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Michael J. Williams was born and raised in Wahpeton, North Dakota. He attended North Dakota State College of Science, and received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Dakota in 1976. He attended the University of North Dakota School of Law, where he was president of the Moot Court Association and on the North Dakota Law Review. Since being graduated in 1979, Mike's practice has focused on plaintiff's personal injury and cases involving the rights of people with disabilities.

He is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in North Dakota and Minnesota. Mike was elected President of the North Dakota Trial Lawyer's Association (2004-2005) and President-Elect of the North Dakota State Bar Association (2004).

Mike is an active member of Hope Lutheran Church in Fargo. He has been active in numerous community activities, and has spent many hours coaching youth basketball, football and other sports. In 2001, he received the Community Service Award from the State Bar Association of North Dakota for his volunteer activities.

In his free time, Mike enjoys participating in many sport and lake activities. Mike and his wife Sherry live in Fargo with their two children.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 100%
    37 years



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Maring Williams Law Office, P.C.

1220 Main Avenue, Suite 105
Fargo, ND, 58103

1220 Main Avenue
P O Box 2103, Suite 105
Fargo, ND, 581072103



MNAuthorized to practice198508/14/2016
NDAuthorized to practice law197908/27/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2013
Leading LitigatorChambers USA2012
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2011
Litigation StarBenchmark Litigation2011
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2009
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2007
Community Service AwardState Bar Association of North Dakota2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Dakota State Bar AssociationPresident2005 - 2006
North Dakota Trial Lawyer's AssociationPresident2004 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lureen v. Mikkelson, Civ. No. 39-2011-CV-275 (Richland County District Court, ND)Verdict after trial
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Dakota School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of North DakotaN/AN/A1976