• Nathan Severson
  • Adam Wogsland
  • Greg Liebl
  • SW&L Attorneys

Welcome to SW&L Attorneys in Fargo, ND

SW&L Attorneys’ mission is to help people. It’s that simple. Helping people means serving people. We are committed to providing our clients the best service we can from Fargo, North Dakota.

We are experienced. Each of our attorneys concentrates on a particular area of law. We are not generalists. At least one of our attorneys has likely dealt with a legal matter similar to yours several times. Repetitions with the law and the process give us the experience to help you navigate your legal matter. Each of our attorneys focuses on continuing education specific to his or her area of practice and strives to be a leader to better serve our clients.

We are approachable. Lawyers do not have to be stuffy suits, and we are not. Most people are not involved with the legal process on a daily basis like lawyers are, and we understand keeping a “nonlawyer” perspective is important to our ability to communicate with our clients. Lawyers do not have to speak over their clients, and we will not.

We are responsive. We understand your legal matter is one of the most important things in your life right now. It may be the most important thing in your life right now. Legal matters can be stressful, but being informed is often the best remedy for the stress. We will answer your phone call. We will reply to your email. We will keep you reasonably informed about your legal matter.

We focus on solving problems with common sense. We will first discuss your legal matter at length with you in order to understand your objectives, questions, and concerns. We will evaluate your legal options and discuss them with you. If we don’t think we can help, we will tell you and do our best to find someone else who can. If we think we can help, then we will tell you. If you hire us, we will discuss and explain legal strategy and tactics. If negotiating is in your best interests, we will advise you to negotiate and explain why. If taking it before a judge or jury is in your best interests, we will advise you to litigate and explain why it is in your best interests. We seek to resolve problems instead of create them. If you are looking to fight for the sake of fighting, we are not the right law firm for you.

We measure and evaluate the right things. Many law firms evaluate their attorneys on one metric: the billable hour. We are a business and must be profitable, but we do not focus only on the billable hour. Billing as many hours as possible does not line up with your interests. Instead, at the conclusion of each matter, we survey each client’s satisfaction. We evaluate our attorneys based on our clients’ feedback. We listen to our clients, then adapt and adjust.

We want to make a difference. SW&L Attorneys formed after our founding attorneys became frustrated with the old law firm status quo. We are eager to earn a reputation, and we do not take anyone for granted. We have grown from three attorneys in 2013 to six. We believe our growth is attributed to our philosophy resonating with our clients. Our clients are by far our number one source for referrals.

We are a team. If you hire an attorney with us, you are hiring a team. For each matter, we assign a practice group made up of several attorneys and support staff. One attorney will be the lead attorney and your main point of contact, but the lead attorney will delegate to and consult with other attorneys and support staff to provide timely, efficient, and cost-effective legal service.

Here to Help Throughout North Dakota

SW&L Attorneys provides assistance in nearly every practice area. We are made up of six major practice groups: Family Law; Criminal Defense; Civil Litigation; Business Law; Real Estate; and Trust & Probate. Each group is made up of multiple attorneys and support staff. Our team can be reached by calling 701-297-2890.

The Family Law Group handles any action related to family law in North Dakota and Minnesota, including divorce, adoption, prenuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, contempt of court, mediation, name changes, protection orders, child custody, parenting time, and visitation. The Family Law Group includes attorney Greg Liebl, attorney Jennifer Albaugh, and paralegal Rachel Wade.

The Criminal Defense Group represents clients in any criminal defense matter in North Dakota and Minnesota, including North Dakota DUI/DWI, Minnesota DUI/DWI, drug charges, alcohol violations, disorderly conduct, simple assault, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, robbery, burglary, and theft. The Criminal Law Group includes attorney Nathan Severson, attorney Luke Heck, and paralegal Tara Hutchinson.

The Civil Litigation Group represents clients in any type of civil action in North Dakota and Minnesota, including personal injury claims, vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death, burn injuries, and commercial litigation. This group includes attorneys Nathan Severson & Luke Heck, and paralegal Tara Hutchinson.

The Business Law Group helps clients with any business law matter in North Dakota or Minnesota, including forming and organizing a limited liability company, buying and selling of goods and services, mergers and acquisitions, buy/sell agreements, contract drafting and review, loan agreements, security agreements, pledge agreements, member disputes, shareholder disputes, non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements, and nondisclosure agreements. The Business Law Group includes attorney Adam Wogsland, attorney Kirby Graff, and paralegal Rachel Meske.

The Real Estate Group helps clients with nearly any real estate matter in North Dakota or Minnesota, including for sale by owner (“FSBO”) purchase agreements, commercial purchase agreements, real property development, borrower’s counsel opinions, mortgages, mechanic’s liens, construction liens, residential leases, commercial leases, and evictions. The Real Estate Group includes attorney Adam Wogsland, attorney Kirby Graff, and paralegal Rachel Meske.

The Trusts & Estates Group handles any matter relating to trusts and estates in North Dakota or Minnesota, including estate planning, wills, trusts, advanced healthcare directives, living wills, durable power of attorney, elder law, informal probate, formal probate, supervised probate, ancillary probate, and succession of property. The Trusts & Estates Group includes attorney Adam Wogsland, attorney Kirby Graff, and paralegal Rachel Meske.

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Where We Can Serve You & What To Do Next

We are located in Fargo, North Dakota. Although our office is in Fargo, our lawyers are fully mobile. We leverage technology to be more mobile, responsive, and efficient. We serve clients throughout all of North Dakota, including Minot, Williston, Dickinson, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Jamestown, and the Bakken. We also serve clients in western Minnesota, including Moorhead, Dilworth, and Detroit Lakes. We also have attorneys licensed in Montana and Nevada. There are potential options you may not know exist until you speak with an attorney. We always strive to answer even the most basic questions so you are able to decide if moving forward with an attorney is best for you. Visit our FAQ page to review some of the most common questions we receive at our law firm, which may address any initial questions or concerns you have before picking up the phone to call us or sending us an email. “Helping People” is more than just our tagline. It is our focus and what our attorneys and staff do every day. We have a reputation as a friendly and supportive law firm. If you need a lawyer in ND, we want to hear from you. Give us a call at 701-297-2890 today.

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