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Nicholas D. Thornton

District Court Judge

Chambers: Valley City – SEJD #2
Elected in 2022

Barnes County Courthouse
230 Fourth Street NW
Valley City, ND 58072


Lori Strom
Court Recorder

Raised in Jamestown, ND. Jamestown High School, 1998. Minnesota State University Moorhead, B.A. Criminal Justice, 2003. University of North Dakota School of Law, J.D., 2006. University of Mary, MBA, 2008. Clerk for Justice Carol Ronning Kapsner at the North Dakota Supreme Court, 2006-2007; Private Practice at the Serkland Law Firm, 2007-2008; Assistant Public Defender at the Fargo Public Defender’s Office 2008-2013; Private Practice at the Fremstad Law Firm, 2013-2022. Elected District Judge in 2022.