Our Personnel:

John Bullis, Attorney

Steven J. Lies, Attorney

Paula M. Orth, Legal Administrative Assistant

Our Firm handles legal matters in the following areas:

  • Real Estate
  • Wills
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate 
  • Family Law
  • Business Law
  • Collections
  • Construction Law
  • Governmental
  • Municipal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance
  • Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Products Liability

This web site is designed for general information only.  The information presented at this site should not be constructed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship.


Contact Information

about us

John Bullis, Attorney
​Practice Areas: Real Estate; Civil Litigation; Probate and Estate Planning; Business Law; Family Law.
Admitted: 1983, North Dakota; 1985, Minnesota and U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota
Law School: University of North Dakota, J.D., 1982.College: North Dakota State University, B.S., 1980.
Member: State Bar Association of North Dakota; North Dakota Trial Lawyers Association; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.Born: Washington, D.C., September 20, 1957.
​ISLN: 908686689

Steven J. Lies, Attorney

Practice Areas: Personal Injury; Civil Litigation; Insurance Defense; Municipal Law; Toxic Torts.

Admitted: 1972, North Dakota and U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota; 1982, Minnesota

Law School: University of North Dakota, J.D., 1972.

College: University of North Dakota, B.A., 1969.

Member: Richland County (President, 1979-1982) and Minnesota State Bar Associations; State Bar Association of North Dakota; Minnesota and North Dakota Trial Lawyers Associations; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; National Institute of Municipal Law Officers; North Dakota City Attorneys Association (President, 1992-1993); North Dakota Judicial Conference.

Biography: North Dakota Deputy Secretary of State, 1972-1973.

Born: Mitchell, South Dakota, April 4, 1947.

ISLN: 905443070

Paula M. Orth, Legal Administrative Assistant
Paula joined Lies & Bullis in 1998.  She graduated from North Dakota State College of Science in 1977 with an Associate Degree in the Legal Secretarial Program.  Paula worked for a local law firm for 21 years before joining Lies & Bullis. 

Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

327 Main Ave S.  

P.O. Box 325 

Hankinson, ND  58041

Phone:  701-242-7522

Fax:  701-242-7204

E-mail:  porth@liesandbullis.com

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Lies & Bullis

Hankinson, North Dakota
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