Michael L. Gust

Firm: ABST
Location: Fargo - ND

  • 4132 30th Ave S Suite 100
    Fargo, ND 58104
  • Tel : (701) 235-3300
  • Fax : (701) 237-3154

Michael L. Gust is a shareholder in Anderson, Bottrell, Sanden & Thompson. He received his B.S. degree from North Dakota State University in 1998 and his J.D. degree, with distinction, from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 2001. Currently, Mr. Gust is licensed to practice law in all state and federal courts in North Dakota and Minnesota.

Areas of Practice:

Banking Law
Corporate Law
Debtor-Creditor Law
Insurance Law
Labor & Employment

Education and Experience:

Anderson, Bottrell, Sanden & Thompson (since 2008)
Law Clerk, Honorable William A. Hill, United States Bankruptcy Court, District of North Dakota (2005-2008)
Cousineau McGuire, Minneapolis, MN (2003-2005)
Spirit Lake Tribal Court (2001-2002)
University of North Dakota (J.D., with distinction, 2001)
North Dakota State University (B.S. 1998)

Bar Admissions:

Minnesota Supreme Court (2001)
North Dakota Supreme Court (2008)
U.S. District Court – Minnesota (2005)
U.S. District Court – North Dakota (2008)
8th Circuit Court of Appeals (2011)
B.A.P. 8th Circuit (2011)

Professional Activities and Awards:

Adjunct Professor, University of Mary, Fargo, ND, M.B.A. Program
Ad Hoc Committee on Local Bankruptcy Rules, North Dakota
Presents at various CLE programs on bankruptcy and collection


Our firm was originally founded in 1981 with its doors opening as Hanson, Crockett & Anderson. Since then the firm has gone through several name changes: Crockett & Anderson (1985-1990); Anderson & Bailly (1991-1999); Anderson & Bottrell (2000-2006); and now Anderson, Bottrell, Sanden & Thompson (2007-present).

For over 30 years our lawyers have served not only the Fargo-Moorhead area but the states of North Dakota and Minnesota. Time has also brought growth. Founded by a few attorneys, the firm now has over a dozen lawyers working in diverse areas of the law including real estate, corporate, banking, debtor-creditor, family, and estate planning. When necessary to protect the interests of our clients the firm also maintains a significant litigation practice.

Our lawyers are licensed to practice in the state and federal courts of North Dakota and Minnesota.