Adam Justinger recognizes that some of the most difficult times in an individual’s life is when they have been charged with a crime. As a criminal defense attorney for SW&L Attorneys, Adam vigorously defends his clients and strives to get his clients the best possible outcome in their case.
What Made Adam Want to Practice Criminal Defense
During his first year of law school, Adam was unsure of what area of law he wanted to practice. At the end of his first year, Adam accepted a law clerk position with a criminal defense firm in Grand Forks, North Dakota. During his two years as a law clerk, Adam found his passion doing criminal defense law. After clerking, Adam was hired by SW&L Attorneys to practice in the area of criminal defense and has decided to focus his career on the defense of people accused of crimes.
Adam attended the University of North Dakota and received a degree in Political Science with a minor in Public Administration. After graduation, Adam enrolled in law school at the University of North Dakota School of Law and earned his law degree in 2018.
During law school, Adam was very active. Adam’s greatest passion while in law school was participating in mock cases to perfect his oral advocacy skills. Adam participated in Moot Court during his second and third year of law school. During the internal Moot Court competition, Adam and his team partner received the best brief award. This allowed Adam the opportunity to advance to external Moot Court during his second and third year. During Adam’s second year of law school, Adam traveled to Las Vegas, NV to compete in the Frank A. Schreck Gaming Law Moot Court Competition. During Adam’s third year of law school, he traveled to Saint Paul, MN and competed in the McGee Moot Court Competition. Adam and his team partner advanced to the semifinal round. As a result of his success in Moot Court, Adam was accepted into the Order of the Barristers (awarded for oral advocacy and brief writing skills). Adam joined the the Energy Law Association his first year of law school and became the President during his second and third year. Furthermore, Adam was the secretary of the Student Bar Association during his second year, and the vice president of the organization during his third year. Additionally, Adam was a member of the Criminal Law Association and the Sports Law Association.
Adam was born and raised in Kimberly, Wisconsin by his mother who taught him the importance of an education. At age five, Adam looked at his mother and told her that he wanted to be an attorney because he enjoyed arguing. Although that has always been Adam’s dream, he began working for his grandparents construction business, which taught him the importance of hardwork, and communication. Even though Adam enjoyed working construction, he never forgot about his goal of becoming an attorney and went on to receive his law degree in 2018. In his spare time, Adam enjoys traveling/spending time with his girlfriend, hunting and fishing, socializing with family and friends, listening to music, and cooking.
Admitted to Practice
North Dakota, 2018
Blog Articles and Contributing Information
For Adam’s blog articles, current criminal defense issues, and other relevant information regarding the area of criminal defense, add Adam on LinkedIn.
|MN||Authorized to Practice||2018||11/17/2020|
|ND||Authorized to Practice Law||2018||11/07/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Order of the Barristers||University of North Dakota||2018|
|Attorney||Severson, Wogsland and Liebl P.C.||2018 - Present|
|Law Clerk||Severson, Wogsland and Liebl P.C.||2018 - 2018|
|Law Clerk||Reichert Armstrong Law Office||2016 - 2018|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar Association of North Dakota||Member||2018 - Present|
|Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2018 - Present|
|North Dakota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2018 - Present|
|Young Professionals Network||N/A||2018 - Present|
|Blog||Warrantless Chemical Urine Tests||2019|
|Blog||Help! I Have A Warrant Out For My Arrest!||2019|
|Blog||Do You Want One To-Go?||2018|
|Blog||I Walked The Line: A Guide to Field Sobriety Testing in North Dakota||2018|
|Blog||North Dakota Nice....Or is it?||2018|
|University of North Dakota School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2018|
|University of North Dakota||BA - Bachelor of Arts Political Science||2015|
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