Vanessa L. Lystad

Vanessa L. Lystad

Attorney
Location:
Fargo, North Dakota
Phone:
(701) 237-6983
Fax:
(701) 237-0847
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Vanessa focuses on employment law in our Fargo office. In her employment law practice, Vanessa handles administrative complaints, provides advice for North Dakota and Minnesota employers on employment compliance issues, investigates workplace complaints, and generally represents employers in employment litigation. Vanessa is also an editor of the North Dakota Employment Law Letter, a monthly newsletter providing employment law updates to North Dakota employers.

At Vogel, Vanessa serves as a member of the recruiting committee and is the summer associate coordinator.

Vanessa graduated summa cum laude from Minot State University, majoring in sociology and German, and earned her J.D. from University of North Dakota School of Law, where she was elected to Order of the Coif. While in law school, Vanessa participated in moot court, was Managing Editor of the North Dakota Law Review, and completed externships at the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and Northeast Central Judicial District.

A native of Jamestown, North Dakota, Vanessa enjoys cycling, swimming, and spending time with her family, friends, and Golden Retriever in her free time.

Practice Areas

  • Employment Law
  • Civil Litigation

Honors and Distinctions

  • Great Plains Rising Stars, Thomson/Reuters, 2015 - 2019
  • Graduate, United Way 35 Under 35 Women's Leadership Program

Admitted to Practice

  • North Dakota
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court District of North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit

Presentations

  • Vogel Law Firm Employment Law Seminar: Bismarck, ND and Moorhead, MN, 2014
  • Vogel Law Firm Employment Law Seminar: Bismarck, ND and Moorhead, MN, 2016
  • Vogel Law Firm Employment Law Seminar: Bismarck, ND and Fargo, ND, 2018

Publications

  • Collision of Negligence Theory: Does a "Blackout" Constitute a Sudden Emergency in North Dakota, 87 N.D. L. Rev. 233, 2012
  • Schools—District Liability: Political Subdivision Liability and School Duties Prevail Over Recreational Use Immunity, 86 N.D. L. Rev. 689, 2011
  • Editor, North Dakota Employment Law Letter

Community Involvement

  • Graduate, United Way 35 Under 35 Women's Leadership Program