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Steven C. Beardsley - Rapid City, SD

4200 Beach Dr.Suite #3 Rapid City, SD 57702

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Updated: 03/23/2018

Rapid City Personal Injury -- Plaintiff Lawyer


For 25 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...

About Steven C. Beardsley

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Products Liability Law
  • Personal Injury -- Defense
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Construction Law

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney

Representative Clients

  • Providence Washington
  • American Concept Insurance Co.
  • Union Insurance Co.
  • DeSmet Insurance Co.


Bar Admissions

  • South Dakota, 1978
  • U.S. District Court District of South Dakota, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2005

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, 1978 - Present (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member, Tort and Insurance Practice Section)
  • American Bar Association (Products General Liability and Consumer Law Committee)
  • American Bar Association (Automobile Law Committee)
  • American Bar Association (Criminal Justice Committee)
  • American Bar Association (Toxic, Hazardous Substance and Environmental Law Committee)
  • American Bar Association (Tort and Insurance Practice Committee)
  • American Bar Association (Litigation Committee)
  • South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, 1991 (Chairman, Membership)
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Law Clerk, United States District Court, Western Division, 1978 - 1980
  • Worker's Compensation Committee, State Bar of South Dakota, 1984 - 1986
  • Negligence & Tort Law Committee, State Bar of South Dakota, 1987 - Present
  • Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel (Products Liability and Alternative Resolution Dispute)
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy Advocates Association (Member)
  • Black Hills Claims Association (Member)
  • Black Hills Criminal Defense Bar (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Trial Tech Commission)


  • University of South Dakota School of Law, Vermillion, South Dakota
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
    Honors: Thomas Sterling Honor Society
  • South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota
    B.S., Bachelor of Science


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Office Information


4200 Beach Dr.Suite #3 Rapid City, SD 57702


  • 605-721-2801

Accepts Credit Cards


Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8am to 5pm

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