Welcome to Swier School Law Counsel™

Swier School Law Counsel™ is a boutique education law department within Swier Law Firm.

Having the right legal counsel to guide your school district through the increasingly complex area of education law is essential to the success of any South Dakota school system.

The Swier Law Firm Education Law Representation

Swier Law Firm provides education law representation to help with the challenges facing South Dakota's education community. Our attorneys have served as legal counsel for the South Dakota Department of Education and have a tremendous depth of experience and a practical approach to dealing with the myriad of legal issues faced by our state's school districts.

Combining a thorough understanding of national, state, and local educational concerns with long-standing relationships within the educational community, our education law representation brings a practical, solutions-oriented approach to counseling your school district.

The Group's attorneys author the publication - South Dakota School Law Notes™ - and have years of experience teaching the popular "Education and the Law" class at the University of South Dakota School of Law. The Group's attorneys also author The South Dakota School Law Deskbook - the essential resource for every school administrator, school board member, and teacher in our state.

Nationally Recognized Education Law Representation With Personalized Attention And Service

The Group's attorneys have served as general counsel to boards of education throughout South Dakota, as well as special counsel to many school districts and other educational entities, including the School Administrators of South Dakota and Dakota Education Consulting, LLC. Our experience and familiarity with the needs of South Dakota's school districts enhances our ability to provide legal services efficiently and with individualized attention.

School Employment  School Employment

Student Issues  Student Issues

Special Education  Special Education

The Group presents the Swier Law Firm-School Administrators of South Dakota "Legislative Leadership Award"™ each year. This award is presented during SASD's Outstanding Administrator Banquet/Superintendents' Legislative Day in Pierre and recognizes an SASD member who has provided exceptional service in governmental advocacy on behalf of education in South Dakota.

Testimonials for Swier School Law Counsel

The educational resources from Swier Law Firm are really helpful (books, videos, etc.), and they do wonderful work in the community, including honoring veterans at local sports games. I have been consistently impressed in all my interactions with the whole team and definitely recommend the firm!
Swier Law Firm
Date published: 01/01/2019
5 / 5 stars
Overall rating: ★★★★★5 based on 4 reviews 
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.
Swier Law Firm
Date published: 06/16/2017
5 / 5 stars