Anthony J. Ford is an Associate practicing out of the Bismarck office, and is a member of the firm’s Oil and Gas Practice Group. Tony graduated with honors and the Oil and Gas Law Certificate from Washburn University School of Law in December 2014, and earned a B.A. in Government from Hamilton College in 2002. During law school, he served as Articles Editor of the Washburn Law Journal and as a research assistant to Prof. David Pierce (oil and gas law) and Prof. David Rubenstein (administrative law). He was the 2014 winner of the David P. Phillips Scholarship from the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.

Tony interned at Crowley Fleck in 2014. In the summer of 2013 he interned at Chesapeake Energy Corporation, in the Land Department’s Haynesville Division.

Practice Areas

Bar Admission

North Dakota, 2015


2014 – J.D. with Dean’s Honors, Washburn University School of Law
2002 – B.A., Hamilton College

Honors & Awards

Articles Editor, Washburn Law Journal
David P. Phillips Scholarship, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
Energy and Mineral Law Foundation Law Student Scholarship
Judge J. Richard Foth Writing Award (Washburn)
John D. Ensley Memorial Writing Award (Washburn)
Runner-up, Hartrick Scholar Writing Competition (Institute for Energy Law)

Professional Affiliations

Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
Energy and Mineral Law Foundation

Presentations & Publications

“The Life Estate and the Power to Commit Waste: Using a Power Analysis to Resolve Oil & Gas Title Issues Created by Future Interests,” Oil & Gas, Natural Resources & Energy Journal (2016)
“Railroad Land Grants,” Vexatious Title Issues Symposium, Washburn Oil and Gas Law Center (March 2014)