Benjamin E. Thomas


Wold Johnson, P.C.

500 Second Avenue North Suite 400

P.O. Box 1680

Fargo, North Dakota 58107

Telephone: (701) 235-5515


Benjamin E. Thomas

Ben Thomas was born in Minot, North Dakota, and raised in Ontario, Canada. In 1982, he returned to the United States to attend the University of North Dakota. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, and in 1989 received his Juris Doctor from the University of North Dakota School of Law. As a law student, Ben studied in Oslo, Norway, as part of the UND law student exchange program.


Ben has been in private practice in Fargo since 1989. He currently serves as President and Managing Partner of Wold Johnson, P.C. His practice is devoted primarily to employment law and civil litigation.


Ben is a frequent lecturer on topics relating to employment law. His audiences typically include lawyers, human resource personnel, managers, and business owners. Ben’s employment law materials have been published by the Council on Education in Management, Lorman Education Services, and Minnesota CLE.


In 2012, Ben was designated by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a Board-Certified Labor and Employment Law Specialist. The certified specialist designation is earned by leading attorneys who have completed a rigorous approval process, including an examination in the specialty area, peer review, and documented experience. Certified attorneys have demonstrated superior knowledge, skill, and integrity in their specific field.  This achievement has been earned by fewer than 3% of all licensed Minnesota attorneys.


Ben has served as President of the Cass County Bar Association and as Chair of the Inquiry Committee Southeast for the North Dakota Disciplinary Board. Ben also serves on the Board of Directors of the North Dakota Bar Foundation.


Since 1996, Ben has served as a Temporary Administrative Law Judge, presiding over contested workers compensation hearings involving North Dakota Workforce Safety & Insurance.


Ben and his wife, Gwen, live in Fargo.


Primary areas of practice: Employment Law, Family Law, and Litigation.