The State Bar Association of North Dakota Fall 2014 Gavel Magazine - Page 25

JOSH A. SWANSON Josh is a lawyer at Vogel Law Firm. Josh’s practice is centered on litigation where he focuses on energy and natural resource law, commercial litigation, and plaintiff ’s law. Josh graduated magna cum laude from the Creighton University School of Law in 2009. Josh has taught oil and gas law at the UND Law School, had two recent articles on oil and gas law published in the UND Law Review, guest lectured energy law and policy classes at NDSU, and is a regular presenter at conferences and seminars focusing on mineral owner rights throughout North Dakota. Born and raised in Maddock, North Dakota, a small farming community near Devils Lake, Josh grew up a diehard Bison fan and his weekends in the fall are spent tailgating and following NDSU around the country. He also writes a monthly column for Bison Illustrated magazine and is active in the NDSU Team Makers booster group. In the winter, after Bison football, Josh follows the Bison basketball team. An avid life enthusiast and adventurer, Josh enjoys being outdoors, spending time at the lake, running, hiking, and reading. RACHEL GEHRIG is an associate attorney at the Aaland Law Office in Fargo, where she focuses her practice on family law. Prior to joining the Aaland law firm, Rachel clerked for the Honorable Steven Cahill of the Seventh Judicial District Court in Moorhead, Minnesota. Rachel earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, with a minor in Sociology, from North Dakota State University in 2005. After a few years working in the psychology field, she returned to school and earned her Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 2012. While in law school, Rac