Rick Sand

Top rated criminal defense attorney in Bismarck, North Dakota

Sand Law, PLLC
Rick Sand
Sand Law, PLLC

Practice Areas: Criminal defense, Personal injury, DUI-DWI; view more

Licensed in North Dakota since: 2013

Education: University of St. Thomas School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2022

Sand Law, PLLC

1701 Burnt Boat Dr
Suite 201
Bismarck, ND 58503 Visit website


As managing partner at Sand Law, Rick Sand represents clients in the state of North Dakota in matters of criminal defense, DUI defense, and personal injury. He has an Avvo “Superb” rating and worked with the North Dakota Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents as contract counsel prior to focussing exclusively on representing private practice clients.

Mr. Sand is admitted to practice in three states: Minnesota, Arizona, and North Dakota. He is also admitted to practice before several North Dakota Federal Courts and is a member of the North Dakota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the State Bar Association of North Dakota, the State Bar of Arizona, the Maricopa County Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science from the University of St. Thomas, Mr. Sand attended the Mitchell Hamline School of Law and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of St. Thomas. A former intern for the Office of Public Advocacy for the Alaska Department of Administration, he was an advocate for those within the Municipality of Anchorage who were accused of committing a crime and of the indigent population.

Along with his work in Alaska, Mr. Sand has dedicated a good portion of his life to serving the community and the underprivileged. A coach for the Special Olympics for the last decade, he also helped overturn wrongful convictions in Arizona as an advocate with the Arizona Justice Project. He is known throughout the legal community for his legal writing and legal research ability.

Practice areas

Criminal defense, Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Criminal defense: DUI/DWI

Focus areas

Arrest & arraignment, Assault & battery, Criminal fraud, Criminal law, Debt, Drug & alcohol violations, Expungement, Failure to pay child support, False accusations, Felony, Juvenile delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor vehicle offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex offenses, Tax evasion, Theft, Traffic violations, Criminal domestic violence, Animal bites, Assault, Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Slip and fall, Wrongful death, Dram shop laws, Construction accident, Brain injury, Sexual abuse - plaintiff, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff, DUI/DWI

First Admitted: 2013, North Dakota

Professional Webpage: https://www.sandlawnd.com/our-team/rick-sand/

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Coach for Special Olympics since 2008
Educational Background:
  • Hamline Law School – Health Law Institute
  • University of St. Thomas, B.S.
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • North Dakota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • North Dakota
  • North Dakota Bar Association
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Arizona Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • North Dakota Federal Courts
  • Minnesota
  • Arizona

Office location for Rick Sand

1701 Burnt Boat Dr
Suite 201
Bismarck, ND 58503

Phone: 701-203-1721


6 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2022

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