Berly D. Nelson

Berly Nelson portrait

Berly Nelson is a Fargo native. He studied Political Science at the University of North Dakota, where he was active in student government. Mr. Nelson attended the University of North Dakota School of Law, and worked as a law clerk at the Cass County State’s Attorney’s office in Fargo. Mr. Nelson joined Serkland Law Firm in 2004. He practices civil litigation, with an emphasis in the areas of commercial, banking, and family law. He is licensed to practice in state and federal courts in North Dakota and Minnesota. He is a member of the Fargo Rotary Club and lives in Fargo with his family.

Year Joined Organization


Areas of Practice

  • Banking Law
  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Divorce and Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • North Dakota, 2004
  • U.S. District Court District of North Dakota, 2005
  • Minnesota, 2005


  • University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 2004
  • University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States, 2001
    Major:  Political Science
    Minor: History

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized as a Rising Star in Great Plains Super Lawyers, 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar Association of North Dakota
  • Cass County Bar Association
  • Red River Soccer Club
  • Rotary


  • English
  • Spanish

Birth Information

November 2, 1978

Licensed to practice in North Dakota and Minnesota, and serving the communities of Fargo, Moorhead, Grand Forks, Valley City, Jamestown, Minot, Bismarck, Alexandria, Wahpeton, Cooperstown, Glyndon, and Dilworth.