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Anthony John Teesdale

Criminal defense Attorney at Brookings, SD

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State SD
    Acquired 2016
    Active No misconduct found

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About Anthony

Learn Anthony’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Being charged with a crime can be scary. I'll help you navigate the criminal process by learning what your desired outcomes are and helping you achieve those, while making sure you know you've got an advocate by your side every step of the way.

    9 years

  2. Family

  3. Divorce and separation
    Ending a marriage can be messy, especially when dealing with property, family, and emotion. I focus on keeping your interests at the forefront, not animosity. The end of a marriage is painful enough, the divorce doesn't have to be.

    9 years

  4. Appeals
    Sometimes the Courts get it wrong. I can help make it right.

    9 years

  5. Constitutional
    You have rights, don't let them get tread on. In my community, this often occurs at education institutions. I'll make sure they meet their burden and respect your rights.

Anthony J. Teesdale is the owner-operator at Teesdale Law. He passionately advocates for the protection of individual liberties. Anthony primarily practices in the areas of criminal law, family law, estate planning, educational law, and civil litigation, as well as assisting students in Title IX and disciplinary proceedings in South Dakota Universities. After growing up in New Jersey, Indiana, and Missouri, Anthony attended the University of South Dakota for both undergraduate and law school. Following law school, Anthony started his legal career in 2015 in Brookings before opening his own practice in 2022. Anthony and his wife Alexandra are proud to call Brookings home and look forward to watching their son and daughter thrive in Brookings.

Anthony is the Brookings County Bar Association President, and keeps involved in his community as Vice Chair of the Junior Achievement Brookings Board of Directors and as a volunteer firefighter for the City of Brookings. Anthony furthers his passion for access to justice and defense of individual liberties as a member of the Board of Directors for East River Legal Services, Third Circuit Representative of the Young Lawyers Section of State Bar of South Dakota, and Chair of the Member Benefits committee of the State Bar of South Dakota.


Teesdale Law Office PLLC
423 8th St. S
Brookings, SD, 57006


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Michael | March 8, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr. Teesdale takes the time to learn about your case
I'm an attorney in Omaha, Nebraska and had the opportunity to consult with Mr. Teesdale regarding a case. I found him to be knowledgeable and motivated to assist his client in any way he could. I recommend Mr. Teesdale to anyone in South Dakota who needs a hard-working attorney who genuinely cares about his clients.
Posted by Shane | January 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fair, Honest, trustworthy defender
Anthony helped me through a difficult time; answered the phone when needed and kept me well informed on what was developing with my case. I am grateful for this man and his practice.
Posted by David | April 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
underdog feel good story everybody needs to read
Tony (Anthony) is my councilor; lawyer; attorney. I do not use the word "councilor" lightly, I will go into further detail later. A little about my situation. I am currently going through a very nasty divorce with kids involved. To say the least, before I hired Tony, all odds were stacked against me, along with the court system that seems to favor the mother, plus I had a wrinkle in my past that was being used against me. With a prayer and some diligent researching, I found Tony and hired him. We have been working on my case for over 2 years. When I first hired Tony, I had zero visitation with my kids, fast forward a couple years and now I have a set weekly visitation schedule with overnights. We are currently working on finalizing my divorce with a realistic chance to get my children 50/50. During the past 2 years, I have personally gone through a lot of emotions, each time that I NEEDED to get ahold of Tony, he would make time to communicate with me. When I say councilor, he is my councilor. He listens to me, validates my feelings, then makes a professional recommendation. I could not ask any more from this man. I am so blessed to have him on my side. I would recommend Tony to anyone. For those whom feel the world is against them and all odds are stacked against them, give Tony a chance because this man will turn the tides into your favor. He is built with integrity, always honest and realistic.
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Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
He did a good job
He did a good job but we got screwed in the end of 9everything all the way around. On more then one false reports am if i had a way to file false reports I would have. An still would file false reports. There lucky I'm not up there protesting everything. For being screwed over. Witch is not his fault we got screwed over an I should of filed charges on them for locking me up over something they had no control over
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Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I went in for a consultation(which was free!) and we talked for two hours about what had happened and what would happen in the future. Just this settled my mind quite a bit so a couple days later I hired him. He knew I was a very busy person so he took care of everything. He would call me to make sure I knew all the information so I could make a informed decision about how I wanted to move forward. Which saved me time and stress. Anthony is the best lawyer I have ever worked with and would definitely recommend to anyone looking!
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Posted by Gus | February 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Teesdale and R&S get my vote as the best law firm in Brookings, SD.
When I approached R&H for legal help, I wasn't sure what to expect. After the fact, I can only sing the praises of the staff and lawyers at this firm. I was assisted by Anthony Teesdale, and I had an excellent and informative experience. Although my case was a fairly standard occurrence in the courts system, I stood to lose a lot depending on the outcome of the case. With Mr. Teesdale's help, not only was I able to avert personal disaster, but also ended up having a brighter, more positive outlook on life moving forward in the wake of my crime. I was incredibly anxious during the six months of the court proceedings. Mr. Teesdale and co. helped allay any fears I had and kept me up to date every step of the way about what was happening on his end and what I could expect. Sure enough, his predictions and assurances played out as we anticipated, and I am so grateful for the firm's ability to keep me grounded and clear-headed throughout the entire process. I've only ever recommended Ribstein & Hogan to those I've met who were fretting about which law firm to hire, and I will continue to do so. Amidst a legal process I have a great number of political and philosophical issues with, Mr. Teesdale and the whole firm helped me not only emerge on top of things, but also retain faith in our country's legal system.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-200 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Teesdale Law Office PLLC
  • 2022 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Ribstein & Hogan Law Firm
  • 2015 - 2022


  • University of South Dakota School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015


  • South Dakota State Bar
  • Third Circuit Representative of the Young Lawyer's Section
  • 2019 - Present
  • Brookings County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2019 - Present
  • Junior Achievement of South Dakota - Brookings Board
  • Vice Chair
  • 2019 - Present
  • East River Legal Services
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • South Dakota State Bar
  • Co-chair of the Law Pratice Management Committee
  • 2019 - Present
  • Brookings Fire Department
  • Firefighter
  • 2019 - Present
  • South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • South Dakota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Appointment to Trial Advocacy Team
  • University of South Dakota School of Law
  • 2015
  • Appointment to ADR Board
  • University of South Dakota School of Law
  • 2013


  • The Federal Lawyer
  • Drawining the Waters Around the Islands of Justice: Opportunities in Rural Practice for New Law School Graduates
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. He is professional, experienced, an eloquent advocate, and passionate about criminal defense."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Anthony Teesdale is a passionate trial attorney in and out of the courtroom."
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Brookings Criminal defense Lawyer Anthony John Teesdale
Anthony John Teesdale
Criminal defense Attorney
Brookings, SD
Licensed for 8 years
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