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Charles T. Edin Law Office

Bismarck, North Dakota, 58501, United States

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Possessing 26 years of experience as a litigator in North Dakota, Attorney Charles T. Edin has received many awards, honors, and accolades for his diligent work in representing many types of clients involving personal injury matters, oil and gas issues, mineral contests, wills and probate disputes, and other areas of law.


After graduating from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1983, Charles T. Edin functioned at the law firm of Zuger & Bucklin until 1996, when he opened his own law firm, Charles T. Edin Law Office. While serving in that capacity, Charles T. Edin contributed to the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation as a North Dakota Case Law Reporter from 1988 until 1995. In 1992, Who’s Who Among Rising Young Americans featured Charles T. Edin, and Charles T. Edin earned a place in Who’s Who in American Law. In 2008, American Trial Lawyers named Charles T. Edin as one of 2007’s Top Trial Lawyers for the state of North Dakota. The North Dakota Association for Justice further recognized Charles T. Edin by electing him to its Board of Governors in 2007.


One of Charles T. Edin’s most notable accomplishments was in 2000 when the state appointed him to the position of Special Attorney General to represent the state of North Dakota along with approximately 1,000 plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against TransTexas Gas Corporation. In the two-year long case Fuches, et al. v. TransTexas Gas Corp., Charles T. Edin sought to earn his client unpaid royalties on their oil wells. As a result of the litigation, judgment of approximately a quarter million dollars was entered in favor of the plaintiff class.


Charles T. Edin also has several publications to his name. He co-authored The Growing Uncertainty of Real Estate Titles for the North Dakota Law Review and, as a member of the Mineral Title Standards Committee for the State Bar Association, co-wrote North Dakota Mineral Title Standards. He is also author of oil and gas title related matters for the Institute of Energy Development.


Charles T. Edin has also obtained many major achievements in his personal life. In 2010, the Dacotah Foundation, a community-interest organization working to improve the lives and safety of disabled North Dakotans, elected Charles T. Edin to its Board of Directors. Charles T. Edin also contributes to the Anne Carlson School, an institution that provides educational services to children suffering from disabilities.



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Charles T. Edin Law Office



Bismarck, ND US

06/1/1996 — Present

Attorney and owner of Charles T. Edin Law Office, 515 E. Broadway, Suite 104, Bismarck, ND 58501

Engaged in the practice of law. Focus of the firm is litgation in a broad range of areas. Also, firm has extensive experience and expertise in oil and gas title matters. Please see the Firm profile for more specifif information, which profile I have linked to this site.

1. Selected by The American Trial Lawyers to "The 2007 Top Trial Lawyers" for the State of North Dakota. (August 25, 2008). 2. Named in Who's Who in American Law (1993-2002). 3. Appointment of Charles T. Edin to the Office of Special Assistant Attorney General (acting as the lead counsel representing the State of North Dakotat, ND State Board of Higher Education, and other plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit entitled Fuches et al. Vs. TransTexas Gas Corporation. (2000-2002). 4. Named in Who's Who Among Rising Young Americans (1992). 5. Co-Author: North Dakota Mineral Title Standards, State Bar Association of North Dakota. (Member of the Mineral Title Standards Committee). (1990). 6. Co-Author: "The Growing Uncertainty of Real Estate Titles," Vol. 65, No. 1, North Dakota Law Review. 7. North Dakota Case Law Reporter -- Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. (1988-1995). 8. Also, Atorney Edin had extensive advanced litigation training: 1995 - Diplomate, National Institute for Trial Advocacy – National Session, University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado. 1990 - Certified by College of Advocacy – Hastings Law School, University of California, San Francisco, California.   1984 - Graduate, National Institute of Trial Advocacy –Regional Session at U.N.D. School of Law, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Admitted to the Bar in the State of North Dakota (1984); the United States District Court, District of North Dakota (1984); and the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit (1984). Prior to practicing law, Mr. Edin worked as an independent oil and gas landman with Westex Petroleum Corporation, Bismarck, ND, working throughout the Williston Basin.


Charles Edin - Education:   


University of North Dakota School of Law


Juris Doctorate with Distinction

Grand Forks, ND US

08/1/1978 — 12/1/1983


Graduated with JurisDoctorate with Distinction; Deans List; Burtness Research Scholarship (1983): and Research Assistant to Professor Owen Anderson (currently Professor at the University of Oklahoma Law School) in preparation of "Cases and Materials on Oil and Gas Law (West Publishing, 1983).

Mr. Edin had also completed post-graduate specialized litigation training: 1. 1995 -- Diplomate, The National Institute for Trial Advocacy -- National Session, University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder Colorado. 2. 1990 -- certified by the College of Advocacy, Hastings Law School, University of California, San Francisco, CA. 3. 1984 -- graduate, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, REgional Session, University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, ND.



Charles Edin - Interests:    

Music, writing, cross-country, skiing, bicycling, hiking, camping, and gardening.

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