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10 Roberts Street N
Fargo, North Dakota 58102Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 701-232-8957
Fax: 701-237-4049
E-Mail: firm@serklandlaw.com
www.serklandlaw.com
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 6017, Fargo, ND 58108-6017
Established: 1888

Practice Areas
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Bad Faith
  • Commercial Law
  • Coverage Issues
  • Declaratory Judgments
  • Errors and Omissions
  • First and Third Party Defense
  • Homeowners
  • No-Fault
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Property
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist
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About Us
Founded in 1888, the Serkland Law Firm in Fargo, North Dakota offers full service representation to individuals and business clients in personal injury, business law and commercial litigation, insurance litigation, estate planning, real estate law, employment law, divorce and family law, banking and creditors' rights, professional malpractice, and alternative dispute resolution. Our attorneys are widely recognized as among the best in the area, providing superior, personalized legal services to our clients, in a manner that is both efficient and cost-effective.

The Serkland Law Firm is not the biggest law firm in the area, and we like it that way. We remain small by design in order to allow our lawyers to truly get to know our clients and understand how to best meet their needs. Whatever the reason that brings you to our office, you will be paired with an attorney who is experienced and talented in that area of the law. We encourage our clients to stay in close contact with us, and are available evenings and weekends by appointment to answer your questions or address any concerns you may have regarding your case. Our personal injury attorneys are available to make home and hospital visits to those whose injuries prevent them from coming to our office. For your convenience, Serkland Law Firm accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.

To learn more about the legal services offered at Serkland Law Firm, or to schedule an appointment with a lawyer, contact us today.

Licensed to practice in North Dakota and Minnesota, and serving the communities of Fargo, Moorhead, Grand Forks, Valley City, Jamestown, Minot, Bismarck, Alexandria, Wahpeton, Cooperstown, Glyndon, and Dilworth.
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Additional Locations
Bismarck, North Dakota
1800 East Broadway Avenue, Suite 200
P.O. Box 4066
Bismarck, North Dakota 58502-4066
Telephone: 701-751-7355
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Insurance Clients
ACE North AmericanAIG
Attorneys Liability Protection SocietyBankers Life and Casualty Company
CHG HealthcareChicago Title Insurance Company
Chubb Insurance CompanyEmpire Insurance Company
Firemen's Insurance Company of Newark, New JerseyFirst National Insurance Company of America
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of AmericaThe Hartford Insurance Group
Houston General Insurance CompanyLiberty Mutual Insurance Company
Lloyd's of LondonMassachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance CompanyNew York Life Insurance Company
North Dakota Insurance Reserve FundOhio Casualty Group
Prudential Insurance Company of AmericaSafeco Select Markets
St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance CompanyTravelers
Wausau General Insurance CompanyWestern Surety Company
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Personnel Information
Insurance Litigation Partners
Ronald H. McLean
Fargo, ND
Years of Experience:41
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Negligence
  • Personal Injury
  • Class Actions
Admitted
  • North Dakota, 1975
  • Minnesota, 1983
Additional Biographical Details:
Norwegian Consul for North Dakota
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association (Litigation, Tort and Insurance Practice Law and Class Actions and Derivative Suits Sections)
  • State Bar Association of North Dakota (Chairman, North Dakota Supreme Court, Pattern Jury Insurance Commission, 1990, 1993; Joint Legal Services to the Poor Committee, 1987-1991; North Dakota Supreme County Joint Procedures Committee, 1985-2005; Board of Directors, Legal Assistance for North Dakota, 1983-1990; President, 1989-1990)
  • Minnesota State and Cass County Bar Association
  • Attorneys Liability Protection Society (Chairman of the Board of Directors, 1997-2006)
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (State Chair)
  • Fellow, International Society of Barristers
  • Defense Research Institute
  • North Dakota Defense Lawyers Association
Publications:
  • Author: "Admissibility of Polygraph Evidence," North Dakota Law Review (1975)
Education:
  • University of Wisconsin, B.A. (with honors), 1972
  • The University of North Dakota, J.D., 1975
Law Review:
Senior Editor, University of North Dakota Law Review (1974-1975)
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Jane L. Dynes
Fargo, ND
Years of Experience:26
Practice Areas
  • Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Product Liability
  • Class Actions
  • Employment Law
Admitted
  • North Dakota, 1987
  • Minnesota, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1996
Memberships:
  • American and Cass County Bar Associations
  • State Bar Association of North Dakota
Education:
  • Concordia College, B.A. (summa cum laude), 1982
  • The University of North Dakota, J.D., 1987
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Joseph A. Wetch, Jr.
Fargo, ND
Years of Experience:15
Practice Areas
  • Class Actions
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
Admitted
  • North Dakota, 2001
  • Minnesota, 2002
  • South Dakota, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota, 2001
  • Turtle Mountain Tribal Court, 2004
Memberships:
  • American, Minnesota State and Cass County Bar Associations
  • State Bar Association of North Dakota (President 2015-2016)
  • North Dakota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
Publications:
  • Author: "Constitutional Law - First Amendment - Commercial Speech: Broadcasters Come Up All 7'S: Advertising of Casinos and Gambling," 76 NDLR 161
Education:
  • The University of North Dakota, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1998
  • The University of North Dakota, J.D. (with distinction), 2001
Military:
U.S. Army Reserves, 1985-1987; U.S. Army, 1987-1995
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Peter Zuger
Fargo, ND
Years of Experience:7
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Product Liability
  • Insurance Defense
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Employment Litigation
Admitted
  • North Dakota, 2008
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:
Rising Star, Great Plains Super Lawyers, 2013-2016
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State and Cass County Bar Associations
  • State Bar Association of North Dakota
  • Pattern Jury Instruction Commission
Publications:
  • Author: "COVENANTS AGAINST COMPETITION IN FRANCHISE AGREEMENTS," ABA Forum on Franchising, at 433-38 (Michael R. Gray and Natalma M. McKnew, eds., 3d ed. 2012)
Education:
  • University of Mary, B.S. (cum laude), 2003
  • The University of North Dakota, J.D. (with distinction), 2008
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Rebecca S. Thiem
Bismarck, ND
Years of Experience:35
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Transactions
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
Admitted
  • North Dakota, 1980
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:
"AV" Rated, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory; Listed in Best Lawyers in America - Arbitration and Commercial Litigation; Recognized as Leading Commercial Litigation Lawyer in Chambers Guide; Recognized as Leading Lawyer in the area of Labor and Employment in Chambers Guide; Selected for inclusion in the Great Plains Super Lawyers list (2007-2016); Recognized as Litigation Star in North Dakota (2012-2016) by Benchmark Litigation; Selected as one of the top 250 Women in Litigation (U.S.) by Benchmark Litigation
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar Association of North Dakota (Past President and Secretary)
  • Fellow, International Society of Barristers
  • North Dakota Defense Lawyers Association
Publications:
  • Author: "Indian Rights to Lands Underlying Navigable Waters: State Jurisdiction Under the Equal Footing Doctrine vs. Tribal Sovereignty," Vol. 55 North Dakota Law Review 453 (1979)
Education:
  • Valparaiso University, B.A., 1972
  • The University of North Dakota, J.D., 1980
Law Review:
Articles Editor, North Dakota Law Review
Clerkship:
Law Clerk to Judge Myron Bright, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (1980-1981).
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Bismarck, North Dakota194 miles
Grand Forks, North Dakota78 miles
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