Paul J. Forster

Paul J. Forster: Attorney with Crowley Fleck PLLP
  • Partner at Crowley Fleck PLLP
  • 100 West Broadway, Suite 250, Bismarck, ND 58501
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Paul Forster’s practice focuses on energy law, with an emphasis on natural resources litigation and commercial litigation. He regularly advocates for the firm’s energy clients before North Dakota’s state and federal courts. Representative matters include civil jury trials and bench trials in both state and federal court; complex civil litigation involving the energy industry, including defense of class actions; condemnations and surface damage disputes; and appellate work.

A native of Bismarck, North Dakota, Paul is a Partner in Crowley Fleck’s Bismarck office. Before joining the firm, Paul completed a clerkship for the Honorable Morton Denlow, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and also worked as a litigation associate in the Chicago office of a leading corporate law firm. Paul graduated top in his class from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2010. He attended college at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, where he earned degrees in mathematics and history.

Prior Experience (Employment)

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (2011-2013)
Law Clerk to the Honorable Morton Denlow, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (2010-2011)

Honors & Awards

Great Plains Super Lawyers - Rising Star (2017, 2018)
Valedictorian, Chicago-Kent College of Law Class of 2010
Order of the Coif
Executive Editor, Seventh Circuit Review (2009-2010)
Notes and Comments Editor, Chicago-Kent Law Review (2009-2010)

Areas of Practice (13)

  • Access, Title and Property Disputes
  • Business Organizations
  • Class Action Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Energy & Minerals Projects & Transactions
  • Indian Law
  • Litigation
  • Natural Resources and Environmental Law
  • Oil and Gas
  • Pipelines, Transmission Lines and Other Linear Facilities
  • Real Estate
  • Tort Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(701) 224-7546  Phone
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2798, Bismarck, ND 58501
University Attended:
Gonzaga University, B.A., Math and History, 2006
Law School Attended:
Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2010
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Court of Federal Claims; Fort Berthold Indian Reservation; U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit; Illinois; North Dakota
Professional Affiliations
•State Bar Association of North Dakota
•Big Muddy Bar Association
•Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
•North Dakota Defense Lawyers Association
•Defense Research Institute
•Inns of Court
Birth Information:
August 17, 1984

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