Mark A. Friese
Mark A. Friese
Mark was a Bismarck police officer for over 5 years. As an officer, he performed numerous additional duties, including: field and recruit training; membership on the tactical team and bomb disposal team; and chemical test operator. Mark has trained law enforcement officers at seminars conducted throughout the United States. Mark also teaches law-related topics at North Dakota State University in Fargo and the University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. He frequently speaks for criminal justice organizations across the state.
Mark retired from the North Dakota Army National Guard after serving for over 24 years, holding numerous positions, including platoon leader, executive officer, detachment commander, company commander, battalion staff, assistant staff judge advocate and state judge advocate.
Mark is a charter member and former Secretary of the North Dakota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Since 2010, Mark has served as the District of North Dakota Criminal Justice Act Panel Representative.
- Criminal Law
- General Litigation
Honors and Distinctions
- Great Plains Super Lawyers ®, Thomson Reuters, 2011 – 2019
- “The Best Lawyers in America”, DUI/DWI/Defense and Criminal Defense: General Practice, Woodward/White, 2010 – 2019
Admitted to Practice
- North Dakota, 2000
- Minnesota, 2001
- U.S. District Court District of North Dakota, 2001
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 2001
- U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2010
- State Bar Association of North Dakota
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- North Dakota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers