David S. Maring is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in North Dakota and Minnesota. His litigation practice areas include personal injury, wrongful death, brain and burn injuries, oil rig accidents, construction accidents, and business/commercial disputes.
Dave has been certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and by the Minnesota State Bar Association since 1988. He has also been selected as a Leading Litigation Attorney by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers, Benchmark, Super Lawyers, and other organizations that rank litigation attorneys.
Chambers USA says:
“David Maring is a ‘litigation machine,’ commended by competitors for his formidable presence in a courtroom. His understanding of personal injury litigation, both on the plaintiff and defendant side, is respected. He additionally handles a steady diet of commercial litigation and professional liability claims, which combine with an evolving mediation practice.”
Dave served six years as the Eighth Circuit Representative to the United States Supreme Court Federal Rules of Evidence Advisory Committee. He is the Chair of the North Dakota Federal Practice Committee and spent six years as a member of the North Dakota Supreme Court Disciplinary Committee. By invitation, Dave is a member of the International Society of Barristers and the American College of Trial Lawyers. In 2018, he became the President of the International Society of Barristers Foundation.
Like the other lawyers in Maring Williams, Dave has been active in the State Bar Association of North Dakota serving four terms on the Board of Governors and as President of the Association. In 2012, he received the Bar Association’s Distinguished Service Award for lifetime service to the Bench, Bar, and State. Dave has also been active in the Minnesota Bar Association having served as co-chair of the Professionalism Committee and as a Governor on the Civil Litigation Governing Council. More recently, Dave served as the President of the Western States Bar Conference, a bar association comprised of 16 states in the western United States. In the civic arena, Dave has served for several years on the Great Plains Food Bank Board of Directors, including two years as its Chair.
Dave was raised on a family farm near Georgetown, Minnesota. He received his undergraduate degree from North Dakota State University. Dave attended the University of North Dakota School of Law and graduated, with distinction, in 1974. While in Law School, Dave served as the Note Editor for the North Dakota Law Review. After law school, he clerked for United States District Judge Donald D. Alsop in St. Paul, Minnesota.
At age 16, Dave decided to follow in his brother’s footsteps and attend law school. That is a decision he has never regretted. In his 40+ years in practice, he has gained the most satisfaction from helping clients through difficult times and helping to resolve their legal disputes.
Dave’s hobbies include basketball, golf, hunting, and spending time at the lake in Minnesota. Dave and his wife split their time between Phoenix, Arizona, and Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. They have two adult sons who live in New York City and San Francisco.