Stacy Hegge’s diverse practice areas encompass litigation, business law, real estate, governmental law, tribal law, estate planning/probate, and family law. Prior to joining Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore in 2020, Stacy served as an Assistant Attorney General for the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office and as an attorney for the South Dakota Department of Revenue, leading litigation on various taxation cases in state and federal court. Stacy also worked as a law clerk for Justice Steven L. Zinter of the South Dakota Supreme Court after obtaining her undergraduate degree from South Dakota State University in 2009 and her Juris Doctor from the University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law in 2012. During her career, Stacy has successfully represented clients before the South Dakota circuit courts, the South Dakota Supreme Court, the United States Federal District Court - District of South Dakota, the United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and several tribal courts. Stacy and her husband, Jeff, have four children and reside in Pierre.
Richard Williams focuses his practice on civil litigation, insurance defense, governmental law, environmental law, and administrative law. From Sturgis, South Dakota, Richard graduated from South Dakota State University in 1997 and received his Juris Doctor from the University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law in 2000. After graduation, he was a law clerk for the Second Judicial Circuit in Minnehaha County and then accepted a position with the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office. Richard was with the Attorney General’s Office for 19 years. While there, he worked in many areas including the Appellate Division, the Drug Unit, the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, the Civil Division, and was Chief of the Civil Litigation Division. Richard has tried cases in both state and federal courts and was instrumental in South Dakota v. Wayfair, South Dakota’s landmark internet tax case, decided by the United States Supreme Court. After his time at the Attorney General’s Office, he joined Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore in 2019. Richard has been a State Bar Commissioner for the 6th Circuit, a member of the Public Sector Section of the South Dakota State Bar, and the Natural Resources & Environmental Law Committee of the South Dakota State Bar, as well as many other memberships throughout the community.