Mark R. Hanson

Mark Hanson has extensive experience in commercial law, including commercial litigation, and has successfully tried and arbitrated a number of cases and handled a number of appeals. Mark is married with two daughters and lives in Fargo. Mark enjoys spending time with his family, at the lake, and watching sporting events.


  • University of North Dakota School of Law (J.D. with Distinction 1989)
  • North Dakota Law Review, Managing Research Editor
  • All school Moot Court championship team
  • Valley City State University (B.A. cum laude 1986)


  • North Dakota
  • Minnesota
  • South Dakota
  • United States District Court for the District of North Dakota
  • Unites States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit


  • Past member and chair of the Ethics Committee for the State Bar Association of North Dakota (SBAND)
  • Past Secretary-Treasurer for the SBAND Board of Governors
  • Former member of the SBAND Joint Committee on Attorney Standards
  • Active in First Lutheran Church, Fargo, N.D., including past member of the First Lutheran Church Foundation Board


  • Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, which is a group whose membership is determined solely by invitation and is limited to one percent of the practicing lawyers in any state.
  • Selected as a “Super Lawyer” since 2007 and currently listed as a Top-Rated Business Litigation Attorney.
  • Listed by Chambers USA as being in the top band [tier] of commercial litigation lawyers in the State of North Dakota.