Steven J. Leibel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Bismarck, ND

Germolus Knoll & Leibel, LLP
1915 North Kavaney Drive, Suite 3
Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone: 701-800-2719
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2012
Education: Baylor Law School
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%), Business Litigation (20%), Insurance Coverage (20%), Construction Litigation: Consumer (10%)
Attorney Profile

As a partner with Germolus Knoll & Leibel, LLP, Steven J. Leibel represents clients in North Dakota who have been injured by another. During his career, he has handled injury cases related to property disputes, brain injuries, wrongful death, car accidents and motorcycle accidents. He was also part of a team that obtained a verdict of over $53 million in 2007. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer review rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Leibel is admitted to practice in North Dakota. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota.

In 1997, Mr. Leibel graduated from North Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English literature. In 2001, he obtained his Juris Doctor from Baylor Law School and is currently an adjunct professor for the University of New Mexico School of Law, teaching legal writing to prospective attorneys.

Along with representing individuals who have been injured, Mr. Leibel has been on the other side of the courtroom defending the accused. This gives him experience and insight into how both sides of the case work and allows him to seek the highest level of compensation possible for his clients. He is also on the North Dakota Association for Justice’s Board of Governors and a member of the State Bar Association of North Dakota.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Business Litigation
  • 20%Insurance Coverage
  • 10%Construction Litigation: Consumer
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Personal Injury - Defense, Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021

About Steven J. Leibel

Admitted: 2012, Texas

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • North Dakota Western Disciplinary District Inquiry Committee (2015-present)
  • North Dakota Pattern Jury Instruction Commission (2019-present)
  • North Dakota Association for Justice, Board of Governors
  • State Bar of North Dakota

Educational Background

  • North Dakota State University, B.A. in English and Political Science, 1997

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • University of New Mexico Law School, Adjunct Professor, Legal Writing , 2008
  • Presenter at 2019 Western Dakota Association of Legal Assistants Conference, Presenter, Filial Support, 2019
  • Presenter on recent jury award in Federal court regarding value of a teen wrongful death., Presenter, NDAJ Spring Seminar "Hot Shots", 2019


  • Awarded AV rating in 2011-2020, AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2011
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Office Location for Steven J. Leibel

1915 North Kavaney Drive
Suite 3
Bismarck, ND 58501

Phone: 701-800-2719

Last Updated: 6/12/2020

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