Burgum appoints Michael Hurly, '05 to district judgeship


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North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum today appointed Devils Lake attorney Michael Hurly as district judge for the Northeast Judicial District, effective Aug. 7. Hurly will be chambered in Rugby, ND and is replacing retiring Judge John C. McClintock Jr.,’86.

Hurly is currently a partner with Traynor Law Firm in Devils Lake, where he has worked since 2007. He serves as an assistant state’s attorney for Ramsey, Benson and Nelson counties and has served as assistant city attorney and city prosecutor for Devils Lake, as well as city attorney for St. John.

Hurly earned his undergraduate degree in 2000 from North Dakota State University and his law degree from the University of North Dakota in 2005. He is a certified family law mediator, past president of the Lake Region Bar Association and is licensed to practice on the Spirit Lake and Turtle Mountain Indian reservations.