Justin A. DiBona

Attorney - Rapid City

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Justin DiBona worked at Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore, LLP during college, interned while in law school, and then joined GPNA as an associate attorney in 2016. His specialties include Business and Estate Planning, Probate and Estate Administration, and Business Succession Planning.

Justin was born in Aberdeen and grew up in Rapid City. He attended Rapid City Christian High School and then Northern State University where he majored in finance with a minor in economics. Justin received a full scholarship to Creighton University School of Law in Omaha. There, he tutored at the legal writing center and served as a research assistant in matters of tax and business law, securities regulation, and gaming law. He graduated magna cum laude, in the top 10% of his class. After law school, Justin clerked for the 7th Judicial Court of South Dakota. Justin currently serves as a board member on the West River Estate and Financial Planning Council. In 2019 Justin was awarded the Best Lawyer in the "Best of the Black Hills" competition by the Black Hills Community and in 2021 he was awarded as a Great Plains Rising Star by Superlawyers in the areas of Estate and Probate. 

Justin and his wife Hannah have two little boys, Beckham and Cooper and a daughter, Layla. They enjoy time with extended family around Rapid City. Justin stays active with golf and exercise; he plays city-league basketball and football and spent two years coaching kindergarten basketball. Hard-working, intelligent and conscientious, Justin has been a welcome asset to the GPNA team. He loves nothing more than a thoughtful conversation and knows that the mark of a great attorney is to be a true listener!

Annie Vrooman
Legal Assistant
(605) 342-1078

Teal Hovland
Probate Assistant
(605) 342-1078

Education

  • Law School: Creighton University School of Law, J.D.
  • Undergraduate School: Northern State University, B.S., Finance and Economics  

Admitted to the Bar

  • State of South Dakota - 2016
  • State of Nebraska - 2017

Professional Memberships

  • Young Professionals Group 
  • Business Network International
  • West River Estate and Financial Planning Council; Executive Council

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