About the Firm
Founded in 1919, Pearce & Durick is one of North Dakota’s most respected law firms and represents clients in courtrooms across the nation. Our solid commitment to legal excellence has distinguished us as the counsel of choice for a broad range of clients that include Fortune 500 companies, regional corporations and private interests.
Pearce & Durick has been providing clients with quality legal service for more than 90 years. The firm's early history began in 1919 when Edward Cox and Herbert O'Hare, two prominent Bismarck attorneys, formed a law partnership.
Cox and O’Hare accepted William R. Pearce into the firm in 1944. William Pearce went on to become one of North Dakota’s pre-eminent litigators and oil and gas attorneys. In 1970, William Pearce’s son, Harry Pearce, joined the firm and became one of the nation’s top product liability defense attorneys.
The name of the firm was changed to Pearce & Durick in 1985. That same year, General Motors recruited Harry Pearce to serve as an Associate General Counsel. Harry moved up the corporate ladder, becoming General Counsel and ultimately Vice Chairman of General Motors. He later served as Chairman of Hughes Electronics Corporation, and now serves as a member of the board of several large corporations.
Today, Pearce & Durick continues its rich tradition of providing quality legal services with some of the most respected lawyers in the region in their areas of practice. The lawyers at Pearce & Durick have earned the respect of their clients, the judiciary, and their peers. Pearce & Durick’s mission is to provide the highest quality legal services to its clients in the most professional manner.
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