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About Me

I focus my legal practice on civil jury trials. I have a broad range of experience in complex commercial matters. In my commercial litigation practice, I frequently represent clients in contract disputes, product liability suits, and consumer fraud litigation. I also represent clients in personal injury claims, wrongful death claims, automobile claims and product liability claims.  I also represent clients in medical malpractice defense cases. I have represented individuals and companies at the state and federal levels in North Dakota and Minnesota. I have associated with other lawyers to work on cases in South Dakota and Wyoming.


I have been recognized in Chambers USA, and as a Great Plains Super Lawyer.  I have been recognized as a rising star by Benchmark Litigation.  I am rated AV by Martindale-Hubble.


I also serve as President of the State Bar Association of North Dakota and am council attorney for the Boy Scouts of America.


Practice Areas


  1. Commercial: 35%
    11 years, 25 cases
  2. Car Accidents: 35%
    14 years, 50 cases
  3. Wrongful Death: 10%
    14 years, 5 cases
  4. Insurance: 10%
    14 years, 15 cases
  5. Health Care: 10%
    14 years, 20 cases



Hourly ($200-225/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Matthew Allen Tandy

    Joseph is a thoughtful, compassionate, and dedicated attorney who will fight to help his client achieve their goals.


    Matthew Tandy Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Kenneth Lee LaBore

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Wetch is a very knowledgeable personal injury attorney


    Kenneth LaBore Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

10 Roberts St
Po Box 6017
Fargo, ND, 58108-6017


MNAuthorized to practice200206/29/2015
NDAuthorized to practice law200109/17/2015
SDAvvo needs to verify this lawyer's bar status.201410/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Commercial Litigation Band 3Chambers USA2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Rising StarBenchmark Litigation2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarBenchmark Litigation2014
Commercial Litigation Band 3Chambers USA2014
Commercial Litigation Band 3Chambers USA2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Commercial Litigation Band 3Chambers USA2012
Commercial Litigation Band 3Chambers USA2011
Commercial Litigation Band 3Chambers USA2010
Commercial Litigation Band 3Chambers USA2009
Commercial Litigation Band 3Chambers USA2008
Association NamePosition NameDuration
North Dakota State Bar AssociationPresident2015 - Present
North Dakota State Bar AssociationPresident-Elect2014 - 2015
Minnesota Association for JusticeN/A2003 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/A2002 - Present
North Dakota Association for JusticeN/A2002 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2001 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Lamb v. State Board of Law Examiners, 777 N.W. 2d 343 (cert. denied, 130 S.Ct. 3412).Case Affirmed on appeal
Keiser v. Johnson, 283 Fed. Appx. 427 (8th Cir. 2008)Affirmed.
JKC Michaels. LLC v. KTJ Ltd Partnership Eighty-Fourverdict for plainiff
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North DakotaLawJD - Juris Doctor2001