Originally from Duluth, Minnesota, I graduated in 1981 from South Dakota State University with a degree in Wildlife & Fisheries Management and a minor in Chemistry. Following a short time at the University of Idaho working on a master’s degree in fisheries biology, I attended the University of South Dakota School of Law, graduating with honors in 1986. I have had the privilege of practicing with Boyce Law Firm since my graduation.
During the course of my more than thirty year practice, I have represented hundreds of employers, insurers and self-insurers across the state of South Dakota. In the past ten years, I developed an active and growing practice as a mediator, and alternative dispute resolution has become the focus of my practice. In March 2016, I completed a thirty (30) hour civil mediation training with Mitchell Hamlin University. I am a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and I am on the American Arbitration Association (AAA) Panel of Mediators and Panel of Arbitrators in the employment law section. Additionally, I am on the Resolute System panel of approved mediators, an organization that provides mediation, arbitration, ADR training, and consulting services to its clients throughout the United States. I am also a South Dakota member of NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation). Since 2015, I have been both the Chair and Co-Chair of the State Bar of South Dakota Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee.
My mediation practice includes mediating all types of disputes, but have developed a particular interest and affinity in employment and workplace dispute resolution. My experience has allowed me to develop a mediation style that easily adapts to the needs of each particular case, allowing parties to resolve disputes that could otherwise prove to incur substantial legal fees.
I have been married to my wonderful wife since 1981, and we have four grown children. Outside of the practice of law and mediation, I enjoy spending time with my granddaughter, and following my passion in conservation and environmental related issues.
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