Daniel Mack Traynor is a United States District Judge for the District of North Dakota. He was born and raised in Devils Lake, North Dakota. Prior to his judicial service, he was shareholder at the Traynor Law Firm in Devils Lake, North Dakota, where he was engaged in an active general litigation practice, with a particular interest in insurance defense, personal injury, business litigation and Indian law.
Judge Traynor represents the North Dakota Bar Association in the ABA House of Delegates. He also serves on the Board of Governors of the State Bar Association of North Dakota.
Judge Traynor previously served as a member of the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education and as Chair of the Disciplinary Board of the North Dakota Supreme Court. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute.
Upon graduation from law school, Judge Traynor served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Gerald W. VandeWalle of the North Dakota Supreme Court. Judge Traynor earned his undergraduate B.A. from the University of North Dakota and his J.D., With Distinction, from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 1997.
Judge Traynor is married to Patricia A. Traynor. They have three children.