Ross A. Nilson

Ross A. Nilson

West Fargo, North Dakota

Ross Nilson joined the Brudvik Law Office in 2015 and specializes in civil litigation. Before joining the Brudvik Law, Ross worked for other law firms practicing in the areas of civil litigation and employment law. Ross practices in various areas of civil litigation including business and commercial litigation, contract disputes, collections, personal injury and administrative law and appeals. Ross has represented clients in state and federal courts and before a variety of administrative agencies and boards. He has also provided advice and counsel to employers regarding employment law matters including employee discipline and termination, employee leave issues and reviewed and proposed employee handbook policies and procedures.

Ross also was a law clerk for Magistrate Judge Raymond L. Erickson of the United States District Court of Minnesota and for the Honorable Steven Cahill and Galen Vaa of Seventh Judicial District of Minnesota.

Ross grew up on a farm near Park River, North Dakota and received his bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University in history. After college, Ross earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2008. He is licensed to practice in North Dakota and Minnesota, the United States District Court of North Dakota and the United States District Court of Minnesota.

Ross is a member of the State Bar Association of North Dakota and the Minnesota State Bar Association. He is also the treasurer for the Ronald N. Davies American Inn of Court.

In his spare time, Ross enjoys golfing, attending NDSU football games and spending time with his family.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Contract Disputes
  • Collections
  • Administrative Law and Appeals
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • North Dakota
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court District of North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota


  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. cum laude - 2008
    • Honors: With Honors
  • North Dakota State University
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 2005
    • Honors: Honors
    • Major: History

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2016 - 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar Association of North Dakota, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Ronald N. Davies Inn of Court, Treasurer