Terry L. Hofer

Partner
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, products liability, civil litigation, and trial practice. Terry is a member of the American Bar Association, American Board of Trial Advocates, American Association for Justice, the State Bar of South Dakota, the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, the South Dakota Defense Lawyers Association, and the Pennington County Bar Association.  Terry is a former President of the State Bar of South Dakota (2013-14) and is a current board member of the South Dakota Bar Foundation.  He is listed in the Great Plains Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America.
 
"If a job is worth doing, it's worth doing right."
 
"Hard work always pays off."
 
Truer words have never been spoken, and Terry carries them with him every day. They are just a couple of the lessons his father taught him growing up in small-town South Dakota (Onida). Terry is one of those guys that proves hard work and dreams go together. He followed his dream to Texas (Pan American University) to play college golf. Although golfing didn't pan out as planned, he wasn't discouraged. More hard work to finish college, then stints as a junior high math teacher and steakhouse/lounge owner before enrolling in law school. Terry has had a lot of adventures, but right now no dream could keep him away from the family he loves.  He has a laundry list of hobbies including motorcycling, hunting, fishing, baseball, golf, reading and outdoor events. Despite all that, he counts his favorite moments as those spent with his wife, two sons, daughter-in-law and two granddaughters.  In fact, when it comes to time with them, "If you're five minutes early, you're late."