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March 19, 2020

Law Firm Operations Plan During COVID 19 Threat

At O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Attorneys, we are committed to continuing to work on behalf of our clients even during these uncertain times. What we strive to do every day is whatever is in the best interest of our clients. At this time, in light of the threat of COVID 19, […]
August 30, 2019

Firm Team Lends a Hand at YWCA

Actually, four O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Attorneys team members lent eight hands the afternoon of August 27th at the YWCA Cass Clay Emergency Shelter.  This is just another example of how the firm’s commitment to community involvement comes true year ‘round.   The team worked diligently sorting and categorizing some of […]
July 12, 2019

Law Firm Announces Filing of Complaint Naming Priest, Diocese of Fargo

The law firm of O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Attorneys of Fargo, ND announced at a news conference Thursday afternoon (7/11/2019) the filing of a complaint in Cass County District Court naming Michael Wight – a Catholic priest, The Society of the Most Holy Trinity and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fargo […]
July 3, 2019

What is the 24/7 Sobriety Program?

Seeing the rise in alcohol-related traffic arrests and accidents, the State of North Dakota enacted the 24/7 Sobriety Program – a rehabilitation program that affects individuals arrested for a second or subsequent DUI. Participation in the 24/7 program may be required as a condition of parole & probation, for any […]
May 7, 2019

Dean Rindy Named in Chambers USA 2019

Dean Rindy, a real estate attorney at O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Attorneys in Fargo, has been named as a leading specialist in real estate law by Chambers USA Guide. Chambers USA ranks the top lawyers and law firms across all the United States of America. Law firms that have a national presence […]
January 31, 2019

Work Anniversary Celebration!

At O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Attorneys, we know it’s truly a team effort. Our people make all the difference in the great service we provide our clients. So to have a work anniversary for two longtime team members is truly a celebration. Recently we had a little party for two longtime […]
August 30, 2018

Rindy Honored as 2018 Lawyer of the Year

Dean Rindy, attorney at O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Attorneys of Fargo, has been recognized by his peers as a 2018 Lawyer of the Year and will be recognized in the 25th edition of the The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession.
August 24, 2018

Five Recognized by Super Lawyers in 2018

Five attorneys at Fargo law firm O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer […]
August 15, 2018

O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Attorneys: Committed to Our Community

At O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Attorneys, we get really excited about giving back to our community. This summer, we went all out by partnering with Down Home, a local non-profit organization whose mission is to help individuals and families transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing by providing furnishings and décor, making […]
June 1, 2018

Abby Hammes Attends ALS Conference in D.C.

Abby Hammes, a paralegal at O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Attorneys, recently spent several days in days in Washington, D.C. as part of the MN/ND/SD Chapter of the ALS Association. Abby’s mother, Renee Bernier, was diagnosed with ALS in 2015 and passed away from complications of the disease in December 2017. The […]
January 31, 2018

100 Pounds of Marijuana Results in Drug Trafficking Arrests

In Windom, Minnesota, an effort between several law enforcement agencies to confiscate approximately 100 pounds of marijuana resulted in two drug-related arrests. The arrest occurred when a Minnesota state law enforcement officer was informed by the Worthington Police Department of two vehicles with California license plates that were believed to […]
November 6, 2017

New Requirement for Cities in Minnesota with Electronic Notification Systems

In accordance with a new law in the state of Minnesota, cities with electronic notification systems are required to provide a 10-day notice of most proposed ordinances. After being signed into law by Governor Dayton on May 23, 2017, this measure became effective on August 1, 2017. This law is […]
October 31, 2017

Minnesota Supreme Court Throws Out Law Against Disorderly Conduct At Meetings

The Minnesota Supreme Court recently ruled against a disorderly conduct law that applies to the behavior of individuals who disrupt public meetings. The case in question concerned a Little Falls resident who was charged with disorderly conduct after the woman moved her chair closer to the city council at a […]
October 23, 2017

Nine Synthetic Drugs Added to Minnesota’s Schedule 1 List

A variety of new laws have become effective in Minnesota in 2017. One of these laws updated Minnesota’s list of Schedule 1 controlled substances by adding nine synthetic drugs to the list. The Minnesota Board of Pharmacy has determined that each of these drugs has the potential to be abused […]
October 17, 2017

New Littering Law in North Dakota

Beginning on August 1, 2017, anyone in North Dakota who is caught littering will be facing a much larger fine than was previously enforced by the state. Individuals who are caught littering on publicly maintained roads will now be fined $500. This increase is significant and is 400% larger than […]
October 7, 2017

New North Dakota Law Makes it Easier to Carry Concealed Firearms

North Dakotans appreciate their Second Amendment rights, so many cheered when the governor signed several new bills passed by the legislature into law that impacted the rights of residents to carry firearms in public. Amongst these bills is a law making it easier for North Dakotans to carry a concealed […]
October 5, 2017

Firm Paralegal Staff Works

The paralegals at O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Attorneys are doing their part in gathering much needed household supplies and personal supplies for the Fargo Ronald McDonald houses as part of the Red River Valley Paralegal Association annual sponsorship of a local charity. Every year the RRVPA puts their efforts behind a […]
September 7, 2017

Concealed Carry Laws in North Dakota Get Updated

North Dakota legislators were busy during the 2017 legislative year, with the Legislature sending hundreds of bills to the desk of the governor for approval. Some laws are likely to have little impact on the day-to-day lives of many North Dakotans: a new law offering greater protections for individuals working […]
August 24, 2017

Hard Work Yields Success for Firm Employee

It’s 3,132 miles from Margarita Island, Venezuela to Fargo, ND. That’s how far Daniela Kossowski traveled to attend Minnesota State University Moorhead. And now she has graduated from the university and hopes to take the LSAT soon in her efforts of entering law school. In the meantime, she is a […]
May 26, 2017

Abby Hammes Visits Washington, D.C. With ALS Awareness Group

Abby Hammes, a paralegal at O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Attorneys, recently spent six days in Washington, D.C. as part of the MN/ND/SD Chapter of the ALS Association. Abby’s mother, Renee Bernier, was diagnosed with ALS in January 2015. Pictured below are Abby and her mother with the North Dakota delegates of […]
March 15, 2017

O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss Nominated for Two Chamber Awards

Each year the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber of Commerce presents ChamberChoice Awards to one business in each of seven categories. Even being chosen to “be in the running” is a significant honor. This year the Fargo law firm of O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Attorneys has been nominated in two categories; Small Business […]
December 5, 2016

Roadways Dangerous During Holiday Season

There are certain days each year when it’s probably best to stay off the road.  Statistics show that the top 10 worst days for driving include Christmas Day, New Years Day, and NFL game day. Here’s the complete list: Memorial Day weekend. Many consider Memorial Day the beginning of the […]