Attorney Profiles

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