John and Josh have known each other for over 20 years. They decided to start the Criminal Defense and Worker’s Compensation Law Office of Arechigo & Stokka in 2007, one year after graduating from law school. They were confident they could offer clients the direct, personal representation that so many larger law firms don’t seem to offer.

From the beginning, John and Josh relied on their personal relationships with clients.

Clients knew that when they retained John or Josh, that they were going to be their lawyer handling all of the work on their case. Clients were not going to have to seek answers about their case from anyone other than their lawyer, John or Josh.  And we strive to be accessible to our clients, to answer questions, because we know the impact a work injury or criminal charge can have on a person and their family. We frequently give our cell numbers to clients, and try to respond to phone calls and emails just as quick as we can.

A companion founding principle was a commitment to understanding each individual client’s unique situation, and listening to their goals for their case. 

Understanding personal situations can help us implement a strategy that will give us the best chance to successfully reach a client’s goals. John and Josh founded their law firm on the principles of direct, personal representation and a determination to understand individual situations, and continue to operate the same way today. John and Josh have earned the trust of hundreds of clients over the years. Former clients have confidently referred new clients to the law firm, knowing that the people they were referring we’re going to get the same level of direct, personal representation that they received.

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Our Fargo criminal defense lawyers have helped individuals charged with a number of criminal offenses,

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Whether you were hurt at work or are facing a criminal charge, we understand that both situations carry their own level of anxiety and uncertainty.

We know that you will have questions, whether those questions will be how am I going to continue to support myself or family if I am not working or what is going to happen when I go to court on my criminal case. During your free consultation, we will answer these questions and explain how we will apply our knowledge, resources, and experience to your case to get you through this process. We’ll lay out a strategy to recover work benefits or minimize criminal sanctions that we hope will help relieve some of the anxiety you may be experiencing.

We look forward to working with you.