Suhr & Lofgren PLLC.

Suhr & Lofgren PLLC.

Experienced criminal defense and DUI defense firm in Bismarck, North Dakota. Former prosecutors with more than 25 years experience trying criminal cases.

Firm Overview

Our firm focuses almost exclusively on DUI defense and criminal defense in all state and federal courts in North Dakota. We have tried hundreds of cases, ranging from DUI to homicide charges and everything in between. As former prosecutors for several years, we understand criminal cases from both sides of the courtroom and can put our experience to work for you. We offer free consultations and welcome the opportunity to visit with you.

Main Office

Suhr and Lofgren
120 N. 3rd St., Suite 225
P.O. Box 2393
Bismarck ND 58502


(701) 223-3874


(701) 223-3875


Free Initial Consultation?


Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

All cases are handled on a fixed fee basis, taking into account your financial circumstances and the kind of case.

Office Information

Office Hours

8:30 am - 5:00 pm M-F

Emergency After Hours


Criminal Defense

Experienced and aggressive criminal and DUI defense services in state and federal courts throughout North Dakota. Former prosecutors for 16 years. Your go-to lawyers when you have been accused of a crime and need the best.

When you have been accused of a crime, there is a lot at stake. You need the best representation possible. Period. As former prosecutors for a combined total of 16 years, Lloyd Suhr and Jackson Lofgren have first-hand knowledge about how criminal cases are investigated and prosecuted and can use that experience in assisting you.

In their 25+ years practicing in the area of criminal law, Lloyd and Jackson have tried hundreds of cases. This includes DUI cases, drug offenses, property and white collar crimes, sex offenses, assaults, arsons, and homicides. They have argued dozens of appeals before the North Dakota Supreme Court. They have a depth of experience in criminal law, whether before a jury, trial judge, or appellate court.

Being your lawyer means a lot more than just taking your case. It means being available and being responsive to your needs. Personal service to each client as an individual is extremely important to Lloyd and Jackson, and is the first priority from day one in every case.

If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, and aren't sure where to turn or what to do, let us put our experience, focus, and unique background to work for you. Call us @ (701) 223-3874 or email us at [email protected] to set up a free initial consultation.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Lloyd and Jackson, being former prosecutors for a combined total of 16 years, have invaluable experience in the preparation and trial of criminal cases. Moving into private practice, it seemed natural that we would continue our passion for criminal law by taking our experience to the "other side" of the courtroom. Focusing on criminal defense allows us to commit to excellence.

More often than not, the criminal justice system dehumanizes, using labels like "the accused", "defendant", and "suspect". The fact is, everyone accused of a crime is a human being. We want to make sure you have the defense that treats you with respect and dignity when confronted with a system that sometimes does not.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

Lloyd Suhr and Jackson Lofgren, being former prosecutors for over 16 years combined, bring a unique experience base to criminal defense. We are the only criminal defense firm comprised entirely of formner prosecutors. Lloyd and Jackson tried over 100 criminal trials as prosecutors, ranging from Driving Under the Influence charges up to and including homicide cases. This unique former experience as prosecutors sets us apart from other firms.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Lloyd and Jackson spent 16 years as prosecutors before moving into private practice in 2013 and forming Suhr and Lofgren. That experience as prosecutors, where we learned how cases of every degree are investigated, charged, and prosecuted, gives us a unique skillset and background that is unmatched.

Lloyd C. Suhr

Suhr & Lofgren PLLC.

A 1997 graduate of the UND School of Law, Lloyd is licensed to practice law in North Dakota, the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota, and the United States Supreme Court. Lloyd has extensive experience in criminal, family, administrative, and employment law.

From 1997-1999 Lloyd was in-house counsel with the North Dakota Department of Human Services. From 1999-2002, Lloyd focused on the area of family law as a Special Assistant State's Attorney with the Bismarck Regional Child Support Enforcement Unit.

From 2002-2013, Lloyd was an Assistant and Senior Assistant Burleigh County State's Attorney. In that time he handled thousands of cases which included DUI offenses, juvenile matters, drug offenses, sex crimes, property crimes, higher profile cases, and homicides. He has tried over a hundred criminal trials, and has argued dozens of appeals.

Lloyd is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the North Dakota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the National College of DUI Defense. He serves on the North Dakota Joint Procedures Committee has served the Legislative Committee for the North Dakota State Bar Association.

Lloyd's experience allows him to bring a unique insight and knowledge base of the criminal justice system which he can put to work for the benefit of his clients, and he looks forward to doing so.


Bar Number: 05405
North Dakota, 1997

Jackson Lofgren

Suhr & Lofgren PLLC.

Jackson Lofgren joined Lloyd Suhr in 2013 to form Suhr & Lofgren bringing with him a wealth of trial and appellate experience. As an Assistant Morton County States Attorney for nearly five years, Jackson handled all types of cases ranging from juvenile and traffic hearings to homicides, sex offenses, and major drug trafficking cases. He is also well versed in family law as a former Special Assistant Attorney General with the Bismarck Child Support Enforcement Unit.

A native of McLaughlin, South Dakota, Jackson attended Northern State University where he played football for the Wolves and worked at the local Boys and Girls Club. He received his law degree from the University of South Dakota School. During law school, he attended the Institute on World Legal Problems in Innsbruck, Austria, where he took a class taught by United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

Jackson serves as the Vice President of the Bruce M. Van Sickle American Inns of Court and is a past program chair. He is a member of the Big Muddy Bar Association and has presented at conferences for the North Dakota State's Attorneys Association and the North Dakota Family Support Council. He is the Treasurer for the North Dakota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NDACDL). He was also recently bestowed the honor of being selected for membership into the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers for 2014. He is admitted to practice law in North Dakota, South Dakota, and the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota.

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