Welcome to McGee, Hankla & Backes, PC

The law firm of McGee, Hankla & Backes, P.C. has provided effective and professional legal services throughout northwestern North Dakota since 1901. Located in Minot, our lawyers are licensed in State, Federal, and Tribal Courts and are dedicated to client satisfaction through aggressive, ethical representation.

Business Group

We understand our clients turn to us at critical times in their lives seeking advice, advocacy, or action. Our business group is knowledgeable and skilled in the areas of corporate and business planning, contracts, commercial transactions, employment law, real estate, property, agricultural law, family and domestic issues, probate and estate planning (wills, trusts, and durable powers of attorney for financial and health).

Litigation Group

Our litigation group has tremendous experience and diligently pursues claims in the areas of personal injury and accidents, wrongful death, medical malpractice, products liability, and insurance defense.
We maintain professionalism, confidentiality, courtesy, and respect in addition to our Midwestern personal service – the kind of treatment we would expect when dealing with our own lives and livelihood.

Practice Areas

We have established a strong reputation as a firm of highly skilled counsel providing experienced and effective legal services to its clients.

Banking and Creditor Representation

The McGee Law Firm’s banking attorneys represent local and regional banking institutions, as well as their owners, officers and directors.


The McGee Law Firm’s bankruptcy attorneys represent individuals and businesses in bankruptcy proceedings. 

Business and Commercial Law

The McGee Law Firm’s attorneys understand the law and its implications on today’s ever-evolving commercial marketplace.

Criminal Defense

The McGee Law Firm’s criminal defense attorneys focus on energetic and dynamic defense of our clients’ rights in all types of criminal cases.

Estate Planning, Trusts and Estate Administration

Our attorneys assist businesses and individuals with comprehensive estate planning...

Family and Domestic

The McGee Law Firm’s family and domestic law attorneys have extensive expertise representing clients through the complex and emotional issues involved with divorce, custody, visitation, and the other related legal matters.

Insurance Law and Litigation

Major insurance carriers and self-insured entities rely on our firm’s comprehensive representation and valuable counsel.

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

The McGee Law Firm’s team of trial lawyers provide aggressive representation for people who have suffered serious injuries or lost loved ones as the result of the negligence of another person.

Real Estate and Property

From residential to commercial, the McGee Law Firm has your real estate needs covered. There are many local and state laws that one must comply with to ensure real estate transactions are properly performed and recorded.

Government and Education

The McGee Law Firm’s attorneys possess expertise in many areas of local government and education law.

Medical Malpractice

The McGee Law Firm represents victims seeking compensation for injuries and financial loss resulting from negligence on the part of a medical professional.

Products Liability

Defective or dangerous products are the cause of thousands of injuries every year. Product liability actions are quite complex and establishing legal fault most often requires the assistance of a qualified attorney.

Need Legal Assistance – Do You Have a Claim?

Feel free to get in touch with any questions and one of our friendly staff members will get back to you as soon as possible. We are here to help !