Scott Swier

Scott Swier

Swier Law Firm, Prof. LLC
  • Business Law, Personal Injury, Family Law...
  • South Dakota
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Summary

Scott Swier is the Founder and Managing Member of Swier Law Firm. He also leads the law firm's Business Litigation Practice Group and Education Law Practice Group. Scott is a recognized authority in state and federal legal matters. While serving in private legal practice and as Assistant Attorney General for the State of South Dakota, he has represented individuals, businesses, and government entities before state and federal trial courts, state and federal appellate courts, and state and federal regulatory agencies. As Assistant Attorney General, Scott served as counsel for the State of South Dakota in many high-profile cases and his clients included Governor Michael Rounds, the Attorney General's Office, the Secretary of State's Office, and the Department of Education, Department of Revenue and Regulation, Department of the Environment and Natural Resources, and South Dakota Commission on Gaming. Scott is also well-versed in the South Dakota legislative process, having coordinated legislative initiatives on behalf of the Attorney General's Office.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Education Law
  • Native American Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Civil Litigation & Lawsuits
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
South Dakota
8th Circuit
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founder and Managing Member
Swier Law Firm, Prof. LLC
- Current
Assistant Attorney General
State of South Dakota
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Attorney
Private Practice
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Law Clerk
South Dakota Unified Judicial System
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Education
Mount Marty College
University of South Dakota School of Law
J.D. (1997)
Honors: South Dakota Law Review - Lead Articles Editor
Awards
Young Lawyer of the Year
South Dakota Bar Association
Ten Outstanding Young South Dakotans
South Dakota Jaycees
Outstanding Young Alumni Award
Mount Marty College
Professional Associations
Associated School Boards of South Dakota
Member - Council of School Attorneys
- Current
The State Bar of South Dakota
Member - Law School Committee
- Current
School Administrators of South Dakota
Legal Counsel
- Current
University of South Dakota School of Law
Adjunct Professor - "Education and the Law"
- Current
Mount Marty College
Board of Trustees
- Current
South Dakota Municipal League
Council of Municipal Attorneys
- Current
South Dakota Trial Academy
Graduate
- Current
The State Bar of South Dakota # 2769
Member
- Current
South Dakota Attorney General's Office
Member - South Dakota Attorney General's Open Government Task Force
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South Dakota Voices for Children
Chairperson
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Mount Marty College
Adjunct Professor - Criminal Law
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South Dakota Law Review
Lead Articles Editor
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Editor in Chief - South Dakota School Law Notes
Swier Law Firm, Prof. LLC
Estate Planning in South Dakota
Swier Law Firm, Prof. LLC
The South Dakota Public Dispute Resolution Procedure and Public Records Act: A Fundamental Change in South Dakota Law
South Dakota Law Review
Daubert, Kumho and the South Dakota Supreme Court's Most Recent Rulings Regarding "Reliability" and "Relevancy"
North Dakota Trial Lawyers Association - Pleader
Daubert, Kumho, and Its Impact on South Dakota Jurisprudence (with Honorable Janine M. Kern)
South Dakota Law Review
The Admissibility of Expert Testimony in South Dakota After Daubert, Kumho, Hofer, and Guthrie
South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association - Barrister
Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc.: "Gatekeeping" or Industry "Safekeeping"? (with Honorable Janine M. Kern)
South Dakota Law Review
The Employee/Independent Contractor Dichotomy in South Dakota for Unemployment and Workers' Compensation Purposes: An Examination and Suggested Analytical Framework
South Dakota Law Review
The Tenuous Tale of the Terrible Termites: The Federal Arbitration Act and the Court's Decision to Interpret Section Two in the Broadest Possible Manner: Allied-Bruce Terminix Companies, Inc. v. Dobson
South Dakota Law Review
Speaking Engagements
9 Fundamentals of Search & Seizure Law for South Dakota School Administrators, School Administrators of South Dakota - Spring Conference
School Administrators of South Dakota
Student Due Process in South Dakota, School Administrators of South Dakota - Spring Conference
School Administrators of South Dakota
Student Privacy and Online Accounts, School Administrators of South Dakota - Spring Conference
School Administrators of South Dakota
Texting, Sexting, Cyber Bullying and Other Liability Issues Facing South Dakota's Schools in Today's Technological Landscape, School Administrators of South Dakota - Spring Conference
School Administrators of South Dakota
Legal Issues for South Dakota's School Superintendents, School Administrators of South Dakota - Spring Conference
School Administrators of South Dakota
Daubert, Kumho, and the South Dakota Supreme Court’s Most Recent Rulings Regarding “Reliability” & “Relevancy”, South Dakota Defense Lawyers Association
South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association
Find it Fast and Free on the Internet: Advanced Internet Strategies for South Dakota Legal Professionals, National Business Institute Seminar
National Business Institute
The Daubert Opinion & Expert Testimony Admissibility (with Honorable Janine M. Kern), South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association
South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
Swier Law Firm, Prof. LLC
Blog
Swier Law Firm, Prof. LLC - Legal Blog
Social Media
Contact & Map
Swier Law Firm, Prof. LLC
2121 W. 63rd Place
Suite 200
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
USA
Telephone: (605) 275-5669
Fax: (605) 286-3219
Swier Law Firm, Prof. LLC
202 N. Main Street
Avon, SD 57315
USA
Telephone: (605) 286-3218
Fax: (605) 286-3219
Swier Law Firm, Prof. LLC
142 E. 3rd Street
Winner, SD 57580
USA
Telephone: (605) 842-3373
Fax: (605) 842-3375
Swier Law Firm, Prof. LLC
240 E. Main Street
Corsica, SD 57328
USA
Telephone: (605) 946-5096
Fax: (605) 286-3219