Michael V. Wheeler

Michael V. Wheeler

Partner
Location:
Rapid City, South Dakota
Phone:
605-646-2839
Fax:
605-342-0732
Email:

Mike is admitted to practice in all courts in the State of South Dakota, United States District Court, United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and a number of tribal courts in South Dakota. Mike practices primarily in the area of civil litigation, representing clients in lawsuits involving contracts, business, construction, real estate, probate, employment and personal injury, both as plaintiffs and defendants, as well as domestic relations cases involving divorce, property division, custody and visitation. In 2004, Mike was appointed Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of South Dakota to prosecute child support enforcement actions in Pennington County. He is also practices municipal law, and has been the City Attorney for Summerset, South Dakota since 2010.

Areas of Practice

  • 60% Civil Litigation
  • 10% Family Law
  • 10% Municipal Law
  • 10% Criminal Law
  • 10% Business / Contract Law
  • Appellate Law
  • Real Estate
  • Business, Commercial and Construction law
  • Domestic Relations
  • Business Organizations

Litigation Percentage

  • 70% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • South Dakota, 1996
  • U.S. District Court District of South Dakota, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2007
  • Oglala Sioux Tribal Court, 2005
  • Rosebud Sioux Tribal Court, 2010
  • Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court, 2007
  • Cheyenne Sioux Tribal Court, 2007

Education

  • University of South Dakota School of Law, Vermillion, South Dakota
    • J.D. - 1996
  • University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota
    • B.S. - 1993
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Business Management

Representative Cases

  • Peters v. Great Western Bank, 2015 SD 4, 859 N.W.2d 618
  • Poeppel v. Lester, 2013 SD 17, 827 N.W.2d 580
  • Estes v. Ashley Hospitality, 2004 SD 49, 679 N.W.2d 469
  • Nielsen v. Logs Unlimited, Inc., 2013 SD 76, 839 N.W.2d 378
  • Countryside South Homeowners Association v. Nedved, 2007 SD70, 737 N.W.2d 280

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • South Dakota Bar Association, 1996 - Present
  • Pennington County Bar Association, Member, 1996 - Present
  • State Bar of South Dakota, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Delta Tau Delta