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Vogel Law Firm

A History of Excellence

Vogel Law Firm traces its roots back to 1880 when William Barnett came to Fargo to practice law. He hired Seth Richardson in 1905 and soon their partnership expanded and prospered. Through brothers Charles, Philip and Mart Vogel, the Vogel family became associated with the group in the late 1920’s. They expanded the firm’s practice into North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota, providing a range of legal services.

Firm Members Prestigious Positions in Public Service

Members of the firm have a long history of involvement in public service. Charles Vogel became a United States District Court judge in 1941. In 1954, he became North Dakota’s first Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals judge. He was succeeded by another firm member, Myron Bright, in 1968. In 1998, a third firm member, John Kelly, was appointed to the Eighth Circuit bench. A fourth firm member, Kermit Bye, succeeded Judge Kelly in 1999. The firm is undoubtedly one of the few firms in the country to have had four of its members serve as U.S. Circuit Judge. Another firm member, Beryl Levine, became the first woman to serve on the North Dakota Supreme Court. Several other partners have served in other prominent government positions such as Assistant Attorney General of the United States, United States Attorney for North Dakota, Attorney General of North Dakota, and district court judges.

Vogel Law Firm: One of the Largest Law Firms in the Tri-state Area

Vogel Law Firm is one of the largest law firms in the Tri-state area, outside of the Minneapolis Metropolitan area.

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