Larry M. Von Wald

Larry M. Von Wald (Rapid City, South Dakota)

Larry M. Von Wald

Attorney in Rapid City, SD
Larry Von Wald has been practicing law in South Dakota for more than 35 years. He has gathered a wide range of experience over his career. Before entering private practice, Von Wald served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of South Dakota, an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of South Dakota and General Counsel for a mining, oil & gas, construction materials, engineering, transportation and manufacturing conglomerate. He has extensive experience in condemnation, construction litigation, criminal law, mining and environmental matters, civil litigation including accident and injury law and business related subjects. His practice is largely devoted to matters involving litigation. He has been lead counsel in jury trials in numerous South Dakota counties both east and west of the Missouri River. In addition to the state and federal courts in South Dakota, Von Wald is admitted to practice before the South Dakota tribal courts.

Professional Activities:

· Current Member, SD Board of Bar Examiners

· Current Member, SD Bar Civil Pattern Jury Instructions Committee

· Past Chairman, SD Bar Civil Justice Reform Committee

· Past Member, SD Bar Ethics Committee

· Past Member, SD Bar Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions Committee

605-388-2847 605-388-2847
Free Consultation | Credit Cards Accepted
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Peer Rating 5.0 of 5
Practice Area
  • Accidents
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Business Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Civil Practice
  • Environmental Law
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
Total time spent on pro bono work: 2%

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Experience & Credentials

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Admission Details
Admitted in 1970, South Dakota and U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota
1973, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
1988, U.S. Supreme Court
Rosebud Sioux Tribal Court
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribal Court
Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribal Court
Oglala Sioux Tribal Court
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Court
Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court
Credit Cards Accepted
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Free Initial Consultation
Fixed Hourly Rates
Fixed Fees Available
Law School Attended
University of South Dakota School of Law
Class of 1970
University Attended
Drake University
Class of 1966
Birth Information
Born in 1944
Tyler, Texas, 1944
Associations & Memberships
State Bar of South Dakota; Pennington County Bar Association; American Bar Association; American Board of Trial Advocates; South Dakota Defense Lawyers Association; South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association; Black Hills Criminal Defense Bar (Past President); National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel; National Board of Trial Advocacy; American Board of Trial Advocates.
Representative Cases
Demaray v. De Smet Farm Mut. Ins. Co., 801 N.W.2d 284 (S.D. 2011); Johnson v. O'Farrell, 787 N.W.2d 307 (S.D. 2010); A. Unruh Chiropractic Clinic v. De Smet Insurance Company of South Dakota, 782 N.W.2d 367 (S.D. 2010); Estate of Lien v. Pete Lien & Sons, Inc., 740 N.W.2d 115 (S.D. 2007); Glimcher Super Mall Venture, LLC v. Coleman Co., 739 N.W.2d 815 (S.D. 2007); Kappenman v. Stroh, 704 N.W.2d 36 (S.D. 2005); Elkjer v. Rapid City, 695 N.W.2d 235 (S.D. 2005); Lien v. Lien, 674 N.W.2d 816 (S.D. 2004); Fechner v. Case, 660 N.W. 2d 631 (S.D. 2003); State v. Gonzalez, 624 N.W.2d 836 (S.D. 2001); Sturgis Area of Chamber of Commerce v. Sturgis Rally & Race, Inc., 99 F.Supp.2d 1090 (D.S.D. 2000); Zahn V. Musick, 605 N.W. 2d 823 (S.D. 2000); Zoss v. Schaefers, 598 N.W.2d 550 (S.D. 1999); Chord v. Reynolds, 587 N.W.2d 729 (S.D. 1999); Ray v. Downes, 576 N.W.2d 896 (S.D. 1998); Mack v. Kranz Farms, Inc., 548 N.W.2d 812 (S.D. 1996); Satterlee v. Johnson, 526 N.W.2d 256 (S.D. 1995); Springer v. Black, 520 N.W.2d 77 (S.D. 1994); U.S. v. Jagim, 978 F.2d 1032 (8th Cir. 1992); State v. Stone, 467 N.W.2d 905 (S.D. 1991); Jensen Ranch, Inc. v. Marsden, 440 N.W.2d 762 (S.D. 1989); Olson v. U.S., 872 F.2d 820 (8th Cir. 1989); U.S. v. Rederth, 872 F.2d 255 (8th Cir. 1989); Jones v. American State Bank, 1987 WL 39926 (D.S.D. 1987); Smith v. City of Rapid City, 307 N.W.2d 598 (S.D. 1981); U.S. v. Kills Crow, 527 F.2d 158 (C.A.8 (S.D.) 1975); U.S. v. Goings, 517 F.2d 891 (C.A.8 (S.D.) 1975); U.S. v. Belt, 516 F.2d 873 (C.A.8 (S.D.) 1975); U.S. v. Cummings, 507 F.2d 324 (C.A.8 (S.D.) 1974); Lofton v. McLucas, 383 F.Supp. 1208 (D.S.D. 1974); U.S. v. Bettelyoun, 503 F.2d 1333 (8th Cir. 1974); Bunch v. Barnett, 376 F.Supp. 23 (D.S.D. 1974); U.S. v. Thompson, 492 F.2d 359 (8th Cir. 1974); Northern Imp. Co., Inc. v. South Dakota State Highway Commission, 202 N.W.2d 861 (S.D. 1972); John A. Carlson, Inc. v. South Dakota State Highway Commission, 202 N.W.2d 867 (S.D. 1972); McDonald v. State, 199 N.W.2d 583 (S.D. 1972); Nolop v. Volpe, 333 F.Supp. 1364 (D.S.D. 1971).
Hobbies & Interests
Landscape architecture, agriculture, golf, snowmobiling and reading.

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Beardsley, Jensen & Von Wald A Professional L.L.C.
4200 Beach Drive, Suite #3,
Rapid City, SD 57702
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Larry M. Von Wald
Beardsley, Jensen & Von Wald A Professional L.L.C.
4200 Beach Drive, Suite #3,
Rapid City, SD 57702

Beardsley, Jensen & Von Wald A Professional L.L.C. (Rapid City, South Dakota)