J. Thomas Traynor, Jr.
Real Estate Law; Debtor Creditor Law; Real Estate Title Insurance (Licensed Agent) Law; General Practice; Estate Planning; Probate; Wills and Trusts; Municipal Law; Loan Closings
Admitted: 1980, North Dakota
Law School: University of North Dakota, J.D.
Member: Lake Region (President, 1980-1983) and Northeast Jud. Dist. Bar Assns.; State Bar Assn. of North Dakota.
Biography: Phi Delta Phi. Case Comment Editor, University of North Dakota Law Review, 1979-1980. Municipal Judge, 1983-1984. Devils Lake City Attorney, 1993—.
Born: Devils Lake, North Dakota
Tom focuses his practice on real estate, debtor-creditor, business organizations, probate and estate planning. He is a licensed title insurance agent in North Dakota and is a member of the Real Property, Probate, & Trust Section of the North Dakota State Bar Association. Tom is also uniquely interested in municipal law. He is the City Attorney for Devils Lake, as well as the neighboring communities of Edmore, Minnewaukan and Oberon. He previously served as Municipal Judge for Devils Lake.
He graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 1980, where he was on the Board of Editors of the North Dakota Law Review. Tom is a third generation lawyer in Devils Lake and is licensed to practice in all of North Dakota’s state and federal courts.
Tom has been active in the State Bar Association and served on the Inquiry Committee Northeast (two years as the Chair). He has also been on the Ethics Committee of the State Bar Association. He is also involved in community activities. Tom has served on the board of directors of Mercy Hospital (including chairman), First National Bank of Devils Lake, Chamber of Commerce, and Community Development Corporation. He was also a youth hockey coach. Tom is a past trustee of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. He presently belongs to Devils Lake Elks Lodge No.1216 (Past Exalted Ruler) and Knights of Columbus (4th Degree).
Tom and his wife, Julie, are the parents of three children and two grandchildren. He is a persistent fisherman, enjoys reading, and spending time with his family.
Areas of Practice
Real Estate Law; Debtor Creditor Law; Real Estate Title Insurance (Licensed Agent) Law; General Practice; Estate Planning; Probate; Wills and Trusts; Municipal Law; Loans
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor (1980)
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA
Bachelor of Arts (1977)