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Leslie Johnson Aldrich and Victoria Hicks are easy to talk to and use their knowledge of the legal system to guide you toward making the best decision for your future.

Leslie Johnson Aldrich

Leslie Johnson Aldrich


Leslie has been practicing law since 1983.  She graduated from St Cloud State Unviersity, magna cum laude, in 1979, with a major in mass communication and minors in criminal justice and women’s studies.  Leslie graduated with distinction from UND School of Law in 1983.  After service as a law clerk for the Seventh Judicial District(moorhead), Leslie worked as a staff attorney for Legal Assitance of North Dakota.  In 1989, She opened her own private practice in Fargo with a general practice – focusing on family and criminal law.

Victoria Hicks

Victoria Hicks


Victoria has been practicing law since 2016.  She graduated from University of North Dakota in 2013 with a major in Psychology.  Victoria graduated from University of North Dakota School of Law in 2016.

Jan W (Family Law Client)

Having representation by JHLO Law Office is a very positive investment in your own future.  Leslie and her staff always go the extra distance to research, clarify and investigate issues necessary for a successful outcome for their client.  once you have Leslie “in your corner,” you can rest assured that you will always be guided in the right direction.”

William O (Family Law Client)

“When I needed legal help, I started asking around and one name kept coming up – Leslie Johnson Aldrich. Leslie and her staff were great to work with and treated me with great compassion for the situation I was in.”

JW (Family Law Client)

“I can’t even explain how much I recommend Victoria.  My divorce was a long, drawn out, horrible experience due to my ex.  But Victoria was responsive, quick, helpful, knowledgable and helped me navigate the drama and ultimately we ended up with the outcome that was needed to keep my family safe.”

Randy L (Inheritance Law Client)

“We turned to Johnson Hicks Law Office when a sudden death threw a wrench into our Irrevocable Trust.  In short order  and much less money, the holes from another local attorney  were found,plugged and our problems solved… saving our family’s cabin!  Thank You for serving our family in our time of need!”

Our Practice

Family Law

Child Support
Grandparent Rights
Residential Responsibility (Custody) & Parenting Time Disputes

General Practice

Personal Injury
Small Business Assistance



Our Experience

Leslie Johnson Aldrich

Leslie Johnson Aldrich

Bar Admissions

  • United State Supreme Court
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal District Court (ND)(MN)
Work Experience
  • Owner of Johnson Law Office, P.C
    Private Practice, 1989
    Areas of Practice: Family, Criminal
  • Legal Assistance of North Dakota – Fargo
    Staff Attorney – May 1984 – 1989
  • Law Clerk of Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District
    Honorable Gaylord A. Saetre
    Honorable Donald Gray
    August 1983 – May 1984
  • Law Clerk for State District
    Honorable A. C Bakken, Presiding Judge
    Spring 1983
  • Placement Officer
    UND School of Law
    March 1981 – May 1983
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminars
  • University of North Dakota School of Law
    Grand Forks, North Dakota
    J.D. 1983 – With Distinctions
  • St. Cloud State University
    St. Cloud, Minnesota
    B.A – 1979, Magna Cum Laude
    Major: Mass Communications
    Minor: Criminal Justice/Women’s Studies
  • University of Minnesota – Duluth
    Duluth, Minnesota
    9/1976 – 6/1977
Organizations & Activities
  • Natinal Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Life Member)
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • North Dakota Supremem Court Indigent Defense Commission(Past Member)
  • UND Law Scholarship, Co-Chairman for Havis Memorial
  • Juvenile Procedures Committee member, North Dakota Supreme Court(Past Member)
  • Builders of the Profession – UND Law School, 1999
  • North Dakota Bar Association
    *Alternative Dispute Resolution Member, 1987 – 1989
  • Cass County Bar Association
    *Secretary-Treasurer, 1989
    *Finance Committee, 1990
  • North Dakota Department of Human Services Child Support Committee, 1993
  • North Dakota Coalition for the Homeless, 1988 – 1989
  • Law Women’s Caucus
    *President, 1981 – 1983
  • Fargo Heritage Society Member
    *Board of Directors, 1989-1995
  • Interstate Business College
    *Instructor – Family Law, 1991- 1996
  • Moorhead State University
    *Instructor, 1985 Fall Quarter
  • Women’s Golf League 1993 – 2007
  • FM AM Rotary 2008
  • 2007 Top 100 trial Lawyers – American Trial Lawyers Association
  • UND President’s Club
  • The ’83 Society – UND School of Law, 1995
  • Burtness Scholarship – UND School of Law, 1982 – 1983
  • Graduating Student Law Week award 1983
  • D.I. Wiedemeyer Scholarship – UND School of Law, 1982
  • Dean’s List – Fall 1982 – Spring, 1983
  • Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1983
  • Women’s Leadership Conference, North Dakota Selection, Washington, D.C., 1981
  • Women’s Studies Scholarship, 1979
Papers and Research
  • Family Law in North Dakota – Continuing Legal Education – Faculty – May 2002 (NBI)
  • Co-author of chapter in “Ever Women’s Guide to Law:Contract and Credit”
    Doubleday Publishers – October 1983
  • “Basic Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution,” The Gavel, Vol. 32, No.9
Personal Information
  • Married to Kenneth Aldrich
  • Sons Chad, Nick and Dieter
Victoria Hicks

Victoria Hicks

Bar Admissions

  • United State Supreme Court
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal District Court (ND)(MN)
Work Experience
Johnson Hicks Law Office, P.C.
Attorney at Law, 2023
Areas of Practice: Family, Criminal, Estate Planning
Johnson Law Office, P.C.
Associate Attorney, 2017
Areas of Practice: Family, Criminal, Estate Planning
Integreon, 2016
Reis Law Firm, P.C., 2014
Law Clerk
  • University of North Dakota, 2013
    B.S. Psychology
  • Univeristy of North Dakota School of Law, 2016
  • Received her juris doctor and Indian Law Certificate in 2016.
  • She also received the 18 hour training for guardian ad !item/parenting investigation practice.
Organizations & Activities
Papers and Research
Personal Information


Johnson Hicks Law Office, P.C.
1018 First Avenue North
Fargo, ND 58102






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