- 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
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.
University of North Dakota
School of Law
Juris Doctor - 1974
Honors: With Distinction
North Dakota State University
Bachelor of Science - 1971
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.
Part of the team that obtained a multi-million dollar subrogation recovery for the property insurance company and a tenant in a high-rise office building fire.
Multi-million dollar subrogation recovery for an airline whose fuel storage tanks were destroyed by fire that started on the adjoining fuel tank area.
Obtained summary judgment for a property insurance company in a case involving vacant or unoccupied property: affirmed on appeal.
Obtained a favorable jury verdict in favor of a street sign contractor who had a contract with the City of Duluth but was not paid the appropriate amount based on the conditions of the work.
Formed Single-Lot Subdivisions in North Dakota when owners want to sell farmland but keep the farmstead and buildings that are on the land.
City Council President
American Legion Post Commander
Grand Forks County Commissioner
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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.
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.
I have had Engen Law represent our company on several occasions, and I have found David to be extremely knowledgeable and resourceful in all our dealings. His past association with large law firms out of Dallas and Minneapolis offers his clients a tremendous advantage and a wealth of experience. We feel very fortunate to have his firm located in our community.
We recently chose Engen Law to assist us with our wills, living wills, power of attorney, and real estate decisions. We were very pleased with the welcoming atmosphere and organized professional treatment we received there.
When I decided to start my own business, I looked for legal counsel and decided on Engen Law in Northwood, ND. I could not be happier with my choice. They helped me form my LLC, do the licensing with the State of North Dakota, and provided me with the contract I use with my clients.