Jesse Maier

Practice Concentrations:

Jesse is a guardianship and conservatorship, estate planning, and probate/trust attorney. Jesse helps his clients in all stages of planning from seeking guardianships and conservatorships over a loved one and preparing comprehensive estate plans to helping clients address the issues and litigation that can arise when a loved one has died. To date, Jesse has been involved in over 70 guardianship and conservatorship matters. Jesse also routinely serves as a guardian ad litem.

Professional History:

Jesse is a shareholder and has been with SW&L since 2016. Prior to that, Jesse clerked for the East Central Judicial District in North Dakota from 2015 to 2016.

Professional Memberships and Certifications:

Member, State Bar Association of North Dakota (“SBAND”)
Member, SBAND Real Property & Probate Section
Member, Minnesota State Bar Association (“MSBA”)
Member, MSBA Probate and Trust Law Section

Community Involvement

Jesse volunteers his time to good causes throughout the Fargo, Moorhead, and West Fargo area, including the Great North Pole and the Special Olympics Golf Classic fundraiser.

Personal Background

Jesse grew up in Bismarck, North Dakota. Jesse met his spouse while attending North Dakota State University. In his free time, he loves being outdoors and spending time with his family and friends. Jesse has a dog named Banjo that keeps him busy.

Admitted to Practice

Jesse is not licensed to practice law in any jurisdiction not identified above.

Client Reviews:

“Jesse did an AMAZING job with the estate planning & services with my Mom after the unexpected death of my Dad last year. He was kind, professional, and timely. It has taken over 20+ years for my mom to feel confident & comfortable in changing her will, redoing her documents, and moving forward with a lawyer, and Jesse was able to get it done with kindness. Thank you SO much and we will be referring everyone to SW & L and Jesse and his team. Thank you!!! Many blessings!” (Source).

“We worked with Jesse Maier on estate planning. He went above and beyond to make sure everything in our complicated estate was correct. He also took the time to answer all of our questions and explain everything. We were very pleased with all of our services and felt the fee was very reasonable. Would definitely recommend this office and especially Jesse.” (Source).

“Jesse worked with my husband and I to complete a last Will and testament, and helped with our estate planning. He was so professional, kind, and understanding of our wishes and needs. He was incredibly patient with our many questions, and the turn-around time was very fast.” (Source).

Read more reviews on Google, Yelp!, Facebook, and AVVO. Jesse has earned over 80 5- star reviews from clients.

Education History:

Jesse earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business Administration at North Dakota State University. Jesse was a state sales champion at a national competition.

After graduating from North Dakota State University, Jesse attended the University of North Dakota School of Law. While at UND, Jesse earned an externship placement with Judge Daniel Hovland in the United States District Court, District of North Dakota, was named to The Order of Barristers (for recognition of advocacy skills), received the Jack Marcil Oral Advocacy Scholarship (awarded to North Dakota law students who excel in oral advocacy), earned 3 second place awards nationally for his oral advocacy and brief writing skills, was elected to UND School of Law Moot Court Association Board, and graduated with distinction.