Anderson, Bottrell, Sanden & Thompson


The Anderson, Bottrell, Sanden & Thompson Law Firm has been serving the Fargo-Moorhead and surrounding area for over 30 years. We are a diversified law firm with attorneys that specialize in specific areas while maintaining a general practice of law, allowing us to meet the multiple needs of our clients.

Our business practice is substantial. We advise companies of all sizes throughout the United States, from small to large, with regard to all business matters. We are dedicated to the prompt and efficient handling of out client's legal needs.

The litigation practice of our firm is also large. Our attorneys, who are licensed to practice in the state and federal courts of North Dakota and Minnesota, have the experience and skill to successfully advocate our client's positions.

Our Story


Our firm was originally founded in 1981 with its doors opening as Hanson, Crockett & Anderson. Since then the firm has gone through several name changes: Crockett & Anderson (1985-1990); Anderson & Bailly (1991-1999); Anderson & Bottrell (2000-2006); and now Anderson, Bottrell, Sanden & Thompson (2007-present). For over 30 years our lawyers have served not only the Fargo-Moorhead area but the states of North Dakota and Minnesota. Time has also brought growth. Founded by a few attorneys, the firm now has over a dozen lawyers working in diverse areas of the law including real estate, corporate, banking, debtor-creditor, family, and estate planning. When necessary to protect the interests of our clients the firm also maintains a significant litigation practice. Our lawyers are licensed to practice in the state and federal courts of North Dakota and Minnesota.

Our Philosophy


The lawyers of Anderson, Bottrell, Sanden & Thompson are business lawyers. Although each specializes in specific areas of the law, all maintain a general business practice. We strive to get to know our clients so that our advice not only solves the day’s legal question, but fits into the overall framework of what our clients are attempting to accomplish. As a firm we work collaboratively in an attempt to staff our clients’ problems with the best legal team possible. Generally, matters can be handled by one lawyer with the assistance from our wonderful staff. On occasion, however, the issues our clients face are life or business altering and require the expertise of multiple lawyers and paralegals. Regardless of the matter though we strive to provide the best legal advice in a straight-forward and economical manner.

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