Norgard, Tami

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Tami Norgard
  • Attorney
(701) 237-0847

Tami Norgard has practiced law at the Vogel Law Firm for 19 years and is currently one of the firm’s managing partners.  Tami’s law practice includes counseling clients in areas involving energy, natural resources and civil litigation, including environmental issues, oil and gas, electric cooperative, land use, and water law counseling and litigation. Her experience includes serving as legal counsel to many boards, including Garrison Diversion Conservancy District and Cass County Electric Cooperative, as well as water resource districts, rural water districts and watershed districts in Minnesota.  In addition to being board counsel, her experience includes numerous jury trials, court trials and appeals to the Supreme Courts in North Dakota, Minnesota and federal courts.

Tami joined the Vogel Law Firm in 1999 after practicing with the Gray Plant Mooty firm in Minneapolis and after working for the federal government in Washington, D.C. Tami graduated from the University of North Dakota summa cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science. She received her law degree cum laude and a Masters of Studies in Environmental Law and Policy magna cum laude in 1995 from Vermont Law School.

Tami has been teaching law school, graduate school and undergraduate courses regularly since 1997. She taught Environmental Law & Policy in a graduate program at NDSU and at UND Law School, as well as Energy Law at Bismarck State University and Civil Rights and Environmental Moot Court classes at the University of Minnesota Law School.

Tami has supported the community over the years by sitting on various boards including:  The Great North Pole, Hope Blooms, Save the Maah Daah Hey Foundation, the United Blood Services Leadership Council, Dakota Montessori School Board, River Keepers Board, Oak Grove Foundation Board, Moorhead Rotary, Fargo Theatre Board and various state bar committees and sections. Tami also volunteers as a photographer for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep.

A native of Arnegard, North Dakota, Tami lives in Fargo and enjoys spending time with her three children, following their numerous activities. 


Practice Areas

  • Environmental Law
  • Land Use
  • Oil and Gas
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Water Law

Honors and Distinctions

  • "The Best Lawyers in America" in Environmental Law, Woodward/White, 2008-2019
  • Great Plains Super Lawyers®, Thomson/Reuters, 2011-2018
  • Listed as a leading North Dakota General Commercial Litigation attorney, Chambers USA, 2012-2019
  • Prairie Business Top 25 Women in Business

Admitted to Practice

  • Minnesota, 1995
  • North Dakota, 1996
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1996
  • U.S. District Court District of North Dakota, 1999
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2011


  • State Bar Association of North Dakota
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Cass County Bar Association
  • Clay County Bar Association


  • “Waters of the United States Rule; the Impact on ND Infrastructure Development” Garrison Diversion Drought Conference, October 1, 2015
  • “Bakken 101” for Fargo-Moorhead Communiversity, February 2013
  • “The Law of Easements,” ND Rural Electric Attorneys Conference, October 2012
  • "Mineral Leasing from a Landowner's Perspective" in Watford City and Williston, North Dakota, November 2010
  • "Mineral Leasing" at Great Plains Land Expo in Fargo, North Dakota, December 2011
  • "What Landowners Need to Know About Wind Leases" at the SBAND Real Property Seminar, December 2009
  • "EPA Proposed Rules Regulating Diesel Engines" at the NDRECA Attorneys Meeting, December 2010
  • "Wastewater Disposal In the Energy Industry" at SBAND Annual Meeting, June 2010
  • "Wind Energy and Leasing Issues for Cooperatives" at ND Rural Electric Cooperative Attorneys Conference, September 2009
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