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Lisa Kay Edison-Smith

Employment and labor Attorney at Fargo, ND

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also known as Lisa Edison-Smith

  • State Years
    North Dakota - ND 26 years
    Minnesota - MN 27 years
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State ND
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Lisa

Learn Lisa’s areas of practice.

Lisa Edison-Smith practices exclusively in the area of employment and labor law and litigation, and is a MSBA Certified Labor and Employment Law Specialist. She focuses her practice on providing practical advice to North Dakota and Minnesota private and public sector employers, including schools and higher education, on a variety of issues related to discrimination and harassment, state and federal compliance issues, wage and hour law, employment contracts, policy review, hiring and termination, internal investigations, and employee benefits. She frequently provides training on harassment and other current issues in employment law to employers throughout the area. Lisa also represents employers in labor matters, negotiations, and arbitrations.

Lisa is a qualified neutral under Rule 11 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice and is included in North Dakota's ADR Neutral Roster maintained by the North Dakota Supreme Court Administrator's Office.

Lisa is an editor of the North Dakota Employment Law Letter, a monthly newsletter designed to provide proactive advice and the latest employment law news to North Dakota employers.

Lisa is a graduate of Hamline University School of Law, where she was awarded the Lyons Award as the graduate with the highest academic standing. Before joining the firm, she served as a law clerk to the honorable Chief Justice A.M. Keith of the Minnesota Supreme Court and worked for over eight years for GTE corporation in finance and accounting.

She graduated summa cum laude from North Dakota State University with an undergraduate degree in accounting and business administration and passed the Uniform Certified Public Accountant exam with national distinction.

Photos and videos

My law partner, Vanessa Lystad, and I enjoyed presenting to the Fargo-Moorhead Human Resource Association with a review of 2018 and predictions on Employment Law for 2019 on January 8, 2019!

Location

Vogel Law Firm (Fargo)
218 Northern Pacific Ave
Fargo, ND, 58102
Vogel Law Firm
200 North 3rd street
Suite 201
Bismarck, ND, 58501
Vogel Law Firm
215 30th Street North
Moorhead, MN, 56560
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Lisa has always been professional and works quickly to get my questions answered.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Vogel Law Firm
  • 1997 - Present
  • Partner
  • Vogel Law Firm
  • 1900 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor - Moot Court Coach
  • Hamline University School of Law
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Law Clerk to Chief Justice A.M. Keith
  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Summer Associate
  • Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly
  • 1995 - 1995
  • Area Sr. Administrator - Finance
  • GTE Communications Corporation
  • 1984 - 1993
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Education

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Certified Labor and Employment Law Specialist
  • 2011
  • Hamline University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • North Dakota State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1984
  • North Dakota State University
  • BS
  • 1982
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Tovar v. Essentia Health et al. No. 16-3186
  • Dismissal Affirmed - 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Tovar v. Essentia Health et al. No. 16-3186
  • Dismissal Affirmed - 8th Circuit Court of Appeals

Associations

  • State Bar Association of North Dakota
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • North Dakota Employment Letter - BLR Publishers
  • Editor
  • 1997 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Fargo Theatre
  • Past President - Board Member
  • 2012 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2024
  • Great Plains Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2024
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Lawyer of the Year
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Band 1 Lawyer
  • Chambers & Partners USA Guide
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2016
  • M. Arnold Lyons Award - Top Student in Graduating Class
  • Hamline University School of Law
  • 1996
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Publications

  • BLR
  • North Dakota Employment Law Letter
  • 2019
  • Hamline Law Review 18 Hamline L. Rev. 102 (1994)
  • If You Love Me, You'll Sign My Tax Return: Spousal Joint and Several Liability for Federal Income Taxes and the "Innocent Spouse" Exception
  • 1994

Speaking Engagements

  • FMHRA
  • 2018 Annual Employment and Labor Law Update
  • 2019

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Fargo Employment and labor Lawyer Lisa Kay Edison-Smith
Lisa Kay Edison-Smith
Employment and labor Attorney
Fargo, ND
Licensed for 27 years