U of South Dakota School of Law, 1977/ JD

Admitted to Practice


AAML Position(s) Held

  • Secretary, 2nd VP, 1st VP, President Elect, President, Past Present, Bylaws Chair
  • President, Past President, Secretary

CLE Presentations

  • South Dakota Trial Lawyers Seminar, “Fee Agreements,” 1984
  • South Dakota Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Programs: “Divorce Taxation,” 1984 “Child Custody Litigation Issues,” 1985 “New Developments in Child Support Enforcement,” 1986 “Administrative Law,” 1987 “Labor Law Lawyers School,” 1988
  • “The Use of Mediation and Investigation in Custody Cases,” 1988 Law Education Institute, Vail, Colorado’,”The Military Family,” 1988 – Law Education Institute, Vail, Colorado, “Documentary Presentation of Evidence in a Contested Divorce Trial,” South Dakota Trial Lawyers Court Trial Seminar, 1991,-Basic Divorce Laws, Forms & Procedures,” South Dakota Trial Lawyers Family & Divorce Law Seminar, 1997, -Child Custody, Visitation & Support Issues,” South Dakota Trial Lawyers Family & Divorce Law Seminar, 1997, -Painless Discovery from a Plaintiff and Defense Viewpoint,” South Dakota Trial Lawyers Pre & Post Trial Essentials Seminar, 1997 , -Federalism of Family Law,” AAML Annual Meeting, 1997. -Jurisdictional Issues – Child Support Jurisdiction,” AAML Mid-Year Meeting, 2001, -Family Law in the Milllenium,” State Bar of South Dakota Continuing Legal Education, 2001, -Alimony Guidelines – A Plus or Minus?” South Dakota Trial Lawyers Spring Seminar, 2002, -Alimony and Child Support, The Unholy Alliance?” 2004 National CLE Conference on Family Law in Snowmass/Aspen Colorado, -Ethical Dilemmas for Counselors When Testifying in Court,” Counselors / Ethics / Law West River Counseling Association, October 29, 2005, -Dividing the Perks of Employment,” State Bar of South Dakota and Committee on Continuing Legal Education Family Law CLE, -Ethical Conundrums” American Institute of Certified Public Accountants / American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers National Conference on Divorce, Las Vegas, Nevada 2008 ,-Higher & Higher – Trial Preparation,” Nevada State Bar Family Law Conference, Ely, Nevada, 2011, -Ethical Conundrums,” Kentucky Chapter of the AAML and Louisville Bar Association Annual Family Law Seminar, -Custody Evaluations: What Are We Looking At?” National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges’ Conference on Juvenile and Family Law, 2012, -Hot Topic for Family Law….the Emerging Issues,” South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • -Parental Rights in South Dakota” w/Kylie M. Riggins. Ellsworth AFB, 2014
  • -Impact of Special Needs Children on Divorce.” American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, November 2015
  • -Guarding the Home Front: Protecting the Spouse,” American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, March 2016, -Military Members and Divorce / Custody,” SD State Bar Family Law CLE, April 2017, -Family Law – Tax Reform & Alimony,” SD State Bar Early Bird CLE, June 21, 2019, -Important Issues to Consider When Estate Planning Meets Family Law,” Webinar sponsored by The ABA Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law, August 9, 2018,

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