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 is a partner in our Sioux Falls office, but she spent her first 11 years of practice in our Rapid City office.  Sarah practices in a wide variety of settings, including employment disputes, civil rights cases, general civil litigation, federal criminal defense, and family law. ... +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 is a senior 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 commercial litigation.  Dan has extensive... +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
Growing up on a ranch, Laura was instilled with a strong work ethic and impeccable attention to detail. This drive and dedication ultimately led her to law school, where she served as Vice President of the USD Moot Court Board, a member of the USD Trial Team, and a Graduate Assistant. During her 2L... +read more
Terry Hofer is a senior partner in our Rapid City office.  He engages general civil litigation and trial practice.  During his 35 years at Bangs McCullen, Terry has handled most all subject matter areas of the law.  He continues work on civil litigation, with a focus on construction... +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 over 25 years, Jeff has been representing health care professionals and businesses in civil courts, administrative agencies, mediations, 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... +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
Steve, a Rapid City native, has been with the firm for twenty years. Steve specializes in the area of family law (including divorce, custody disputes, adoptions, child support proceedings, and much more) and real estate.  Steve has extensive trial experience with child custody, property 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, and North Dakota State Bars. He is also a member of the Order of the... +read more
Emily joined the firm in 2016 as an associate in our Rapid City office.  Her practice areas include family law, general civil litigation, real estate disputes, and criminal defense.  In addition to serving her clients, Emily is also dedicated to serving the Rapid City community. ... +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
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