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Brett John Waltner

Personal injury Attorney at Sioux Falls, SD

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About Brett

Learn Brett’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    I enjoy helping individuals who have been hurt and aren't being treated fairly. I can help them recognize a fair value for their claim and stand up for them when that value isn't being recognized by the opposing party.

  2. Criminal defense
    I represent both adults and juveniles being accused of crimes, whether in state or federal court.

  3. Divorce and separation
    I represent individuals going through divorce, trying to be the calming influence in a very stressful and painful time.

  4. Landlord or tenant
    I represent owners of real property when they are having issues with their tenants.

As an attorney, I am very dedicated to helping my clients through what can be some of the most difficult times in their lives. Whether my clients have been severely injured, arrested, or are experiencing a trying personal time involving a marriage or family, I take pride in being the person they trust to guide them through the process. I stand up for my clients if they are being treated unfairly. I try to instill a calming and reasonable influence on my clients while fighting for their interests. I realize legal situations can be very complex, frightening and hard to understand and I really enjoy being able to translate complicated legal concepts into simple, understandable terms to both my clients and jurors.

I am originally from Larchwood, Iowa. I attended the University of Sioux Falls where I studied business and played baseball. Following my time at USF, I attended the University of South Dakota School of Law where I earned my law degree in 2007. I started my legal career as a Deputy State’s Attorney in Minnehaha County. During my time as a prosecutor, I was able to handle a wide variety of cases, ranging from simple traffic tickets to 1st Degree Murder.

I enjoyed my time as a prosecutor as it allowed me to gain invaluable experience in the courtroom, handling approximately 15 jury trials and hundreds of court trials, plea hearings, preliminary hearings, sentencings, and other hearings. I decided to leave that role in 2011 to open a small law practice in Tea, South Dakota. Since that time I have been in private practice and have spent my career helping people through challenging personal times, something I have found very rewarding. I currently work in the areas of personal injury, criminal defense, family law, school-related issues, and other general litigation.

My wife and I reside in Tea with our three children. We love the small-town feel of Tea and cherish the great relationships we’ve made in the community. Since moving there in 2009, I’ve been able to participate on the boards of Tea Economic Development Corporation, the Tea Community Foundation, the Compass Center, and the River of Hope.

I personally enjoy anything related to sports, whether high school, college, or professional, and love watching my children grow up and participate in their activities.

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Licensed for 15 years
State SD
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 05/10/2019
State IA
Status Exempt
Acquired 2017
Updated 03/14/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Posted by Tara | March 25, 2021
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The best!
I went to Brett for a personal injury from a car accident. He took the time to know me and my case to get the best outcome! He always made sure to communicate and ensure I knew the steps. Brett is a great person and it shows through his work! Thank you so much for helping me in a time of need!
Posted by Grant | June 5, 2019
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Honesty,Integrity and Fair
Had Brett represent me on a child support issue. He was straight up honest and fair and requires the other party to be also.
Posted by Nathan | June 3, 2019
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Caring and Focused
Brett was always attentive and made sure to be part of the solution. He was willing to listen to my ideas and help steer me in the correct path to help obtain the outcome I desired. He was very good at making sure I felt like more than just a client and showed he cared with follow up after everything was done.


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AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Myers Billion LLP
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Krause Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Partner
  • Waltner Kolbeck Law Firm
  • 2011 - 2017
  • Deputy State's Attorney
  • Minnehaha County State's Attorney
  • 2007 - 2011
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  • University of South Dakota School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Sioux Falls
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Sioux Falls Personal injury Lawyer Brett John Waltner
Brett John Waltner
Personal injury Attorney
Sioux Falls, SD
Licensed for 15 years
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