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Our profiles give keen insight into the passion for the law behind our firm. Get to know each of our attorneys better by reading their biographies and case information below.

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KENT DELANEY

Kent was born and raised in Northeast South Dakota, in the Webster area.  Kent began his studies at the University of South Dakota and received 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. Kent and his wife, Julie, have a daughter and two grandsons.

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GORDON P. NIELSEN

Gordon was born and raised in Northeast South Dakota, near the Peever and Sisseton area.  Gordon began his studies at Northern State University and received 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.

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THOMAS L. SANNES

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 Corps.  During his time on active duty, Tom was deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovinia and Korea. Tom has served 11 years between the United Stated Army/South Dakota National Guard and United Stated Army Reserve.  Tom returned to Webster in 2001 and became a partner of the firm in 2002.

 

Tom enjoys challenging cases ranging from multimillion-dollar divorces to the most difficult criminal cases. Outside of work, Tom enjoys spending time at the lake, traveling, coaching and refereeing youth sporting events, and spending time with his wife, Angie, and four children.

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DAVID A. GEYER

David was born and raised in DeSmet, South Dakota.  David began his studies at South Dakota State University and received 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 and served a twelve-month tour of duty in 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.  In 2012 David joined the firm as an associate and became a partner in 2018.  David is the Commander for the Veblen American Legion Post #76, Commander for the Marshall County VFW Post #3507, and Assistance Chief of the Veblen Volunteer Fire Department.  In his free time, David enjoys fishing and spending time with his wife Karie and two children.

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Jennifer M. Jorgenson

Jenny is a South Dakota general practice attorney at Delaney, Nielsen & Sannes.  Jenny is a native of Webster and joined the firm in 2019.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Northern State University, with a minor in Accounting, and an Associate of Science in Business Administration.  She attended law school at the University of South Dakota School of Law.  In addition to graduating with Sterling Honors and Summa Cum Laude, Jenny was the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships.  While in law school, Jenny was Editor-in-Chief of the South Dakota Law Review and a graduate assistant to the writing professors where she assisted in legal writing instruction.  After obtaining her law degree, Jenny served as a law clerk for the Honorable Roberto A. Lange of the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota. As a law clerk, Jenny drafted judicial opinions in complex criminal and civil law cases. She currently serves as a Board of Director for the South Dakota Young Lawyers Section.

 

Jenny enjoys writing about South Dakota criminal law. Her article on sufficiency of the evidence of a defendant's mental state has been published in the South Dakota Law Review. Outside of work, Jenny enjoys traveling and spending time with her friends and family, her husband, Bryce, and their dog, Katie.

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