Wold Johnson, P.C.


Wold Johnson, P.C., traces its history back to 1916 when A.R. Bergesen graduated from Northwestern University at Evanston, Illinois, and moved to Fargo, North Dakota, to establish a law practice. "Berge", as he was known to his many friends, set up a law office on Broadway and went on to become Cass County States Attorney, State Representative, and Speaker of the North Dakota House of Representatives. Together with his partner, Otto Haakenstad, he founded Western States Life Insurance Company, which developed into one of the state's largest insurance companies.


At the age of 64, "Berge" left the practice of law to become President of Gate City Federal Savings and Loan Association and presided over its state-wide expansion.


The law firm operated under a variety of names as its membership changed over the years -- "Burnett, Bergesen and Haakenstad", "Whittlesey and Pancratz", "Pancratz, Wold and Johnson", "Wold Johnson, Feder, Brothers, Beauchene and Schimmelpfennig", and most recently, "Wold Johnson, P.C.". The members of the firm, throughout those eight decades, have taken pride in playing active roles in the development of their community.


Throughout its recent history, the firm has maintained the highest rating for legal and ethical standards (AV) - Martindale Hubbell Law Directory. Its five lawyers presently reflect a combined 120 years of practice experience.


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