1992, South Dakota; 1994, U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota; 1996, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; 2000, U.S. Supreme Court
Creighton University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 1992
Law School Graduation Year
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, 1982-1983; Black Hills State University, B.S., magna
State Bar of South Dakota (Chair, Civil Pattern Jury Instruction Committee); South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Pennington County Bar Association.
Recipient, American Jurisprudence Awards in Civil Procedure, Conflicts of Law, Negotiable Instruments and Business Associations. Lead Articles Editor, Creighton Law Review, 1991-1992. Law Clerk, Honorable Richard H. Battey, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota, 1992-1994. Author: The Extent of Indian Regulatory Authority Over Non-Indians: South Dakota v. Bourland, Creighton Law Review, Volume 27, Issue #3; Finality - Appealability: Trying to Clarify Prejudgment Appeals, 59 Defense Counsel Journal 50, 1992; Intent as an Element of Manslaughter: State v. Pettit, Creighton Law Review, Vol. 24, Issue No. 2. Law 994.