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Ward K. Johnson III

Criminal defense Attorney at Grand Forks, ND

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State ND
    Acquired 1988
    Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Ward

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I have practiced law since 1988.  I have concentrated primarily on criminal and family law.  As a retired senior military officer, I do take military law cases.  I also teach criminal law and labor law at the UND School of Law.

Our firm focuses on professional service and customer satisfaction.  We provide up to two hours of free initial consultation for any case review.

If you have a legal issue, come in to see us and one of our attorneys will help you.  If we cannot help you we will try to refer you to an attorney who can.

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215 N 3rd St Ste 208
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Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney, knows the law!
Hired Mr. Johnson on a criminal matter, he was very professional, and smart!! Got me the outcome I wanted. I would highly recommend him and would hire him again.
Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
This is a very good lawyer. I would use him again!
Mr. Johnson was very helpful and assisted me and my husband in our legal matter. He responded to or calls and answered our questions either that day or the next day. We were very pleased with the outcome of our case.


  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • University of North Dakota School of Law
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney/Partner
  • Johnson Law Firm. PLLP
  • 1988 - Present
  • Director, Office of Military Commissions, Operations Directorate
  • United States Department of Defense
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Colonel
  • United States Army
  • 2004 - 2013
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  • United States Army War College
  • Master of Strategic Studies
  • 2005
  • The University of North Dakota School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Univ of ND
  • Masters
  • 1986
  • Univ of ND
  • Bachelor
  • 1983
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Legal Cases

  • Moore v.American Family Insurance
  • Verdict for Plaintiff


  • State Bar Association of North Dakota
  • Ethics Committee
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Italian

Honors and Awards

  • Legion of Merit
  • United States of America
  • 2010
  • The Bronze Star
  • United States
  • 1991


  • U.S. Army War College
  • The Role of the National Guard in a Post 9/11 Environment
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Homecoming CLE
  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Law
  • 2013
  • SBAND/UND Homecoming CLE
  • Use of Masters in Diepute Resolution
  • 2012
  • Sate Bar Association Annual Conference
  • Guantanamor Bay Detension Issues
  • 2011
  • SBAND Annual Meeting
  • Military Tribunals and Combatant Status Tribunals
  • 2010
  • Servicemans Relief Act
  • 2005
  • Collection Law in ND
  • 2004
  • Grand Forks Police Department Cont Educ
  • Illegal Search Review
  • 2003
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