Lawyers Serving North Dakota And Minnesota
Since 1939

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John T. Shockley

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Practice Areas

  • Municipal Law
  • Public Finance & Bonding


John T. Shockley is licensed to practice in North Dakota and Minnesota. He emphasizes the areas of municipal law, municipal bond law, land use law, and municipal litigation. He is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers.

John grew up on a farm near Doran, Minnesota and graduated from Campbell-Tintah High School. He attended the University of North Dakota and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in political science and minoring in history. In 2002, John and his wife, Kirsten, moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, where he attended Tulane Law School and graduated in 2005.

On June 25th, 2021, John was recognized in a Fargo Forum editorial for his work on the flood diversion project.


  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • 2005
  • Campbell-Tintah High School
  • University of North Dakota, with distinction, Political Science, Minor in History

Professional Associations

  • Clay County Bar Association
  • North Dakota State Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Associate, 08/01/2005
  • Shareholder

Bar Admissions

  • North Dakota
  • Minnesota