Zachary R. EikenOffice: Bismarck
Zach is a Partner in the Bismarck, ND office and practices with the Commercial Litigation practice group. Zach was born and raised in Williston, North Dakota. He received his B.A. in History, with a minor in Economics, from the University of North Dakota, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Zach also received his J.D. from the University of North Dakota School of Law, where he graduated summa cum laude and Order of the Coif. While in law school, Zach served as Managing Editor of the North Dakota Law Review, authored two law review articles, and participated in internal and national moot court competitions. After law school, Zach clerked for the Honorable Chief Justice Gerald VandeWalle of the North Dakota Supreme Court and the Honorable Magistrate Judge Charles Miller, Jr. of the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota.
- Commercial Litigation
North Dakota, 2015
United States District Court for the District of North Dakota, 2018
2015 – J.D., summa cum laude, University of North Dakota School of Law
2011 – B.A., summa cum laude, University of North Dakota
Prior Experience (Employment)
Law Clerk at the United States District Court for North Dakota
Law Clerk at the North Dakota Supreme Court
Honors & Awards
Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch – Commercial Litigation (2023)
State Bar Association of North Dakota
Big Muddy Bar Association
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
Inns of Court
Presentations & Publications
Note: The Dark Side of the Bakken Boom: Protecting the Importance of an Oil and Gas Lease’s Bonus Payment Through a Proposed Legislative Amelioration of Irish Oil and Gas, Inc. v. Riemer, 89 N.D. L. REV. 679 (2013) (North Dakota Bar Foundation’s Outstanding Article for 2013).
Comment: Trust Law: Settlor Ignorance of Applicable Laws May Cause a Mistake of Law Under North Dakota Century Code Section 59-12-15: In re Matthew Larson Trust Agreement, 2013 ND 85, 831 N.W.2d 388, 89 N.D. L. REV. 503 (2013).