Chambers and Partners recently released the 2021 edition of its annual legal guide Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. As part of their prestigious annual ranking formulated from extensive research and client interviews, Vogel Law Firm was recognized for its excellence in four practice areas, and had 12 individual attorneys recognized as being leaders in their field.


Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Firm Band 1)

“Highly regarded team able to draw on resources based across North Dakota and Minnesota. Offers clients a wealth of expertise in bankruptcy, liquidation and restructuring matters, acting predominantly for debtors. Also experienced in assisting clients in secured creditor disputes and reorganization proceedings.”

  • Jon Brakke (Band 1) – “He is a real expert on bankruptcy law.”
  • Caren Stanley (Band 2) – “She is such an expert in Chapter 11 – she knows her stuff.”

Corporate/Commercial (Firm Band 1)

“Offers extensive expertise across a full range of corporate matters, and is noted for its deep bench of experienced practitioners. Possesses particular strength in commercial transactions and financing matters.”

  • Steven Johnson (Band 1) – “He is very experienced and a terrific lawyer.” “Clients love working with him – he is really an expert.”
  • Matthew Thompson (Band 2) – “He is a very sharp guy with a good legal mind.”

Labor & Employment (Firm Band 1)

“Preeminent Fargo-based labor and employment team, assisting clients with discrimination claims and everyday employment advisory work. Regularly sought after for complex labor disputes. Experienced advising clients from a diverse range of industries including retail, energy, banking and healthcare.”

  • Lisa Edison-Smith (Band 1) – “She is great – she has experience, expertise and pragmatism.”

Litigation: General Commercial (Firm Band 1)

“Enviable bench of dedicated litigators offering clients comprehensive coverage across a full spectrum of contentious matters. Expertise spans commercial litigation, medical malpractice, personal injury work and oil and gas disputes. Also maintains an alternative dispute resolution practice serving corporate and individual clients.”

Medical Malpractice