Hayley Fingarson

Hayley joined the SW&L Team in 2021 and has since worked as a Paralegal in the Business, Civil Litigation, and Trusts/Estates/Probate departments.

Hayley grew up on a family farm in rural Edinburg, ND. She works with Attorneys Adam Wogsland, Lee Grossman, and Jesse Maier in matters relating to wills, trusts, probates, business formations, business transactions, and civil disputes. Her passion includes making a positive impact on clients’ lives and helping attorneys with her knowledge of substantive and procedural law.

Educational Background

Hayley graduated summa cum laude from the paralegal program at Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2021, emphasizing in transactions and litigation. She has a previous bachelor’s degree in family and consumer sciences education from NDSU and decided to continue learning to diversify her career options.

Personal Background

Hayley loves to shop, listen to music, cook, travel, and spend time with family & friends. She also enjoys working out at Orangetheory Fitness & Family Wellness in Fargo, and is continually trying to improve her golf game in the summertime.

Hayley Fingarson


Andrew J. Scott, Sierra A. Walker, Joshua J. Krank, Amanda S. Wilkinson, Kaitlyn M. Johnson, Eric M. Lewis and John C. Wilkinson, JNK Redox Signaling Requires Apoptosis Inducing Factor, 293 THE JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY (JBC) 14,707 (2018). 

Joshua J. Krank, Note, Robo Crop: The Imminence of Autonomous Technology in Agriculture, 25 DRAKE J. AGRIC. LAW 473 (2020).

Educational Background

Josh received a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from North Dakota State University in 2017 and graduated magna cum laude. While there, he worked in a cancer research laboratory, studying the microbiology of various forms of cancer. After graduating from North Dakota State, Josh attended Drake University Law School in Des Moines, Iowa. There he participated on the arbitration team, moot court board, and the Drake Journal of Agricultural Law. Josh also received multiple awards, including the Journal’s junior staff member of the year and an award for obtaining the highest grade in his first year contracts course. Josh graduated in 2021, with high honors.


Josh was born in Fargo, North Dakota. Growing up, he enjoyed camping, biking, and spending his summers lifeguarding at the local pool. In his spare time, Josh can be found at the gym, catching up on Netflix, or at his family’s lake cabin.


Josh loves participating in his home community, regularly attends various local events, and recently joined a wake-boarding group out at the lakes.