At Pearce Durick PLLC, we offer our clients a diverse range of legal services and serve as valued advisors to our respected clients throughout the legal process. We provide legal representation and counseling to businesses and individuals in a wide range of disciplines including civil litigation, product liability law, oil and gas law, insurance defense law, personal injury, education law, commercial law, estate planning and probate, and employment law. Our firm has an extensive practice, and our experienced litigators handle trials and appeals in state and federal courts, as well as administrative boards and agencies throughout the region. Our uncompromising commitment to legal excellence, and to providing our clients with professional, innovative, and value-driven representation in a wide variety of legal matters, makes Pearce Durick PLLC one of North Dakota’s most respected law firms.
The firm’s rich heritage dates back to 1919 when Edward Cox and Herbert O’Hare, two prominent Bismarck attorneys, formed a law partnership. Cox and O’Hare, in 1944, accepted William R. Pearce in the firm. 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. Patrick Durick joined the firm in 1974, having known Harry Pearce from their time in the Air Force Academy. Patrick went on to become a partner in the firm in 1978.
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 on the corporate ladder, becoming General Counsel and ultimately Vice Chairman of General Motors. He later served as Chairman to Hughes Electronics Corporation. Harry served as a member of the board of several large corporations, and recently retired from his position as Chairman of MDU Resources.
In 2015, Pearce Durick PLLC was formed. Our innovative and dedicated team of attorneys share a commitment to providing responsive and efficient service to our clients. We get to know you and how to effectively meet your individual client needs. At Pearce Durick PLLC, the truest measure of our success is the success and satisfaction of our clients.