Jeff joined Gunderson Palmer in 2007 after clerking for Chief Judge Karen Schreier of the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota. Since joining the firm, Jeff has distinguished himself as a litigator and trial lawyer. Jeff has tried numerous court and jury trials in federal, state and tribal courts. Jeff has also argued cases before tribal supreme courts, the South Dakota Supreme Court and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Jeff’s practice is focused on defending municipalities from governmental liability, civil rights litigation, and Indian law. Jeff also leads the firm’s Criminal practice group and is an experienced criminal law attorney.
In 2016, Jeff was included in Super Lawyer’s list of Rising Stars, recognizing him as a top rated criminal defense attorney in Rapid City, South Dakota. Jeff is also peer rated by Martindale Hubbell as a distinguished attorney.
Jeff is involved in the community. He is lifetime member of the Mount Rushmore Society, a member of Rapid City Rotary and he serves on the Board of Directors of the Rapid City Public Parks Foundation.