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Jason William McLean

Family Attorney at WEST FARGO, ND

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    North Dakota - ND 19 years
    Minnesota - MN 20 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State ND
    Acquired 2004
    Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2003
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jason

Learn Jason’s areas of practice.

Jason W. McLean has been licensed in Minnesota since 2003 and in North Dakota Since 2004. He has practiced exclusively in the area of family law for the past 15 years. Jason attended the University of North Dakota for his undergraduate studies, graduating with a degree in Political Science in 1999. He attended the University of North Dakota School of Law, graduating with his Juris Doctorate in 2002.

Over the past 15 years, Jason tried several cases, appeared for multiple hearings, and negotiated settlements for hundreds of cases. Additionally, Jason is a Parenting Investigator and Guardian ad Litem in the State of North Dakota. He has also completed Custody Investigation reports in Minnesota. Jason is a qualified mediator in both North Dakota and Minnesota.

In addition to his work as an attorney, Jason is also involved with North Dakota State Bar Association and various groups in the community. He is the former chair of the Family Law Section of the North Dakota State Bar Association and the former Co-Chair of the Family Law Task Force. Jason also was a committee member and liaison for the Keeping Kids First Committee in 2014. Jason testified before the North Dakota Legislature in 2017 and drafted proposed legislation for its consideration. Most recently, Jason was one of four finalists for appointment as a Judge in the East Central Judicial District of North Dakota.

Jason lives in Fargo with his wife, Hollie, and his step-son, Jaxon. He and his family enjoy watching Jaxon play youth baseball in West Fargo and taking advantage of all that our community has to offer. He enjoys golfing in the warmer months of the year.

Jason’s years of practice in domestic law afforded him the opportunity to work with people of all areas of Minnesota and North Dakota. He represents fathers and mothers in divorces, parenting disputes, and other domestic cases. As an adopted child, Jason takes particular pride in helping families through their own adoptions as they add to their families. When handling your case, Jason’s ability to listen and comprehend various legal issues will provide you with expertise and understanding as you go through this transition in your life.


Jason McLean


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Posted by Beth | May 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top-notch attorney!
If you're looking for knowledgeable representation who will go to bat for you every time, Jason McLean is the one to call. Jason's keen intellect, legal expertise and overall passion for what he does every day makes him not only a tremendous attorney, but an all-around phenomenal person. He works hard for every client, every time, and interacts with his clients in a professional, but caring, manner. The empathy he showed me during my case demonstrates that being an attorney isn't just a job for him; he truly strives to make a positive impact in his clients' lives. He's dedicated, kind, thorough in explaining the legal process, and extremely dedicated to finding the best solution for everyone. Jason understands that family law can be an extremely emotional and stressful process. His calm demeanor, trustworthiness, and can-do attitude put him in a category all his own. You cannot go wrong with consulting or hiring Jason or anyone on his team. I appreciate all of the support he's given me over the years.
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Posted by Brandon | August 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
As good as it gets!!
From beginning to end, Mr. McLean was an outstanding lawyer to have in my corner during my divorce. He's well educated, well spoken, and a great teacher of the legal process. I learned a lot along the way: precedent, what I can reasonably expect to occur for my situation, etc. Mr. McLean's attentiveness and attention to detail are exceptional! Quick responsiveness! And a class act all the way through! Simply put: I made the right move by having him as my representation. I couldn't be happier with my choice in him & PLM (and my outcome).
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Posted by Holly | June 19, 2018
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Parvey, Larson, and McLean has exceeded my expectations through their knowledge and expertise in law. Throughout my child custody case, Mr. McLean has shown tremendous determination, professionalism, and passion for his work. His work ethic and timely responses are among the many positive qualities noted throughout my case. He is highly skilled and takes the time to make sure you’re understanding every single step in the process. I would highly recommend PLM to anyone in the FM community. Thanks to PLM for the outstanding outcome with my situation.
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Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Jason McLean
I hired Jason for a child custody case involving my ex-wife. Jason and his team were very professional and very thorough and even though the case was settled before court if it went to court I would have gotten the result I desired. From top to bottom a really good experience would recommend to any one who needs a good child custody lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Jason McLean
Jason assisted me during a very difficult time in my life with the utmost professionalism. He took the time to explain and work though all of my questions/concerns. I had worked with a different lawyer previously for months that resolved nothing and cost me a huge amount both financially and emotionally. Jason was recommended by a friend and agreed to take my case on. He took over and had a deal worked out within days. His total fees were much, much less than I expected. I was shocked when I received back the remaining porton of my retainer. I would recommend Jason to anyone. I could not have been more pleased with the service he provided me.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-295 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Parvey, Larson, and McLean, PLLC
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Associate Attorney
  • Gjesdahl Law P.C.
  • 2003 - 2018


  • University of North Dakota School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of North Dakota
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999


  • North Dakota State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2015 - Present
  • North Dakota State Bar Association- Family Law Task Force
  • Co-chair
  • 2015 - Present
  • North Dakota State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Vice Chair
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Ronald N. Davies American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • North Dakota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Cass County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Keeping Kids First
  • Committee Member
  • 2014 - 2014
  • North Dakota State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • 2013 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2017


  • Grand Forks Herald
  • Initiative shifts focus from children to parents
  • 2014
  • Fargo Forum
  • Measure Creates a ‘Zone’
  • 2014
  • The Gavel (State Bar of North Dakota)
  • Shared Parenting Initiative Is Bad For Children
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Divorce Law Guide From A to Z
  • Divorce
  • 2015
  • Keeping Kids First: The Realaties of the Proposed Shared Parenting Initiative
  • Child Cusotdy and Parental Rights
  • 2014
  • Advanced Family Law
  • Family Law
  • 2014
  • Handling Divorce Cases from Start to Finish
  • Divorce
  • 2013
  • Parental Rights from A to Z: In the Best Interests of the Child
  • Child Custody and Parental Rights
  • 2010
  • Adoption law Start to Finish
  • Adoption
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Child custody Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
WEST FARGO Family Lawyer Jason William McLean
Jason William McLean
Family Attorney
Licensed for 20 years