Northwood's Hometown Attorney

Business Litigation Attorney in Northwood, North Dakota

When I take your case, I’m looking after more than a client. I’m seeing to the needs of my neighbors, friends, and family. I spent decades gaining experience in matters of litigation, alternative dispute resolution and working with small businesses. My family’s grocery store served this town for three generations, and we decided it was now the right time for us to return to Northwood.

The people of my hometown matter to me. This is why I take an active role as the City Council president and commander of the American Legion post. I also hold a position as a Grand Forks County commissioner. I was a member of the Eden Prairie, MN Noon Rotary Club for eight years prior to returning to Northwood.

Attorney David Engen Standing Outside of His Office Buidling

Bar Admissions

  • State of North Dakota
  • State of Minnesota
  • State of Texas (inactive status)
  • U.S. District Court of North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court of  Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces 


University of North Dakota
School of Law

Juris Doctor - 1974
Honors: With Distinction

North Dakota State University

Bachelor of Science - 1971

More than 40 Years of Experience

At Engen Law, we will work with you on your personal and small business needs, whether they are routine or complex. It’s up to me to call upon what I’ve learned over 40 years to guide my clients through the necessary steps.

The process begins with a friendly discussion with me where I listen to your situation or needs and team up with you for the best solution.  We prepare estate planning documents, such as wills, durable power of attorney, deeds, etc. In the area of business law, we have experience in small business formation, the various owner agreements that are required, and  have handled many types of business and personal litigation.

I have built and maintained Engen Law’s successful practice on a commitment to personal service and reasoned judgment to promote a favorable outcome.  When you hire me to provide advice and counsel to your small business or personal needs, you will always work directly with a friendly, experienced lawyer.  

Practice Areas

Notable Cases

Northwood, ND Native

Community Involvement

City Council President

American Legion Post Commander

Grand Forks County Commissioner

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A big law firm wrapped in a small North Dakota package

My approach deals with the problems that matter to businesses and individuals in Northwood and beyond North Dakota. It’s my experience that companies of all sizes throughout the state and across the United States can depend upon to guide them to options for the best possible results. I offer broad knowledge, a comprehensive approach, and thorough preparation you would expect from a large law firm.

As a small law firm in Northwood, your interests get my personal attention. When you hire me to represent you in individual matters - such as civil litigation, mediation, arbitration, or to help you establish a small business - I work at your side through all stages of the process.

My door is always open to you

When I take on a case or legal issue, I’m looking after the interests of more than a client. I’m seeing to the needs of my North Dakota neighbors, friends, and family.

Engen Law Firm, Ltd. maintains an open door policy. If you walk through my door, just ask, “You got a minute?” My clients can expect a comfortable, informal environment with fresh coffee brewing. 

Most of my clients arrive as referrals from other lawyers or are members of the community who have grown to trust my family’s name. Engen Law upholds that confidence by helping residents of Northwood and western Grand Forks County.

Client Testimonials