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Lesley’s legal practice will focus on all aspects of Family Law proceedings.   Lesley is licensed to practice in North Dakota state and federal courts and is also licensed in Minnesota State Court.


Prior to joining Fremstad Law Firm, Lesley represented the State of North Dakota at the Fargo Regional Child Support Unit.  She was responsible for all aspects of paternity, child support, and medical support legal actions,including reviewing existing child support obligations, and, when appropriate, taking steps to modify.  Through her work with the Child Support Unit, Lesley also gained extensive knowledge of residential responsibility (custody) and parenting time (visitation) issues, concerns, and procedures.  Lesley also has courtroom experience in family law cases through her work at the child support unit. 


Prior to joining the child support office, Lesley served as a trial court Law Clerk to two different district court judges in the Minnesota 9th Judicial District.  Prior to her most recent clerkship, she was also in a private law practice focusing on family law and personal injury. 


Lesley graduated with distinction from the University of North Dakota School of Law.  During law school, Lesley served as the Managing Editor of the North Dakota Law Review and her published case comment  (82 N.D. L. Rev. 1 (2005)) was awarded the North Dakota Bar Foundation Outstanding Note/Case Comment award. 


Lesley received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, in Washington, D.C., where she received a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, majoring in Foreign Policy and Policy Process.  Lesley currently serves as a volunteer Georgetown University Alumni Admissions Program interviewer for prospective Georgetown University undergraduates.  Prior to law school, Lesley worked as a paralegal for a major corporate immigration law firm in Los Angeles, California and as a paralegal for the head attorney at Paramount Pictures’ International Television division in Hollywood, California..


A native of the Devils Lake, North Dakota area, Lesley enjoys riding and showing horses, reading, traveling, and spending time with her son and her extended family

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Languages spoken: English, German

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Family: 35%
  2. Divorce: 30%
    2 years
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    2 years
  4. Child Support: 10%
    6 years
  5. Guardianship: 5%
    2 years

Payment

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Fremstad Law Firm

3003 32nd Ave S, Ste 240
P.O. Box 3143
Fargo, ND, 58108

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MNAuthorized to practice201507/15/2016
NDAuthorized to practice law200607/24/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Note/Case Comment Award (North Dakota Law Review)North Dakota Bar Foundation2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney IState of North Dakota - Fargo Regional Child Support Unit2010 - 2014
Law Clerk9th Judicial District, State of Minnesota2008 - 2010
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesota State Bar AssociationN/A2015 - Present
Cass County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
North Dakota State Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/AN/A
North Dakota Law ReviewManaging Editor2005 - 2006
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
North Dakota Law ReviewCASE COMMENT: CONSTITUTIONAL LAW - PERSONAL, CIVIL, AND POLITICAL RIGHTS: THE RIGHTS OF THE DISABLED TO PHYSICAL AND LEGAL ACCESS TO THE COURTS IS UPHELD UNDER TITLE II OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT Tennessee v. Lane, 541 U.S. 509 (2004)2005
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Dakota School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Georgetown UniversityInternational Politics - Foreign Policy and Policy ProcessBSFS2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
25 th Annual Family Support Council ConferencePanel Discussion: IV-D and the Pr ivate Bar (Moderator)2014