established 1891

Steve joined the firm in November of 1998. His practice focuses on representing clients in commercial and business pre-litigation and litigation matters, including employment and human relations practices and disputes, such as non-compete, non-solicitation and non-disclosure issues. Steve’s litigation practice also includes product liability and catastrophic injury cases, and intellectual property disputes. Steve tries cases in both federal and state courts and has experience with alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration. Steve’s clients include local, regional and national businesses, as well as insurance carriers for a wide variety of matters.

Steve has been listed in Chambers USA as one of the leading litigation attorneys in South Dakota (Band 1) since 2004. He has been a guest speaker for various professional continuing education groups. He is presently a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, and the Defense Research Institute. When not working, Steve serves on the boards of various local nonprofit organizations, and is involved in coaching youth sports.

Published Decisions:

  • Surgical Institute of South Dakota P.C. v. Sorrell, 816 NW2d 133 (S.D. 2012)
  • Ronan v. Sanford Health, 809 NW2d 834 (S.D. 2012)
  • Oolman v. Icon Ag Solutions, LLC, 825 N.W.2d 327 (Iowa Ct. App. 2012)
  • Oury v. Rapid City Regional Hosp., Inc., 2012 SD 4364695 (D.S.D. 2012)
  • Hot Stuff Foods, LLC v. Houston Casualty Co., 2012 WL 2675225 (D.S.D. 2012)
  • Jacquot v. Rozum, 790 N.W.2d 498 (S.D. 2010)
  • Wilson v. O'Gorman High School, 2008 WL 2571833 (D.S.D. 2008)
  • Northwestern Services Corporation v. Si-Tanka Huron University, 2007 WL 949778 (S.D. 2007)
  • Hot Stuff Foods, LLC v. Mean Gene’s Enterprises, Inc., 468 F. Supp. 2d 1078 (D.S.D. 2006)
  • Chavez v. Loiseau Construction, Inc., 2006 WL 2382330 (D.S.D. 2006)
  • Fuller v. Croston, 725 N.W.2d 600 (S.D. 2006)
  • Pinnacle Pizza Company, Inc. v. Little Caesar Enterprises, Inc., 395 F.Supp. 2d 891 (D.S.D. 2005)
  • Schulte v. Progressive Northern Company, 699 N.W.2d 437 (S.D. 2005)
  • Hollander v. Douglas County, South Dakota , 620 N.W.2d 181 (S.D. 2000)




University of Sioux Falls (B.A. 1987) University of Nebraska (J.D. with high distinction, 1992)
Bar Admissions
The State Bar of South Dakota (1993-present)
U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
U.S. District Court, South Dakota
Michigan State Bar Association (inactive)
Stephen Landon

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