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Mark A. Friese - Fargo, ND

218 NP Avenue Fargo, ND 58102

Updated: 06/05/2024

Fargo Criminal Law Lawyer

Overview

Mark's primary practice area is criminal law. Additionally, Mark practices in general litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Mark was a law clerk to the Honorable Dale V. Sandstrom of the North Dakota Supreme Court. Mark received undergraduate degrees in Criminal Justice and Social/Behavioral Sciences from Bismarck State College and the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota...

Mark's primary practice area is criminal law. Additionally, Mark practices in general litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Mark was a law clerk to the Honorable Dale V. Sandstrom of the North Dakota Supreme Court. Mark received undergraduate degrees in Criminal Justice and Social/Behavioral Sciences from Bismarck State College and the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. He received his law degree, with distinction, from the University of North Dakota School of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif.

Mark was a Bismarck police officer for over 5 years. As an officer, he performed numerous additional duties, including: field and recruit training; membership on the tactical team and bomb disposal team; and chemical test operator. Mark has trained law enforcement officers at seminars conducted throughout the United States. Mark also teaches law-related topics at North Dakota State University in Fargo and the University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. He frequently speaks for criminal justice organizations across the state.

Mark retired from the North Dakota Army National Guard after serving for over 24 years, holding numerous positions, including platoon leader, executive officer, detachment commander, company commander, battalion staff, assistant staff judge advocate and state judge advocate.

Mark is a charter member and former Secretary of the North Dakota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Since 2010, Mark has served as the District of North Dakota Criminal Justice Act Panel Representative.

About Mark A. Friese

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law
  • General Litigation

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney, Shareholder

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • North Dakota, 2000
  • Minnesota, 2001
  • U.S. District Court District of North Dakota, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2010

Other Affiliations

  • State Bar Association of North Dakota
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • North Dakota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Education

  • University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, North Dakota
    Honors: Order of the Coif
    Honors: with Distinction
  • Bismarck State College
    Major: Criminal Justice and Social/Behavioral Sciences
  • University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota
    Major: Criminal Justice and Social/Behavioral Sciences

Past Positions

  • Honorable Dale V. Sandstrom of the North Dakota Supreme Court, Law Clerk

Pro Bono Activities

  • District of North Dakota Criminal Justice Act Panel Representative, 2010 - Present

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Mark A. Friese

Included on the 2024 Great Plains list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 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
  • 2015 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Great Plains Super Lawyers list

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Honors

  • Great Plains Super Lawyer, Thomson-Reuters, 2011 - 2020
  • Great Plains Super Lawyer, Thomson-Reuters, 2023 - 2024
  • Great Plains Super Lawyers®, Thomson/Reuters Top Lawyer, - 2024
  • “The Best Lawyers in America”, DUI/DWI/Defense and Criminal Defense: General Practice, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Woodward/White, 2010 – 2021, 2024

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Address

218 NP Avenue Fargo, ND 58102

Fax

  • 701-356-6395

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Absolutely amazing attorney. Everything was explained to me and any/all questions I had were answered. Additionally, Mark was very quick in answering me and I never waited for a response, he was always right there keeping me informed. Would not use another attorney for any other reason. Highly recommended.

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Hes a thief. A straight up two face liar and crook.

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