Lawrence R. Klemin

Lawrence R. Klemin


Location: Bismarck, North Dakota


Areas of Practice

  • Products Liability
  • Insurance Defense
  • Environmental Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Natural Resources
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Bankruptcy


Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


Bar Admissions

  • North Dakota, 1978
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1988
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. District Court District of North Dakota


Published Works

  • Zoning and the Amortization of Nonconforming Uses, 54 North Dakota Law Review 231, 1977
  • Federal Collateral Relief Not Available for State Prisoners Who Have Had an Opportunity for Full and Fair Litigation of Fourth Amendment Claims in State Courts, 53 North Dakota Law Review 263, 1976


Representative Clients

  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • North Dakota Waste Handlers Association
  • Bank of North Dakota
  • Alliance of American Insurers


Honors and Awards

  • Award in Banking Law, Wall Street Journal
  • Prize, Allen Smith Company


Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar Association of North Dakota, Member
  • Burleigh County Bar Association, Member
  • American Insurance Attorneys, Member



  • University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, North Dakota
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence – 1978
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Law Review: North Dakota Law Review, Member/Board of Editors


  • University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts – 1967
    • Honors: Honors Program
    • Major: English
    • Major: Russian

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