Hoeven Introduces Daniel Traynor at Senate Judiciary Hearing

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today introduced Daniel Traynor, who has been nominated to serve as a U.S. District Court Judge for North Dakota, at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to review his nomination. Hoeven outlined Traynor’s experience and qualifications and called for the committee to quickly approve his nomination and send it to the full Senate for confirmation.  

“Dan is an excellent choice to serve as North Dakota’s U.S. District Court Judge. He has more than two decades of legal experience and is well-qualified to serve North Dakota as a District Court Judge,” said Hoeven. “Dan has demonstrated a strong dedication to public service and a commitment to the rule of law, which are necessary characteristics for a judge. Based on his qualifications and character, Dan’s nomination deserves broad support.” 

Traynor graduated with distinction from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 1997. He served as an extern for U.S. District Judge Patrick Conmy and as a law clerk for North Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice Gerald VandeWalle. He is currently in private practice and his practice areas include: tort law; insurance coverage and defense, as well as business litigation, election law and Indian law. Traynor is a member of the State Bar Association of North Dakota, the Minnesota State Bar Association, the American Bar Association (ABA), the American Law Institute and the Defense Research Institute. He currently represents the North Dakota Bar Association in the ABA House of Delegates and is a member of the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education. Traynor is also the former chair of the Disciplinary Board of the North Dakota Supreme Court and served on the board of the North Dakota Defense Lawyers Association.

Traynor is being nominated to fill the vacancy created when North Dakota Chief Justice Daniel L. Hovland announced that he will take senior status this year.