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Ross L. Sundeen

Ross, a life-long resident of North Dakota, grew up on a family farm near Lakota. After attending North Dakota State University, where he was a member of the 1985 National Championship football team, Ross attended the University of North Dakota School of Law before moving to western North Dakota with his wife to settle and raise a family. Ross is a member of the Iron Butt Association, a motorcycle riding group whose members must endure a qualifying ride and are among the world’s toughest riders. An Eagle Scout, Ross enjoys all aspects of the great outdoors, especially spending time hiking with his family.

  • Admissions
    • North Dakota State Bar, 1993
    • U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota
    • Tribal Court, Three Affiliated Tribes
  • Certified Farm Succession Planner
  • Education
    • Lakota High School
    • North Dakota State University, 1990
      • Major: Social Sciences w/ behavioral science emphasis
      • Congressional Intern for Sen. Byron L. Dorgan
    • University of North Dakota, J.D., 1993
      • Member Phi Delta Phi
      • Central Legal Research
      • Moot Court
  • Experience
    • Johnson & Sundeen Ltd. (1992 – present)
    • Dunn County State’s Attorney’s Office (1996 – present)
    • Associate Municipal Judge, City of New Town, North Dakota (former)
    • Professor of Business Law, Ft. Berthold Community College (1994 – 1998)
  • Associations
    • American Bar Association
    • North Dakota State Bar Association
      • Young Lawyer Section Executive Committee (former)
      • Fee Arbitration Committee (former)
      • Inquiry West Committee (former)
      • Disciplinary Board (current)
      • SBAND Community Service Award
    • Upper Missouri Valley Bar Association
    • North Dakota Association of Justice
    • North Dakota State’s Attorneys Association
    • National Eagle Scout Association
    • Watford City Community Benefit Association
    • Iron Butt Association
  • Awards
    • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
    • 10 Best Family Practitioners
    • 10 Best Personal Injury Lawyers
    • Distinguished Lawyer
    • 2017 Distinguished Attorney, Martindale-Hubbell
    • Who’s Who
    • North Dakota State Bar Community Service
  • Practice Areas
    • Wills, Trusts, and Probate
    • Real Estate, including title curative, title opinions, and closings
    • Oil and Gas, including lease review, pipeline easement review, surface use agreement review, gravel and scoria mining agreements, and contract review
    • Business Formation, including corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies (LLC)
    • Collections
    • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
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Partner: Ross Sundeen

In addition to practicing law with Johnson & Sundeen, Ross is the Assistant Dunn County States Attorney.

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Partner: Ariston Johnson

Ariston joined JSLO in 2011 and has an excellent track record arguing appellate cases before the North Dakota Supreme Court.

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Partner: Aaron Weber

Aaron also worked as a wildland firefighter for four summers while in college. He received various certifications and was on one of the largest fires in New Mexico state history, the Las Conchas Fire.

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