James R. Hoy

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 Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

A North Dakota native, James R. Hoy is an attorney at Maring Williams Law Office, P.C., where he works out of the firm's Fargo office. Focusing his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, he provides effective and dedicated representation to clients throughout the state as well as in the northwest portion of Minnesota who have suffered economic and noneconomic damages as a result of the negligence of other persons or entities. Mr. Hoy's cases have included truck and car accidents, premises liability incidents, and oilfield explosions, among others, and his successful results and high degree of ethics have resulted in his receipt of a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Hoy attended the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, where he majored in business management and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. While he was there, he was the captain of the school's men's basketball team. After receiving a Master of Business Administration degree from his undergraduate alma mater, he stayed on campus and pursued his legal education at the University of North Dakota Law School. Mr. Hoy served as the editor-in-chief of the North Dakota Law Review and was a member of the law school's Moot Court Association before being awarded his Juris Doctor with distinction in 2011.

Before entering private practice with his current firm in 2012, Mr. Hoy served a clerkship with a Justice on the North Dakota Supreme Court. Admitted to practice before all North Dakota and Minnesota state courts, he is a member of the board of governors on the North Dakota Association for Justice and an active participant in several other legal organizations.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Personal Injury - General
  • 10%Civil Litigation
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents


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Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019

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About James Hoy

Admitted: 2011, North Dakota

Professional Webpage: https://www.maringlaw.com/james-hoy/


  • “Rising Star” in the personal injury category by Super Lawyers, 2017, 2018, and 2019

Bar/Professional Activity:

  •  Young Lawyers Section for the State of North Dakota, President
  • West Fargo Educational Foundation, Board Member
  • North Dakota Association for Justice, Board Member
  • Member, North Dakota Pattern Jury Instruction Committee; Board Member, North Dakota Association for Justice; Member, American Association for Justice; Board Member, West Fargo Educational Foundation; Member, West Fargo High School Hall of Fame Committee; Member, Big Muddy Bar Association; North Dakota; Minnesota

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Special Olympics of North Dakota, Volunteered
  • EndDD

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Editor-in-Chief, North Dakota Law Review (2010-2011); Case Comment Published: Constitutional Law - Separation of Powers: The North Dakota Supreme Court Balances the Constitutional Authority of the State Board of Higher Education, the State Legislature, and the Judiciary, Ellis v. North Dakota State University, 2009 ND 59, 764 N.W.2d 192

Educational Background:

  • University of North Dakota, Undergraduate degree in Business Management and a master’s degree in Business Administration
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Office Location for James R. Hoy

1220 Main Avenue
Suite 105
Fargo, ND 58103

Phone: 701-241-4141

Fax: 701-235-2268

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Last Updated: 5/14/2019

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