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At Fremstad Law, our mission is to transform how and when people experience working with attorneys. Our North Dakota law firm's goal is to 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.
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  • Business Formation
  • Estate Planning
  • Business/Partnership Disputes
  • Contracts
  • Collections
  • Personal Injury

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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Chelsea is the primary attorney for Fremstad Law in Valley City where she has a broad general practice aimed at serving the residents of Valley City and Barnes County. Chelsea grew up in St. Francis, Minnesota (Pop. 7218) and feels fortunate to be pr…
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Raised in Burlington, North Dakota, Brandt attended college at Minnesota State University Moorhead and graduated from Minot State University with a degree in History with concentrations in Economics, Geography and Native American Studies. Brandt att…

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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.

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I hired JAMES TEIGLAND to assist me in a dispute over property taxes. It was a complicated issue but James explained the risks, costs, and benefits of various positions and helped me realize there are multiple dimensions to a legal dispute. He gave me good advice to resolve the dispute in a way I thought was favorable. I will recommend James to my family and friends for any of their legal needs.

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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.

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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.

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