J.D., University of South Dakota School of Law (1990)
B.S., Economics & Political Science, University of South Dakota (1987)
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 litigation, health care law, and litigation. Jeff has extensive experience in complex cases involving business and employment disputes, disputes between shareholders and partners, breach of contract, and fraud. Jeff also has a broad range of experience defending malpractice claims against physicians, nurses, nursing homes, and hospitals. He represents some of the region’s largest businesses, as well as small start-up businesses. Along with his considerable trial experience, Jeff has also arbitrated, mediated, and negotiated numerous disputes to resolution. He regularly represents clients before the South Dakota Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals.
Jeff is a Great Plains Super Lawyer (a distinction earned by only 5% of the lawyers in South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa) and he is listed in Best Lawyers in America and Chambers U.S.A. He also holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, President of the South Dakota Defense Lawyers Association, and the South Dakota State Representative to the Defense Research Institute. He also co-authors an international litigation publication call “Practical Law,” writing and editing the sections on South Dakota Litigation and Responding to a Complaint.
In law school, Jeff served as Articles Editor of the South Dakota Law Review. Following graduation, he served as a law clerk to the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota. He has practiced with Bangs McCullen since 1992.