Ronald A. Parsons, Attorney

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Criminal, Estate Planning, Family Law, Real Estate, General Practice


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Ron Parsons heads the firm’s strongly developed Appellate Department. He represents clients in state and federal appellate courts in all areas of the law, including civil and criminal. Ron has argued or handled well over fifty appeals in the South Dakota Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He also appeared with co-counsel before the United States Supreme Court in one of his cases involving a constitutional challenge to a federal statute. See Johanns v. Livestock Marketing Ass’n, 544 U.S. 550 (2005).

In addition to appellate work, Ron accepts cases at the trial level, representing plaintiffs and defendants in the areas of constitutional law, business litigation, contracts, insurance, administrative law, personal injury, arbitration, and declaratory judgment actions. He is a prolific legal writer, authoring summary judgment briefs and other significant legal memoranda for many of the firm’s clients. He also frequently serves as local counsel for corporations and other clients in state and federal court.

After graduating from law school with the highest honors, Ron served as a law clerk for the Hon. Roger L. Wollman, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Since entering private practice in 1998, he has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Appellate Law and First Amendment Law. His appellate work has also been recognized in Chambers USA's America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. In addition, Ron is included in Great Plains Super Lawyers, and was recently featured in Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition.

Ron was recently named the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society’s "FRIEND OF THE YEAR" for his pro bono legal work related to the rescue of dozens of mistreated and abused animals from a puppy mill.

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431 North Phillips Avenue
Suite 400, Falls Center
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
43.597354,-96.701257

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