Duane Lillehaug

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Fargo, ND

Maring Williams Law Office, P.C.
 | 1220 Main Avenue, Suite 105
Fargo, ND 58103
Phone: 701-241-4141
Fax: 701-235-2268
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1975
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Insurance Coverage (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

An attorney at Maring Williams Law Office, P.C., Duane Lillehaug focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Based in Fargo, he provides representation to clients throughout North Dakota and in parts of Minnesota who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities. The types of cases that Mr. Lillehaug has handled have arisen out of incidents involving defective products, truck and other motor vehicle crashes, and farm and construction site accidents. He has been certified as a specialist in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

During his career, Mr. Lillehaug has been able to obtain many sizable settlements and jury awards on behalf of his plaintiff clients, and his fellow professionals have taken note of his successes. The recipient of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, he has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. In addition to his personal injury practice, Mr. Lillehaug has also represented policy holders who are involved in coverage disputes with their insurance companies, and he has general civil litigation experience as well. Admitted to practice in both North Dakota and Minnesota, he is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Majoring in communications and political science, Mr. Lillehaug attended North Dakota State University and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1971. His legal education came at the University of North Dakota School of Law, where he served on the North Dakota Law Review before being awarded his Juris Doctor with distinction in 1975. Upon graduation, Mr. Lillehaug was inducted into the Order of the Coif.

*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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (70%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Insurance Coverage (20%): Insurance

Personal Injury - Products (10%): Products Liability

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Insurance, Products Liability


Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About Duane Lillehaug

Admitted: 1975, North Dakota

Professional Webpage: http://www.maringlaw.com/duane-lillehaug/


  • Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America
  • Great Plains Super Lawyer, Thomson-Reuters
  • UND School of Law, Order of the Coif, 1975
  • “Litigation Star”, Benchmark Litigation

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Civil Trial Specialist, Natl. Bd. of Trial Advocacy.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President, Clay County, MN, Bar Assn., 1983-1984
  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota
  • President, Ronald N. Davies Inn of Court, Fargo, ND, 1997-98
  • President, Minnesota Assn. for Justice (formerly Minn. Trial Lawyers Assn), 2002-03
  • Member, Minnesota Civil Trial Certification Council, 1991-2000   (Vice Chair, 1994-96)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Chair, Midwest/North Central Regional Committee, American Red Cross
  • I-35W Pro Bono Consortium, MN
  • Chair, Board of the Minn-kota Chapter, American Red Cross

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "Constitutional Law--Equal Protection--Sex Discrimination in Sentencing Criminal Offenders is Unconstitutional," 50 N.D.L.Rev. 359 (Wtr. 1974).


  • Wrongful Death of 50-year-old truck driver killed by speeding semi-truck on rural interstate highway while providing good samaritan services to stranded motorists in blizzard.  $888,000+ (liability insurance limits exhausted), 2011

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Member of the Year, Minnesota Association for Justice (formerly Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association), 1997

Educational Background:

  • B.A., North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, 1971

Industry Groups

  • AAJ
  • MNAJ
  • NDAJ
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Office Location for Duane Lillehaug

1220 Main Avenue
Suite 105
Fargo, ND 58103

Phone: 701-241-4141

Fax: 701-235-2268

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Last Updated: 9/10/2019

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