Phone: 701-478-7620Toll Free: 855-478-7620
Moving You
Forward

WELCOME TO FREMSTAD LAW

At Fremstad Law, our mission is to transform how and when people experience working with attorneys. We actively promote and foster a close relationship with our valued clients that will result in a better understanding of their needs. We believe in exceeding expectations by solving problems and challenging the conventional wisdom to produce better outcomes. With insight and dedication to a personalized approach, we’re able to enhance the quality and scope of the guidance our clients receive. We live and are guided by these values: Relationships, Wisdom & Trust - Learn more about Fremstad Law

Joel has had a diverse legal and business career. He was a partner with one of North Dakota’s largest law firms for nearly 10 years. During that time he developed his practice to include employment law, business litigation, and collections. He left private practice to become General Counsel and Vice President of Human Resources for a privately held real estate and venture capital business with extensive real estate and other small business holdings. This broadened his knowledge and experience in starting and acquiring businesses and in the operating complexities of such businesses.
Contact Joel
  • Real Estate
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Business Formation
  • Estate Planning
  • Business/Partnership Disputes
  • Contracts
  • Collections
  • Personal Injury

Leslie Thielen's Profile Image
When Leslie first heard about the unique approach taken by Fremstad Law, she jumped at the chance to get involved. Splitting her time between the Fargo and Detroit Lakes offices, she appreciates the opportunity to bring legal justice to her hometown…
Nick Thornton's Profile Image
Nick is not the type of man to simply rest on his laurels; rather, he has taken an interest in constantly improving himself through ongoing education. In addition to his undergraduate degree in criminal justice and his law degree, Nick has also achie…
Lesley Foss's Profile Image
Lesley is passionate about helping her clients to navigate the difficulties inherent in any family law proceeding and to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients. Lesley graduated with distinction from the University of North Dakota School…
James Teigland's Profile Image
Raised in Moorhead, James attended Minnesota State University Moorhead where he studied Economics until he graduated in 2010. James attended William Mitchell College of Law from 2010-2013, and is now admitted to practice in Minnesota and North Dakota…
Mark Western's Profile Image
Mark is an experienced civil litigator who tries cases to juries and has provided successful results for his clients. Along with his trial experience, Mark has successfully argued multiple cases to the North Dakota Supreme Court. Mark’s clients hav…

News

23
May
Retirement assets, such as Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) , 401K accounts, or a defined benefit pension are often one of the largest assets held by a married couple. When the marriage of such a couple ends in divorce, the retirement assets mus…
3
May
When faced with the inherently difficult process of dissolving a marriage, one of the first decisions you’ll make is choosing a divorce attorney to represent you. To help you choose the best divorce lawyer for your case, it’s important to conside…
12
Apr
To file for divorce in North Dakota, you or your spouse must have resided in North Dakota for at least 6 months prior to beginning the process. Alternatively, if by the time the Judgment and Decree of divorce is entered, you will have been residents…

View All

Honest, responsive, and trustworthy family law attorney who came through for me. She is honest and will tell you what to expect. She is very responsive in her replies. You will never feel like you are “just a number” with Lesley. She was very well prepared and came through for me on short notice with flying colors.

what
clients think

We have worked with Joel for more than a decade.  We feel like his is truly a part of our overall team and understands our business.  If we could hire him as our in-house counsel we would.  We don’t do anything remotely legal without running it by him.

what
clients think

Nick was very professional, knowledgeable of the law, prompt in handling every issue of my case and paid attention to detail. I was very happy with the outcome of my case and would be quick to use Fremstad Law Firm again if needed.

what
clients think

It was a pleasure to work with Leslie, as she showed genuine interest in my issues and was always available to answer questions. From the start, she took the time to thoroughly explain the process and how we would work as a team to achieve my goals.

what
clients think

We have worked with Joel for more than a decade.  We feel like his is truly a part of our overall team and understands our business.  If we could hire him as our in-house counsel we would.  We don’t do anything remotely legal without running it by him.

what
clients think