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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.

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We believe in openness, transparancy. We believe in ensuring the attorney you work with is the right choice for you. We believe in facts, in knowledge. We believe in helping people have best case outcomes. We believe in our community, in our country. These beliefs have built the largest law firm in Western South Dakota and continue to build into the future. We look forward to working with you.

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SOUTH DAKOTA TRUST LAW UPDATE - 2017 Edition

The 2017 session of the South Dakota legislature is now in the books. Beginning July 1, 2017, several new trust laws became effective. South Dakota's legislature annually approves an array of modern trust statutes fortifying South Dakota's already robust trust law demonstrating the state's commitment to South Dakota's status as a premier trust jurisdiction. Here's what you need to know about the 2017 revisions to better serve your clients.

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Andrew Knutson appears on Good Morning KOTA

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - With so much of daily life now occurring online, your personal accounts hold a lot of information you don't want lost after you die. Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter have settings where users can decide what they want to happen to their accounts after they pass. Click here to see the segment!

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