Larry L. Boschee


As a litigator for over 30 years, Larry focuses his practice on complex civil litigation. He practices primarily in the areas of product liability defense, oil and gas law, energy and mineral litigation, commercial law, tort litigation, and insurance defense. Larry takes a client-focused approach to each matter he handles, providing responsive communication, practical and innovative counseling, intense, reasoned preparation, sound judgment, and vigorous defense of client interests. This committed approach provides value-driven service to his respected clients.

Larry has defended manufacturers in cases involving oil and gas equipment, automobiles, trucks, recreational vehicles, construction matters, consumer products, medical devices, agricultural and industrial equipment, and agricultural chemicals. He has represented manufacturers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Iowa, Wyoming, and other Midwestern and Western states.

Super Lawyers has recognized Larry as a Great Plains Super Lawyer in product liability defense, business litigation, and energy and natural resources. Chambers USA has recognized him as a leading North Dakota litigation attorney, and Benchmark has recognized him as a local litigation star.

Larry is an elected member of the American Law Institute. The Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. Elected membership consists of judges, lawyers, and law professors selected on the basis of professional achievement and demonstrated interest in improving the law.

Larry is also a sustaining member of PLAC, an association of manufacturers that invites a limited number of leading product liability defense attorneys to participate. PLAC is devoted to the development of balanced product liability law, as well as the development and sharing of knowledge and strategies useful to the defense of product liability lawsuits.

Additionally, Larry is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA). The Litigation Counsel of America is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of experienced and effective litigators throughout the United States. Fellowship in LCA is highly selective and by invitation only.

Larry also is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an invitation only, honorary organization of law professionals. Fellows have demonstrated outstanding achievement and dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession.

Larry is licensed to practice in the courts of North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, and South Dakota, the federal district courts of North Dakota, Montana, and South Dakota, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court. He is also licensed to practice in the Fort Berthold Tribal Court.


  • North Dakota, 1985
  • Minnesota, 1985
  • South Dakota, 1991
  • Montana, 2005
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • United States District Court, District of North Dakota
  • United States District Court, District of South Dakota
  • United States District Court, District of Montana


  • Juris Doctor, with distinction – University of North Dakota, 1985
  • Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude – Valley City State University, 1982


  • Super Lawyer – Personal Injury – Products, Energy & Natural Resources, Business Litigation, Great Plains Super Lawyer®, 2009-2022
  • Leading North Dakota Litigation Attorney, Band 1 – Energy and Natural Resources, Band 1 – General Commercial Litigation – Chambers USA
  • North Dakota State Leadership Award – Defense Research Institute (DRI), 2013
  • North Dakota Litigation Star – Benchmark Litigation

Professional Activities

  • Eighth Circuit Bar Association – Board Member, 2020-present
  • United States District Court, District of North Dakota, Federal Practice Committee – Member, 2011-present
  • Federal Bar Association, North Dakota Chapter – Vice President, 2016 | Secretary-Treasurer, 2014-2015 | Member
  • North Dakota Supreme Court, Joint Procedure Committee – Member, 2007-2015
  • University of Wyoming College of Law, Summer Trial Institute; Laramie, Wyoming – Faculty, August 2013, August 2014
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI), The Voice of the Defense Bar – State Representative, 2009-2013 | Member
  • American Inns of Court – State Liaison, 2007-2011 | Member
  • North Dakota Supreme Court, Pattern Jury Instruction Committee – Chairman, 2007-2008 | Member, 2002-2011
  • North Dakota Defense Lawyers Association – President, 2007-2008 | Member
  • The Judge Bruce M. Van Sickle American Inn of Court – President, 2005-2007 | Member
  • The American Law Institute – Member of Regional Advisory Group
  • Product Liability Advisory Council – Sustaining Member
  • Litigation Counsel of America – Fellow
  • American Bar Foundation – Life Fellow, State Chair, 2020-present
  • North Dakota Petroleum Council – Member
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation – Member
  • South Dakota Defense Lawyers Association – Member
  • State Bar Association of North Dakota – Member
  • Big Muddy Bar Association – Member
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Paul Benson, Judge of the United States District Court – District of North Dakota, 1985-1987

Publications + Presentations


  • Contributing Author: Product Liability Desk Reference, A Fifty State Compendium (M. Daller, 1992-2020)
  • Contributing Author: Business Torts Desk Reference, A Fifty State Guide (M. Daller, 2004-2020)
  • Author: Beyond Restating the Law: The American Law Institute, Part I, 60 No. 1 The Gavel 34 (2013)
  • Author: Beyond Restating the Law: The American Law Institute, Part II, 60 No. 2 The Gavel 30 (2013)
  • Contributing Author: Product Liability Compendium: Warnings, Instructions, and Recalls (DRI 2019)
  • Author: The Posse Comitatus Act as an Exclusionary Rule: Is the Criminal to Go Free Because the Soldier has Blundered? 61 N.D.L.Rev. 107 (1985)


  • Oil and Gas Hydraulic Fracturing: Technical Overview, Governmental Regulation, and Tort Law Trends; National Business Institute Bismarck, North Dakota, June 2015
  • Cross-Examination: Preparation and Execution; The Judge Bruce M. Van Sickle American Inn of Court, Bismarck, North Dakota, September 2014
  • Next Generation Tort Law: The New Restatement Third of Torts; State Bar of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, April 2012
  • What Every Tort Lawyer Should Know about the Restatement Third of Torts: Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm; North Dakota Defense Lawyers Association; Bismarck, North Dakota (October 20, 2011)
  • Mrs. Palsgraf Meets the Restatement Third; The Ronald N. Davies American Inn of Court, Fargo, North Dakota, September 2011