Nicholas Thornton - Serkland Law Firm

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Nicholas Thornton

Serkland Law Firm

10 Roberts Street

Fargo, ND 58103


Practice Areas
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Law
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Nick primarily practices criminal defense with the Serkland Law Firm in Fargo, North Dakota. Additionally, he practices in business law, commercial transactions, banking law, and general litigation. Before joining the firm, Nick was a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Carol Ronning Kapsner of the North Dakota Supreme Court. Nick received his undergraduate degree in criminal justice from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2003. He then obtained his law degree from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 2006, with distinction, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. While in law school, he served as the president of the UND Criminal Law Association; as a Teaching Assistant for the criminal law class, participated in Moot Court, and authored a book on the criminal justice system in North Dakota. Nick is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Mary.

Nick is originally from Jamestown, North Dakota. He and his wife have a one-year-old son. During their spare time, Nick and his family enjoy traveling and spending time outdoors.


· Juris Doctor, with Distinction, 2006
University of North Dakota School of Law
Grand Forks, North Dakota;
Order of the Coif

· Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, 2003
Minnesota State University Moorhead
Moorhead, Minnesota;
Cum Laude

Admitted to Practice:

· North Dakota, 2006
· U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota, 2006
· U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2007

Professional Affiliations:

· American Bar Association
· National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
· State Bar Association of North Dakota
· Cass County Bar Association
· Ronald N. Davies American Inns of Court

Community Involvement:

· Junior Achievement
· Law Day

Undergraduate: Minnesota State University Moorhead
Law School: University of North Dakota
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Practice Areas: Business > Business Law
Business > Commercial Litigation
Business > Banking & Finance
Personal > Criminal Law
Gender: Male
Status: Married
Children: 1 Child
Age: 26
City of Residence: Fargo
Home Town: Jamestown
Home State: ND
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