Whitney M. Irish

Whitney M. Irish


Contact Information




Moorhead, Minnesota

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Estate Administration
  • Trust Administration
  • Oil and Gas Law

Admitted to Practice

  • North Dakota
  • Minnesota

Whitney counsels clients in the areas of estate planning, oil and gas, probate, trust administration. She works with clients in various stages of life – young professionals, families with young children, business owners, and farmers planning for succession. Whitney received her undergraduate degree cum laude from the University of North Dakota. She graduated from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law with awards for scholastic excellence.

Whitney is a board member for the FM Area Foundation – a non-profit community foundation that manages charitable funds and provides grants to qualified non-profit organizations and causes. A native of Fargo, North Dakota, Whitney and her family have made their home in West Fargo, North Dakota.

Client Comments

“I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you and the Vogel Law Firm for your persistence and professionalism.” Oil and Gas client.

“Thank you very much for all of your efforts and the work you did on [our] behalf. . . Thank you doesn’t even come close.” Trust Administration client.

“Thank you for all the amazing work done. . . This has been quite the experience and your guidance really helped us.” Oil and Gas, Probate client.

“Whitney Irish took good care of me with my estate planning. . . . She has my compliments!” Estate plan client.

“Outstanding job flawlessly done!!! Excellent job!!!” Trust Administration client.

“Thank you again for a GREAT job yesterday in court!!! I feel good about our position that you presented so well. . . I look forward to the judge’s decision.” Trust litigation client.

“Thank you so much for helping my dad and me with the will today. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your speed in getting everything taken care of! We are so grateful that it worked out.” Estate plan client.

“I like how you handled the issue with [adverse party]. Hits the nail on the head. You’re good! A great attorney!” Probate client.

“You provided us with so much great guidance and peace of mind during the most tumultuous period of a very necessary transition. I have bragged about you and the firm to everyone who asks.” Elder law client.

“Thank you for making this miracle happen.” Oil and Gas, Probate client.

“Thank you for your service and for all the peace-of-mind that you provided to us this past year.” Elder law client.

“Thank you for all your guidance in helping reach this point.” Oil and Gas client.

“Whitney and the rest of your firm has been absolutely outstanding to work with! I greatly appreciate all of your help in this matter and . . . I would gladly work with your firm again!” Oil and gas client.

“I really enjoyed meeting you and have the utmost confidence in you. . . I am very happy going forward with you.” Estate plan client.

“Please know that the guidance you have given us these past few days has provided so much peace of mind and comfort. When new twists have blindsided us, you have responded with poise and professionalism that is reassuring, caring, and competent – a refreshing mix.” Estate plan client.

“Should have hired you two months ago. Would have slept much better.” Estate plan client.

“You handled that perfectly. Dad was put at ease and comfortable with you within a few minutes. I am very impressed.” Oil and Gas estate plan client.

“Thanks for the manner in which you approached this matter. I look forward to working you again.” Estate plan client.

“It is a relief for us to have you working on our estate planning. You made us feel comfortable and you were wondering fielding our questions.” Estate plan client.

Honors and Distinctions

  • Great Plains Rising Stars®, Thomson/Reuters, 2022
  • “The Best Lawyers in America” in Family Law, Woodward/White, 2010 – 2021
  • Great Plains Super Lawyers®, Thomson/Reuters, 2011 – 2020


  • Vogel Law Firm Employment Law Seminar, 2014, 2016, 2018
  • Sterling Educational Services (Labor Law), 2015
  • Sterling Educational Services (Construction Law), 2015


  • Cass County Bar Association
  • Clay County Bar Association
  • State Bar Association of North Dakota
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Red River Valley Estate Planning Council

Published Cases

  • EOG Res., Inc. v. Soo Line R. Co., 867 N.W.2d 308 (N.D. 2015)
  • Tr. of Roger S. Linn Restated Tr. Agreement, 923 N.W.2d 815 (N.D. 2018)