Prairie Business magazine has named Vogel Law Firm as one of the 50 Best Places to Work in the northern plains! Companies were nominated through an anonymous employee satisfaction survey and rated in areas including work environment, employee benefits and employee happiness. The top 25 small for-profit companies (99 or fewer full-time employees) and the top 25 large for-profit companies (100+ employees) will be honored in the September issue of the magazine available on August 29.
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Vogel Law Firm is pleased to announce the addition of Diane Wehrman to the firm. Diane is an associate in the Bismarck office, concentrating on estate planning, estate administration, real property, energy and land use issues. Diane has extensive experience in the field of oil and gas law with an emphasis on federal land use and development issues within Indian reservations.
Diane graduated with distinction from the University of North Dakota School of Law and was inducted into the Order of the Barristers and Order of the Coif. Diane was named Best Oralist of the 2009 National Native American Law Students Association Moot Court Competition, Boulder, Colorado. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Carroll College, Helena, Montana.
Prior to joining Vogel Law Firm, Diane’s practice included drafting oil and gas title opinions, assignments of interests, stipulations, and settlement agreements and advising clients regarding other property and contract issues.
Diane is a member of the SBAND Lawyer Assistance Program Committee and Bismarck-Mandan Elks Lodge, and Bisman Community Food Cooperative. Diane is a native of Idaho Falls, Idaho.
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Vogel Law Firm provided a complete update on important employment law developments at their recent Employment Law 2014 seminars.Read More »
Vogel Law Firm is pleased to announce the addition of Seth A. Thompson to the firm. He is an associate attorney in the Bismarck office. Seth graduated with distinction from the University of Minnesota School of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. After law school, Seth served as a law clerk to Justice Carol Ronning Kapsner of the North Dakota Supreme Court.
Seth focused his legal education primarily on labor and employment law. In addition to graduating with an emphasis in labor and employment law, Seth served as the Editor-in-Chief of the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law and received the ABA-BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law. He also clerked for a public-sector labor union and Region 18 of the National Labor Relations Board. Prior to attending law school, Seth spent four years working for a labor union negotiating collective bargaining agreements and handling arbitrations and mediations. He served as the head elected official of the 900-member organization for two years.
Seth also has hands-on knowledge of the construction industry. Prior to law school, Seth worked as an electrician on numerous construction projects in the Red River Valley. He attended two years of trade school and completed a three-year U.S. Department of Labor approved electrical apprenticeship program, eventually becoming a master electrician in 2003. While working as an electrician, Seth attended night and weekend classes for three years to obtain his bachelor’s degree. Always up for a challenge, he then took night classes to earn a master’s degree in management with an emphasis in human resources.
Seth grew up in the Lignite and Crosby area, and his wife, Anna, is originally from New Salem.
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Pat Weir and Josh Swanson have recently published a synopsis of North Dakota law for the 2013 edition of the Tort Law Desk Reference – A Fifty State Compendium, which is nationally distributed by Aspen Publishers and Wolter Klumer. The Tort Law Desk Reference provides a succinct survey of the tort laws of the fifty states and the District of Columbia. It is designed to serve as an initial reference for: corporate in-house counsel or litigation management professionals who are overseeing tort cases in more than one state; in-house professionals at the liability, casualty or property insurance companies concerned with claims and litigation management; and attorneys handling tort cases in more than one state.
Pat Weir limits his practice to representing those individuals and families who have suffered serious or fatal injuries as a result of another’s conduct. Josh Swanson’s practice is centered on litigation where he focuses on energy and natural resource law, commercial litigation, and plaintiff's law.Read More »
Fargo, N.D. – Vogel Law Firm is pleased to announce that the firm and 12 of its attorneys are recognized in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA.
Chambers ranked Vogel Law Firm in Band 1 in the following practice areas: Bankruptcy/Restructuring; Corporate/Commercial; Labor & Employment; Litigation: General Commercial; and Real Estate.
Vogel Law Firm attorneys recognized in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA, along with the areas of law for which they were selected, include: Jon Brakke (Bankruptcy/Restructuring), Steven Johnson (Corporate/Commercial), William Schlossman (Corporate/Commercial), Lisa Edison-Smith (Labor and Employment), John Kapsner (Litigation: General Commercial), M. Daniel Vogel (Litigation: General Commercial), Pat Weir Jr. (Litigation: General Commercial), Tami Norgard (Litigation: General Commercial), Todd Haggart (Litigation: General Commercial), Angela Lord (Litigation: Medical Malpractice Defense), Robert J. Udland (Litigation: Medical Malpractice Defense), and Daniel Bueide (Real Estate) .
The Chambers rankings are based on extensive research conducted by Chambers and Partners Legal Publishers, a highly respected English research firm that publishes directories assessing and ranking the world’s leading attorneys. For more information see www.chambersandpartners.com.Read More »
FARGO/MOORHEAD, ND/MN (May 9, 2013) – Matthew Thompson graduated from The Chamber’s Leadership Fargo Moorhead West Fargo program on Thursday, May 9 during a graduation ceremony at the Bluestem Center for the Arts.Read More »
Vogel Law Firm Attorney Caren Wanner Stanley to Present at Lorman Education Services Seminar: Judgment Enforcement
Explore the world of collection law - and learn techniques to get paid sooner.
The economy is struggling, and consumers and businesses are feeling the pinch. Don't get caught in the crunch - attend this seminar and learn valuable strategies for collecting money and avoiding liability.Read More »
Lisa Edison-Smith, MSBA Certified Labor and Employment Law Specialist, pens Gavel article, “10 Client Phrases That Predict Disaster”
In the recent edition of the Gavel, Vogel Law Firm attorney, Lisa Edison-Smith, an MSBA Certified Labor and Employment Law Specialist, shares "10 Client Phrases That Predict Disaster" in her employment and labor law practice. To read the article please visit http://sband.org/News%20Events/Gavel.aspx.Read More »
Vogel Law Firm is pleased to announce that Leah Sonstelie Warner has become a shareholder in the firm. Leah concentrates her practice in civil litigation and family/domestic law in both Minnesota and North Dakota. She received her undergraduate degree, with honors, from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. She joined the firm after graduating with honors from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota.Read More »