For 34 years Steven Beardsley has engaged in a civil litigation practice that includes personal injury, construction law, commercial law, workers compensation, medical malpractice, insurance defense, and product liability. His work has earned Mr. Beardsley an "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell. After graduating with honors from law school, Steve served as a Law Clerk in U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota (1978-80), before entering private practice. An accomplished litigator, Steve has tried lawsuits in both state and federal courts across South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, and Iowa. He has also tried arbitrations in South Dakota and Colorado. Steve is a member of the American Association for Justice and has served on the American Bar Association's committees for Trial Techniques, Automobile Technology, Litigation and Criminal Justice. In addition, Steve serves on the Board of Directors of the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association. He is a long-standing member of the Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel. Steve served on Board of Governors, South Dakota Trial Lawyers of America (2008-2010) and previously served from 1992 to 1994.