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 Gam-ing 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 As-sociation 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 Advoca-cy.

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

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