Blaine is a Partner in the Bismarck Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Department. His practice focuses on title examination, including the preparation of both drilling and division order title opinions. He also practices extensively in the areas of business formation, estate planning, probate, and trust administration. Blaine received his Juris Doctorate in 2003 from the University of Minnesota School of Law and graduated from the University of North Dakota, summa cum laude in 2000. Prior to joining Crowley Fleck PLLP in 2011, Blaine practiced for eight years with a mid-sized firm in Southern Minnesota. In 2010, he was named a Rising Star by Minnesota Law and Politics for his work in real estate.

Practice Areas

Bar Admission

Minnesota, 2003
U.S. District Court of Minnesota, 2008
North Dakota, 2011
U.S. District Court of North Dakota, 2012

Education

2003 – J.D., University of Minnesota Law School
2000 – B.M.Ed., Summa Cum Laude, University of North Dakota

Honors & Awards

Great Plains Rising Stars – Energy & Resources (2014-2017)
Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Star – Minnesota Law & Politics (2010)

Community Involvement

Vice President, Board of Directors, Bismarck Rotary Club (2011-present)
Member, Board of Directors, Bismarck-Mandan Orchestral Association (2011-present)

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association (Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section)
American Association of Professional Landmen
Landman’s Association of North Dakota
Minnesota State Bar Association
North Dakota State Bar Association
Big Muddy Bar Association