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Forum News Service, Published November 07 2013

Grand Forks attorney pointed to Northeast Central judgeship

GRAND FORKS - Grand Forks attorney Jon Jensen has been appointed to fill the Northeast Central Judicial District vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Joel Medd.

The appointment was made by Gov. Jack Dalrymple.

Jensen, who is in private practice with his wife, Linda Bata, is a 1990 graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Law. Their practice focuses on tax litigation, according to a news release from the North Dakota Supreme Court.

Jensen also has served as an adjunct faculty member at the UND School of Law in trial advocacy. He is a former president of the Grand Forks County Bar Association and a past chairman of the North Dakota CPA Taxation Committee.

Before attending law school, Jensen worked as a certified public accountant. He is active in the Boy Scouts of America Northern Lights Council.

“Jon is an accomplished attorney and highly respected by his peers,” Dalrymple said in a statement. “He brings to the position a wealth of legal experience and an unwavering commitment to justice and public service.”

The Northeast Central Judicial District serves Grand Forks and Nelson counties.