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Paul J. Andrews - Rapid City, SD

14 St. Joseph St.STE 200D Rapid City, SD 57701

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Updated: 05/30/2023

Rapid City State and Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer


Bringing a diverse background to his practice, Attorney Paul J. Andrews provides criminal defense services for a wide variety of state and federal offenses including drug possession and distribution, sex-related offenses, assault & battery, DUI offenses, burglary and theft, criminal domestic violence, motor vehicle offenses and traffic violations, probation violations, and juvenile delinquency cases...

About Paul J. Andrews

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Owner/Manager

Practice Areas

  • State and Federal Criminal Defense 80%
  • Civil Litigation - Plaintiff 5%
  • Civil Litigation - Defendant 10%
  • General Civil Matters - Demand Letters, Evictions, etc. 5%


  • 100%

Representative Cases

  • Drug Possession Charges Dismissed
  • Young Adult Diversion Program Placement
  • Assault and Battery and Robbery Charges - Dismissed
  • Sexual Assault of Minor Charges - Dismissed
  • Detention Order Reversed
  • Aggravated Assault Indictment Dismissed
  • Motion to Dismiss Reversed on Appeal
  • $350,000 Jury Settlement


Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1991
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2010
  • South Dakota, 2016
  • U.S. District Court District of South Dakota
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

Classes and Seminars

  • Reed Logic Video Leadership Seminars: Updated Strategies for White Collar Legal Defense, 2007 - 2008

Pro Bono Activities

  • Access to Justice, 2019 - Present

Past Positions

  • U.S. Department of Justice's Criminal Division, Trial Attorney, 1992 - 2004


  • Boston College Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, 1991
    Law Review: Boston College Law School International and Comparative Law Review, Editor, 1990 - 1991
  • Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, 1988
    Honors: summa cum laude
    Major: Political Science

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa


Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information


14 St. Joseph St.STE 200D Rapid City, SD 57701


  • 605-718-4003

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 08:30 am – 06:00 pm, Nights And Weekends By Appointment


Other Sources of Feedback About Paul J. Andrews

Included on the 2023 Great Plains list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Paul J. Andrews on Super Lawyers


  • Named to Super Lawyers, 2016-present
  • The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • The Office of Inspector General for the FDIC

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