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Rosenquist & Arnason, PLLP
 Call us at: 701-775-0654 (Grand Forks)
701-837-0040 (Minot)

Joel F. Arnason
Mr. Arnason is a 1981 graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Law.  He was in private general practice until April of 2004, when he became general partner in the law firm of Rosenquist & Arnason, PLLP.  For the last seventeen (17) years, Mr. Arnason has worked as a three-quarter (3/4) time Assistant Public Defender for the Minnesota State Board of Public Defense, representing indigent criminal defendants in Felony and Gross Misdemeanor cases in Polk County, Minnesota.

Since October of 1981, Mr. Arnason has worked as  a Federal CJA Panel Attorney, representing indigent criminal defendants in Felony and Misdemeanor cases in United States District Court.

Areas of Practice:
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Real Estate Matters
  • Personal Injuries
  • Administrative Law
  • Employment Law
  • Corporate and Contract Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Lititgation
  • Taxation
  • Appellate
  • Municipal Law

Bar Admissions:
  • 1992     Admitted to Practice in the Minnesota Federal Court
  • 1988     Admitted to Practice before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 1982     Admitted to Practice in the State Courts of Minnesota
  • 1981     Admitted to Practice in the North Dakota Federal Courts
  • 1981     Admitted to Practice in the State Courts of North Dakota

Education:
         1978-1981         University of North Dakota School of Law                   Grand Forks, ND
                                              Juris Doctor awarded in May 1981

         1974-1978        Harvard University                                                                 Cambridge, MA
                                              Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, Government​

Personal:
   Mr. Arnason resides in Grand Forks with Laurie his wife of over 28 years.  He has four children, Joel, Ann, Patrick and James.  Mr. Arnason's passions are playing golf, jogging, hunting and traveling all over the country watching his children participate in sports.