A unified, collaborative team delivering
legal solutions for exceptional client satisfaction

Company Values


To be honest, ethical, and trustworthy in our actions.


To fully understand and honor our family, peers, and community.


To be immersed in the circumstances affecting those around us.


To pursue delivery of outstanding results in all we are apart of.


To work together in order to create the best final outcome.

Our History

The law firm of Ohnstad Twichell, P.C., was founded in 1939, by Manfred R. Ohnstad.  In 1955, the firm partnered with Daniel R. Twichell, and the name has remained since then.  The firm has deep roots in the Red River Valley, with offices in Casselton, Hillsboro, Page and West Fargo, ND, and Barnesville, MN.

Ohnstad Twichell has grown to become one of the largest law firms in the region, yet continues to remain committed to its core values:  Integrity, respect, teamwork, communication, and excellence.  As the firm grows, its employees remain anchored to its core values to provide clients exceptional legal service in a number of practice areas.

The staff at Ohnstad Twichell are a team of dedicated and talented professionals committed to improving the lives of their clients and creating strong communities by providing custom legal solutions with integrity and excellence.

With the move of its West Fargo office to the new location at 444 Sheyenne Street in West Fargo, Ohnstad Twichell is poised for future growth, and remains the community-minded law firm that provides personalized, broad-ranging legal services that meet the needs of its clients.


Committed to improving lives and creating strong communities by providing custom legal solutions with integrity and excellence through dedicated and talented professionals.

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