Attorneys

KENT DELANEY

Practice Areas:
Business Law;  Civil Litigation;  Commercial Law; Contract Law; Criminal Law; Entity Formation; Estate Planning and Preservation; Municipal Law; Personal Injury;  Probate Administration; Real Estate; Wills and Trusts.
Bio:
Kent was born and raised in Northeast South Dakota, in the Webster area. Kent began his studies at the University of South Dakota receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1977 and a Masters in Business Administration in 1980.  Kent then attended the Hamline University School of Law where he graduated in 1982.  Upon graduation, Kent joined the firm and in 1987 became a partner.
Education:
Hamline University, J.D., (1982)
University of South Dakota, M.B.A., (1980)
University of South Dakota, B.A., (1977)
Bar Licensed:
State Bar of South Dakota
Reported Cases:
State v. Kaiser, 504 N.W.2d 96 (S.D. 1993)
Matter of Estate of Fiksdal, 388 N.W.2d 133 (S.D. 1986)
State v. Phyle, 444 N.W.2d 380 (S.D. 1989)

 

 

GORDON P. NIELSEN

Practice Areas:
Business Law;  Civil Litigation;  Construction Law;  Commercial Law; Contract Law;  Entity Formation; Estate Planning and Preservation;  Family Law;  Municipal Law;  Personal Injury;  Probate Administration;  Real Estate;  Tribal Law;  Wills and Trusts.
Bio:
Gordon was born and raised in Northeast South Dakota, near the Peever and Sisseton area.  Gordon began his studies at Northern State University receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in 1994.  Gordon then attended the University of South Dakota School of Law where he graduated as a Sterling Honors Graduate in 1998. Upon graduation, Gordon served in the South Dakota National Guard Judge Advocate General Corp and joined the firm. In 2002, Gordon became a partner at the firm.  In his free time, Gordon enjoys spending time with his wife and four children.
Education:
University of South Dakota, J.D., Sterling Honor Graduate, (1998)
Northern State University, B.A., (1994)
Associations:
Sisseton Community Foundation
Bar Licensed:
State Bar of South Dakota
Sisseton Wahpeton Tribal Court
Reported Cases:
St. John v. Peterson, 2011 S.D. 58, 804 N.W.2d 71
Alto Twp. v. Mendenhall, 2011 S.D. 54, 803 N.W.2d 839
In re J.D.M.C., 2007 S.D. 97, 739 N.W.2d 796
Springer  v. Cahoy, 2012 S.D. 32
Matter of Sales Tax Liability of Pirmantgen and Carlson, 2008 S.D. 127, 759 N.W.2d 291
Estate of Meland, 2006 S.D. 22, 712 N.W.2d 1
Durkee v. VanWell, 2002 S.D. 150, 654 N.W.2d 807


THOMAS L. SANNES

Practice Areas:
Appeals; Business Law; Commercial Law;  Contract Law;  Civil Litigation;  Criminal Law;  Entity Formation;  Estate Planning and Preservation;  Family Law;  Insurance;  Municipal Law;  Personal Injury;  Probate Administration;  Real Estate;  Wills and Trusts.
Bio:
Tom was born and raised in Webster, South Dakota.  He graduated from Webster High School in 1989 and began his studies at South Dakota State University.  After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in 1993 he attended the University of South Dakota School of Law and graduated in 1996. Upon graduation Tom was accepted into the United States Army Judge Advocate General Corp.  During his time on active duty, Tom was deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovinia.  Tom returned to Webster in 2001 and became a partner of the firm in 2002.  In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and four children.
Education:
University of South Dakota, J.D., (1996)
South Dakota State University, B.S., (1993)
Associations:
Board of Director and Treasurer for the South Dakota Community Foundation, President of the Day County Community Foundation, Past Chairman of the Day County Champion Community, Past Commander of Post 40 American Legion in Webster, Vice-president of the Webster Area Development Corporation, Founder and Chairman of the Bearcat Pledge, President of the United Methodist Church in Webster, Co-Founder of the Webster 20/20, Member of the Webster VFW, Chairman of the Webster Aquatic Venture for Excellence.
Bar Licensed:
United States District Federal Courts of South Dakota
State Bar of South Dakota
Reported Cases:
St. John v. Peterson, 2011, S.D. 58, 804 N.W.2d 71
Serocki v. Meritcare Health Systems, 2004 DSD 3

 

DAVID A. GEYER

Practice Areas:
Administrative and Agency Law;  Appeals;  Business Law;  Civil Litigation;  Commercial Law;  Contract Law;  Environmental Law; Estate Planning and Preservation;  Insurance;  Municipal Law;  Personal Injury; Probate Administration;  Products Liability;  Tribal Law; Wills and Trust.
Bio:
David was born and raised in DeSmet, South Dakota.  David began his studies at South Dakota State University receiving a Bachelor Degree in Animal Science with an emphasis in Animal Production.  David also Served with the 153rd Engineer Battalion of the South Dakota National Guard during Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Upon receiving his undergraduate degree, David attended the University of South Dakota School of Law, graduating in 2011.  During Law School, David competed nationally with the USD Law School Trial Team.  David also served as the Vice-President of the Native American Law Student Association.  In 2012 David joined the firm.  In his free time, David enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.
Education:
University of South Dakota, J.D., (2011)
South Dakota State University, B.A., (2007)
Associations:
American Legion, Veblen Fire Department
Bar Licensed:
State Bar of South Dakota
Sisseton Wahpeton Tribal Court