Adam Justinger

Adam Justinger recognizes that some of the most difficult times in an individual’s life is when they have been charged with a crime. As a criminal defense attorney for SW&L Attorneys, Adam vigorously defends his clients and strives to get his clients the best possible outcome in their case.

What Made Adam Want To Practice Criminal Defense

During his first year of law school, Adam was unsure of what area of law he wanted to practice. At the end of his first year, Adam accepted a law clerk position with a criminal defense firm in Grand Forks, North Dakota. During his two years as a law clerk, Adam found his passion doing criminal defense law. After clerking, Adam was hired by SW&L Attorneys to practice in the area of criminal defense and has decided to focus his career on the defense of people accused of crimes.


Adam has assisted many clients with trials, hearings, and settlements of all types, in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Federal court. Adam has also argued a variety of different cases in front of the North Dakota Supreme Court. Adam understands that criminal laws are constantly changing and diligently studies these changes to present and argue cases in the most effective and persuasive manner. Adam handles everything from infractions to serious felonies and anything in-between.

Always There For You

Adam does not confine his business hours to the normal 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m time schedule. If you are stopped by law enforcement or have an emergency, you can call Adam’s direct line at 701-484-3618. This line is available for his current and potential clients seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day.

Attorney Adam Justinger

Personal Background

Adam was born and raised in Kimberly, Wisconsin by his mother who taught him the importance of education. At age five, Adam looked at his mother and told her that he wanted to be an attorney because he enjoyed arguing. Although that has always been Adam’s dream, he began working for his grandparents’ construction business, which taught him the importance of hard work, and communication. Even though Adam enjoyed working construction, he never forgot about his goal of becoming an attorney and went on to receive his law degree in 2018. In his spare time, Adam enjoys traveling/spending time with his girlfriend, hunting and fishing, socializing with family and friends, listening to music, and cooking.

Admitted To Practice

  • North Dakota
  • United States District Court, North Dakota
  • Minnesota

Professional Organizations

  • State Bar Association Of North Dakota
  • North Dakota Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Minnesota Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Educational Background

Adam attended the University of North Dakota and received a degree in Political Science with a minor in Public Administration. After graduation, Adam enrolled in law school at the University of North Dakota School of Law and earned his law degree in 2018.

During law school, Adam was very active. Adam’s greatest passion while in law school was participating in mock cases to perfect his oral advocacy skills. Adam participated in Moot Court during his second and third year of law school. During the internal Moot Court competition, Adam and his team partner received the best brief award. This allowed Adam the opportunity to advance to external Moot Court during his second and third year. During Adam’s second year of law school, Adam traveled to Las Vegas, NV to compete in the Frank A. Schreck Gaming Law Moot Court Competition. During Adam’s third year of law school, he traveled to Saint Paul, MN and competed in the McGee Moot Court Competition. Adam and his team partner advanced to the semifinal round. As a result of his success in Moot Court, Adam was accepted into the Order of the Barristers (awarded for oral advocacy and brief writing skills). Adam joined the Energy Law Association his first year of law school and became the President during his second and third year. Furthermore, Adam was the secretary of the Student Bar Association during his second year and the vice president of the organization during his third year. Additionally, Adam was a member of the Criminal Law Association and the Sports Law Association.