In 2016, my Partner, Jayna Voss, and I started Legacy Law Firm, P.C., a boutique law firm devoted to helping people in the areas of estate planning, elder law, and business planning.  We wanted a business based on the principle that it’s all about you, our client; where it is fun to go to work and team collaboration is promoted; and that we can make a difference in our clients’ lives. I cannot imagine anything better than helping clients protect themselves and their families in case of disability or death, achieving their dreams of starting a business or turning its keys over to the next generation, or solidifying a lasting legacy. Proper planning not only provides financial benefits for clients, but also strengthens families and businesses for generations to come.

After graduating from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Sciences, I continued my education and graduated from the University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business with a Master of Business Administration. In 2007, I graduated from the University of South Dakota School of Law. While I was in law school I was a member of the South Dakota Law Review, serving as the Managing Editor from 2006 to 2007. Following law school, I clerked for the South Dakota Second Judicial Circuit. Before founding Legacy Law Firm, P.C. I was a Partner at Cutler Law Firm, LLP.

My husband, Chad, and I have been blessed with four children who keep us on our toes. In our spare time, we go back “home” to Parkston, South Dakota, and enjoy helping with the family cattle business and being outdoors.

Unique facts

  • Who do I admire most? My parents – mainly for putting up with me, but also teaching me the importance of a relentless work ethic and a solid foundation of faith and family.
  • Little known fact about me? I have done volunteer service work on four continents.
  • When I am not spending time with my Legacy Family, I cherish every minute I get to spend with my own family.
  • Our family has a 7th member who has nine lives, a Goldfish named Fishy-Fish.
  • Some of my favorites are:
    • Food – Wagyu Kobe Steak
    • Movie – Gladiator
    • Book – I can’t pick as there are too many great books out there!
    • Song – The Dance, by Garth Brooks
    • Place – Geography doesn’t matter – as long as I’m with my family.

Bar Admissions

South Dakota; United States District Court for the District of South Dakota; Minnesota; and Iowa.

Memberships

VA-Accredited; American Bar Association; Second Circuit Bar Association; Sioux Falls Estate Planning Council; Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section, Elder Law Committee, and the Business Law Committee of the State Bar of South Dakota; National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; Probate and Trust Law section of the Minnesota State Bar Association; and the Probate, Trust and Estate Planning section of the Iowa State Bar Association.

Community Service

Make-A-Wish South Dakota Board of Directors; LifeScape Foundation Board of Directors; Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; and Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation Grants Committee.

Honors & Awards

State Bar of South Dakota Young Lawyer of the Year; Great Plains Super Lawyers Rising Star; Sales & Marketing Executives, Inc. Young Women of Excellence Award; Martindale-Hubbell BV Distinguished; Leadership South Dakota Graduate; and Leadership Sioux Falls Graduate.