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Michael L Gjesdahl

Divorce and separation Attorney at Fargo, ND

5.0   6 reviews
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  • State Years
    North Dakota - ND 34 years
    Minnesota - MN 34 years
    California - CA 38 years
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State ND
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

WE DON'T DABBLE IN FAMILY LAW, IT'S ALL WE DO. GJESDAHL LAW'S 8 LAWYERS HANDLE ALL FAMILY MATTERS.

Mike founded Gjesdahl Law, P.C. in 1989. His practice is exclusively devoted to families, their transitions, their needs. Throughout his career, he has confronted every imaginable family issue.

Today, Mike’s practice largely involves high-stake and high-net-worth divorces. He has handled many divorces involving estates worth tens, and sometimes hundreds, of millions of dollars. Such divorces often involve closely held businesses, farm assets, trusts, inherited wealth, commercial real estate valuation, fraud, and concealed assets. His clients include business owners, farmers, entrepreneurs, public figures, medical and legal professionals, high-net-worth families, C-suite executives, and their spouses.

Mike regularly negotiates and drafts premarital agreements. He is one of a small number of attorneys who handles assisted reproduction matters. Though a fierce litigator, Mike is devoted to resolving his cases by agreement, usually through mediation or collaborative negotiating.

Mike is married, and has three children.

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Posted by Ajit | April 29, 2022
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Mike Gjesdahl is not only an exceptional and gifted attorney, he is a life changing person.
I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to Mike Gjesdahl and his team for the care he and his firm gave me during one of the most difficult times in my life. I was blessed to have Mike represent me in my divorce. He was my rock at a time when I needed it most. His extraordinary strength kept me from falling and inspired me to find my own strength to rise above my circumstances. He stood unwavering for me in ways I couldn’t stand for myself. Mike’s innate wisdom and top level of expertise, along with his sincere compassion and high standards of integrity, set him far above others in his field. Mike is a gem. He cares about families and goes over and beyond to advocate for the people he represents. He did that for me, and I am forever grateful. Kari A. Losee is an attorney at Gjesdahl law who was an integral part of my team. Her knowledge, highly effective skills, and steadiness in all situations achieved positive results. She was consistently available when I needed to reach her, and I was very thankful to have her on my team. In summary, Mike Gjesdahl is not only an exceptional and gifted attorney, he is a life changing person. You would be incredibly fortunate to have Mike Gjesdahl and his firm represent you.
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Posted by Andrea | March 18, 2022
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MikeGjesdahl was the blessing my friend needed at a crucial time in her life.
I’m not one to hop online and write a review about someone, but when your best friend has been represented by the BEST in the business, you let others know. Mike Gjesdahl is that attorney. Approximately one year ago, my friend needed to find someone to represent her as she went through a challenging divorce. We were looking for someone who is whip smart when it comes to family law and divorce proceedings. Other attorneys pointed us toward Gjesdahl Law so we knew she would get a top-knotch lawyer. What we didn’t expect were all the “extras” that made her experience exceptional. Mike Gjesdahl goes above and beyond for his clients. He is strong in all situations and his clients draw from that strength. He is compassionate toward his clients and their families; he understands what they are going through. Mike has the wisdom and experience people need when they are going through a life-changing circumstance like divorce. To sum it up, Mike was the blessing my friend needed at a crucial time in her life. Mike Gjesdahl and his team will always have my highest recommendation. Andrea Larson
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Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2017
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Surrogacy Lawyer
I have had a great experience with Michael Gjesdahl and team while obtaining my surrogacy contract and paperwork for my babies. He is extremely professional and everything was handled in a timely manner and his team is very effective. Highly recommend him and his team.
Posted by mike kuss | April 30, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
I wouldn't use any other for divorce or child custody.
They tell you the points, plain and simple. No run arounds and scenarios. I knew i could and i accomplished. They are the ways and means to a smoooooooth transition. I will use them in the future. Thank you for being you.
Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Top notch
I hired Gjesdahl law for my divorce case. Their team very thorough and organized with all the paperwork, deadlines, follow ups etc... Mike is terrific at educating his clients every step of the way. Everyone at their firm is very friendly and helpful.
Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2013
Gjesdahl Law Office
Attorney Gjesdahl was able to put me at ease during my initial consultation. I had a lot of questions and I was very nervous about filing for divorce. He informed me of the laws and the general process of filing. He maintained his professionalism throughout the process and I was very happy that I selected him. He was always accessible to me.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 225-400 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Gjesdahl Law, P.C.
  • 1989 - Present

Education

  • University of North Dakota School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985

Associations

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • 2001 - Present
  • State Bar Association of North Dakota
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • member
  • 1985 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Counsel for Children
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Dakota Collaborative Divorce Group
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota
  • Member
  • N/A
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Dakota State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
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Publications

  • The Village Family Magazine
  • “Prenuptial Agreements: They’re Just for Rich People, Right?,”
  • 2015
  • On the Minds of Moms
  • “Gestational Carriers and the Law,”
  • 2014
  • On the Minds of Moms
  • “Custody Battle Brewing, What You Should Know,”
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Divorce 101
  • Divorce 101
  • 2014
  • Family Law Basics
  • Family Law Basics; to Grand Forks Air Force Base Legal Office and the Air Force Legal Assistance Program
  • 2012

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Fargo Divorce and separation Lawyer Michael L Gjesdahl
Michael L Gjesdahl
Divorce and separation Attorney
Fargo, ND
Licensed for 38 years
Virtual consultation available