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Published November 07, 2013, 11:38 AM

Grand Forks attorney appointed to replace Judge Medd

A Grand Forks attorney, Jon Jensen, has been appointed to fill the Northeast Central Judicial District vacancy created by the recent retirement of Judge Joel Medd.

By: Herald Staff Reports, Grand Forks Herald

A Grand Forks attorney, Jon Jensen, has been appointed to fill the Northeast Central Judicial District vacancy created by the recent retirement of Judge Joel Medd.

The appointment was made by Gov. Jack Dalrymple.

Jensen, who currently is in private practice with his wife, Linda Bata, is a 1990 graduate of UND School of Law.

Their legal practice focuses on tax litigation, according to a news release from the North Dakota Supreme Court. Jensen also litigates in custody, divorce, and commercial matters.

He also has served as an adjunct faculty member at the UND School of Law in trial advocacy. He is a former president of the Grand Forks County Bar Association and a past chairman of the North Dakota CPA Taxation Committee.

Before attending law school, Jensen worked as a certified public accountant. He is active in the Boy Scouts of America Northern Lights Council.

“Jon is an accomplished attorney and highly respected by his peers,” Dalrymple said in a statement. “He brings to the position a wealth of legal experience and an unwavering commitment to justice and public service.”

The Northeast Central Judicial District serves Grand Forks and Nelson counties.

Jensen was one of five finalists for the judicial vacancy. The other finalists were Don Hager, M. Jason McCarthy, Lolita Romanick, and John Thelen. Sixteen attorneys initially applied for the position.

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