James R. Hoy grew up in the countryside near Harwood, North Dakota. After graduating from West Fargo High School, Jim attended the University of North Dakota and graduated with an undergraduate degree in business management and a master’s degree in business administration. While completing these degrees, Jim competed on the UND men’s basketball team and served as a team captain.
After his basketball eligibility expired, Jim attended law school at UND. Before earning his law degree with distinction, Jim served as the editor-in-chief of the North Dakota Law Review and as the president of the Student Trial Lawyers Association. He also competed on the moot court team. In recognition of his oral advocacy skills, Jim was elected to the Order of Barristers.
After law school, Jim served as a law clerk to the Honorable Dale V. Sandstrom of the North Dakota Supreme Court. Since that time, Jim has dedicated his practice to helping people. Specifically, he helps people who have been seriously injured or who have lost a loved one due to someone else’s fault. Oftentimes, it is the result of an automobile or oil field accident, but not always. No matter the cause, he takes great pride in helping people overcome challenges resulting from their injuries or loss and giving them a voice in the legal process.
Jim also takes great pride in his community. He, along with his firm, is involved with EndDD, which is a program presented to local high schools in an effort to reduce distracted driving. He previously volunteered his time with the Special Olympics of North Dakota and as the president of the Young Lawyers Section for the State of North Dakota. Currently, Jim serves as a board member of the North Dakota Association for Justice and of the West Fargo Educational Foundation.
In his free time, Jim enjoys outdoor activities, reading, and spending time with family and friends. Jim, his wife, and their two children live in Bismarck.