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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Rachel Bruner and Meredith Vukelic, who lead Pearce Durick PLLC’s Education Law Group, were invited to speak at the North Dakota School Boards Association’s Law Seminar on October 24, 2019, on the topic of transgender student rights. As society continues to address issues affecting people who identify as LGBTQ, schools become a place where evolving […]
Herbert O’Hare retired from the Firm in 1939 after the tragic passing of his wife in a car accident. He spent the rest of his life with his son in Seattle. Later in 1939 a new associate, E Forsyth Engebretson, was also added to the Firm. Engebretson was a new graduate and O’Hare, Cox & […]
Gordon Cox had been living in Bismarck for a number of years working as an attorney for the State Tax Commission before he joined O’Hare and Cox in their practice in 1925. He brought his experience from the State to the Firm and tried many cases related to tax law in addition to other defense […]
Before O’Hare and Cox partnered to create the Firm, O’Hare practiced in the First National Bank building which was located on the corner of Main and 4th, where today stands the BNC National Bank building. Cox joined him in this location and they practiced there until the completion of the Little Building the following year. […]
Edward Cox moved to Bismarck in early 1917 to work in the state tax commission as an attorney. Later that year he was appointed Assistant Attorney General by then Attorney General William “Wild Bill” Langer and held the position until he and O’Hare began the Firm. He had many interesting cases while with the Attorney […]
Herbert O’Hare began his career as a teacher in rural Ward County prior to going to the University of Minnesota to pursue a law degree. Upon completing his degree, he settled in Garrison, ND to practice law in 1905. He later opened a practice with Charles Staley in Garrison and practiced there for a number […]