Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation, Civil Rights 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 worthy 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. Professional Associations and Memberships: 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 Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group
Personal Injury, Products Liability Law, Insurance Law, Litigation & Appeals, Construction Law For over 34 years, Steve 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 the Board of Governors, South Dakota Trial Lawyers of America (2008-2010), and previously served from 1992 to 1994. Professional Associations and Memberships American Bar Association, 1978- Present 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 Worker’s Compensation Committee, State Bar of South Dakota Negligence & Tort Law Committee, State Bar of South Dakota South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, 1991 Chairman, Membership American Association for Justice Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel Products Liability Alternative Resolution Dispute National Institute for Trial Advocacy Advocates Association Member Black Hills Claims Association Member Black Hills Criminal Defense Bar Member
Construction Law, Business & Commercial Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability Law, Health & Health Care Law, Litigation & Appeals, Debtor/Creditor Matters, Professional Malpractice Law, Banks & Banking, Native Peoples Law, Family Law, Civil Litigation Gary represents clients in personal injury lawsuits, commercial litigation, construction, insurance disputes, health care concerns, family law issues and professional negligence cases. Gary tries cases to juries and judges in both state and federal courts. He argues cases in appellate courts. He handles cases in tribal courts. Gary represents defendants and plaintiffs at all levels of the legal system. Gary was selected Trial Lawyer of the Year by the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association. He has held the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell for many years. He was elected by his peers to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates. Gary’s pastimes include fly fishing and hunting. He is an avid baseball and basketball fan. He enjoys music, especially on his walk at the end of the day. Gary is fully committed to doing whatever it takes to achieve the best possible result for every client in every case. Professional Associations and Memberships South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association 1979 – present Board Member, 1988-1999 President, 1990-1991 State Bar of South Dakota, Chairman Civil Pattern Jury Instructions Committee Chairman Negligence and Tort Law Committee American Bar Association Professional Fellowship American Board of Trial Advocates
Accident & Injury Law, Business & Commercial Law, Construction Law, Insurance Law, Litigation & Appeals, Environmental Law, Real Estate Law After growing up in the Black Hills, Jessica knew she wanted to live and practice law in the area. She joined the firm as an associate in 2009 and became a partner in 2017. Jessica was born and raised in Deadwood, South Dakota. She obtained a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in human resource management from Black Hills State University in 2005. She went on to graduate from the University of South Dakota School of Law, receiving her juris doctorate in 2008. While in law school, she served as the school’s American Bar Association Representative for two years, was the Editor-in-Chief for the Great Plains Natural Resources Journal, participated in the Pace Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, and was a member of the USD Trial Team. After graduation, Jessica was a judicial law clerk for the Third Judicial Circuit of South Dakota for one year. Jessica focuses her practice on litigation, business law, and real estate law. She works with her clients and provides assistance, guidance, and tools to help them reach their goals. For the past several years, Jessica has been a member of the Continuing Legal Education Committee for the State Bar of South Dakota. She is also an active member of the Pennington County Bar Association. Jessica is active in the community and has been a member of the Zonta Club of the Black Hills since 2010, serving as the President in 2016-2017. She was also a member of the Youth & Family Services Head Start Policy Council for three years. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys spending time with friends and family, gardening, and traveling. Professional Associations and Memberships State Bar of South Dakota Pennington County Bar Association South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association Continuing Legal Education Committee, State Bar of South Dakota American Bar Association
Civil Litigation, Insurance Law, Business and Commercial Law, Accident and Injury Law, Employment Law Brett Poppen was born and raised in De Smet, South Dakota. He graduated from South Dakota State University in 2005 and from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 2009. After graduation, Brett served as a law clerk in the Sixth Judicial Circuit of South Dakota. He joined Beardsley Jensen & Lee in August of 2010. Brett received his Bachelor of Science degree at South Dakota State University in 2005 with a major in Political Science and a minor in Economics. He then went on and received his law degree from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 2009.
Matthew McIntosh grew up in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He graduated from the University of Jamestown in Jamestown, North Dakota in 2006. In, 2008 he graduated from the University of Wyoming Graduate School where he received a Master’s Degree in History with a minor in American Indian Studies. After graduate school, Matthew continue his education at the University of Wyoming Law School where he graduated in 2012. Since graduating from law school, Matthew has worked in both the public and private sectors handling many different types of cases. In December of 2015, Matthew joined Beardsley Jensen & Lee. Matthew enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family. Matthew is the coach for the 8th grade football team at Southwest Middle School and has helped out coaching for his children’s various sports.
Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Motorcycle Accidents, Employment Law, Criminal Law Mike Beardsley was born and raised in Rapid City, South Dakota. He graduated from Montana State University, in Bozeman, Montana in 2006. In 2010, he became a third generation graduate from the University of South Dakota School of Law. While at law school Mike was a member of the school’s Mock Trial Team. Mike enjoys the outdoors and is an avid hunter. In September of 2010, Mike joined Beardsley Jensen & Lee where he handles all types of litigation. Mike enjoys skiing, backpacking and riding his Harley through the Black Hills. Mike is also an avid hunter who especially enjoys watching his dog Bodhi work for waterfowl and upland game. In 2011, Mike was married to his beautiful wife Nicole on an unnamed island in Southeast Alaska. His brother Todd, a resident Alaskan, was licensed for one day to officiate the ceremony. Professional Associations and Memberships State Bar of South Dakota South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association American Bar Association Pennington County Bar Association SDTLA Elected to Board of Governors for 2015-2017. Black Hills Criminal Defense Bar. American Association of Justice.
About Beardsley, Jensen & Lee, LLC
Attorneys at Beardsley, Jensen & Lee, LLC strive to get the best possible results for you in every case. The Rapid City, SD law firm of Beardsley, Jensen & Lee, LLC was established by lawyers who collectively have more than 100 years of broad-ranging legal experience. The founding partners carry the highest rating conferred by Martindale-Hubbell. The firm is dedicated to providing quality, cost-effective legal services to litigation, business, and environmental clients.
Our attorneys help clients and try lawsuits in South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, and Minnesota.
We believe the practice of law is dedicated to preventing legal disputes and to resolving conflicts promptly, creatively and cost-effectively. This is the commitment we have made to each other as attorneys, and this is the promise we continue to make to you.
Our partners have more than a century of experience in helping clients in private civil litigation, administrative law, representation of government entities and service as corporate counsel. We have developed expertise in several specialized fields, including personal injury, insurance defense, construction law, employer-employee relations, medical and health care law, professional negligence, business litigation, workers’ compensation, and environmental and mining law.
We are dedicated to providing skilled legal service and innovative thinking to help our clients achieve the best possible result. We believe that effective lawyers and law firms must respond creatively to meet the rapidly changing needs of business and institutional clients. By understanding our clients’ needs, we are prepared to respond promptly with planning and negotiation resources, as well as the expertise to effectively help our clients in civil and criminal litigations, administrative hearings, mediation or arbitration.
We have been successful in achieving solid results on behalf of our injured clients.
If you’re reading this review then I’ll assume you are looking for an attorney for one reason or another and if it’s for anything like what I’ve gone through then you have my condolences. I really wish I could rate with more stars but unfortunately 5 is the max. I cannot express the gratitude and greatfullness I have for my attorney Brad J. Lee! I was injured in 2015 and like most insurance companies I had a fight on my hands. I looked around South Dakota and called several different law firms to represent me and found most if not all wanted me to do 98% of the leg work while they got paid and to be honest, none of them sounded like they could care about me and even less about taking my case. I was borderline ready to just give up and then, I met Brad! Brad took the time to actually get to know me, hear my issues, understand me as a person and genuinely cared about my well-being and outcome. He fought for me and he fought hard! I have twin girls that I take care of and my injuries really limited what I can do with them. Brad seen them as a part of me, seen us as a family and a father that will forever struggle. Without his help and representation I am certain big insurance would have walked all over me and my girls would have suffered the most. No one ever askes to get injured on the job. No one wants to have life long disabilities and most people want to go to work, support their families, pay their bills and enjoy life but sometimes, bad things happen to good people. If you’re a good person and something bad has happened to you then you are going to need a great person on your side and in my humble opinion, that person is Brad J. Lee! This is not an ad nor am I trying to sell someone to you. I am an actual client of Brads and I will feel forever indebted to him and his staff for doing such an amazingly outstanding and wonderful job. I came to Brad a broken man and although I may never be the same due to my injuries, I can at least walk away knowing I had the absolute best (work comp) attorney fighting for me and my girls. We are looking at a brighter, more promising future because our attorney seen us as people, as a family and not just dollar signs walking around. If you need an attorney because something bad happened to someone good then please, give Brad a call. Tell him Scott sent you. Don’t become a number or a dollar sign to someone who is either inept or just has too much on their plate to treat you with the respect and dignity you deserve. You can and probably should call around but please, give Brad a call before you “settle” for someone or some firm that won’t see you as a person. You seriously have nothing at all to loose and everything to gain. I would have no problem trusting Brad with my life and I did! I just can’t say enough good things about him! Again, I can’t stress this enough, I am an actual client and if you have been injured, I just want to see you get the absolute best professional help in resolving your case. I would recommend him to anyone and would use him exclusively for all my legal matters if that were possible. Brad is a great guy and his team is phenomenal! I’m sure he’d be more then happy to speak with you so give him a call, you’ll be glad you did.
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