Born and raised in North Dakota, Craig O. Ash graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1988, with a degree in business administration. He received his law degree in 1991 from the University of North Dakota School of Law, in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Mr. Ash practiced law for over 25 years in the areas of family law, personal injury,real estate transactions, real estate closing, estate planning and estate settlement, insurance claims, purchase and sale of businesses, corporation and limited liability company formation, and all aspects of general practice work.

Mr. Ash now focuses his work on helping people resolve disputes through mediation.