Hoeven Statement on Nomination of Daniel Traynor to be U.S. District Court Judge for North Dakota

BISMARCK – Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump nominated Daniel M. Traynor to serve as a U.S. District Court Judge for North Dakota.

“Dan Traynor has more than two decades of diverse legal experience and is well-qualified to serve the people of our state as a District Court Judge,” said Hoeven. “Dan has represented North Dakotans in federal, state and tribal courts, including handling appeals before the North Dakota Supreme Court. We look forward to advancing his nomination through the Senate confirmation process.”

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.