Robert Bolinske, Jr. was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and then moved to Bismarck, North Dakota at a young age. Mr. Bolinske received his 4 year Undergraduate Degree from the University of North Dakota in Social Science, with honors, in 1996. He then received his Law Degree with Distinction, from UND in 1999. Upon graduation, Mr. Bolinske received a letter of recommendation from a law professor by the name of Michael Ahlen. This letter to renowned trial lawyer Gerry Spence created a vision for Mr. Bolinske about his future goals as a trial lawyer.
From that time forward, Mr. Bolinske represents clients in virtually every type of legal situation imaginable: criminal, civil, automobile accidents, products liability, divorce, juvenile, and general litigation.
Mr. Bolinske has tried numerous cases to a jury and has been successful a large percentage of the time. The National Criminal Conviction is well above 97% at jury trial. Mr. Bolinske has much better results at trial, percentage wise, than the national average. Mr. Bolinske has also tried numerous cases to a Judge including divorce and juvenile trials.
Recently Mr. Bolinske attended, and graduated from, the Western Trial Advocacy Institute in Laramie, Wyoming, which is thought by many to be the finest Criminal Law Advocacy Program in the country.
It’s faculty include Gerry Spence (who is thought by many to be the finest trial lawyer in the world today), Albert Krieger (nationally renowned trial lawyer from Florida who’s clients include John Gotti and the Bonano family), Garvin Isaacs (a nationally renowned criminal defense attorney from Oklahoma City), and a numerous other nationally renowned trial lawyers and communication experts from around the United States.
Mr. Bolinske was selected as national Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers for the year of 2014. Membership is invitation-only composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state in the nation who meet stringent qualifications as criminal defense trial lawyers.
Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior trial results, qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile.
In 2015, Mr. Bolinske was selected as one of the Top 10 Criminal Attorneys in North Dakota by the National Academy of Criminal Defense. The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys is an organization devoted to recognizing the top criminal defense attorneys in the nation. The very few attorneys (less than 1%) that are good enough to make the list have demonstrated an extraordinary amount of knowledge, skill, experience, expertise and success in their practice of criminal defense.
Mr. Bolinske has been selected to the 2015 Great Plains Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
Whether it is a criminal or personal injury case, you can rest assured the Bolinske Law Firm will vigorously represent your interests in an effort to obtain the very best results possible.
Mr. Bolinske has personally handled thousands of criminal charges, and numerous civil and injury cases.