Blog

July 23, 2015

Tracy Lyson Named to the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Inc.

The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (NAFLA) has awarded O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss’s very own Tracy Lyson as one of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in North Dakota. The Selection Process NAFLA is a professional organization that recognizes the nation’s top ranked family law attorneys. With over 1 […]
July 21, 2015

Understanding Marijuana Possession Laws in ND and MN

With new laws regarding marijuana usage discussed frequently in the news, it can feel unclear what the laws are regarding the possession and usage of marijuana in North Dakota and Minnesota. With medicinal legalization in Minnesota, knowing these differences is more important than ever. North Dakota Possession of marijuana in […]
July 16, 2015

Summer Water Safety for Parents

Summer Water Safety for Parents Summer is the time for children and families to enjoy the warm weather in local lakes and pools. While swimming and boating can be a fun activity, it can also lead to dangerous and potentially deadly situations if safety precautions are ignored. Here are some […]
July 14, 2015

Summer Safety Tips for Kids in Fargo Moorhead

Although it seemed as though it would never come, summer is here and in full swing. Kids are out of school for the summer, and we want to make sure you know how to keep them safe this season. This is the first article in our summer safety series, so […]
July 9, 2015

Fire Safety Tips You Should Know this Summer

Summer is the season of grilling, camping, and nightly bonfires outside in the beautiful weather. While the typical summer activities bring family, friends, and fun together, any activity involving fire can cause injuries and damage if not dealt with safely. Here are some fire safety tips to follow to protect […]
July 7, 2015

Personal Injury or Worker’s Compensation Cases and Social Media. Think Before You Post.

Many people like to share their everyday thoughts and happenings on social media. But when you’re going through a sensitive court case, your social media ‘selfies’ could quickly be used against you. What many people don’t realize is that even if your account is private, you never know where your […]
July 3, 2015

Signs Your Teenager is in an Abusive Relationship

Research has shown that the long lasting effects of violent relationships in adolescence put teenagers at a higher risk of substance abuse, eating and mental disorders and further domestic violence down the road. According to Love is Respect, nearly 1.5 million high school students in the United States experience physical […]
July 1, 2015

Tips to Avoid Worksite Accidents

Worksite accidents are a common, yet preventable occurrence. Protecting yourself and coworkers from worksite accidents will ensure a happy and healthy working environment. We’ve compiled a list of safety tips you may want to consider for preventing these types of injuries and accidents. Don’t Take Shortcuts Finishing tasks on time […]
June 29, 2015

You Were Injured at Work. Is Your Employer Taking the Right Steps?

An injury in the workplace can prohibit you from not only performing your job, but can also hinder your ability to perform everyday tasks. You may be out of work for an extended period of time, which can cause financial strain and other issues. By following these proper steps and […]
June 26, 2015

Airbag Defects Are More Common Than You’d Think

Airbags are built into vehicles to protect you. However, the same devices meant to protect you may be the cause of injury. Earlier this year, the Takata Corp., a Japanese maker of vehicle safety parts used in many vehicle brands found that their airbags can rupture when deployed and shatter […]
June 24, 2015

Bikers Be Aware: What You Need to Look for in Bike Accidents

The aftermath of a biking accident should not be the first time you think about the steps you should take in this situation. After a biking accident occurs, you will most likely feel confused, hurt and shaken-up. This is not the time to be making important decisions, and you won’t […]
June 22, 2015

Public Intoxication Charges Making Headlines

Most states, including North Dakota and Minnesota, do not consider the act of being intoxicated in public, in and of itself, a crime. However, many cities and states have enacted laws that make it a crime to be disruptive in public while intoxicated. The way these laws are written, however, […]
June 19, 2015

O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss Attorneys Participate in Injury Board Community Service Project

During the Radius of Influence 2015 Injury Board Conference, Tatum O’Brien Lindo and Tim O’Keeffe, along with other attorneys from the conference, took part in a community service project to help renovate Joseph P. Martinez Park in Denver. This served as part of the community outreach component of the conference. […]
June 17, 2015

The Latest Updates on DUI Testing in North Dakota

Laws and penalties surrounding driving under the influence are hot topics in North Dakota during the past few months. Some questions about penalties for refusing to submit to a chemical test have come up again based on a new ND Supreme Court ruling. Read more to see where North Dakota […]
June 16, 2015

Joel Feldman and Tim O’Keeffe Present on Distracted Driving to Fargo Teens

Tim O’Keeffe joined the Injury Board a little over a year ago. The Injury Board is an organization of attorneys from across the U.S.  One of the things the Injury Board does is help their members get involved in community involvement projects. Tim met Joel Feldman at one of the […]
April 30, 2015

Facebook Privacy Means Little When It Comes to Legal Cases

With all of the self-written “privacy disclaimers” popping up all over social media channels, there has been a lot of debate about how the use of social media outlets coincides with users’ expectations when it comes to privacy. But what about legal cases? Can courts use information you post on […]
April 27, 2015

North Dakota Makes Updates to DUI Laws this Spring

The North Dakota legislature has made some immediate changes to North Dakota DUI law that directly impact the 24/7 sobriety program and drug court. Keep reading to learn more about the latest updates. DUI Drug Court Changes With the new amendments, a person with multiple previous DUI convictions can reduce […]
April 14, 2015

Troops and Repossessions Leave Loved Ones in Difficult Situations

You took an oath to serve your country. You put your life on the line and served in places far from home. But what happens to your family back at home? You trust your belongings and finances are safe back home because of the protections the government gives you as […]
April 10, 2015

O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss Participates in Fargo’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

On March 14, the O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss attorneys, staff, and their families joined together to participate in downtown Fargo’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Dressed from head to toe in green, the group had fun decorating their float and handing out green necklaces to parade-goers on the street. Over […]
April 9, 2015

Going Through a Divorce? Be Careful What You Post Online.

Social media channels are great for connecting people. But when it comes to a divorce, communicating with your soon-to-be-ex (or about him/her) on a public platform is not the smartest idea. Social channels can add a whole new dimension to an already-painful breakup, and they can complicate and potentially hinder […]
April 7, 2015

Bob Stroup Steps Down From SBAND Title Standards Committee

One of our own, Bob Stroup II stepped down as chair from the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar Association of North Dakota (SBAND) in December. We are proud of the work Bob has contributed to the committee over the years. Read on to learn […]
April 2, 2015

Tracy Lyson Named Super Lawyers Rising Star

Due to her experience, knowledge and exceptional professionalism, Tracy Lyson has been named Rising Star of the Great Plains Super Lawyers list of 2014. About the Rising Star List The Super Lawyers’ Rising Star list is an exclusive, hand-selected list of attorneys in the region to watch in the upcoming […]
March 31, 2015

My Parents Want to See My Kids, But I Don’t Want To Grant Visitation. What Are My Rights?

In a 2013 court case over family visitation in Grand Forks, the issue of grandparents’ visitation rights was brought to light. The family had been previously ordered to allow for the children to visit their grandparents. However, after newly developed conflicts came up, the parents of the children did not […]
March 26, 2015

Things to Consider When Drafting a Business Contract

A business contract is a legal agreement between two or more parties that specifies a shared objective. When conducted in the appropriate manner, business contracts are a great way for two companies to work together and gain benefits through the purchase or sale of products and services. Although various types […]
March 24, 2015

The Collaborative Law Divorce Process Explained

Collaborative Law is an alternative to the traditional divorce process. Collaborate Law brings together both parties seeking to separate or end their marriage and uses a problem-solving approach to best meet the needs of both parties, their children and family members. Here are a few things that set Collaborative Law […]
Pay Now