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Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys

General Defense


509 Fifth Street NE, Suite 1, Devils Lake, North Dakota 58301

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 838, Devils Lake, ND 58301-0838

Established: 1897

Practice Areas

  • Oil and Gas
  • Business Litigation
  • General Liability
  • Trucking
  • Transportation
  • Product Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bad Faith
  • ERISA
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Environmental Law
  • Toxic Torts
  • Agriculture
  • Construction Law
  • Real Estate
  • Government Affairs
  • Appellate Practice

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About Us

From our founding in 1897, the Traynor Law Firm has been known for its extraordinary success in the courtrooms of North Dakota and for its innovative client service.

The Traynor Law Firm has a long history of public service, and our lawyers are recognized by their peers for their excellence. We have represented a highly sophisticated client base encompassing a range of industries including insurance and financial services, transportation, real estate, environmental public interest groups, energy and natural resources, healthcare, consumer goods and services, retail, hospitality (hotel and restaurant), agriculture and agri-businesses, and manufacturing.

Our practice areas include general litigation, banking, environmental and toxic tort litigation, governmental and legislative affairs, health care, insurance and all aspects of negligence defense, labor and employment, alternative dispute resolution, education and school law, municipal law, real estate and construction related disputes, transportation, professional negligence and product liability.

Litigation, coverage and trial defense representation to insurers and their insureds include the areas of motor vehicle law, common carrier liability, trucking and commercial motor vehicle, premises liability, environmental and toxic tort litigation, subrogation, construction, surety bond disputes, workers' compensation, insurance coverage evaluation and litigation, professional liability / errors and omissions claims (including medical and allied medical, legal and dental), product liability, employment law through our representation of management, which includes directors and officers claims, age, race, and sexual discrimination claims, and many other areas in the defense of negligence claims.

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Additional Locations

  • Minot, North Dakota
  • 315 Main Street S, Suite 306
  • Minot, North Dakota 58701
    • Telephone: 701-838-4077
    • Fax: 701-662-7537
    • Toll Free: 877-872-9667

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

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Personnel Information

Partners


Daniel M. Traynor

Devils Lake, ND

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Coverage Analysis
  • Business Litigation
  • Government Affairs
  • Personal Injury
  • Tribal Law
  • Election Law
Admitted
  • North Dakota, 1997
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota
  • Spirit Lake Tribal Court, 1998
  • Turtle Mountain Tribal Court
  • Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Court
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar Association of North Dakota
  • North Dakota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Law Institute
Education:
  • The University of North Dakota, B.A., 1994
  • The University of North Dakota School of Law, J.D. (with distinction), 1997
Honors:
Order of the Coif

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J. Thomas Traynor, Jr.

Devils Lake, ND

Practice Areas
  • Business and Real Estate Transactions
  • Municipal Law
  • Title Insurance
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills
  • Trusts
Admitted
  • North Dakota, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota
Additional Biographical Details:

City Attorney, Devils Lake, North Dakota, 1993-Present; Municipal Judge, 1983-1984

Memberships:
  • State Bar Association of North Dakota
  • Lake Region Bar Association (Past President)
Education:
  • The University of North Dakota, B.A. (cum laude), 1977
  • The University of North Dakota School of Law, J.D., 1980
Law Review:
Case Comment Editor, University of North Dakota Law Review, 1979-1980
Honors:
Phi Delta Phi

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Of Counsel



John T. Traynor


Associates



David A. Owens

Devils Lake, ND

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Guardian and Conservatorships
  • Adoption
  • Family Law
  • Social Security Disability Applications and Appeals
  • Evictions
Admitted
  • North Dakota, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota
  • Tribal Courts of the Three Affiliated Tribes, Fort Berthhold, 2017
  • Spirit Lake Tribal Court
  • Turtle Mountain Tribal Court
Memberships:
  • American and Lake Region Bar Associations
  • State Bar Association of North Dakota
  • Defense Research Institute
  • North Dakota Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • The University of North Alabama, B.S., 2012
  • The University of North Dakota School of Law, J.D., 2016

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Jason P. Sayler

Devils Lake, ND

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate
Admitted
  • Minnesota, 2016
  • North Dakota, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota
  • Turtle Mountain Tribal Court
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • State Bar Association of North Dakota
Education:
  • The University of North Dakota, B.A., 2002
  • The University of North Dakota School of Law, J.D., 2012

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Jonathon J. Yunker

Devils Lake, ND

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Defense
  • Contract Disputes
  • Employment Law
Admitted
  • North Dakota, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar Association of North Dakota
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.A., 2012
  • The University of North Dakota School of Law, J.D., 2017

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Representative Trial Expertise

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Service Areas

Belcourt, North Dakota 83 miles

Fargo, North Dakota 164 miles

Fort Totten, North Dakota 13 miles

Grand Forks, North Dakota 90 miles

Jamestown, North Dakota 99 miles

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