Michael Gjesdahl
1375 21st Avenue N., Fargo, North Dakota, 58102


Mike has been a practicing attorney for 34 years. HIs practice is limited, entirely, to family law matters. He is licensed in ND, MN, and CA. He has been a Court-rostered mediator for over 25 years. Mike has tried hundreds of cases, making him a firm believer that cases resolve better by agreement than they do by court combat.


YearTraining TypeInstructorHours
2012 Trained by the Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota 24.00
Areas of Practice

Family law, exclusively

Undergraduate Education: B.S., Public Administration, UND, 1982
Law School: J.D., UND, 1985
Professional Licenses

State Bar of North Dakota, 1989

State Bar of Minnesota, 1989

California State Bar, 1985 (inactive)

U.S. District Court, California, 1985

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, 1986

U.S. District Court, North Dakota, 1989

U.S. Supreme Court, 2001


Professional Activities

Professional Associations/Memberships:
North Dakota Bar Association, 1989
Minnesota Bar Association, 1989
California Bar Association, 1985
American Bar Association
Cass County Bar Association
Clay County Bar Association
National Association of Counsel for Children
International Academy of Collaborative Professional
Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota
North Dakota Collaborative Law Group
SBAND Inquiry Committee Southeast, 2017-2020

2012 – Family Law Basics; to Grand Forks Air Force Base Legal Office and the Air Force Legal Assistance Program
2014 – Divorce 101; to ND State Bar

“Custody Battle Brewing, What You Should Know,” On the Minds of Moms, 2011
“Gestational Carriers and the Law,” On the Minds of Moms, 2014
“Prenuptial Agreements: They&a

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