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Douglas L. Mattson

District Court Judge

Chambers: Minot –NCJD #1
Elected in 2002

Ward County Courthouse
315 SE 3rd St.
Minot, ND 58702-5005


Alma Alvarado
District Court Paralegal

Judge Mattson was elected as District Court Judge in 2002 for the North Central Judicial District #1 located in Minot, ND. He was then re-elected in 2008, 2014 and 2020.  

Born in 1955; Judge Mattson is a native of Minot, ND. Judge Mattson served in North Dakota House of Representatives from 1978-1982. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 1985.  He was admitted to the N.D. bar on November 18, 1985.   He worked for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Senator Mark Andrews in Washington, D.C. from 1985-1986. Judge Mattson worked in private legal practice in Minot, ND from 1987-1990. He was the Ward County State's Attorney from 1990 until his judgeship in 2002.