Josh Krank

Practice Concentrations:

Josh is an Intellectual Property attorney and leads the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. He helps clients obtain Patent Protection, Trademark Registration, and Copyright Registration. He also works with the Firm’s  Business Law and Real Estate Practice Groups.

Professional History:

Josh is an associate attorney at SW&L and joined the firm in 2021. In law school Josh clerked for an employment law firm in Des Moines, IA.

Bar Admissions:

Admitted to practice in North Dakota since 2021, Bar ID number 09551.
Admitted to practice in Minnesota since 2022, Bar ID number 0403123.
Admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office since 2022, Registration number 80,664.

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


Andrew J. Scott, Sierra A. Walker, Joshua J. Krank, Amanda S. Wilkinson, Kaitlyn M. Johnson, Eric M. Lewis and John C. Wilkinson, JNK Redox Signaling Requires Apoptosis Inducing Factor, 293 THE JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY (JBC) 14,707 (2018). 

Joshua J. Krank, Note, Robo Crop: The Imminence of Autonomous Technology in Agriculture, 25 DRAKE J. AGRIC. LAW 473 (2020).

Educational Background

Josh received a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from North Dakota State University in 2017 and graduated magna cum laude. While there, he worked in a cancer research laboratory, studying the microbiology of various forms of cancer. After graduating from North Dakota State, Josh attended Drake University Law School in Des Moines, Iowa. There he participated on the arbitration team, moot court board, and the Drake Journal of Agricultural Law. Josh also received multiple awards, including the Journal’s junior staff member of the year and an award for obtaining the highest grade in his first year contracts course. Josh graduated in 2021, with high honors.


“Easy, price service good, friendly and quickly responds whenever I have a question. I tried to contact a couple of lawyer offices, but this is the one I can trust. Joshua Krank, was very patient to answer all my questions, and friendly. SW&L will be the place I trust to help me with anything about business law in future.” (Source).


Josh was born in Fargo, North Dakota. Growing up, he enjoyed camping, biking, and spending his summers lifeguarding at the local pool. In his spare time, Josh can be found at the gym, catching up on Netflix, or at his family’s lake cabin.


Josh loves participating in his home community, regularly attends various local events, and recently joined a wake-boarding group out at the lakes.