Justin J. Hagel
Justin J. Hagel
Justin Hagel is an associate attorney in our Bismarck office. He has served as the City Attorney for Lincoln, North Dakota since 2015. As City Attorney, Justin has defended the City from civil claims, assisted the City in updating its employee manual, been involved in employment investigations and human resource issues, overseen enactment of multiple resolutions, ordinances, and policy updates, and helped draft the City of Lincoln’s Home Rule Charter. Justin has experience on fundamental issues related to city governance including taxation, employment law, civil litigation, contract review, and compliance with North Dakota open meetings and open records laws.
Justin is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Law and earned the distinction of being elected to the Order of the Coif. While there, Justin served as the editor in chief of the North Dakota Law Review and served as a legislative intern for the North Dakota Senate Finance and Taxation Committee as well as the Senate Transportation Committee. He also interned in the office of Judge Ralph Erickson of the United States District Court of North Dakota. After graduation, he served as the law clerk to Chief Justice Gerald W. VandeWalle of the North Dakota Supreme Court.
Before attending law school, Justin graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Dakota with a bachelor of arts degree in political science and honors studies. His work experience includes an internship with the U.S.D.A.’s Foreign Agriculture Service Office located in Shanghai, China, constituent legislative correspondent for Senator Byron Dorgan in Washington, DC, and later service as a legislative aide for both Congresswoman Nancy Boyda (KS-02) and Congressman Bart Stupak (MI-01).
- Insurance Law & Litigation
- Commercial Litigation
Admitted to Practice
- North Dakota, 2014
- Montana, 2016
- U.S. District Court District of North Dakota, 2015
- U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2015