Douglas M. Deibert

Douglas M. Deibert

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Assistant:  Leslie Boese

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Mr. Deibert received his Bachelor's Degree from South Dakota State University in 1970, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of South Dakota in 1973. He was admitted to the South Dakota Bar in 1973. Following admission, he served five years in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Department. He joined the firm in 1978.

He is a member of the State Bar of South Dakota, the American Bar Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and the Defense Research Institute. He has been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit; the United States District Court, District of South Dakota; and the South Dakota Supreme Court. He has been named in Best Lawyers in America.

Doug's primary practice areas include civil litigation, insurance defense, insurance coverage, and appellate work. His reported cases are as follows:

Bar Admissions:

  • Western Nat. Mut. Ins. Co. v. Decker, 791 N.W.2d 799, 2010 WL 4997387, 2010 S.D. 93, S.D., December 8, 2010 (No. 25507)
  • Novotny v. Tripp County, SD, Slip Copy, 2010 WL 4791815, D.S.D., November 18, 2010 (No. 08-3020)
  • Lykken v. Brady, 622 F.3d 925, 2010 WL 3632754, C.A.8 (S.D.), September 21, 2010 (No. 09-3008)
  • American Family Ins. Group v. Robnik, 787 N.W.2d 768, 2010 WL 3172184, 2010 S.D. 69, S.D. August 11, 2010 (No. 25334)
  • Weisser v. Jackson Tp. Of Charles Mix County, 767 N.W.2d 888, 2009 WL 1628498, 2009 SD 43, S.D. June 10, 2009 (No. 25067)
  • Unruh v. Davison County, 744 N.W.2d 839, 2008 WL 256934, 2008 SD 9, S.D., January 30, 2008 (No. 24511)
  • Eischen v. Wayne Tp., 744 N.W.2d 788, 2008 WL 58967, 2008 SD 2, S.D., January 2, 2008 (No. 24438)
  • Northland Ins. Co. v. Zurich American Ins. Co., 743 N.W.2d 145, 2007 WL 4355511, 2007 SD 126, S.D. December 12, 2007 (No. 24423)
  • Hoglund v. Dakota Fire Ins. Co., 742 N.W.2d 853, 2007 WL 4270719, 2007 SD 123, S.D., December 5, 2007 (No. 24470)
  • Unruh v. Davison County, South Dakota, Slip Copy, 2007 WL 1074668, , D.S.D., March 30, 2007(No. CIV 06-4052.)
  • Raby v. Union County Jail, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2005 WL 1205555, , D.S.D., May 18, 2005(No. CIV 04-4083.)
  • Krier v. Dell Rapids Tp., 709 N.W.2d 841, 2006 WL 200347, 2006 SD 10, , S.D., January 25, 2006(No. 23669.)
  • American Family Mut. Ins. Group v. Kostaneski, 688 N.W.2d 410, 2004 WL 2320268, 2004 SD 114, , S.D., October 13, 2004(No. 23139.)
  • Gronau v. Wuebker, 670 N.W.2d 380, 2003 WL 22211499, 2003 SD 116, , S.D., September 24, 2003(No. 22625.)
  • Auto Owners Ins. Co. v. Enterprise Rent-A-Car Co.-Midwest, 663 N.W.2d 208, 2003 WL 21100804, 2003 SD 52, , S.D., May 14, 2003(No. 22588.)
  • Meier v. McCord, 632 N.W.2d 477, 2001 WL 898619, 2001 SD 103, , S.D., August 08, 2001(No. 21576.)
  • Holland v. City of Geddes, 610 N.W.2d 816, 2000 WL 699713, 2000 SD 71, , S.D., May 31, 2000(No. 20863.)
  • Hossle v. Fountain, 598 N.W.2d 877, 1999 WL 592658, 1999 SD 104, , S.D., August 04, 1999(No. 20725.)
  • Fritz v. Howard Tp., 570 N.W.2d 240, 1997 WL 680854, 1997 SD 122, , S.D., October 29, 1997(No. 19935.)
  • Tipton v. Town of Tabor, 567 N.W.2d 351, 1997 WL 411319, 1997 SD 96, , S.D., July 23, 1997(No. 19631.)
  • Bland v. Davison County, 566 N.W.2d 452, 1997 WL 397839, 1997 SD 92, , S.D., July 16, 1997(No. 19538.)
  • Mid-Century Ins. Co. v. Lyon, 562 N.W.2d 888, 1997 WL 213888, 1997 SD 50, , S.D., April 30, 1997(No. 19734.)
  • Wood v. City of Crooks, 559 N.W.2d 558, 1997 WL 80081, 1997 SD 20, , S.D., February 26, 1997(Nos. 19581, 19597.)
  • City of Colton v. Schwebach, 557 N.W.2d 769, 1997 WL 6317, 1997 SD 4, , S.D., January 08, 1997(No. 19509.)
  • Tipton v. Town of Tabor, 538 N.W.2d 783, 1995 WL 611547, , S.D., October 18, 1995(No. 18869.)
  • Tri County Landfill Ass'n, Inc. v. Brule County, 535 N.W.2d 760, 1995 WL 455495, , S.D., August 02, 1995(Nos. 19175, 19193.)
  • American Family Mut. Ins. Co. v. Elliot, 523 N.W.2d 100, 1994 WL 575678, , S.D., October 19, 1994(No. 18511.)
  • Tucek v. Mueller, 511 N.W.2d 832, 1994 WL 36886, , S.D., February 09, 1994(No. 18122.)
  • Bland v. Davison County, 507 N.W.2d 80, 1993 WL 419712, , S.D., October 20, 1993(No. 18002.)
  • Bowen v. American Family Ins. Group, 504 N.W.2d 604, 1993 WL 313228, , S.D., August 18, 1993(Nos. 18155 and 18160.)
  • Du-Al Mfg. Co., a Div. of SOS Consol., Inc. v. Sioux Fall Const. Co., 487 N.W.2d 29, 1992 WL 150980, , S.D., July 01, 1992(No. 17523.)
  • American Family Mut. Ins. Co. v. Purdy, 483 N.W.2d 197, 1992 WL 57182, 61 USLW 3112, , S.D., March 25, 1992(No. 17507.)
  • American Family Mut. Ins. Co. v. Merrill, 454 N.W.2d 555, 1990 WL 47268, , S.D., April 18, 1990(Nos. 16505, 16512.)
  • Union Ins. Co. v. Stanage, 454 N.W.2d 736, 1990 WL 47270, , S.D., April 18, 1990(No. 16742.)
  • Du-Al Mfg. Co. v. Sioux Falls Const. Co., 444 N.W.2d 55, 1989 WL 89627, , S.D., August 09, 1989(No. 16518.)
  • Taylor Realty Co. v. Haberling, 365 N.W.2d 870, , S.D., April 10, 1985(No. 14113.)
  • All Nation Ins. Co. v. Brown, 363 N.W.2d 216, , S.D., February 20, 1985(No. 14634.)
  • All Nation Ins. Co. v. Brown, 344 N.W.2d 493, , S.D., February 22, 1984(No. 14080.)
  • American Family Mut. Ins. Co. v. Jepson, 148 F.3d 954, 1998 WL 348413, , C.A.8 (S.D.), July 01, 1998(No. 97-3581.)
  • Didier v. J.C. Penney Co., Inc., 868 F.2d 276, 1989 WL 11532, , C.A.8 (S.D.), February 16, 1989(No. 88-5120.)
  • Fredericks v. Elliot, 716 F.2d 522, , C.A.8 (S.D.), August 31, 1983(No. 82-2463.)
  • Unruh v. Davison County, South Dakota, Slip Copy, 2007 WL 1074668, , D.S.D., March 30, 2007(No. CIV 06-4052.)
  • Raby v. Union County Jail, Slip Copy, 2006 WL 2724150, , D.S.D., September 22, 2006(No. Civ.04-4083.)
  • Raby v. Union County Jail, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2005 WL 1205555, , D.S.D., May 18, 2005(No. CIV 04-4083.)
  • Winters v. Northwestern Nat. Cas. Co., 838 F.Supp. 440, 1993 WL 500917, , D.S.D., November 02, 1993(Civ. No. 93-5044.)
  • Schick v. Chrysler Corp., 675 F.Supp. 1183, 1987 WL 24881, 56 USLW 2392, Prod.Liab.Rep. (CCH) P 11,691, , D.S.D., December 15, 1987(Civ. No. 86-1061.)