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William B. Wischer

Alimony Attorney at Fargo, ND

4.9   12 reviews
  • State Years
    North Dakota - ND 12 years
    Minnesota - MN 10 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State ND
    Acquired 2011
    Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2013
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About William

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A native of Grand Forks, William joined the firm as an associate in 2013.

In 2008, he graduated cum laude with a Business Management degree, from Concordia College in Moorhead.  

In 2011, William graduated, with distinction, from the University of North Dakota, School of Law. During law school, he was successful in Moot Court and also held leadership positions in the Student Bar Association and Criminal Law Association. While in law school, William gained valuable experience after clerking at a private firm and externing for the Grand Fork’s County State’s Attorney’s Office and for the Honorable Judge Medd.

After law school William practiced law in Bismarck, North Dakota, where he focused on Family Law issues. William continues to specialize in Family Law at Gjesdahl Law.  

In his free time, William enjoys tennis, running, golfing, movies, and traveling.

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Posted by anonymous | November 26, 2017
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Family Law - Custody
William Wischer did a fantastic job in handling a very complex case.  The case itself started very disadvantaged because of incorrect prior legal advice from a different attorney.  William pulled the case back out with sound advice and an unfailing dedication his integrity as a practitioner.   What this meant is that William did not overreact to news, made sure that I did not focus on the wrong things, and followed up with every need and request necessary to build a strong case.  The complexity of this case pulled out all the stops - counselors and their subpoenas, psychologists, parental investigators, and loads of email/text/audio files.  The adversary in this case was extremely willing to lie, manipulate, deceive and misrepresent at any and every turn making the job that much harder as every piece of evidence had to be undeniable.  William guided me through the process to get my kids back to safety after a very emotionally and physically abusive process, despite the difficulty in North Dakota's laws on corporal punishment.   Day-to-day, I could rely on William to return calls or emails if new information came up.  I didn't have to keep on him to follow up with counselors or get processes started.  I didn't have to keep him engaged as he did that entirely on his own.  He put in a lot of effort to make sure we were the driving force in the case rather than our opponents.  Once William took the reigns, I saw a very big difference in how things were turning out and the opposing attorney started handling himself much more poorly.   William was given every bit of information and evidence I had - I did not withhold anything and I made sure he could trust me in this case.  In doing so, WIlliam honored the client-attorney relationship and brought my matter to a successful close exceeding a lot of expectations.  He is very confident in the court room and although this case did not go to trial, he was very ready to handle it and did handle other matters building up to the settlement within the courtroom very well.   If you are looking for a strong attorney who will put in the effort to make your case a success, William will take care of it.  Do yourself a favor and do not lie or withhold information, nor should you seek inappropriate advantages.  William is very aware of the court's opinions and line of thinking and you will not do yourself nor your case's any favor by putting any attorney at that disadvantage.  I believe William has enough integrity not to let you anyways, but if you have a strong case then William will help you win without resorting to the low levels that your opponent might.   Be confident that William and his colleagues at Gjesdahl law are around to fight for you, should you seek them out.
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Posted by Olga | November 14, 2017
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Excellent Service
I worked with Mr Wischer when I needed legal advice in a matter of visitation rights with my nephew. I really appreciate his patience in explaining every little detail of the legal situation I found myself in. I would definitely recommend working with him, if you have a similar situation. Olga
Posted by Talea | September 6, 2017
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This man knows how to do his job!!
William was amazing. He was so real with me and very punctual. I had a previous lawyer before I hired him and she did nothing for my case for a whole year. as soon as I hired William he took over, he went to work and my case was happily settled within a few months without having to go to court. He definitely knows his job and knows what he's doing. William always made sure I knew what was going on and I knew he did everything he could for me and my family. If I ever needed an attorney again, I would hire him in a heartbeat.
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Posted by Barbara | August 22, 2017
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Thank You William..
William Wischer was my attorney of record for 17 months during my divorce. As asked from the beginning, he maintained professionalism and poised himself to present and act on facts at all times. Correspondence and conversation with opposing counsel was never set to create animosity or condescension, or incite additional drama through mudslinging. At times he graciously and with heartfelt patience, allowed himself to be my sounding board to emotional frustration and defeat but always encouraged strength and action within myself. William kept me informed of all developments and changes in information. I trusted him with the deepest and most painful aspects of my case, and he guided me through each step with his reassurances and knowledge.
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Posted by Jennifer | July 26, 2017
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Gestational Carrier
William was great with coordinating the documentation and follow through of our gestational carrier contract. He always responded to emails and phone calls in a timely fashion. He was able to update us on the status and provided clarification when needed. I highly recommend William and his office when deciding upon an attorney to organize a gestational carrier contract. Their experience and knowledge in this domain shine through. They were able to provide some sense of calm during a stressful time.
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Posted by Mike | July 25, 2017
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Great Lawyer
Mr. Wischer, did his best to make a bad situation, tolerable. He explained everything very well. He knew what he was doing.
Posted by Tyler | April 6, 2017
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Very helpful
William told me my options that I had in my case, and told me which ones would be best. He is a very nice guy and easy to talk to. He kept me informed on what was going on and where we were in the whole process overall. If I need a family lawyer in the future, I will be coming back.
Posted by Michael | November 7, 2016
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Amazing Service
Mr. William Wischer and the entire staff at Gjesdahl Law were amazing. I'm in the Air Force overseas and they were very generous and accommodating to my special circumstance. Definitely top notch service by the entire staff!
Posted by Eric | December 3, 2015
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Excellent Job
Mr. Wisher did a great job in my custody case. I was well informed and explained the legal steps through out my case. I would recommend this Attorney to anyone who has a Family Law issue.
Posted by Neal | September 21, 2015
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Highly recommended
Professionalism from the beginning. He showed me all my options, and made things easier for a difficult time. The whole process seemed to take no time at all, which was a relief! Nothing but good things to say about their entire staff.
Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2015
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Excellent, Personable Attorney
William is an awesome attorney. I used him for my name change and he was with me every step of the process, explained the process clearly. With him, everything went smoothly. I highly recommend Attorney Wischer to anyone who may have an issue that falls under the umbrella of family law.
Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2017
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William Wischer
I hired William to help with a child support case. He was very helpful in getting this solved quickly and efficiently. He is very knowledgeable and would a great asset to anyone dealing with child custody and child support.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 150-325 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.4 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Gjesdahl Law P.C.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Schweigert, Klemin, & McBride
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Extern
  • Grand Forks County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Extern
  • Grand Forks District Court - Judge Medd
  • 2010 - 2010
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  • University of North Dakota School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Concordia College-Moorhead
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008


  • Toastmasters International
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • 2011 - Present
  • County Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • Young Professional Network
  • 2011 - Present
  • Young Lawyers Section
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Fargo Alimony Lawyer William B. Wischer
William B. Wischer
Alimony Attorney
Fargo, ND
Licensed for 12 years