|One of two active U.S. District Judges in North Dakota, Ralph Erickson is a graduate of Jamestown College and the University of North Dakota School of Law.
Following his graduation from Law School, Judge Erickson was in the private practice of law in West Fargo with a braod general trial practice.
Prior to his appointment to the federal bench Erickson served as a state district judge, a judge of the county court, and a county court magistrate. While on the state bench he presided over civil, criminal and juvenile matters. He was the first judge of the Juvenile Drug Court in the East Central Judicail District.
Erickson currently serves as Chief Judge for the District of North Dakota. He is a member of the State Bar Association of North Dakota the Cass County (ND) Bar Association.
He and his wife Michele currently reside in Fargo, ND and have two school aged daughters.