Dylan R. Bakken


I have a love for advocacy and law, serving clients in all matters of business transactions and formation, creditor rights, contracts, and real estate. I am determined and driven to help people and constantly strive for preparation, organization, and efficiency. My clients are my top priority, and I am energized when presented with a heavy workload or challenge.

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


Dylan 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 in 2016.

While at Saint Thomas, Dylan was heavily involved in the department of residence life as a resident advisor and operations manager. He also facilitated a student-led course on non-profit organizations, worked in the University’s payroll department, and spent his spring breaks volunteering through the non-profit, Students Today, Leaders Forever.

Dylan 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.

Dylan interned for Boyce Law during the summer of 2018 and accepted an offer to join the firm upon his graduation.

Professional and Community

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