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Lesley Brooke Foss

Divorce and separation Attorney at Fargo, ND

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Minnesota - MN 9 years
    North Dakota - ND 17 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State ND
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Lesley

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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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Location

Fremstad Law Firm
3003 32nd Ave S, Ste 240
Fargo, ND, 58108

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Posted by Janet | November 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce and child support
Lesley was a great lawyer, she helped me win my child support case, and my divorce case against my ex husband. She stood by me through it all,even when I wanted to quite, she encouraged me not to worry, that everything will be fine.Lesley helped me physically, mentally,and emotionally and I’m really great full for all she did.
Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing!
Upon the first meeting with Lesley, I knew she was the attorney that will help. She was very patient in walking me through the process. She thought about things that I would have never thought of.
Posted by Cami | June 15, 2015
Honest, responsive, and trustworthy family law atty who came through for me
Lesley has experience in the child support area prior to practicing family law. She is honest and will tell you what to expect. She is very responsive in her replies. You will never feel like you don't matter or you are "just a number" when you have Lesley. She was very well prepared and came through for me on short notice with flying colors. I would highly recommend her.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Fremstad Law Firm
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney I
  • State of North Dakota - Fargo Regional Child Support Unit
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • 9th Judicial District, State of Minnesota
  • 2008 - 2010

Education

  • University of North Dakota School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Georgetown University
  • BSFS
  • 2000

Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2015 - Present
  • Cass County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • North Dakota State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • N/A
  • North Dakota Law Review
  • Managing Editor
  • 2005 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Note/Case Comment Award (North Dakota Law Review)
  • North Dakota Bar Foundation
  • 2005

Publications

  • North Dakota Law Review
  • CASE 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

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Given (3)
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Family Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Lesley is experienced, intelligent, and advises her clients at each step of her case. She recognizes that the parties to the case are in a much better position to make decisions about their life than a judge."
Family Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"All lawyers know that family law can be tough challenge and many seek to avoid it. Not Lesley! Lesley came to Fremstad Law after having spent many years working in the area of child support and has expanded her practice to all areas of family law. While no client is too small, I especially value Lesley's assistance in family law cases involving family owned businesses."
Child custody Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Lesley and I have worked together for the benefit of mutual clients and Lesley has a deep well of knowledge about the ins and outs of child custody in North Dakota. I proudly refer family law clients to her."
Family Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Lesley is a phenomenal family law attorney. I would recommend her to anyone."
Family Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"It is reassuring to have an attorney like Lesley available to whom I can refer clients with potential family law issues. She takes the time to listen to her clients and to work closely with them in reaching a satisfactory resolution."
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Fargo Divorce and separation Lawyer Lesley Brooke Foss
Lesley Brooke Foss
Divorce and separation Attorney
Fargo, ND
Licensed for 17 years