David D. Schweigert

David D. Schweigert

Certified Civil Trial Specialist
National Board of Trial Advocacy

Location: Bismarck, North Dakota


Dave has extensive experience in the court room having successfully tried numerous jury trials. Although he is not afraid to go to trial if necessary, he understands that in order for his client’s to be successful each case has to be properly and thoroughly prepared beginning with his first meeting with clients. It is his hope that if the case is properly prepared trials can be avoided and fair compensation obtained for his clients without the need of a trial.


Having grown up on a ranch in a small town in the middle of oil country he has a deep appreciation for the hard work ethic of those who keep our great country rolling. He considers it an honor and privilege to represent the people he grew up with and incorporates that work ethic in his practice. Dave and his wife Suzanne, who is also an attorney, have three boys. When he is not in the office, he can be found coaching, taxiing and cheering on his boys at football, hockey and baseball games and practice. He enjoys being outdoors hunting, running or helping out on the family ranch located in the Williston Basin that has been in his family for generations. Dave is board certified as a Certified Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and has been recognized by his peers for many years as a Super Lawyer.


NBLSC Member Website Medallion

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Insurance Defense
  • Business Disputes Litigation


Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


Bar Admissions

  • North Dakota, 1993
  • Montana, 1994
  • South Dakota, 1993
  • U.S. District Court District of North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court District of Montana
  • U.S. District Court District of South Dakota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit


Representative Clients

  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • Farmer’s Alliance Mutual Insurance Company
  • Sedgewick
  • American Claims
  • numerous individuals and businesses


Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Dakota State Bar Association
  • North Dakota Association for Justice, Treasurer
  • North Dakota Association for Justice, Past President
  • President Elect
  • Montana State Bar Association
  • South Dakota State Bar Association
  • Super Lawyers
  • Certified Civil Trial Specialist – National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • University of Jamestown – Alumni Board



  • University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, North Dakota
    • J.D. – 1993
    • Honors: With distinction, Law Review


  • University of Jamestown, Jamestown, North Dakota
    • B.A. magna cum laude – 1990
    • Honors: With Honors, College Fellow in Business and History, NDAC All-Conference (Football)
    • Major: Business
    • Major: History
    • Major: Political Science