, WI and Topeka, KS. She also worked in the UND School of Law Immigration Clinic, representing Asylum and VAWA Self-Petition clients in Federal Immigration Court.
In her free time, Patricia currently serves as a board member of Dakota OUTright, an LGBT non-profit organization based in Bismarck, ND. Community participation and outreach is important to her, so she tries to spend as much time giving back to the community. Patty also tries to spend her free time with family and friends, going to various events around the community both in Winnipeg and in the Grand Forks area.