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Charles T. Edin Law Office



University of North Dakota School of Law

About Charles Edin

Oil, gas, and land boundary issues comprise much of the practice at Charles T. Edin Law Office. Founder Charles T. Edin, an experienced trial lawyer recognized and honored by his peers, has more than a quarter century of experience in these fields. Charles T. Edin has prepared oil and gas title memos, division order title opinions, and drilling title opinions. Additionally, he has represented companies and individuals before the Industrial Commission of North Dakota.

The Charles T. Edin Law Office was established in 1996, after Charles T. Edin had spent five years as an Associate and another seven years as a Partner with the Bismarck law firm of Zuger & Bucklin, later known as Zuger Kirmis & Smith. Charles T. Edin is co-author of “The Growing Uncertainty of Real Estate Titles,” which was published in the North Dakota Law Review in 1989. Charles T. Edin also co-authored “North Dakota Mineral Title Standards,” published by the State Bar Association of North Dakota in 1990. Charles T. Edin’s experience with natural resource and real estate law began before graduation.

While still a student at the University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks, Charles T. Edin worked for Westex Petroleum Corp. as an independent Landsman, performing oil and gas leasing and title work in the Williston Basin. He was also awarded a scholarship to assist in preparing an authoritative text, Cases and Materials on Oil and Gas Law, printed by West Publishing Company.

Charles T. Edin has received many honors for his legal achievements. The North Dakota Office of the Attorney General appointed him to serve as co-lead counsel on a class action lawsuit. Charles T. Edin was named one of the Top Trial Lawyers of North Dakota by The American Trial Lawyers Association in 2007. In addition, Charles T. Edin was elected to the Board of Governors for the North Dakota Association for Justice.


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