Benjamin D. Tronnes


J.D., University of South Dakota School of Law (2013)

B.A., English (Writing Emphasis), Northern State University, magna cum laude (2010)

South Dakota, U.S. District Court of South Dakota

Ben has been an associate in our Rapid City office since 2014.  He practices primarily in the areas of professional liability defense, corporate litigation, construction litigation, personal injury, and family law.  In 2018, Ben was named a Thomson Reuters-Super Lawyers Rising Star, a distinction given to the top 2.5% of lawyers under 40 in each state.   He is a member of the American Bar Association. 

Prior to joining Bangs McCullen, Ben spent a year clerking for South Dakota’s Third Judicial Circuit Court.  While in law school, he received the 2013 International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocate Award for his work on the USD Law Trial Team.

Ben is a proud veteran of the United States Army, where he was a combat engineer. Prior to law school, Ben was a high school hockey coach and worked at a golf course.  Along with practicing law, Ben owns a small business in the fly fishing industry.  In his free time, Ben enjoys being outside with his family, working out, reading, and writing.