Mark R. Hanson

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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)

Bar Admissions

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

Community & Professional Involvement

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 current member of the First Lutheran Church Foundation Board

Experience & Honors

Selected as a "Super Lawyer" since 2007 in the areas of business litigation, civil litigation and personal injury defense.

Listed by Chambers USA as being in the top band [tier] of commercial litigation lawyers in the State of North Dakota.

Listed by Best Lawyers in America for his work in commercial litigation.