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Boyce Law Promotes Patrick J. Knecht and Matthew D. Murphy to Partners

March 15, 2018 • Boyce Law Firm, LLP

Boyce Law has a 140-year history of valuing people – our clients and our own. That’s why we’re excited to announce Patrick J. Knecht and Matthew D. Murphy as new partners in Boyce Law, as of January 1, 2018.

“Patrick and Matt have not only demonstrated exemplary practice of the law,” says Tom Welk, “But they are also exceptional people of high character.”

Patrick Knecht served as the Law Clerk for the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court in Mitchell, South Dakota after graduating with honors from law school at the University of South Dakota in 1996. He practiced a number of years in Sioux Falls with the national law firm of Kutak Rock LLP in Omaha, Nebraska.  Patrick joined Wells Fargo Financial’s legal department in Des Moines, Iowa, a Senior Vice President and the Managing Attorney of the department’s Commercial Law/Finance Section.  In 2004, Patrick returned to practice law at Boyce Law Firm.

Patrick guides clients through all aspects of real estate transactions. His clients, benefit from Patrick’s practical and service-oriented approach. With nearly twenty years of experience in handling all law matters, Patrick is a great addition as partner.

Matt Murphy grew up in Rapid City, South Dakota and attended the University of South Dakota for both undergraduate and law degrees.  He played football for the University and was involved in various organizations while graduating with Sterling Honors.

Following law school, Matt completed a clerkship with the Second Judicial Circuit in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  He then joined the Firm’s Litigation Section in 2011.  He has represented clients in both the State and Federal Courts of South Dakota, including at the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and has prepared and represented clients at depositions, hearings, in court trials, jury trials and mediation.

A litigation specialist focused primarily on guiding hospitals and health care practitioners through health care litigation, Matt also excels in employment litigation, premises liability and other commercial litigation.

Boyce Law Firm welcomes Patrick and Matt to their new roles and is excited to put their collective expertise to work for our clients.

As a firm, Boyce Law is committed to caring about the people we represent –  and building relationships that grow and evolve over time. At Boyce Law, we not only seek out lawyers who hold these values dear, but we support them with cutting edge technology, metrics and data to further serve the clients who have put their trust in us.

Another Supreme Court Win!

January 23, 2018 • Boyce Law Firm, LLP

We are celebrating another Supreme Court win here at Boyce Law, with congratulations going out to attorneys Matthew D. Murphy and Roger A. Sudbeck. The opinion can be reviewed in full at the following link: http://ujs.sd.gov/uploads/sc/opinions/27953x8gbt0r.pdf

Congratulations to attorneys Matthew D. Murphy and Roger A. Sudbeck for winning their case for the Defendant at the South Dakota Supreme Court on December 20, 2017. 

The lawsuit was captioned BASIL O’DAY and TRACY MCCLURE, as Guardians Ad Litem for N.W.O., v. STEPHEN NANTON, M.D.  It involved a claim against the Defendant, a pediatric gastroenterologist, alleging that he committed medical malpractice in prescribing a certain prescription drug to treat N.W.O.

Roger and Matthew represented the Defendant and won at the jury trial in June of 2016.  On the appeal, the South Dakota Supreme Court affirmed the jury’s verdict after rejecting the Plaintiffs’ appellate challenges concerning expert testimony and the jury instructions from trial.

Supreme Court Win!

January 2, 2018 • Boyce Law Firm, LLP

Congratulations to attorneys, Matthew D. Murphy and Roger A. Sudbeck, for winning their case for Defendant at the South Dakota Supreme Court on November 13, 2017.

The case was captioned Alfreda Siems v. Pilot Travel Centers, LLC, d/b/a Flying J Truck Plaza (CIV 14-1067).  We represented the Defendant.  The case involved a motor vehicle accident that occurred on a roadway adjacent to our client’s property.  The Circuit Court granted summary judgment in our client’s favor, dismissing all claims against it.  The South Dakota Supreme Court summarily affirmed that decision on November 13, 2017.

Boyce Law Firm’s Appellate Section is pleased to announce the launch of its new blog, South Dakota Appellate Reporter!

October 11, 2017 • Boyce Law Firm, LLP

Boyce Law Firm’s Appellate Section is pleased to announce the launch of its new blog, South Dakota Appellate Reporter.  The Appellate Section will be publishing posts on the work of the South Dakota Supreme Court, including information regarding the Court’s calendar, summaries of published opinions, and explanations of anticipated and adopted rule changes.  In addition, the Section will be also offer tips for practicing before the Court and statistical analysis of the Court’s docket.  The Section’s hope is to provide you and your clients timely updates and helpful insights regarding the Court’s work.

 The new blog can be assessed at http://www.southdakotaappeals.com.  Please visit the site and subscribe to the blog by entering your e-mail address on the right-hand side of the webpage.  You will then receive a confirmation email for you to validate your subscription request.  As always, we value your feedback.  If there is a particular question that you would like us to answer, we are always open to suggestions for new content.

 

 

Boyce Law Firm’s First Annual Bike N’ Burger

August 10, 2017 • Boyce Law Firm, LLP

Lisa Marso, Michael McKnight, David Stoos, Megan Petermann, Jennifer Bunkers, Charlie Larson, Corey Denevan,  Mitchell O’Hara and Sara Twedt participated in the First Annual Bike ‘N Burger event!

VIP Reception for Jerry Jeff held at Boyce Law Firm

July 23, 2017 • Boyce Law Firm, LLP

Jerry Jeff performed at the Washington Pavilion on Sunday, July 23, 2017.  Prior to his performance he joined supporters of the Avera Foundation and fans at Boyce Law Firm, LLP for a VIP reception!

2017 Great Plains Super Lawyers and Great Plains Rising Star list

July 7, 2017 • Boyce Law Firm, LLP

Boyce Law Firm, LLP announce  the attorneys that have been selected to the 2017 Great Plains Super Lawyers and Great Plains Rising Star list!

The following attorneys have been selected to the 2017 Great Plains Super Lawyers list:
• Thomas J. Welk in Business Litigation;
• Michael S. McKnight in Workers’ Compensation;
• Roger A. Sudbeck in Civil Litigation;
• Lisa Hansen Marso in Employment & Labor;
• Gregory H. Wheeler in Construction Litigation;

and the following attorneys have been selected to the 2017 Great Plains Rising Star list:

• Charles A. Larson in Workers’ Compensation;
• David C. Stoos in Real Estate;
• Jason R. Sutton in Business Litigation;
• Paul W. Tschetter in Construction Litigation.

Only 5% of eligible lawyers achieve Super Lawyer status and only 2.5% of eligible lawyers achieve recognition as a Rising Star.

 

Health Care Group Publishes New Blog

January 26, 2017 • Boyce Law Firm, LLP

Boyce Law Firm’s Health Care Group is pleased to announce the launch of its new blog, Health Care Law Observer.  The Health Care Group will be publishing content in all areas of the health care industry, from medical malpractice to health IT to updates from state and federal lawmakers.  As the health care industry continues to evolve, both nationally and in South Dakota, clients and the general public can turn to the Health Care Law Observer for recent updates and guidance.

The new blog can be accessed at http://www.boycehealthlawobserver.com/.  Please visit the site and, as always, we value your feedback.  If there is a particular issue you’d like discussed, we are always open to suggestions for new content and posts.

Boyce Law Firm hosted the Kids’ Chance of South Dakota Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce Ribbon cutting

January 18, 2017 • Boyce Law Firm, LLP

Boyce Law Firm hosted the Kids’ Chance of South Dakota Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce Ribbon cutting on January 17, 2017.   Kids’ Chance of South Dakota provides post-secondary and trade school scholarships to the children of South Dakota workers who have been severely or fatally injured in a workplace accident.  For more information please visit http://kidschanceofsd.org/.

Boyce Law Firm’s Workers’ Compensation and Employment Group Publishes New Blog

January 9, 2017 • Boyce Law Firm, LLP

In order to provide the most up-to-date content on the changes in the field of workers’ compensation and employment, the attorneys in the Workers’ Compensation and Employment Group have officially launched a Workers’ Compensation and Employment Blog which can be found at http://www.boycewceinsight.com/.  By following the link, you can subscribe to the blog on the right-hand side of the webpage, which will send you a confirmation email for you to validate your subscription request.  After that, anytime we post a new blog you will receive an email update alerting you to the post.  The hope in publishing the blog is to provide you the changes or updates in the law in a more timely fashion.  A post will appear on the blog when a new case has been published, or to address hot topics effecting workers’ compensation and/or employment law.

In order to provide the most relevant content feedback regarding the information that is posted is welcome.  Additionally, if there is a certain topic you would like addressed, please let one of the attorneys in the Workers’ Compensation and Employment Group know. We want our blog to be informational, insightful and helpful to each of you, and we will make any changes necessary to ensure that is the result.