Scott P. Brand

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Fargo, ND

Nilson Brand Law
 | 4133 30th Ave South, Suite 100
Fargo, ND 58104
Phone: 701-786-6040
Fax: 701-997-0870
Selected To Rising Stars: 2016 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2012
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

Since joining Brudvik Law Office, PC, in Fargo, North Dakota, in 2013, Scott P. Brand has devoted his legal practice to criminal defense, representing clients throughout the state as well as in northwest Minnesota. He has assisted people who have been charged with a variety of crimes, including assault, drug possession and trafficking, driving under the influence, and he also handles appeals. Before joining Brudvik Law Office, PC, Mr. Brand was a judicial law clerk for the Northwest Judicial District of the North Dakota Supreme Court, assisting seven judges in a diverse range of cases.

Mr. Brand completed his undergraduate studies at the University of North Dakota, earning a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 2009. He was awarded his Juris Doctor from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 2012, graduating magna cum laude. While in law school, he served on the North Dakota Law Review and received a Lillian Elsinga Outstanding Student Leader Award. Mr. Brand played a key role in the re-founding of the law school's Environmental Law Society.

While pursuing his bachelor's degree, Mr. Brand joined the Minnesota National Guard. He was deployed in 2006 and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He returned home in 2007 to complete his undergraduate studies, and after graduation, he spent the summer of 2009 working in Washington, D.C., for Sen. Byron Dorgan.

Admitted to practice in both North Dakota and Minnesota, Mr. Brand is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota. He is a member of the North Dakota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and The Ronald N. Davies American Inn of Court, and he has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Overdrawn Bank Account, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence


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Rising Stars: 2016 - 2019

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About Scott Brand

Admitted: 2012, North Dakota


  • Adrian McLellan Memorial Scholarship
  • Lillian Elsinga Outstanding Student Leader Award, 2012
  • Olgar B. Burtness Constitutional Law Scholarship
  • Thormodsgard Law School Scholarship
  • Moot Court Champion, University of North Dakota School of Law
  • Shirley A. Bakken Memorial Award
  • Memorial Union Leadership Scholarship, 2012
  • Refounder, Environmental Law Society, University of North Dakota School of Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Cass County Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court District of North Dakota
  • Cass County Inns of Court (Ronald N. Davies Inns of Court)
  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • North Dakota

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • West Fargo Exchange Club Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker/Presenter at Cass County Bar Association's Monthly Meeting, Speaker/Presenter, Veterans and PTSD, 2015
  • Speaker/Presenter at Ronald N. Davies American Inn of Court Monthly Meeting, Speaker/Presenter, The Law and Death: Dilemmas of Dying and the Ethics of the End, 2015
  • Speaker/Presenter at Ronald N. Davies American Inn of Court's Monthly Meeting, Speaker/Presenter, Veterans' Court, 2014
  • Author, The Saga Continues - Trying to Find Balance in Cercla's PRP Liability Suits, University of North Dakota School of Law, 2012
  • Speaker/Presenter at Mayville State University, Speaker/Presenter, Criminal Defense Issues Facing College Athletes, Mayville State University, 2016


  • Dismissal in case 09-2019-CR-02322, 2019
  • Dismissal in case 02-2019-CR-00034 after successful Motion to Suppress Evidence, 2019
  • Dismissal in case 09-2019-CR-00062, 2019
  • Dismissal in case 09-2018-CR-04856, 2019
  • Dismissal in case 09-2019-CR-00680, 2019
  • Dismissal in case 09-2018-CR-CR-04827, 2019
  • Dismissal in case 09-2019-CR-00258, 2019
  • Dismissal in case 09-2018-CR-02528, 2019
  • Dismissal in case 09-2018-CR-05316, 2019
  • Dismissal in case 09-2018-CR-04059, 2019
  • Dismissal in case 35-2014-CR-00228, 2015
  • Dismissal in case 09-2018-CR-04435, 2018
  • Dismissal in case 09-2018-CR-04384, 2018
  • Dismissal in case 09-2018-CR-02370, 2018
  • Dismissal in case 04-08-K-00010, 2017
  • Dismissal in case 04-09-K-00006, 2017
  • Dismissal in case 23-2018-CR-00049, 2018
  • Dismissal in case WI-2015-CR-01718, 2015
  • Dismissal in case 09-2017-CR-02593, 2017
  • Dismissal in case 20-2015-CR-00040, 2015
  • Dismissal in case 17-2017-CR-00002, 2017
  • Dismissal in case 09-2017-CR-04574, 2018
  • Dismissal in case 02-2016-CR-00019, 2016
  • Dismissal in case 47-2015-CR-00400, 2015
  • Won jury trial in case 09-2017-CR05255, 2018
  • Won appeal at North Dakota Supreme Court in City of Grand Forks v. Gale, 2016 WL 1029738., 2016
  • Dismissal in case 51-2015-CR-01598, 2016
  • Dismissal in case 09-2017-CR-04499, 2017
  • Dismissal in case 47-2018-CR-00333, 2018
  • Dismissal in case 02-2014-CR-00447, 2015
  • Dismissal in case 18-2016-CR-00706, 2016
  • Dismissal in case 09-2017-CR-02971, 2017
  • Dismissal in case 11-2018-CR-00044, 2018
  • Dismissal in case 30-2015-CR-00352, 2015
  • Successfully negotiated original DUI charge down to reckless driving, 2016
  • Dismissal in case 27-2017-CR-00829, 2017
  • Dismissal in case 53-2015-CR-01693, 2015
  • Dismissal in case 37-2015-CR-00156, 2017
  • Dismissal in case 09-2017-CR-05236, 2018
  • Dismissal in case 09-2017-CR-05541, 2018
  • Dismissal in case 09-2014-CR-03733, 2015
  • Dismissal in case 30-2016-CR-01393, 2017
  • Dismissal in case 09-04-K-04327, 2018
  • Dismissal in case FA-2015-CR-00819, 2015
  • Dismissal in case 13-2016-CR-00084, 2016
  • Dismissal in case 09-2017-CR-00662, 2017
  • Dismissal in case 09-2018-CR-00867, 2018
  • Dismissal in case 45-2015-CR-00711, 2015
  • Dismissal in case 47-2016-CR-00282, 2016
  • Dismissal in case 09-2017-CR-01955, 2017
  • Dismissal in case 09-2018-CR-01499, 2018
  • Dismissal in case DI-2014-CR-00966, 2015
  • Dismissal in case 47-2015-CR-00350, 2017
  • Dismissal in case 09-2017-CR-03406, 2017
  • Dismissal in case 05-2015-CR-00219, 2015
  • Dismissal of Petition for Revocation in federal case 3:12-CR-00091, 2017
  • Dismissal in case 09-2017-CR-00422, 2017
  • Dismissal in case 02-2016-CR-00221, 2017
  • Dismissal in case 51-2015-CR-02397, 2016
  • Dismissal of case 17-08-K-00045, 2017
  • Dismissal in case 09-2017-CR-03987 after successful Motion to Suppress Evidence, 2018
  • Dismissal in case 09-2014-CR-03093, 2016
  • Dismissal in case 32-2015-CR-00111, 2016
  • Dismissal in case FA-2016-CR-05562, 2017
  • Dismissal in case 09-2018-CR-00743, 2018
  • Won jury trial in case 51-2015-CR-01210, 2016
  • Dismissal in case 09-2016-CR-00394, 2016
  • Dismissal in case WF-2016-CR-01152, 2017
  • Dismissal in case 09-2018-CR-00663, 2018

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Honorable Discharge from United States Army Reserves, 2015

Educational Background:

  • University of North Dakota, B.A. in Political science, Honors: Officer of Pi Sigma Alpha, 2009
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Office Location for Scott P. Brand

4133 30th Ave South
Suite 100
Fargo, ND 58104

Phone: 701-786-6040

Fax: 701-997-0870

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Last Updated: 2/11/2020

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