Brad J. Lee

Brad J. Lee: Attorney with Beardsley, Jensen & Lee, Professional L.L.C.


Brad J. Lee was born in Miles City, Montana. He graduated from Jamestown College, in Jamestown, North Dakota in 1999. In 2003, he graduated from the University of South Dakota School of Law. While at law school Brad authored an article discussing statutory interpretation that was chosen for publication in the South Dakota Law Review. He was also voted 1st Place Outstanding Mediator at the 2002 National Law School Mediation Tournament, was a member of the school's Mock Trial Team, and a research assistant to Professors Frank Slagle and Michael Myers. Upon graduation, he served as law clerk to United States Senior District Court Judge Richard H. Battey. In 2005, Brad joined the Rapid City law firm of Beardsley, Jensen & Von Wald, where he focuses on cases involving personal injury, workers' compensation, civil rights, and insurance bad faith.

Since his arrival in Rapid City, Brad has always been active in the local Pennington County Bar Association (PCBA). The PCBA is an organization devoted to educating others about the role of lawyers in our communities as well as helping financially needy organizations in Rapid City. In 2009, Brad was nominated as the Secretary/Treasurer for the PCBA. In 2010, Brad served as the Vice-President before taking on the role of President in 2011.

In 2008, Brad was asked to serve on the Board of Directors for the Seventh Circuit’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program. The CASA Program recruits, trains, and supervises volunteers to advocate in court for the best interest of abused and neglected children. The goal of the CASA Program is to have a “voice” in court for every child who needs one. Brad served as the Vice-Chairperson for the Board of Directors until 2014.

In 2010, Brad was asked to serve on the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association as the Chair for the Recruitment & Services Committee. The purpose of the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association is to preserve the jury system, promote justice, and establish a high standard of ethics among trial lawyers. In 2011, Brad was appointed to serve as a member of the Board of Governors for the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association.

In 2014, Brad was elected to serve on the Board of Bar Commissioner for the State Bar of South Dakota. The Board of Bar Commissioners has many responsibilities which relate to promoting the interests of the legal profession and working to improve the relationships between the profession and the public.
Brad is an avid golfer and enjoys organizing golf tournaments to raise money for charity. In law school, Brad organized the Delta Theta Phi charity golf tournament for the benefit of Habitat for Humanity. Brad continued that tradition in 2007 when he organized the Seventh Circuit Charity Golf Tournament, which involves a yearly golf tournament that raises money for charities and worth causes in the Rapid City area. Each year Brad has continued to organize this charitable event and has helped raise over $60,000 for charity.

For the past several years Brad has served on the Worker’s Compensation Committee for the State Bar of South Dakota. As a member of this committee Brad is able to monitor developments in South Dakota’s workers’ compensation system and monitor how the changes may affect South Dakota employees.

Brad enjoys spending time with friends and family. He and his wife Ann have two children—Megan and Brody. Aside from work, Brad stays busy coaching and attending his children’s various sports and events, traveling, and golfing.

Schedule your consultation with Brad today at 605-721-2800.

• Honors and Awards: In 2011, Brad was selected by the South Dakota Young Lawyers Division as the Young Lawyer of the Year for South Dakota based on his outstanding service to the bar association and to the legal profession.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Defense
  • Employment Law
  • Workers Compensation
  • Civil Rights

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
605-388-2847  Phone
605-721-2800  Phone
605-721-2801  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 9579, Rapid City, SD 57702
University Attended:
Jamestown College, B.A., Business Administration, 1999
Law School Attended:
University of South Dakota School of Law, J.D., 2003
Year of First Admission:
2006, North Dakota and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; 2005, Minnesota, Nebraska and U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota; 2004, South Dakota; 2011, Wyoming; 2007, U.S. Supreme Court
State Bar of South Dakota; State Bar of Minnesota; State Bar of Nebraska; State Bar of Wyoming; State Bar of North Dakota; American Association for Justice; South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association; Pennington County Bar Association.
Birth Information:
Miles City, Montana, 1976
Reported Cases:
Spiska Eng'g, Inc. v. SPM Thermo-Shield, Inc., 798 N.W.2d 683 (S.D. 2011); Kahle v. Leonard, 563 F.3d 736 (8th Cir. 2009); United States v. Miller, 557 F.3d 919 (8th Cir. 2008); United States v. Spotted Elk, 548 F.3d 641 (8th Cir. 2008); Kahle v. Leonard, 477 F.3d 544 (8th Cir. 2007).
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 4.7/5.0 (14 reviews)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 11/10/12 in Workers Compensation

    Brad is a great young attorney and will be a powerful member of the state bar for years to come. He zealously represents his clients and maximizes recovery for clients.

    Brad is a great young attorney and will be a powerful member of the state bar for years to come. He zealously represents his clients and maximizes recovery for clients. Read less

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  • 4.6/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 12/10/12 in Personal Injury

    Excellent lawyer with well deserved excellent reputation.

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