Entries by Katelyn Pahl

The 2010s Part One: The most recent decade

The most recent decade has ushered in many young attorneys, a majority of whom are still with the Firm today. Ramona Garcia-Furlong was a registered nurse who worked in critical care before pursuing her legal career. She was experienced in medical malpractice and general litigation. She went on to found her own private practice. Rachel […]

The 2000s: The Firm adds five

The 2000s saw many young attorneys join the Firm including Leah Coghlan, Bonnie Christner, Tiffany Vinje née Johnson, Zack Pelham, and Chris Nyhus. Prior to joining the Firm, Leah Coghlan clerked for the North Dakota Supreme Court. She went on to become an instructor at BSC. Bonnie Christner joined the Firm after a brief clerkship. […]

The 1990s: A decade of stability

During the 1990s Michael McMahon and Jeff Transtrom joined the Firm. Michael McMahon was in private practice for a number of years in Bismarck before moving back to his hometown of Helena, MT. there he opened a practice before he ran for and won a District Judgeship in Helena. Jeff Transtrom went on from his […]

The 1980s Part Two: A decade of growth

The 1980s saw a number of attorneys join the Firm, many of which stayed for a number of years. These attorneys include Joel Gilbertson, Joy Wezelman, Larry Dopson, Dave Reich, Steve Easton, Jackie Pierce, Jerry Kettleson, Gary Thune, Larry Boschee, Lawrence Bender, and Janet Seaworth. Jerry Kettleson served as assistant U.S. Attorney prior to joining […]

The 1980s Part One: A decade of growth

The 1980s saw a number of attorneys join the Firm, many of which stayed for a number of years. These attorneys include Joel Gilbertson, Joy Wezelman, Larry Dopson, Dave Reich, Steve Easton, Jackie Pierce, Jerry Kettleson, Gary Thune, Larry Boschee, Lawrence Bender, and Janet Seaworth. Joel Gilbertson began his legal career in private practice in […]

The 1970s: A decade of prominence

The 1970s ushered in an era in which many prominent attorneys and those who are the namesake of the Firm today joined. Both Harry and Bill Pearce, and Pat and Tim Durick joined, as well as the Firm’s first female attorney, Christine Hogan. Also, during this time, the Firm relocated to its current offices in […]

The 1960s: New attorneys and a new office

The 1960s saw those attorneys who had joined during the 1950s become Partners. During this time four new attorneys joined the Firm as well: William “Bill” Murray, Harold Anderson, Curtis Schmidt, and C.B. Thames, whom everyone called Tim. The Firm also relocated to the First Federal Bank building on 4th Street and Rosser where today […]

The 1950s: The Firm adds young local talent

The 1950s saw three young attorneys join the firm: Myron Atkinson, John Gunness, and Edgar Rose. It was also during this decade that Edward Cox, founding partner of the Firm,  passed away. Myron Atkinson was a man who had a mind for both law and business. After his time with the Firm he went on […]

The 1940s: A new partner joins the Firm

William R. Pearce joined the firm in 1944 as a namesake partner after a period of time as an assistant attorney general. Pearce did not attend law school, but rather read the law under A.P. Paulson of Valley City, ND. He was one of the first lawyers to argue before the North Dakota Supreme Court […]

Vukelic to speak on Special Education

Pearce Durick PLLC attorney Meredith Vukelic has been invited to speak at the National Business Institute’s upcoming seminar titled Special Education Laws Made Simple.  The seminar is designed for professionals who work with children with special needs in the school setting. Attendees will learn about schools’ obligations under special education laws, including requirements for IEPs, […]