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James T. Shockman

District Court Judge

Chambers: Jamestown – SEJD #1
Appointed in 2024

511 2nd Ave SE
Jamestown, ND 58401


Angela Holland
Court Reporter

Judge Schockman was appointed as District Court Judge by Governor Doug Burgum in 2024 for the Southeast Judicial District, Judgeship #1, located in Jamestown, ND. 

Born in 1986; Judge Shockman was raised in Berlin, N.D., where he is still active in his family's farm.  He attended LaMoure High School, graduating in 2004.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from St. John's University in Collegeville, MN, and his Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, MN in 2011. He was admitted to the Arizona State Bar in 2011, and the N.D. State Bar on April 30, 2013.

Judge Shockman served as LaMoure State's Attorney from January 2019 to 2023.  Judge Shockman also had a solo private legal practice from 2015 until his judgeship in 2024.  Judge Shockman also worked as an attorney for Murnane Brandt in Bismarck, N.D. and practiced law in the area of securities litigation in Phoenix, AZ.