Practice areas:

  • Civil Mediation

  • Criminal Defense

  • Estate Planning

  • Probate Administration

  • Real Estate

Paul is a partner of the law firm. His practice emphasizes criminal defense, civil litigation, civil mediation, estate planning, and probate. Paul has several hundred hours of bench and jury trial experience.

Paul is licensed to practice in both North Dakota and Minnesota state courts, the federal court of North Dakota and the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. Paul is a past president of the Big Muddy Bar Association and ND Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  Paul currently serves on the ND Joint Committee on Attorney Standards, the Judiciary Standards Committee, He has also served on the board of the ND Trial Lawyers Association and the board of HIT, Inc., a local non-profit based in Mandan. Paul recently completed nine years of service on the Pattern Jury Instruction Commission.


Paul was raised in Grand Forks, ND and attended the University of North Dakota for his undergraduate studies in environmental geology and technology with a minor in biology. He received his juris doctor from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 1997. Paul spent his first year in practice as a law clerk for the judges of the South Central Judicial District before joining the firm.

Paul and his wife Lori have two daughters and have called Bismarck their home since 1998.  Paul enjoys spending time with his family, hunting and fishing, and volunteering his time to Ducks Unlimited events and projects.

418 E. Broadway Avenue, Suite 240
Bismarck, ND 58501

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