6 apply for South Central District Judge
Douglas A. Bahr
Special Counsel, Crowley Fleck PLLP. December 2016 to present.
General civil litigation, including federal and state trial and appellate practice and
state administrative practice.
Areas of practice include commercial litigation, construction law, insurance
coverage, tort and personal injury, employment law, and professional licensure.
Director, Civil Litigation Division, North Dakota Office of Attorney General. June 1999 to
Chief civil litigator for the State of North Dakota.
Supervise civil litigation attorneys, paralegals, and special assistant attorneys
Federal and state trial practice, federal and state appellate practice, and state
Draft and review legislation and testify before legislative committees and assist
legislative committees and legislators.
Areas of practice included federal and state constitutional law, civil rights, prison
litigation, employment law, tort and personal injury, and professional licensure.
Adjunct Faculty, Bismarck State College. August 2008 to December 2016.
Instruct Business Law and State & Local Government courses.
Acting Director, Civil Litigation Division, North Dakota Office of Attorney General.
December 1998 to May 1999.
Assistant Attorney General, North Dakota Office of Attorney General. September 1991
to December 1998.
General civil litigation, administrative law, and appellate practice.
General and litigation counsel for state professional licensing boards.
Draft attorney general opinions.
Draft and review legislation and administrative rules.
Testify before legislative committees.
Judicial Clerk, the Honorable Jerry L. Larson, Justice, Iowa Supreme Court. July 1990
to July 1991.
Duties included legal research, preparing bench memoranda, discussing cases,
drafting and editing opinions, attending oral argument, and library maintenance.
Supreme Court of the United States (Jan. 1999).
North Dakota Supreme Court (Oct. 1991).
U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota (Nov. 1991).
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (Jan. 1992).
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (Dec. 2003).
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (Jan. 2008).
Member, State Bar Association of North Dakota.
Member, Big Muddy Bar Association.
Current Member, Board of Governors, State Bar Association of North Dakota.
Former President, Ethics Committee, State Bar Association of North Dakota.
Former President, Association of the Bar of the United States Court of Appeals
for the Eighth Circuit.
Former Member, Advisory Council to the Office of Administrative Hearings, State
Bar Association of North Dakota.
University of South Dakota School of Law, Vermillion, South Dakota. Juris Doctor, May
Sterling Honor Graduate (top 10% of class).
Dean's List Fall 1988, Spring 1989, Fall 1989, Spring 1990.
Production Editor, South Dakota Law Review, Volume 35.
Comment Author, The Hypocrisy of South Dakota's Model Rule 1.6: A Call for
Reform, 35 S.D.L. REV. 66 (1990).
Casenote Author, Associated Press vs. Bradshaw: The Right of Press Access
Extended to Juvenile Proceedings in South Dakota, 34 S.D.L. REV. 738 (1989).
Recipient, Dean Marshall, Alice and Frances McKusick Law Scholarship, 1988-
Recipient, First Bank of South Dakota Trusts and Wills Scholarship, 1989-1990.
Book Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement (Spring 1990).
American Jurisprudence Awards for highest grade in course: Constitutional Law
(Fall 1988), Insurance (Spring 1989), First Amendment Rights (Spring 1989),
Trusts & Wills (Spring 1989), Legal Profession (Spring 1989), Corporations
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. Bachelor of Science Degree, Family Science
Classes covered topics including family and individual counseling, psychology,
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