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May 14, 2014

Do I need a Lawyer? Will I be able to represent myself? Find out.

Criminal defense is a stressful and overwhelming situation. If you are facing charges you may find yourself if you can cut corners and costs by representing yourself in court. However, you may be hurting yourself more than you are helping yourself. It’s recommended as best practice. According to the Nolo […]
May 12, 2014

Legal Issues Associated with Suicide

Currently, there are no laws which make suicide illegal in the United States; however, there are laws existing around suicide as a preventative measure.  In today’s society, suicide is relatively common. In fact, according to the CDC, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. But […]
April 28, 2014

Medical Malpractice Cases. Information about the Cap on damages.

For those affected by a medical malpractice situation, it is obvious that it has caused many damages – physical, mental, and emotional. Although there is compensation in won medical malpractice cases, in some states, including North Dakota, there is a medical malpractice award cap.  Simply put, your recovery is limited […]
April 25, 2014

I’ve Been Accused of a Crime I Didn’t Commit. What Should I Do?

The short answer is to call an attorney. But, depending on the circumstances, that may not be an immediate option. If you find yourself in a situation where you are being arrested and charged with a crime you didn’t commit, it can be helpful to keep the following in mind: […]
April 24, 2014

Accused of Shoplifting? What You Need to Do.

Have you been charged with shoplifting? Do you know what your options are? With over $35 million of merchandise lost each day and approximately 27 million convicted of the crime, it is no surprise shoplifting is one of the most common crimes committed in the United States. The demographics of […]
April 3, 2014

The Importance of Understanding Your Auto Insurance Coverage

Many auto insurance companies lure you into picking them to be your insurance provider through funny commercials. These marketing attempts are getting you to sign the dotted line, but what does this mean in regards to coverage? If you aren’t careful when choosing your auto insurance, you could find yourself […]
April 2, 2014

Social Media and the Law, Learn from Others’ Mistakes

Social media has brought many joys to our lives the past few years. Introducing us to “hashtags”, “likes”, and “tweets”, we can thank social media for changing the way we communicate with one another. It has also provided us with better opportunities to stay connected with family and friends, rekindle […]
March 27, 2014

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

This year marks the fifth year that the O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss team participated in the Fargo-Moorhead St. Patrick’s Day Parade. On March 15, the attorneys, staff, their families and friends joined in the fun by decorating and entering a float in the parade and participating in the fun celebration. […]
March 26, 2014

New Minnesota Law May Limit Access to Juvenile Records. What Does this Mean for Juvenile Cases?

Currently in the state of Minnesota, the public has access to all juvenile records- both online and at the courthouse. This new law proposes that the public should not have access to online records of juveniles ages 16 and 17 who have been charged with nonviolent felonies. What does this […]
March 18, 2014

The Dangers of Early Morning Driving – Avoid a Still Drunk DUI

Have you ever driven the morning after a late night of drinking and thought, “I shouldn’t be driving right now?”  Well, you were probably right. Although you rarely hear about it, “day after DUI’s” are actually a growing issue. “Day After” DUIs- Are they different? Although it may be bright […]
February 28, 2014

Icy Roads, Car Accidents and Whiplash: The Dangers of Winter Driving

Warm hats, winter coats, and mittens are common sights when driving during the winter months. Sadly, winter experiences also include icy roads, car accidents and whiplash. Road conditions aren’t always pleasant during the winter months, especially in the Midwest, and this has a direct impact on the number of accidents […]
February 26, 2014

Meet Stephen Welle, O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss’s Newest Attorney

February 24, 2014

Auto Defects You Need to be Aware of- Keep Your Family Safe

Many car manufacturers pride themselves on the high level of safety their vehicles provide. However, many auto defects are directly responsible for injuries caused every single day. Some of the most common auto defects include: seat belts, structural supports, and airbags. Continue reading to learn more about these common defects. […]
February 12, 2014

O’Brien Lindbo Appointed Revitalization Governor by AAJ

O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss is proud to announce that Tatum O’Brien Lindbo has been appointed as a Revitalization Governor by the American Association for Justice. About Tatum Tatum specializes in criminal defense, personal injury and general litigation. She is described by her clients and colleagues as tenacious and intelligent, and […]
February 11, 2014

O’Keeffe and O’Brien Lindbo Attend the AAJ Winter Convention

February 3, 2014

Social Media and Criminal Law – What Victims and Witnesses Need to Know

It’s no secret that social media has recently become a huge part of society. These days, social media users are tied into virtually everything –even the law. Government investigations and criminal litigation have turned to social media for a variety of reasons. Continue reading to learn what victims and witnesses […]
January 20, 2014

Meet the O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss Family Law Team

When it comes to family law- whether it be custody disputes, divorce, adoptions, and more – you want a legal team that puts your family first. The Family Law team at O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss does just that.  So who’s on the team? Meet the Team Tracy Lyson is an […]
January 17, 2014

Collaborative Law Changes Divorce in the Fargo Moorhead Area

O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss is excited to announce that Tracy Lyson is now trained to practice Collaborative Law.  Tracy is known for always putting the best interest of her clients and their family members first, and that is why she and collaborative practice make the perfect fit. She, as well […]
January 9, 2014

Grandparent’s Rights to Visitation

The joys of being a grandparent are unlike any other experience, and the relationships that you have with your grandchildren are irreplaceable and priceless. But what happens when you are not allowed to see your grandchildren? What would you do if you couldn’t spend time with them? If you are […]
January 8, 2014

Top Signs you need a Criminal Defense Attorney

Being charged with a crime is a nerve-racking and stressful time for you and those around you. In many instances, a criminal defense attorney is hired to represent those who have been charged with a crime. If you aren’t sure if you should hire a criminal defense attorney for your […]
January 7, 2014

Tim O’Keeffe Named Top 100 Lawyer

Tim O’Keeffe Named Top 100 Lawyer   Tim O’Keeffe, a founding partner of the O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss law firm in Fargo, has been named as a Top 100 Trial lawyer by a recognized and respected organization – National Trial Lawyers. O’Keeffe has earned this prestigious honor annually since 2008. […]
January 2, 2014

O’Brien Lindbo Named Top 100 Trial Lawyers by National Trial Lawyers

Tatum O’Brien Lindbo, a partner of the O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss law firm in Fargo, has been named as a Top 100 Trial lawyer by a recognized and respected organization – National Trial Lawyers. Her practice area focuses on criminal defense, personal injury and trials. What is National Trial Lawyers? […]
December 31, 2013

Custody Disputes and Mediation: Things You Need to Consider

Divorce and break-ups are difficult. For those going through this time, whether it be a relationship break up or a marriage, this gets even more difficult for those with children. Many couples are faced with custody disputes. Part of the process is mediation between the parents. In North Dakota, if […]
December 18, 2013

Tatum O’Brien Lindbo Named As Super Lawyer

Tatum O’Brien Lindbo of the O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss law firm of Fargo has been recognized as a Super Lawyer by a prestigious organization. A partner in the firm, O’Brien Lindbo practices in the areas of criminal defense and personal injury. She received this honor from the nationally known Super […]
December 16, 2013

Bob Stroup Named As Super Lawyer

Robert L. Stroup II of the O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss law firm of Fargo has been recognized as a Super Lawyer by a prestigious organization. Stroup practices in the areas of real estate law. He received this honor from the nationally known Super Lawyers publication and has received it many […]
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