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Robert Will



Robert Will grew up on a ranch/farm in rural Elgin, North Dakota where he graduated from Elgin High School in 1990.  For his first two years of undergraduate he attended the University of Wyoming and for his final two years he attended the University of North Dakota.  Robert graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Political Science and Sociology, from the University of North Dakota in 1994.  He attended the School of Law at the University of North Dakota and graduated with his Juris Doctorate in 1997.

Robert became licensed to practice law in the States of North Dakota and Minnesota.  In the Spring of 1997, Robert became employed with Legal Services of North Dakota and a Minot law office.  He continued to be employed with Legal Services of North Dakota for fifteen years, working in both the New Town and Minot locations.  At the same time, Robert operated his own law office in Minot in an office share arrangement with several different attorneys over the years.  Prior to joining the McGee, Hankla Backes Law Firm, Robert was a successful sole practitioner.

Over 25 plus years, Robert has developed expertise in the areas of Family Law and Bankruptcy.  Being in office share arrangements and being a sole practitioner has also led to handling cases in several different areas of law besides family law and bankruptcy, such as personal injury, estate, Tribal law, and real property transactions cases.  Robert has appeared in State District Court, North Dakota Supreme Court, Federal District Court, Eighth Circuit Federal Appeals Court, Fort Berthold Tribal Court, Northern Plains Intertribal Court of Appeals, and Social Security administrative hearings.

During his time away from work, Robert enjoys spending time with his family.  Robert and his wife, Jenn, have three beautiful children. He is an avid sports fan.  He has over the years enjoyed coaching and running his children around to their sports activities.

Robert strives to give his clients the best representation with a goal of achieving results expected by his clients.


Law School:
University of North Dakota School Of Law
University of North Dakota

Legal Assistant

Nicole Duchscherer