Dylan R. Bakken


Dylan R. Bakken has a love for advocacy and the law, serving clients in all matters of business transactions and formation, creditor rights, contracts, and real estate. He is determined and driven to help people and constantly strives for preparation, organization, and efficiency. Dylan’s clients are his top priority and he is energized when presented a heavy workload or challenge.

Dylan is currently on active military duty through the fall of 2024.


Dylan R. Bakken moved to Sioux Falls when he was young and graduated from O’Gorman High School. He attended the University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he graduated cum laude with a degree in Business Administration.

While attending Saint Thomas, he participated heavily in the Department of Residence Life as a Resident Advisor and Operations Manager. Dylan also facilitated a student-taught course on non-profit organizations, worked in the Payroll Department, and spent his spring breaks volunteering through a non-profit, Students Today, Leaders Forever (STLF).

Dylan recently graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law in May 2019. While there, he worked for the University of Nebraska’s Office of Sponsored Programs where he analyzed, negotiated, processed, and drafted contracts and grants for the University. He served on the Nebraska Moot Court Executive Board, was a member of the Children’s Justice Clinic, devoted a substantial amount of time towards pro bono work and was one of two co-recipients of the Student Award for Outstanding Impact through Pro Bono Service.

In the summer of 2018, Dylan interned at Boyce Law before accepting an offer at the end of his internship.

Professional and Community

  • South Dakota State Bar Association
  • Sioux Falls Young Professionals Network, Member
  • South Dakota Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, Volunteer
  • South Dakota Teen Court Association, Volunteer
  • First Lieutenant in the South Dakota Army National Guard
  • Graduated 216th Judge Advocate Officer Basic Course in Charlottesville Virginia (May 2022)