Attorney Profiles for Our Excellent Rapid City Attorneys

Brian D. Hagg, Managing Partner

Born
Algona, Iowa, October 9, 1946.

Admitted to Bar
1972, South Dakota; 1975, U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota and U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit.

Education
Creighton University; University of South Dakota (B.A., 1969; J.D., 1972). Attorney, Cities Service Oil Co., Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1972-1973; Deputy States Attorney, 1973-1975; Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1975-1977. Chairman, State Bar Client Security Fund, 1982-1985. Chairman, Pennington County Republican Party, 1993-1996.

Member
Pennington Co. and American Bar Assoc.; The State Bar of SD; SD Trial Lawyers Assoc.; The Assoc. of Trial Lawyers of America; Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel; International Assoc. of Gaming Attorneys.

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Corporate Law
  • Gaming Law
  • Indian Gaming Law
  • Banking
  • International Commercial Transactions
  • Wills
  • Probate

Rexford A. Hagg

Born
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, May 10, 1957.

Admitted to Bar
1982, Oklahoma; South Dakota; U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma; U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota.

Education
University of South Dakota (B.A., 1979; J.D., 1982). University of Oklahoma (J.D., 1982). Graduate of Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, October 2000. City Attorney, Box Elder, South Dakota, 1984–; Elected South Dakota House of Representatives, 1988-1998, Speaker of the House, 1997-1998.

Member
Oklahoma Bar Association; State Bar of South Dakota; South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury Law
  • Workers’ Compensation Law
  • Lobbying
  • Wrongful Death
  • Trials
  • Appeals

John S. Dorsey

Born
Redfield, South Dakota, August 26, 1961.

Admitted to Bar
1986, South Dakota; 1988, U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota and US Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit; United States Supreme Court.

Education
University of South Dakota (B.S., with honors, 1983; J.D., 1986). Co-Author: “Rule 11 Sanctions: Some Current Observations,” 33 South Dakota Law Review 207, with Hon. Richard H. Battey.

Member
The State Bar of South Dakota; American Bar Association; South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Litigation & Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Workplace Injuries
  • Defective Products
  • Wrongful Death
  • Contract Litigation
  • Social Security Disability
  • Criminal Defense
  • Trials
  • Appeals
  • Will Disputes/Undue Influence

Kent R. Hagg

Born
Dell Rapids, South Dakota, December 12, 1963.

Admitted to Bar
1990 (Nebraska and South Dakota).

Education
University of South Dakota (B.S., 1987; J.D., 1990). Assistant City Attorney and Prosecutor, 1990-1995; Corporate Counsel to Sodak Gaming, Inc., 1995-1998. Partner, Whiting, Hagg & Hagg, LLP 1998-present.

Member
State Bar of South Dakota and Nebraska; South Dakota and Nebraska Bar Associations; South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association; Pennington County Bar Association.

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Construction Law
  • Casino Gaming Law
  • Casino Regulatory Law
  • Indian Gaming Law
  • Family Law

George Grassby

Whiting, Hagg, Hagg, Dorsey & Hagg is pleased attorney George Grassby is now a member of our law firm. With over 30 years of experience, George is a seasoned advocate and litigator. George is taking clients in all matter of cases in federal and state courts including criminal felonies, commercial litigation, and personal injury and auto accident cases, as well as DWI, divorce, and custody disputes.

Mr. Grassby received his Bachelors Degree from Harvard University and his Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of South Dakota. George is a member of the South Dakota Bar and the American Bar Associations. Fluent in Spanish, George recently traveled to Ecuador and Panama as an ambassador of the American Bar Association to conduct symposiums in those countries as a criminal trial instructor. Mr. Grassby’s office is located at Whiting, Hagg, Hagg, Dorsey & Hagg law firm, 601 West Boulevard, Rapid City, South Dakota. He may be contacted there to discuss your legal needs at 605-348-1125 or by email at george.grassby@amatteroflaw.com.

Call 605-348-1125 to talk to one of our valuable team members about your case today.