Scott Swier - Founder and Managing Member of Swier Law Firm

Scott Swier

Scott Swier

  • Attorney, Founder and Managing Member
  • Swier Law Firm, Prof. LLC
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Scott Swier is the Founder and Managing Member of Swier Law Firm. He also leads Swier School Law Counsel™ and the law firm's Business Litigation Practice Group.

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Scott is a recognized authority in state and federal legal matters. While serving in private legal practice and as Assistant Attorney General for the State of South Dakota, he has represented individuals, businesses, and government entities before state and federal trial courts, state and federal appellate courts, and state and federal regulatory agencies.

As Assistant Attorney General, Scott served as counsel for the State of South Dakota in many high-profile cases and his clients included the Governor's Office, the Attorney General's Office, the Secretary of State's Office, the Department of Education, the Department of Revenue and Regulation, the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources, and the South Dakota Commission on Gaming. Scott is also well-versed in the South Dakota legislative process, having coordinated legislative initiatives on behalf of the Attorney General's Office.

Scott is a highly sought-after author and speaker on legal and legislative topics for state agencies, constitutional offices, and professional organizations, including the South Dakota State Medical Association, the South Dakota Pharmacists Association, the South Dakota Association of County Commissioners, the South Dakota Association of County Officials, the South Dakota Municipal League, the South Dakota State's Attorney's Association, the Associated School Boards of South Dakota, the South Dakota Association of School Business Officials, the South Dakota School Counselor Association, the School Administrators of South Dakota, and the American Agricultural Law Association. In 2015, Scott was featured on the cover of Sioux Falls BizNOW Magazine.

Scott is an adjunct professor at the University of South Dakota School of Law where he teaches the popular "Education and the Law" course. He is also the author of numerous legal publications on the topics of school law, estate planning, civil litigation, scientific evidence, and business law. Scott's book, The South Dakota School Law Deskbook™, is considered the premier resource for every school administrator, school board member, and school attorney in the state.

Scott earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Mount Marty College in Yankton. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of South Dakota School of Law where he served on the Board of Editors for the South Dakota Law Review.


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I live in Cairo Egypt, so when my exwife and I decided to get a divorce, I had not idea how difficult this would be The exwife left me with the task, but thankfully I found Scott Swier. I’ll never be able to thank Scott and his firm enough for being so dedicate and patient. I can now move on in my life. So appreciative to the Scott Swier firm.
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Date published: 05/09/2017
5 / 5 stars
Scott listened to everything we had to tell him and took it very seriously. His connections and personality are admirable. He is very personable and cares about your well being. I can’t thank him enough for everything.
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Date published: 06/16/2017
5 / 5 stars
This was my first experience with a law firm of any kind. I had a bad night, and the next morning walked into Scott’s office in need of a lawyer. Thank goodness I did. From our first discussion and throughout the following weeks, not only did he put my mind at ease, but maintained contact constantly, which was extremely helpful. Everyone I dealt with was kind, patient and understanding. I also could not be happier with our outcome, and would highly and gladly recommend Scott, Brook, and everyone else at Swier Law Firm.
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Date published: 11/11/2018
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