Each year, the Law School selects a small number of accomplished lawyers to bring important real-world experience and practical skills to the classroom. The Law School’s adjunct faculty comes from the ranks of South Dakota’s top law firms, government agencies, and judges.
Chris will be teaching the Law School’s “Children and the Law” course which examines both civil and criminal laws pertaining to children and the legal system. Attention is given to the historical development of children’s rights, and the roles of the attorney, the juvenile court, the state agencies and social workers, and other resources involved in dealing with children. The respective rights and obligations of the state, the parents, and children also are examined in relation to each other.
Chris is a member of Swier Law Firm’s Family Law Practice Group and focuses his practice on divorce, child custody, child support, elder law, spousal support, property division, pre- and post-marital planning, and adoptions.
Before joining Swier Law Firm, Chris worked for the South Dakota Department of Social Services and served as lead counsel for South Dakota’s Division of Child Support. In this position, he worked with top executives in state government and coordinated numerous child support attorneys.
Swier Law Firm, Prof. LLC is a nationally-recognized law firm with offices in Avon, Corsica, Sioux Falls, and Winner. Swier Law Firm represents a wide array of clients, from individuals and families in rural South Dakota to small businesses, governmental entities and officials, and Fortune 100 companies with offices throughout the United States.