I approach my legal career in the same way I approach my golf game.  I may not always be able to sink that 10 footer, but there is no one else I would trust to take the putt.  Whether you are having difficulty with the IRS or other creditors, or you have to make the difficult end-of-life decisions, I will be by your side to help you every step of the way.

I was raised right here in Rapid City and graduated from Stevens High School.  After attending college at the University of Northern Colorado, I spent a year working as an auditor and tax specialist for a CPA firm in Greeley, Colorado.  After attending law school at Gonzaga University, I decided I wanted to move back home.  This is where I met my wife, Amber, and we have two wonderful daughters.  I played golf in high school and college, and still try to play as often as I can.  I also enjoy fly fishing the great trout streams in the Black Hills and hunting.

My practice areas include tax law and tax resolution, commercial law, estate planning (wills and trust), probate administration, bankruptcy, business planning, family law, and criminal law.

Areas of Practice

  • Tax Law and Tax Resolution
  • Commercial Law
  • Estate Planning, Will and Trusts
  • Estate and Probate Administration
  • Bankruptcy Law (creditor & debtor representation)
  • Business Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • South Dakota, 2005
  • U.S. District Court District of South Dakota, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2009
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2006
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2010


  • Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington
    • J.D. - 2004
  • University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado
    • B.S. - 2000
    • Major: Business Administration, Emphasis on Accounting

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • South Dakota Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Pennington County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Bankruptcy Institute


  • Alpha Kappa Psi

Office Location

  • Rapid City Office


    1301 West Omaha Street
    Suite 207
    Rapid City, South Dakota 57701