James M. Cailao
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James M. Cailao


Contact Information




Moorhead, Minnesota

Practice Areas

  • Probate and Estate Administration and Litigation
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships
  • Debtor and Creditor Collections
  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate Law

Admitted to Practice

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

James Cailao concentrates his practice in the areas of civil and commercial litigation, debtor/creditor representation and litigation, probate and estate administration and litigation, real estate law, guardianships and conservatorships. He received his undergraduate degree in 2007 from Minnesota State University Moorhead and in 2010 graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. While in law school, James clerked with the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office. After law school, he served as a law clerk to the Chief Judge of the Eighth Judicial District in Minnesota. James has been an attorney with the Vogel Law Firm since 2011. A Seattle native, James enjoys spending his free time with his wife and two young children.

Honors and Distinctions

  • “Best Lawyers in Minnesota,” Minnesota Monthly, 2021
  • “The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch,” in Commercial Litigation, 2021


  • State Bar Association of Minnesota
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar Association of North Dakota
  • State Bar Association of North Dakota Ethics Committee
  • Member – Board of Directors, Access of the Red River Valley
  • Member – Board of Directors, West Fargo Hockey Association