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Daniel E. Ashmore  

Nathan R. Chicoine  

Jeffrey R. Connolly  

Sara Frankenstein  

Patrick G. Goetzinger  

Wynn A. Gunderson  

Donald P. Knudsen  

Andrew J. Knutson  

David E. Lust  

Rebecca L. Mann  

James S. Nelson  

J. Crisman Palmer  

Quentin L. Riggins  

Ronald G. Schmidt  

Jason M. Smiley  

Jana Smoot White  

Jennifer Trucano  

Tyler C. Wetering  

Talbot J. Wieczorek  

Kyle L. Wiese  

Terri Lee Williams  

Jeffrey R. Connolly  

Jason M. Smiley  

Agricultural Law Agricultural law is the law governing the art of harvesting crops and raising livestock includes many different areas, from landlord-tenant matters and property law to complex insurance regulations and government programs. (Read More)

Patrick G. Goetzinger  

David E. Lust  

Quentin L. Riggins  

Kyle L. Wiese  

Alternative Dispute Alternative Dispute "ADR" is an alternative to traditional courtroom litigation. (Read More)

David E. Lust  

Jennifer Trucano  











Business Litigation Business litigation involves disputes between or among one or businesses, and typically involves contractual relationships between the parties. (Read More)

Nathan R. Chicoine  

Jeffrey R. Connolly  

Sara Frankenstein  

Donald P. Knudsen  

David E. Lust  

James S. Nelson  

J. Crisman Palmer  

Quentin L. Riggins  

Jason M. Smiley  

Jana Smoot White  

Jennifer Trucano  

Tyler C. Wetering  

Talbot J. Wieczorek  

Kyle L. Wiese  

Business Planning Business planning refers to a wide range of legal avenues that allow businesses to be owned, operated, and transferred such that the best interests of the entity are fulfilled. (Read More)

Patrick G. Goetzinger  

Andrew J. Knutson  

David E. Lust  

James S. Nelson  

Quentin L. Riggins  

Ronald G. Schmidt  

Jennifer Trucano  

Tyler C. Wetering  

Kyle L. Wiese  

Civil Litigation Civil litigation is the practice of representing parties in non-criminal trials. (Read More)

Daniel E. Ashmore  

Nathan R. Chicoine  

Jeffrey R. Connolly  

Sara Frankenstein  

Donald P. Knudsen  

David E. Lust  

Rebecca L. Mann  

James S. Nelson  

Quentin L. Riggins  

Ronald G. Schmidt  

Jason M. Smiley  

Jana Smoot White  

Jennifer Trucano  

Talbot J. Wieczorek  

Kyle L. Wiese  

Construction Law Construction law includes all aspects of a construction project and the relationships of all the project participants. (Read More)

Daniel E. Ashmore  

Wynn A. Gunderson  

Donald P. Knudsen  

David E. Lust  

Ronald G. Schmidt  

Jason M. Smiley  

Kyle L. Wiese  

Creditors' Rights Creditors' rights involve the rights and remedies for an individual or entity which is owed a debt, either on account of an agreement, services provided, or a judgment. (Read More)

Donald P. Knudsen  

David E. Lust  

Rebecca L. Mann  

Quentin L. Riggins  

Jason M. Smiley  

Criminal Law Criminal law includes the defense of individuals accused of crimes. (Read More)

Nathan R. Chicoine  

Jeffrey R. Connolly  

Quentin L. Riggins  

Terri Lee Williams  

Employment Law Employment law focuses on representing employers and employees regarding all forms of work-place issues, including discrimination, harassment, benefits, contracts, and immigration status. (Read More)

Sara Frankenstein  

Donald P. Knudsen  

Rebecca L. Mann  

Jennifer Trucano  

Estate Administration Estate administration can be defined as the procedures involved in identifying and preserving assets following an individual's death, and ultimately distributing assets to those persons entitled to receive them at the conclusion of the administration process. (Read More)

Patrick G. Goetzinger  

Andrew J. Knutson  

Quentin L. Riggins  

Tyler C. Wetering  

Estate Planning Estate planning is the process of document drafting (wills, trusts, etc.) and asset titling to ensure the disposition of an estate consistent with the individual clients' specific objectives. (Read More)

Patrick G. Goetzinger  

Andrew J. Knutson  

Quentin L. Riggins  

Tyler C. Wetering  

Kyle L. Wiese  

Family Law Family law encompasses a wide-range of legal services related to marriage and child custody. (Read More)

Rebecca L. Mann  

Terri Lee Williams  











Gaming Law Gaming law focuses on all areas of compliance, contracting and litigation arising out of legalized wagering. (Read More)

Wynn A. Gunderson  

James S. Nelson  

Jennifer Trucano  











Governmental Law As we all learned in our high school civics class, the government in our country consists of the executive, legislative and judicial branches, in addition to administrative agencies. (Read More)

Sara Frankenstein  

Donald P. Knudsen  

Quentin L. Riggins  

Talbot J. Wieczorek  

Kyle L. Wiese  

Terri Lee Williams  

Guardianship &
    Conservatorship
A Guardianship and a Conservatorship, respectfully, refers to the relationship whereby one has the authority and the duty to look after the personal and financial affairs of another. (Read More)

Andrew J. Knutson  

Quentin L. Riggins  

Terri Lee Williams  











Health Law Health law involves representing physicians, hospitals, and all other practitioners of the healing arts in a full range of regulatory and financial matters, including compliance with federal and state healthcare laws. (Read More)

Jennifer Trucano  











Indian Law Indian law is a complex area of law pertaining to the inherent sovereignty of Indian laws. (Read More)

Jeffrey R. Connolly  











Insurance Coverage Disputes Insurance coverage disputes are most typically resolved in a "declaratory action." (Read More)

Sara Frankenstein  

Donald P. Knudsen  

Rebecca L. Mann  

James S. Nelson  

J. Crisman Palmer  

Jason M. Smiley  

Jana Smoot White  

Jennifer Trucano  

Insurance Defense Description coming soon. (Read More)

Daniel E. Ashmore  

Nathan R. Chicoine  

Jeffrey R. Connolly  

Sara Frankenstein  

Donald P. Knudsen  

Rebecca L. Mann  

James S. Nelson  

J. Crisman Palmer  

Jason M. Smiley  

Jana Smoot White  

Intellectual Property Intellectual property or IP pertains to the rights of non-tangible assets. (Read More)

Andrew J. Knutson  











Personal Injury The concept of "personal injury" in the law is much broader than the word "injury" may suggest. (Read More)

Daniel E. Ashmore  

Sara Frankenstein  

Wynn A. Gunderson  

Donald P. Knudsen  

Rebecca L. Mann  

Jason M. Smiley  

Jana Smoot White  

Jennifer Trucano  

Kyle L. Wiese  

Property Law Property law deals with the transfer, control, and management of land and assets. (Read More)

Nathan R. Chicoine  

Patrick G. Goetzinger  

Donald P. Knudsen  

Andrew J. Knutson  

Rebecca L. Mann  

James S. Nelson  

Quentin L. Riggins  

Jason M. Smiley  

Talbot J. Wieczorek  

School Law School law involves the operation and relationships between public elementary and secondary education schools and government agencies. (Read More)

Donald P. Knudsen  

David E. Lust  

Terri Lee Williams  











Taxation Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore, LLP represents clients in all forms of state tax issues where state statutes and regulations impose taxes on private persons or businesses. (Read More)

David E. Lust  

Jennifer Trucano  











Telecommunications Telecommunications law is the law pertaining to the transmission of data through electronic or electromagnetic means. (Read More)

Talbot J. Wieczorek  











Trusts A trust is an agreement between a grantor (or settlor) and a trustee to administer and distribute property for the benefit of one or more beneficiaries. (Read More)

Patrick G. Goetzinger  

Andrew J. Knutson  

Quentin L. Riggins  











Workers' Compensation Workers' Compensation is not insurance in the ordinary sense, but a statutory scheme of strict liability requiring employers, regardless of fault, to compensate for work-related injuries. (Read More)

Daniel E. Ashmore  

Rebecca L. Mann  











Agricultural Law
Alternative Dispute
Business Litigation
Business Planning
Civil Litigation
Construction Law
Creditors' Rights
Criminal Law
Employment Law
Estate Administration
Estate Planning
Family Law
Gaming Law
Governmental Law
Guardianship &
    Conservatorship

Health Law
Indian Law
Insurance Coverage Disputes
Insurance Defense
Intellectual Property
Personal Injury
Property Law
School Law
Taxation
Telecommunications
Trusts
Workers' Compensation