Lowell P. Bottrell

Street Address:

4132 30th Ave S Suite 100

Fargo, ND 58104

Mailing Address:

P.O. 10247

Fargo, ND 58106

Lowell P. Bottrell is a shareholder in Anderson, Bottrell, Sanden & Thompson. He received his B.S. degree from North Dakota State University and his J.D. degree from the University of North Dakota. He is licensed to practice law in North Dakota and Minnesota in both state and federal courts. Mr. Bottrell is a member of several legal associations and is a former adjunct professor at the University of North Dakota School of Law.

Mr. Bottrell's practice involves agricultural law, contract law, bankruptcy and commercial law, and he has successfully arbitrated a number of federal crop insurance cases. He has extensive experience in representing seed companies in infringement cases under the Plant Variety Protection Act, and his experience also includes licensing of patent protected plants and other technology. He also has extensive experience in representing creditors, debtors and trustees in bankruptcy, and has represented clients in Chapter 7, 11, 12 and 13 bankruptcy cases. Currently, a majority of his work consists of representing creditors. He has in excess of 27 years of experience in the practice of law.

Education and Experience:

North Dakota State University (B.S. 1980)
University of North Dakota (J.D. 1983)
Lowell P. Bottrell Law Office, Fargo (1983-1986)
Anderson, Bottrell, Sanden & Thompson (since 1/87)


Listed in Best Lawyers in America - www.bestlawyers.com
Listed in Great Plains Super Lawyers - www.superlawyers.com
Member of Best Attorneys Network - www.bestattorneysnetwork.com
Ranked one of America's Leading Business Lawyers by Chambers USA (Corporate/Commercial: Bankruptcy)
Martindale, Rated AV - www.martindale.com

Bar Admissions:

Minnesota Supreme Court and U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota (1983)
North Dakota Supreme Court and U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota (1984)
U.S. Court of Appeal, Eighth Circuit (1985)


Comfortable Beds, a Church Pew, a Cemetery Lot, One Hog, One Pig, Six Sheep, One Cow, a Yolk of Oxen or a Horse, and Your Notary Seal: Some Thoughts About Exemptions, 72 North Dakota Law Review 83 (1996)
The Supreme Court and the "Plain Meaning" of The Bankruptcy Code: A Review of Recent and Pending Supreme Court Decisions, 69 N.D. Law Review 155 (1993)
Note, "Due-on-Sale: Recent Developments Affecting the Future of Due-on-Sale Litigation," 59 N.D. Law Review 57 (1983)

Professional Activities and Awards:

Adjunct Professor - UCC Secured Transactions & Bankruptcy, University of North Dakota School of Law, Fall 1992, Spring 1998, Spring 2000, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006
American Agricultural Law Association
North Dakota State Judicial Nominating Committee, 1992-1995
Bankruptcy Rules Committee, North Dakota

Community Service and Activities:

Hope Lutheran Church
Churches United for the Homeless