Clients appreciate Rob’s proven effectiveness and the connections he has made in local and state government.


Rob leverages his broad legal experience to diligently serve the litigation and regulatory needs of his business, construction, and energy clients.

Rob spent 11 years as a special assistant attorney general and has an equal amount of time in private general practice. He was director of the fraud investigations unit within North Dakota Workforce Safety and Insurance. He supervised the litigation of more than 600 complex administrative cases, including more than 30 appeals to the North Dakota Supreme Court.


An experienced litigator, Rob has guided clients through disputes involving mineral interests, oil and gas wells, wind energy, construction, personal injury defense, fraud, and workers' compensation.

Leveraging his experience in government service, Rob has assisted clients with local and state permitting processes and various township and county zoning issues. 

His real estate experience includes foreclosures, commercial lease disputes, construction liens, oil and gas liens, and evictions.

Knowledgeable in government relations, he has drafted legislation and administrative rules, lobbied and testified before the North Dakota Legislature.

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Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

State Bar Association of North Dakota

  • Ethics Advisory Committee, 2013 to present
  • Advisory Council to Office of Administrative Hearings, 2017 to present

Defense Research Institute

North Dakota Defense Lawyers Association (civil tort defense)

Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation

North Dakota Petroleum Council

Big Muddy Bar Association

Bismarck Mandan Chamber EDC

Greater North Dakota Chamber


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware
  • North Dakota
  • Fort Berthold District Court (Three Affiliated Tribes)
  • Montana


University of North Dakota School of Law, J.D., with distinction

University of North Dakota, B.A, summa cum laude, History

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