Berly Nelson has been a shareholder at Serkland Law Firm since 2011. Before joining the firm in 2004, he served as a law clerk in the Cass County State’s Attorney’s office in Fargo.

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

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

Honors and Awards

  • Selected for inclusion to the Great Plains Super Lawyers list for Banking (2020), and recognized as a Rising Star in Great Plains Super Lawyers (2016-2018).


  • Juris Doctor – University of North Dakota School of Law (2004)
  • Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Political Science and Minor in History – University of North Dakota (2001)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar Association of North Dakota
  • Cass County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, including Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Rotary
  • Tri City Soccer Club
  • Fargo Youth Baseball


  • English
  • Spanish

If you are interested in working with Berly for your case, contact him today.