Caren Wanner Stanley

Caren Wanner Stanley

Fargo, North Dakota
(701) 237-6983
(701) 476-7676
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Caren's areas of concentration include business and commercial litigation; construction law and liens; bankruptcy; creditor, debtor and collection; foreclosures and evictions. She received her undergraduate degree in history and East Asian studies from Carleton College and graduated magna cum laude from Hamline University School of Law. While in law school, she was an editor of the Hamline Law Review and published an article on copyright law. She also worked part-time for the Minnesota Attorney General's Office.

Caren is a native of the Fargo-Moorhead area and graduated from Moorhead Senior High School. Prior to attending law school, she worked for several years at Microsoft Great Plains Business Solutions as a software support technician and trainer. Her husband, Jerimy Stanley, is a database administrator. They have two daughters.

Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy & Collections
  • Construction Law & Liens
  • Foreclosures/Evictions
  • Business & Commercial Litigation

Honors and Distinctions

  • Great Plains Super Lawyers®, Thomson Reuters, 2016 - 2019

Admitted to Practice

  • North Dakota, 2004
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court District of North Dakota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • South Dakota
  • U.S. District Court District of South Dakota
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Minnesota
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court North Dakota
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court South Dakota


  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Cass County Bar Association
  • State Bar Association of North Dakota
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • State Bar Association of South Dakota


  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. magna cum laude
  • Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota
    • B.A.
    • Major: History
    • Major: East Asian Studies

Past Employment Positions

  • Microsoft Great Plains Business Solutions, Software Support Technician and Trainer
  • Minnesota Attorney General's Office