Experienced South Dakota Attorney
Criminal Defense ◊ Personal Injury ◊ Wills and Trusts ◊ Family Law
At the Christensen Law Offices, we have represented people throughout Western South Dakota, the Black Hills and throughout the United States for over 35 years. We understand from experience the fear and anxiety that an unresolved legal problem can create. Contact our offices in Deadwood for a free initial consultation with a knowledgeable local lawyer.

Criminal Defense
We offer criminal defense services in a variety of cases, from DWI/DUI defense and drug charges to theft and assault charges. Many of our criminal defense clients are nonresidents who were arrested while vacationing in Western South Dakota.

Personal Injury
We handle most types of personal injury, including:

  • Workers’ compensation claims involving either temporary or permanent disability
  • Car accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Animal attacks and dog bites
  • Medical malpractice
  • Product liability

We work extensively with individuals injured in motorcycle accidents, including bikers injured while attending the Sturgis Cycle Rally. We represent victims of serious accidents with life-changing head or back injuries, and we file wrongful death claims for surviving family members after fatal accidents.

Wills, Trusts and Elder Law
In our wills and estates practice, we advise clients regarding the strategies available to effectively distribute assets upon death while minimizing tax liability and the likelihood of challenges to the estate. In our elder law practice, we help clients plan for nursing home and other convalescent care, developing asset protection strategies to pay for your care.

Divorce and Family Law
We work with clients at all stages of a divorce or family law dispute, from the initial filing through trial and post-judgment requests for modification. We handle all types of family law disputes, including child custody, visitation, child support, alimony/spousal support, and property division disagreements.

Corporations and Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)
We work with clients to set up corporations and LLCs. Our role is to help you make sure business owners select the best form of corporate entity for the unique needs of the business.

Representing Visitors to South Dakota
We also work extensively with non-residents who have been arrested or injured while attending the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally or vacationing at the local casinos and other Black Hills attractions.

Contact the Christensen Law Offices
At the Christensen Law Offices in Deadwood, we focus on helping you understand your options so that you make decisions based on knowledge instead of fear. With over 35 years of experience, we can quickly evaluate your situation, identify your options and assess your likelihood of success.