Steven C. Beardsley

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


For 34 years Steven Beardsley has engaged in a civil litigation practice that includes personal injury, construction law, commercial law, workers compensation, medical malpractice, insurance defense, and product liability. His work has earned Mr. Beardsley an "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell. After graduating with honors from law school, Steve served as a Law Clerk in U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota (1978-80), before entering private practice. An accomplished litigator, Steve has tried lawsuits in both state and federal courts across South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, and Iowa. He has also tried arbitrations in South Dakota and Colorado. Steve is a member of the American Association for Justice and has served on the American Bar Association's committees for Trial Techniques, Automobile Technology, Litigation and Criminal Justice. In addition, Steve serves on the Board of Directors of the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association. He is a long-standing member of the Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel. Steve served on Board of Governors, South Dakota Trial Lawyers of America (2008-2010) and previously served from 1992 to 1994.

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Construction Law

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:
South Dakota State University, B.S., 1975
Law School Attended:
University of South Dakota School of Law, J.D., Thomas Sterling Honor Society, 1978
Year of First Admission:
2001, U.S. Court of Federal Claims; 1978, South Dakota and U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota; 2004, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit; 1984, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; 2005, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
American Bar Association (Member: Tort and Insurance Practice Section; Products General Liability and Consumer Law Committee; Automobile Law Committee; Criminal Justice Committee; Toxic, Hazardous Substance and Environmental Law Committee; Tort and Insurance Practice Committee; Litigation Committee Trial; Tech Commission); State Bar of South Dakota (Member: Worker's Compensation Committee; Negligence & Tort Law Committee); South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association (Chairman, Membership); American Association for Justice; Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel (Member: Products Liability; Alternative Resolution Dispute); National Institute for Trial Advocacy Advocates Association; Black Hills Claims Association; Black Hills Criminal Defense Bar.
Birth Information:
Watertown, South Dakota, 1952
Reported Cases:
Kahle v. Leonard, 563 F.3d 736 (8th Cir. 2009); Madison v. Meza, 7th Judicial Circuit, Pennington County Court, File No. 07-209; Corcoran v. McCarthy, 7th Judicial Circuit, Pennington County Court, File No. 06-1263; Kahle v. Leonard, 477 F.3d 544 (8th Cir. 2007) Lund vs. Lombard Securities Inc., U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota, File No. 5:07-cv-5055; Webb v. Douglas County, U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, File No. 02:6335 224 Fed.Appx. 647 (9th Cir. 2007); Roden v. General Casualty Co. of Wisconsin, 671 N.W.2d 622 (S.D. 2003); Bedney v. Qwest Communications, 7th Judicial Circuit, Pennington County Court, File No. 98-cv-00868; Hensley v. HD Electric Co., U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota, File No. 5:98- cv-5067; Richards v. Lenz, 539 N.W.2d 80 (S.D. 1995); Karas v. American Family Insurance Co., Inc., 33 F.3d 995 (8th Cir. 1994); Winters v. Northwestern Nat'l. Casualty Co., 838 F.Supp. 440 (D.S.D. 1993); Hansen v. U.S.A., U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota, File No. 5:02-cv-05101- KES; Brown v. Black Hills Federal Credit Union, U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota, File No. 5:03-cv-05046-KES; Ackley v. Mid-Century Ins. Co., U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota, File No. 5:03-cv-05078-AWB.
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • 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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