Chris A. Edison, Partner

Chris graduated from MSU–Moorhead with a degree in finance.  He received his juris doctor with distinction from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 1995. 

After law school, Chris served as Special Assistant Attorney General for the North Dakota Insurance Department, eventually becoming the Department’s General Counsel.  As General Counsel, Chris managed the Department’s legal division, including all company enforcement actions, agent enforcement actions, market conduct examinations, and the Department’s legislative activities. 

After leaving the North Dakota Insurance Department, Chris spent most of the next thirteen years practicing in the areas of insurance defense litigation and insurance coverage matters.  Chris has litigated cases in a variety of contexts, including motor vehicle accidents, farm accidents, premises liability claims, construction defect claims, general litigation, and coverage disputes.  Chris has successfully tried cases to verdict throughout the State of North Dakota.  He has appeared before the North Dakota Supreme Court on many occasions and has appeared before the Minnesota Court of Appeals.  Chris also worked for a major insurance company as a litigation specialist overseeing construction defect claims on a nationwide basis.

Chris is a partner in the firm.  He is past president and board member of the North Dakota Defense Lawyers Association, as well as past president of the Western Dakota Claims Adjusters Association.  He is licensed to practice law in all courts in North Dakota and Minnesota, as well as the Federal District Court of North Dakota.  He is a member of the Big Muddy Bar Association, the State Bar Association of ND, and the North Dakota Defense Lawyers Association.  Chris’s practice emphasizes insurance defense litigation, insurance coverage disputes, general civil litigation, wills, and estate planning.

Chris was born and raised in Milnor, ND.  He and his wife, Carrie, have two children.  In his spare time, Chris likes to play basketball, golf, and read.  Chris also a past president of the Central Dakota Children’s Choir and Master of Ceremonies for the Missouri River Community Band.


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