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James W. Martens - Bismarck, ND

201 Slate DriveSuite 2 Bismarck, ND 58503

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Updated: 09/15/2020

Bismarck Oil & Gas Lawyer


I grew up in a what was then a small North Dakota town. My mom taught school for over 30 years at the elementary and junior high level and my dad worked his way up in the cattle business eventually becoming a minority partner in a commission firm at the local stockyards...

About James W. Martens

Practice Areas

  • Oil & Gas
  • Criminal Defense
  • Probate
  • Real Estate


Bar Admissions

  • North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court District of North Dakota

Other Affiliations

  • State Bar Association of North Dakota (SBAND) (Real Property, Probate & Trust Section)
  • State Bar Association of North Dakota (SBAND) (Criminal Lawyers Section)
  • North Dakota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Landman’s Association of North Dakota (LAND)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • National College for DUI Defense (NCDD)
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA)
  • American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL)
  • Bruce M. Van Sickle American Inn of Court
  • National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)


  • University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • Concordia College

Past Positions

  • Burleigh County State’s Attorney, Summer Intern
  • Cass County State’s Attorney, Intern
  • North Dakota Office of Attorney General and Insurance Department, Intern
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Research Clerk

Pro Bono Activities

  • Dakota Petroleum Club
  • Pheasants Forever
  • Ducks Unlimited


Other Sources of Feedback About James W. Martens

Included on the 2022 Great Plains list

Past Lists

  • 2021 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Great Plains Super Lawyers list

View the profile for James W. Martens on Super Lawyers


  • Super Lawyers 2016 Great Plains Rising Stars list
  • Super Lawyers, 2017 - Present

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201 Slate DriveSuite 2 Bismarck, ND 58503

Offers Free Initial Consultation


Accepts Credit Cards


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