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Rex A. Hammarback

Rex Hammarback brings over 30 years of estate planning, small business, and real estate experience to Gjesdahl Law’s clients. He works with estates of all kinds, simple or complex, and provides services to heirs, personal representatives, trustees, and elder law clients. He strives to help his clients solve their issues by agreement, but has strong courtroom skills when circumstances call for them.

Rex graduated with honors from North Dakota State University, where he majored in Business. He later received a juris doctorate from the University of North Dakota School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in both North Dakota and Minnesota.

An experienced pilot, Rex has a 40+ year history of aerospace education and business experience. He has served as CEO and Executive Vice President for the UND Aerospace Foundation. As lead corporate officer, he delivered multi-million dollar training programs with contracts in excess of $100M. Rex has served on the boards of numerous private and public corporations, including extensive experience with non-profits.

Rex's Expertise

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Contested Probate
  • Trusts
  • Contested Trusts
  • Elder Law
  • Aviation Law
    • Wrongful death
    • Personal injury
    • FAA administrative actions
    • Airport civil rights
    • Aircraft certifications
    • Aircraft contracts
Rex's Credentials

Education & Licensure


  • North Dakota State University B.S., Business (with honors, 2nd in class)
  • University of North Dakota School of Law, JD, 1985

Licenses and Admissions:

  • State Bar of North Dakota
  • State Bar of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Rex's Achievements


Professional Associations/Memberships:

  • North Dakota Bar Association
  • Minnesota Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Cass County Bar Association
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