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James Arthur Teigland

Debt collection Attorney at Fargo, ND

5.0   8 reviews
  • State Years
    North Dakota - ND 10 years
    Minnesota - MN 10 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State ND
    Acquired 2014
    Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2013
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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

About James

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Attorney James Teigland is a Moorhead native who graduated from Park Christian High School of Moorhead in 2006 and attended Minnesota State University Moorhead where he studied Economics until he graduated in 2010. Mr. Teigland attended William Mitchell College of Law from 2010-2013, and is licensed to practice in Minnesota and North Dakota.

While attending law school, Mr. Teigland volunteered as a Law Clerk at the Council on Crime and Justice, clerked for Judge John P. Smith, Externed at Merrill Corporation, and was a Legal Assistant at the Sortland Law Office. 

After law school Mr. Teigland started his own firm, Teigland Law Office, PLLC, before merging with the Fremstad Law Firm.

Mr. Teigland is currently an Attorney at the Fremstad Law Firm where he practice primarily in the areas of collections, partnership disputes, business disputes, commercial disputes, personal injury, real estate disputes and other civil matters.

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Fremstad Law Firm
3003 32nd Ave S, Suite 240
Fargo, ND, 58103


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Posted by Brian | November 16, 2023
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very good experience.
James took this case for us knowing we were from another state , He was always professional with us and provided alternatives in the matter at hand . We were open to his advice and he steared us in the right direction to settle the case . Would recommend him for any legal needs you may have . He did a great Job for us!!
Posted by Ben | December 12, 2022
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Quiet Title
The Quiet Title was handled in a timely and professional manner. I was updated on the status and given details as my claim moved through the legal process. I knew what was going on at all times.
Posted by Jason E | October 31, 2022
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Jason Unique Painting LLC
James Teigland was 100 percent helpful and went to the extreme to help with my case. If I had to go to any lawyer for advice or pursue. James Teigland law firm would be the one.
Posted by Janet | November 17, 2021
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Recommend this lawyer!
James did a great job with our land dispute at our lake home! He was very knowledgeable, asked multiple questions to get a better understanding of our situation, did the research and our family won our case! James was easy to work with and I would highly recommend him!
Posted by Angela | September 18, 2019
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Great attorney!
I have worked with James for many years in civil cases and have had nothing but wonderful experiences. James has a great attitude and is easy to work with. He is very honest and a great team player. In the court room, he was always very organized, on task and litigated our cases well. I would definitely recommend him.
Posted by Mary | May 29, 2019
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Excellent service
Mr. Teigland was very knowledgeable and attentive to my needs while dealing with a negative tenant dispute. I highly recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | November 23, 2015
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Business Dispute
A former business associate sued my partner and I claiming that we had wrongfully withheld money from her, had wrongfully kicked her out of the business, taken property from her, and she was seeking control of the business my partner and I had started. The plaintiff and her attorney took a very aggressive approach to the litigation and within a day or two of the lawsuit starting the Plaintiff's attorney was calling my partner and I to demand that we basically turn the keys of our business over to him. We hired James Teigland and Joel Fremstad of the Fremstad Law Firm to represent my partner and I in the dispute. Joel prepared an initial response to the lawsuit that same day. James began working with my partner and I to come up with a comprehensive response to the lawsuit, which contained blatantly false information. James was thorough and tireless. The business did not work out but I know I had excellent legal representation during the entire process and that the business would not have stayed open as long as it did without James's assistance. I would recommend that anyone that starts or owns a business talk to James or Joel. We received poor advice from another attorney when my partner and I started our business, which likely contributed to the litigation. I think that if my partner and I had talked to Joel or James, much of this could have been avoided. I would also recommend James to anyone that does have a business or corporate dispute that needs resolution. From what I've seen, some attorneys main goal is to bill as many hours as possible on a case. James's goal is to actually resolve disputes. Joel and James make a great team and I hope to do work with them again in the future under more favorable circumstances.
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Posted by Bryan | October 27, 2015
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Truly Great Lawyer
I hired James to assist me in a dispute over property taxes with Cass County North Dakota. It was a complicated issue and it was difficult to know what would be the ideal position to take in the matter. I was able to consult with James regarding the risks, costs, and benefits of various positions. He helped me realize that there are multiple dimensions to a legal dispute and 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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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
  • Contingency 15%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Fremstad Law Firm
  • 2014 - Present
  • Member and Attorney
  • Teigland Law Office, PLLC
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Legal Extern
  • Merrill Corporation
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Legal Assistant
  • Sortland Law Office, PLLC
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Judicial Law Clerk to Judge John Smith
  • Minnesota Judicial Branch
  • 2011 - 2011
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  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Minnesota State University, Moorhead
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010

Sample of Legal Cases

  • THT v. JW
  • Asset reclaimed and financial judgment obtained.
  • DJ v. TB
  • Asset reclaimed and financial judgment obtained.
  • RB v. ML
  • Successfully repossessed AG equipment.
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  • North Dakota State Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Moorhead Business Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce
  • 2014 - Present
  • North Dakota State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • 2014 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Great Plains Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Great Plains Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Great Plains Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Great Plains Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Great Plains Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Great Plains Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • Grad School 101
  • Law School Preparation and Admissions
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (7)
Endorse James
Litigation Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"James is wise beyond his years! I have been fortunate to work with James on all manner of litigation from big to small, personal injury to complex commercial and construction litigation. I strongly endorse James."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I have worked with James now for a few years. He and I tried a murder case together. His level of dedication and preparation was impressive. I endorse James and would recommend him to anyone."
Debt collection Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. James has tremendous enthusiasm and brings a great depth of knowledge to his practice. James is hard working, dedicated, and an enjoyable individual to work with. I have no reservation recommending him."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"It is reassuring to have an attorney like James available to whom I can refer clients with potential litigation issues. He takes the time to listen to his clients and to work closely with them in advocating for them and reaching a satisfactory solution."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is the attorney you want in your corner. He is as friendly as he is professional. I endorse James without hesitation."