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

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  • Accidents
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Business Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Civil Practice
  • Environmental Law
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance
  • Litigation


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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

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  • 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... More

    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 ... More

    Hobbies & Interests

    Landscape architecture, agriculture, golf, snowmobiling and reading.

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    Larry M. Von Wald
     4200 Beach Drive, Suite #3,
    Rapid City, SD 57702


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

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