I’m a South Dakota trial lawyer, raised on a hog farm near Lennox. My cases tend to involve corporate wrongdoing (such as insurance companies that lie or deny claims); science (such as whether someone had the mental capacity to execute a Will or Trust); or technical aspects (like engineering and construction litigation). I also regularly sue public entities that refuse to pay their fair share.
I studied international relations as an undergrad at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and then graduated second in my law school class at the University of South Dakota. I’m an avid runner and a “family-taught” carpenter (i.e., I learned most of what I know from Grandpa, Dad, and my brother Steve). And I’m a kid at heart, with a love for model trains and my children’s Legos.
Beyond the practice of law, my most passionate endeavor is The Finish Line Fund. We founded this non-profit in 2017 in order to raise funds and expand research for rare diseases, including Friedreich’s Ataxia, which affects my 17-year-old daughter. You can learn more (and give) at TheFinishLine.org
~ Dan Brendtro
Daniel K. Brendtro
Georgetown University, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Bachelors of Science in Foreign Service
University of South Dakota, School of Law, Juris Doctor
Past-President, 2nd Circuit Bar Association
Admitted to Practice:
South Dakota state courts
South Dakota federal district court
South Dakota Bankruptcy Court
Eighth Circuit (federal appellate court)