|Minnesota - MN||8 years|
|North Dakota - ND||11 years|
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Scott practices primarily in the areas of criminal law and estate planning. Scott's clients often describe him as "a straightforward, no-nonsense advocate." Scott is a husband, father and a native of West Fargo, North Dakota.
Having handled over a thousand criminal cases in his career and having appeared in numerous counties throughout North Dakota and Minnesota, Scott has seen almost every type of case: DUI, Minor In Possession (MIP), drug possession, disorderly conduct, domestic violence, assault, white collar crime, theft, burglary, tresspass, sex crimes, appeals, and even homicide are some of of the examples of cases that have come across Scott's desk. Growing up on a farm gave Scott the work ethic to know when the extra effort is needed on a case. As a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Scott has developed a knack for being able to engage in straight talk about what is going on with each case he handles. He is not afraid to have a candid conversation about what is happening in the case with his clients, the prosecutors, judges and juries.
Scott works with the Family Law Team in Nilson Brand Law. If you are experiencing issues with divorce, custody, no contact orders, or something else relating to family law, Scott wants to work with you and help you navigate through those turbulent waters.
Scott is still Involved with his family's farming operation. He knows farming is not just a career, it is a way of life that is passed down from one generation to the next. Scott understands the importance of managing his client's estates so this way of life can be protected.
Areas of Practice
U.S. District Court District of North Dakota
University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, North Dakota
J.D. magna cum laude - 2012
Honors: Moot Court Champion
Honors: Environmental Law Society, Refounder
Law Review: University of North Dakota Law Review
University of North Dakota
B.A. - 2009
Honors: Officer of Pi Sigma Alpha
Major: Political Science
Honors and Awards
Lillian Elsinga Outstanding Student Leader Award, 2012
Memorial Union Leadership Scholarship, 2012
Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2016 - 2019
Professional Associations and Memberships
Cass County Inns of Court (Ronald N. Davies Inns of Court)
North Dakota Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Past Employment Positions
Northwest Judicial District of North Dakota, Judicial law clerk
Minnesota Army National Guard
Senator Byron Dorgan in Washington, D.C.
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