Scott M. Strand

Scott M. Strand

Moorhead, Minnesota
(218) 303-9847
(218) 236-4909

Scott M. Strand is a civil litigator practicing primarily in the areas of insurance litigation and personal injury. In the area of insurance litigation, Scott has handled hundreds of insurance defense matters on behalf of insurance companies and their insurers in defense of liability claims including personal injury, products liability, and property damage. Scott has also been retained to represent insurers in several first-party insurance disputes and coverage matters. Additionally, Scott handles subrogation matters on behalf of some of his insurer clients.

In the area of personal injury, Scott has represented numerous individuals in personal injury and wrongful death claims throughout North Dakota and Minnesota.

Scott is actively involved within the legal community. He has previously served as president of numerous associations including the North Dakota Defense Lawyers Association, the Cass County Bar Association, the Clay County Bar Association, and the Seventh District Bar Association in Minnesota. He has also served as a district representative of the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association, representing the Districts of North Dakota and South Dakota. Scott is an active member of the North Dakota and Minnesota State Bar Associations and the Defense Research Institute.

Scott is also involved in the local community having served on the Board of Directors for Access of the Red River Valley and as a current board member of the Fargo Theatre.

Areas of Practice

  • 75% Insurance Defense
  • 25% Litigation and Appeals

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • North Dakota, 2003
  • Minnesota, 2005
  • U.S. District Court District of North Dakota, 2004
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2011


  • University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, North Dakota
    • J.D. - 2003
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • University of North Dakota
    • Business Management and Honors Program magna cum laude

Representative Clients

  • State Farm
  • American Family Insurance
  • North Star Mutual Insurance Company
  • Nodak Insurance
  • Travelers
  • Minnesota Lawyers Mutual
  • The Hartford

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Dakota Defense Lawyers Association, Past President
  • Cass County Bar Association, Past President
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Clay County Bar Association, Past President
  • Seventh District Bar Association, Past President

Past Employment Positions

  • Pearson Christensen, Associate, 2003 - 2005
  • Pearson Christensen Cahill & Clapp, Associate, 2005 - 2006