Lawyers Serving North Dakota And Minnesota
Since 1939

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Christopher M. McShane

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Practice Areas

  • Water Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business & Corporate Law


Chris practices in the area of civil litigation addressing issues including breach of contract, corporate dissolution, and estate disputes. His primary focus is the acquisition of property rights necessary to construct public projects. Chris has successfully tried civil cases to juries and judges. He is also experienced in appellate practice, having represented clients on numerous appeals.

Outside of the office, Chris and his family enjoy the outdoors. They enjoy hunting, fishing, skiing, snowshoeing and camping - including winter camping. Chris also enjoys cooking and eating interesting food. He is willing to travel anywhere for a good meal.


  • University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, North Dakota
    • Juris Doctorate - 05/2006
    • Honors: summa cum laude
  • University of North Dakota
    • Major: Commercial Aviation
  • Holder of a multi engine land commercial pilot certificate, certified flight instructor and flight instructor of instruments

Professional Associations

  • Cass County Bar Association, Member, 08/2006
  • Clay County Bar Association, Member, 09/2006
  • North Dakota Bar Association, Member, 09/2006
  • Past chairman of the Inquiry Committee Southeast of the State Bar Association of North Dakota
  • Volunteer for the adaptive ski program at H.O.P.E. Inc.
  • Active member of Lutheran Church of the Cross in West Fargo
  • Moderator of the West Fargo legislative forums

Current Employment Position

  • Shareholder

Bar Admissions

  • North Dakota, 2006
  • Minnesota, 2007
  • U.S. District Court District of North Dakota


  • Graduate of the chamber of commerce leadership development program