Our Attorneys

We are licensed to practice in South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Missouri, Alaska and United States Tax Court as well as Rosebud Sioux, Oglala Sioux & Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Courts.

Sarah received her J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2006, graduating in the top quarter of her class. Prior to that, she obtained her B.S. in Business Administration (Marketing Emphasis) from the University of South Dakota. After law school, Sarah clerked for the Fifth Judicial... +read more
Jeff has an active and eclectic litigation practice.  His most notable cases have required creative problem solving in the face of challenging and complicated facts and legal issues.  Jeff’s clients value his strong work ethic, strong oral and written communication skills, his ability... +read more
Victoria M. Duehr graduated from South Dakota State University in 1991. She attended the University of South Dakota School of Law and graduated in 1995 with Sterling Honors. Following graduation, she clerked for Judges in the Second Judicial Circuit of South Dakota. She practiced in Brookings,... +read more
Dan Duffy is a partner in the Litigation Department of our Rapid City office.  He concentrates his practice in the areas of medical, hospital, and healthcare malpractice, as well as nursing home litigation, legal malpractice, and general litigation.  Dan has extensive litigation and... +read more
Greg Erlandson graduated from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 1997. Prior to attending law school, Greg served in the United States Marine Corps and was then employed with a lobbying association during the State\'s legislative session. While attending the Law School, he served as... +read more
Mike Hickey, a Rapid City native, is a graduate of Creighton University and the University of South Dakota School of Law. He was a Senior Editor of the South Dakota Law Review and authored an article on water law. Following law school, Mike served as a law clerk for the judges of the Sixth Judicial... +read more
Terry Hofer graduated from the University of South Dakota Law School in 1982 as a Sterling Honor Graduate. He served two years as a law clerk in the United States District Court with the Honorable Andrew W. Bogue. Terry's practice concentrates in the areas of construction, personal injury,... +read more
Kathryn works as a trial lawyer and litigation attorney in the firm’s Sioux Falls Office, but represents clients throughout the State of South Dakota, where she is licensed to practice in State and Federal Courts.  Her educational background and training is in Nursing.  She earned her... +read more
For 25 years, Jeff Hurd has been representing health care professionals and businesses in civil courts, administrative agencies, and arbitrations. He is a partner in the Litigation Department in our Rapid City office, where he concentrates his practice in the areas of business litigation, and... +read more
James Hurley, a South Dakota native, is a 1974 graduate of the University of South Dakota School of Law. He joined the firm in 1976. Jim is a Past President of the University of South Dakota Moot Court Board, and he served as a law clerk in the United States District Court in Rapid City. Prior to... +read more
Mark F. Marshall grew up in Huron, South Dakota, and was admitted to the practice of law in 1981. The breadth of his work since that time has given him insights from what are usually opposite sides of the spectrum – representing both plaintiffs and defendants, in both civil and criminal matters,... +read more
Upon graduating from Sioux Falls College in 1964, Allen Nelson served as a First Lieutenant in the United States Army in Vietnam. Al received his law degree from the University of South Dakota School of Law and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the South Dakota Law Review. He was admitted to... +read more
Steven R. Nolan, a Rapid City native, practices in the areas of personal injury, family law, workers compensation, real estate, and insurance law. Steve obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of South Dakota. While attending law school, he was a member of the Client Counseling and... +read more
Kelsey, an associate in our Rapid City office, was born and raised in Rapid City.  She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas (2010) and her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of South Dakota School of Law (2014).  ... +read more
Eric Pickar received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from South Dakota State University, graduating with high honors in 2000. In 2003, he graduated from the University of South Dakota School of Law. While attending law school, Eric was a published editor of the South Dakota Law Review, a member... +read more
John Raforth graduated from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 1985. He also has a Master's Degree in Accounting from the University of South Dakota Graduate Business School and a Master's in Law (L.L.M.) in Taxation Degree from the University of Denver Law School. He holds an... +read more
Chuck Riter attended Northwestern University and graduated from the University of South Dakota and the University of South Dakota School of Law. Prior to joining Bangs McCullen, Chuck practiced as an attorney with the Office of District Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service in St. Paul,... +read more
Rod graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bethel College in 1987 and the University of South Dakota School of Law in 1990. He has been practicing with the firm since graduation and is a member of the South Dakota, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Nebraska State Bars. He is also a member of the Order of the... +read more
Emily Swanson joined our Rapid City office as an associate in 2016.  She is a 2014 sterling academic graduate of the University of South Dakota School of Law.  In law school, Emily was Vice President of the Trial Team and a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board.  ... +read more
Rachel is a 1999 graduate of the USD School of Law, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the South Dakota Law Review and a teaching assistant.  Prior to law school, Rachel worked as a CPA in the areas of personal and business tax return preparation and for-profit and non-profit auditing... +read more
Benjamin Tronnes, an Associate in our Rapid City office, graduated from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 2013. In law school, Ben received the 2013 International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocate Award for his work on the Trial Team. Ben holds a Bachelor’s Degree in... +read more
Terry Westergaard is a partner in the Litigation Department in our Rapid City Office.   He concentrates his practice in the areas of insurance law and litigation and construction  litigation.    Terry has extensive experience in insurance coverage claims and complex... +read more