DeMakis, Charles G.
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Charles DeMakis
Charles DeMakis
Minot, ND


Charles G. DeMakis was born and raised in Minot, North Dakota. Mr. DeMakis graduated from Minot High School in 1996. Mr. DeMakis obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Studies from the University of North Dakota in 2000 and his Juris Doctor degree (with distinction) from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 2004. Mr. DeMakis is admitted to practice before the North Dakota Supreme Court, the State of Minnesota, the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and the United States Tax Court.

Mr. DeMakis a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar Association of North Dakota, the Ward County Bar Association (past President, past Vice President), and the Kenmare Lions Club. He is currently serving as the Northwest Judicial District Representative to the State Bar Association of North Dakota Board of Governors.

Charles enjoys hunting, fishing, traveling, football, and boating. Charles is married to Ashley (Killmer) DeMakis. They have two sons – Alexander and Caden.

Practice Areas

  • Oil & Gas
  • Oil, Gas & Mineral Rights
  • Business Planning
  • Commercial Law
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Probate
  • Land Title Transfers
  • Marathon Oil Lease Review
  • Reclamation of Mineral Rights
  • Family Partnerships/Trusts
  • Land Ownership
  • Bakken Oil Reserve Lease Reviews
  • Mineral Rights Lease Negotiation
  • Land Rights Lease Negotiation
  • Pot Ash Land Leasing
  • Salt Mine Land Leasing
  • Estate Planning
  • Land & Mineral Rights Succession
  • Farm & Ranch Trusts
  • Three Forks Oil Formation Lease Review


  • University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, North Dakota
    • J.D. - 2004
  • University of North Dakota
    • B.S. - 2000
  • Minot High School

    Professional Associations

    • State Bar Association of North Dakota, Member
    • Ward County Bar Association, Member
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • Ward County Bar Association, Past President
    • Ward County Bar Association, Past Vice President
    • State Bar Association of North Dakota, Northwest Judicial District Representative, Board of Governors

    Bar Admissions

    • North Dakota, 2004
    • Minnesota
    • U.S. District Court District of North Dakota, 2004
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court North Dakota, 2004
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2004
    • U.S. Tax Court

    Past Positions

    • Camrud, Maddock, Olson and Larson Ltd., Grand Forks, North Dakota, Clerk
    • Galstad, Jensen, and McCann, East Grand Forks, Minnesota, Clerk

    Pro Bono Activities

    • Member, Kenmare Lions Club