My practice is focused on civil trial matters. There is nothing I like better than standing up in a courtroom and zealously advocating for my clients. This is one of my core values-zealous advocacy. I tend to think well on my feet and this helps me adapt to changes while in court when it comes to presenting a great case for my clients. I also have a great team behind me. We work together to reach the best possible outcome for my clients given their circumstances. Sometimes the best solution is resolution and other times it is litigation. Whatever the circumstances I aggressively advocate the best position for my clients.
My dad was a plumber and he taught me how hard work can pay off. I don’t let anyone out work me. The facts may not be the best or the law might be an uphill battle but no one will work harder than me on a case. That is one of my core values
Being the youngest of five my siblings liked to tease me that I was “spoiled” by my parents. What I learned however was to be thankful for the things I have and the gifts of friendship by others. Gratitude is one of my core values.
My core values tie in with my abilities to think creatively, work tirelessly, collaborate with others and my clients, communicate effectively and be grateful.
I have been recognized in Chambers USA, and as a Great Plains Super Lawyer. I have been recognized as a rising star by Benchmark Litigation. I am rated AV by Martindale-Hubble.
I also serve as President of the State Bar Association of North Dakota and am council attorney for the Boy Scouts of America.
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Joe and I, along with a couple other lawyers, were opposite a case involving a real property title insurance claim. He was courteous, diligent, and competent throughout the multi-party litigation. He's the sort of lawyer who knows his case well and is attentive to his clients, which helps move the case as a whole along.
|SD||Authorized to practice law||2014||10/13/2015|
|MN||Authorized to practice||2002||01/07/2017|
|ND||Authorized to practice law||2001||01/23/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Commercial Litigation Band 3||Chambers USA||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Rising Star||Benchmark Litigation||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Benchmark Litigation||2014|
|Commercial Litigation Band 3||Chambers USA||2014|
|Commercial Litigation Band 3||Chambers USA||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Commercial Litigation Band 3||Chambers USA||2012|
|Commercial Litigation Band 3||Chambers USA||2011|
|Commercial Litigation Band 3||Chambers USA||2010|
|Commercial Litigation Band 3||Chambers USA||2009|
|Commercial Litigation Band 3||Chambers USA||2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|North Dakota State Bar Association||President||2015 - Present|
|Minnesota Association for Justice||N/A||2003 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||N/A||2002 - Present|
|North Dakota Association for Justice||N/A||2002 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2001 - Present|
|North Dakota State Bar Association||President-Elect||2014 - 2015|
|Merwin Carlson v. GMR Transportation, 863 N.W.2d 514||Summary Judgment affirmed on appeal|
|JKC Michaels. LLC v. KTJ Ltd Partnership Eighty-Four||verdict for plainiff|
|Lamb v. State Board of Law Examiners, 777 N.W. 2d 343 (cert. denied, 130 S.Ct. 3412).||Case Affirmed on appeal|
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|University of North Dakota||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|North Dakota State Bar Association||Legal Ethics||2014|