Smith & Strege Ltd. began with Bayard Lewis, who started practicing law in the Wahpeton community in 1956. Mr. Lewis became a county judge in 1979, at which time Richard Smith, his associate, continued the practice.  Fred Strege, who had practiced law for three years with the firm of Johnson, Milloy, Johnson, Stokes and Robinson, joined Richard in 1981, and together they founded the present Smith & Strege Ltd. firm. In 1995, Janel Fredericksen joined Richard and Fred, subsequently becoming the firm’s third partner. Since that time, Fred and Janel have been joined by partners Jason Butts and Amy Clark.

Smith & Strege Ltd. offers a wide range of legal services to individuals and businesses throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Our attorneys represent clients in various areas of law including business, commercial litigation, estate planning, probate, real estate transactions, general litigation, personal injury claims, tax issues, divorce, family, elder care, and criminal defense.

At Smith & Strege Ltd. the goal of our dedicated attorneys and staff is to provide you with quality legal services in a timely and skilled manner.