Lisa Edison-Smith
Name: Lisa Edison-Smith
Firm Name: Vogel Law Firm
Jurisdiction: USA - North Dakota
Practice Area: Employment Law

Telephone: (701) 237-6983
Fax: (701) 237-6983

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Professional Biography:

Lisa Edison-Smith practices exclusively in the area of employment and labor law and litigation, and is a MSBA Certified Labor and Employment Law Specialist. She focuses her practice on providing practical advice to North Dakota and Minnesota private and public sector employers, including schools and higher education, on a variety of issues related to discrimination and harassment, state and federal compliance issues, wage and hour law, employment contracts, policy review, hiring and termination, internal investigations, and employee benefits. She frequently provides training on harassment and other current issues in employment law to employers throughout the area. Lisa also represents employers in labor matters, negotiations, and arbitrations.

Lisa is a qualified neutral under Rule 11 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice and is included in North Dakota’s ADR Neutral Roster maintained by the North Dakota Supreme Court Administrator’s Office.

Lisa is an editor of the North Dakota Employment Law Letter, a monthly newsletter designed to provide proactive advice and the latest employment law news to North Dakota employers.

Lisa is a graduate of Hamline University School of Law, where she was awarded the Lyons Award as the graduate with the highest academic standing. Before joining the firm, she served as a law clerk to the honorable Chief Justice A.M. Keith of the Minnesota Supreme Court and worked for over eight years for GTE corporation in finance and accounting.

She graduated summa cum laude from North Dakota State University with an undergraduate degree in accounting and business administration and passed the Uniform Certified Public Accountant exam with national distinction.

The Employment Law Practice:

Vogel Law Firm’s labor and employment attorneys provide comprehensive services in this technical area of the law. Our attorneys routinely appear before all federal and state agencies in North Dakota and Minnesota and represent a variety of businesses and industries, including health care, energy, transportation, utilities, long-term care, manufacturing, warehousing, retail and service establishments, food and beverage wholesaling, professional, banking and lending, hotel and motel, municipal governments, counties, and school districts.

Our mission is to understand our clients’ industries and to provide them with practical advice to solve their legal and business needs based on our knowledge and experience in the labor and employment field.

Vogel Law Firm:

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.

With offices in Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Moorhead and Minneapolis, Vogel Law Firm offers sophisticated legal representation to businesses and individuals throughout North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Montana. We are one of the largest law firms in northwestern Minnesota and North Dakota and serve a diverse group of clients in matters ranging from sophisticated commercial transactions to criminal defense law and personal injury.

Our litigation team has vast experience in all of the region’s state and federal courts, as well as before tribal courts and administrative agencies. We have a team of lawyers who concentrate their practice in medical malpractice defense and complex commercial litigation. Our insurance defense, personal injury, wrongful death, family law and criminal defense lawyers are among the region’s leading litigators.