Eric M. Schlimgen

Eric M. Schlimgen

Schlimgen Law Firm
  • Divorce, Family Law, DUI & DWI ...
  • South Dakota, Wyoming
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David R Hansen
David R Hansen December 28, 2020
Rating: 8 Lawyer Rating - 8 out of 10
As with every attorney, Eric has room to grow and expand is knowledge and experience. He appears to be a competent attorney with a growing practice.
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M. F. July 5, 2022
Prompt and Fair Service Eric promptly drew up a Power of Attorney on the same day I requested one. I made the request through his paralegal, and was surprised when he emailed me less than an hour later with the document! I definitely recommend Eric M. Schlimgen if you want someone who will provide you with prompt attention.
Drea Desjarlais April 20, 2022
Resolved Matter My case was unfair, but Eric handled it for me. He was very professional, and really listened to me. I put my trust in him to look into whatever was necessary to clear my name. I was mistaken for someone else which caused me distress. Sharing a name with someone who is not on the right side of the law is hard to go through. I am very grateful, and I was extremely pleased with the outcome of my case. Thank you Eric for all your hard work and dedication.
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Eric Schlimgen, a Black Hills native has been practicing since 2016 with measurable success. He prides himself on a deep tradition of excellence, ensuring only the highest quality service. Eric understands the challenges and pressure that comes with every case and is here for you, every step of the way.

Dependable, calm, and well spoken, Eric approaches each new case with the attention it needs. Get in touch with him today.

During law school Eric was active on the Moot Court and Trial Team competing in several nation-wide tournaments. While at the University of South Dakota he also obtained a Masters of Public Administration and started a food recovery program which provides weekly meals to the Vermillion food pantry. In his free time he enjoys mountain biking, playing guitar and volunteering.

Practice Areas
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    DUI & DWI
    Cannabis & Marijuana Law
    Marijuana Business Formation, Medical Marijuana
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Video Conferencing
  • Zoom
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
South Dakota
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Federal Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Schlimgen Law Firm
- Current
Associate Attorney
Clayborne, Loos & Sabers
Law Clerk
Unified Judicial System Fourth Judicial Circuit
University of South Dakota
M.A. (2016) | Masters of Public Administration
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University of South Dakota
B.A. (2013) | Political Science / Criminal Justice
Honors: Omicron Delta Kappa Honors Society Circle President Who's Who Amongst American Colleges and Universities Distinction Oneta H. Card Government Cooperation Scholarship University of South Dakota Outstanding Student Leader Award
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University of South Dakota School of Law
J.D. (2013)
Honors: Moot Court Society.
Activities: Women in Law, Environmental Law Group.
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Young Lawyer of the Year
State Bar of South Dakota
Honored to have won the South Dakota Young Lawyer of the Year Award this year at the State Bar of South Dakota convention in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The Award is given to a lawyer who is under 36 years of age and has less than 10 years of practice.
Client Champion Platinum
At least ten reviews and a score of 4.5 or higher.
Distinguished Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement
Distinguished: An excellent rating for a lawyer with some experience. This rating indicates the attorney is widely respected by their peers for high professional achievement and ethical standards. Schlimgen Law Firm, LLC got this award in 2023
Distinguished Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement
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Pro Bono Service Award
South Dakota State Bar & Access to Justice, Inc
Awarded to lawyers who perform discounted or free legal representation.
40 under 40 Criminal Defense
National Trial Lawyers Inc
30 under 30
University of South Dakota
30 Under 30 recognizes outstanding young alumni who are making an impact in their professional and personal lives. Achievements are recognized in the areas of professional success, community involvement and/or university engagement.
2018 Pro Bono Service Award
South Dakota State Bar & Access to Justice, Inc
In recognition of taking Pro Bono cases in South Dakota.
Annual Trust & Wills/Estate Planning Essay Winner
Costello Porter Law Firm
Professional Associations
State Bar of South Dakota  # 4776
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Wyoming State Bar
- Current
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Pennington County Bar Association
- Current
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Rapid City Arts Council
Activities: The Rapid City Arts Council (RCAC) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that manages the Dahl Arts Center under contract by the City of Rapid City. We are one of the oldest and most respected arts councils in South Dakota, incorporated in 1968. The Board of Directors of the Rapid City Arts Council is the elected governing body. It has guided the Arts Council's operations since 1968. Members are elected for a three-year term and represent arts, education, civic and business sectors within the community.
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Articles & Publications
Speaking Engagements
Lecturer on intricacies of South Dakota's juxtaposed marijuana statutes, Rapid City
Pennington County Public Defender's Officer
The Pennington County Public Defender's Officer has a monthly lecture series on developments in the area of Criminal Defense. I was the speaker regarding the defense of marijuana cases, specifically regarding the discrepancies in South Dakota's current statutes as two definitions of marijuana apply--choosing the right definition is the difference between a felony and misdemeanor.
Lecturer on intricacies of South Dakota's juxtaposed marijuana statutes, Rapid City
Pennington County Defense Bar
The Pennington County Defense Bar is a collection of attorneys who meet for the purpose of advancing the practice of Criminal Defense. I spoke on the topic of the discrepancies of South Dakota's Marijuana Statutes related to my Law Review Article.
Take Back the Night Foundation, Panelist on forum for dating and domestic violence, Black Hills State University
Take Back The Night; Black Hills State University
Gold Client Champion
Distinguished Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement
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Schlimgen Law Firm
611 Dahl Road
Suite 1
Spearfish, SD 57783
Telephone: (605) 340-1340
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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