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Mark Western

Phone: 701-478-7620
Fax: 701-478-7621

Mark is an experienced civil litigator who tries cases to juries and has provided successful results for his clients. Along with his trial experience, Mark has successfully argued multiple cases to the North Dakota Supreme Court. Mark’s clients have included business entities of all sizes and types as well as individuals that require legal counseling, litigation support, or lobbying advocacy before the city, county, and state units of government.

Experience And Values

Mark values developing lasting relationship with clients. His career has taken him through a variety of legal practices, but his passion lies in personal injury cases. He strives to establish a personal connection with each client and works diligently to help his clients achieve desired results.

Practice Areas And Skills

At Fremstad Law, Mark’s practice areas include personal injury, business litigation, and insurance litigation. Getting into a car accident is a traumatizing and overwhelming experience. Mark is experienced in advising personal injury clients about potential legal remedies and navigating complicated legal procedures. Although Mark has been successful at trial, he knows that lengthy and complicated trials are not always necessary to resolve a case. Mark is also familiar with alternative dispute resolution options, which often saves his clients time, money, and emotional energy.  Additionally, Mark’s experience in and out of government equips him well to assist clients in government relations.

What Makes Mark The Attorney He Is Today

Mark started his career as a high school government and history teacher in a small Minnesota community. Mark discovered that his true calling was in the legal field, but continues to use his teaching background to educate his clients on options. After graduating from UND law school, Mark practiced at a large Fargo law firm for 10 years, where he gained experience in a variety of civil litigation issues.

Community Involvement

Mark is also dedicated to helping others in his community. He is the current Dean of Counselors for American Legion North Dakota Boys’ State, where he has been a staff member for more than 20 years. He is also an active member and past president of the Fargo Lions Club. Mark has been a member of the Cass County Bar Association since being called to the bar.

Things You May Be Interested In Knowing About Mark

Mark grew up and worked on a grain farm in western North Dakota and later served as a legislative aide in the Minnesota House of Representatives. He has also served as a city council member and as a former Special Assistant Attorney General. Mark is a frequent presenter on insurance issues and personal injury issues to local organizations, including the F/M Claims Association; PIA of North Dakota; Blue Goose – Fargo Pond and the Fargo Chapter of NALS. In his free time, he enjoys spoiling his daughters, Jeeping, and spending time at the lake.

Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Creditor’s Rights Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage Opinions and Litigation

Education

  • University of North Dakota School of Law (J.D., with Distinction 2007)
  • Member: Order of the Coif, Order of the Barristers
  • Moot Court Champion, Jack Marcil Scholar
  • Outside Articles Editor, North Dakota Law Review
  • Concordia College (B.A. 2000), Student Body President

Admissions

  • United States District Court, District of North Dakota
    United States Bankruptcy Court, District of North Dakota
  • North Dakota State Courts
    Minnesota State Courts

Professional Awards

  • Melvin Jones Fellow – The highest award given by Lions Club International for “dedicated humanitarian services”
  • Director’s Award for Excellence for more than twenty years of service to American Legion North Dakota Boy’s State.
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