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Edward Angel

Criminal defense Attorney at Sioux Falls, SD

4.9   16 reviews
  • State Years
    Iowa - IA 6 years
    South Dakota - SD 13 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State IA
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State SD
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Edward

Learn Edward’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    67%

  2. Drug Crime
    10%
    Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana. Distribution of Controlled Substances and Conspiracies, Possession with Intent to Distribute

  3. Violent crime
    8%
    Murder, Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault

  4. DUI and DWI
    5%
    Driving Under the Influence / Operating While Intoxicated by drugs, alcohol, or other substances.

  5. Federal crime
    5%

  6. Sex crime
    5%
    Rape and Sexual Contact

Originally from Southern California, Edward enlisted in the United States Army after graduating from high school.  He was trained as an Intelligence Analyst, and learned the importance of attention to details and being thorough in analyzing any situation.

After being honorably discharged, he went to college and then to law school in Iowa with the intent of making the Midwest his new home.  After graduating law school, he moved to South Dakota where he spent the next six years as a prosecutor in the largest city and county in South Dakota.  He then spent two years in private practice with small firm in Sioux Falls before creating his own company.

Photos and videos

Standing in front of the Iowa Judicial Branch building (the home of the Iowa Supreme Court in Des Moines) before I was sworn in as a member of the Iowa Bar.
The day I was sworn in as an attorney.  Standing next to me is South Dakota Supreme Court Justice Glen Severson, who administered the oath.
A battalion photo of my last unit at the hangar before I was discharged.

Location

Angel Law, Prof. L.L.C.
300 N. Dakota Ave.
Ste. 106
Sioux Falls, SD, 57104

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  16 customer reviews
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Posted by Tatiana | September 15, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very responsive
Provided useful and detailed information when answering my online request, great help.
Posted by Michelle | January 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best defense attorney in the area!
I am so grateful and blessed to have Mr. Angel on my side representing me. He is such an intelligent, dedicated, thorough attorney. He explained every step to me in great detail. He was always available and able to answer any questions I had. It was obvious that he had my best interest at heart. He is very kind. During court, he was very professional and confident. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney or better outcome in my case. I would absolutely recommend him!
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Response from Edward Angel January 28, 2022
Thank you! Happy to help you get the best possible outcome we could!
Posted by WYAnn | September 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Genuine Lawyer and Compassionate Human Being
We pulled over South Dakota going to Minnesota to visit a friend with Cancer coming all the way from Colorado. We spent 30 hours in prison for possession and as a tourist in the US this really freaked me out...Edward is the best representation you can get...he got me from possible multiple felonies to a misdemeanor...He has the sincerity and compassion most lawyers should emulate. I cannot recommend him enough!
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Response from Edward Angel September 20, 2021
Thank you! Very happy to have been able to assist you in your case!
Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfied Client
Very professional. Very informative and knowledgeable. We appreciated his honesty, his open communication, and his compassion. We never felt judged by him and he always seemed interested in our well-being as a family.
Response from Edward Angel December 19, 2020
Thank you! Very happy to be of assistance to you!
Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Defendant's hero
Edward represented me in a DUI with accident case. He immediately responded to me on a Saturday morning. Right away, I could tell that he cared about giving me the best representation that he could. He gave me realistic expectations on what charges I could be looking at. I appreciated his honesty. He learned all the facts about my case, went above and beyond to help me in my time of need, and kept me updated throughout the process. The State's Attorney's Office offered me 15 days in jail, which would have ended my 19 year career. I put my complete faith in him to go before the Court and plead for an alternative sentence. He made a compelling and heartfelt argument at sentencing, and I received no jail time. His expertise got me the best outcome I could have asked for and he saved my career. I will be forever grateful to him and would highly recommend him to anyone needing an attorney.
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Response from Edward Angel August 13, 2020
Thank you! Very happy to be able to help you get this result!
Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THC concentrates trouble in South Dakota
Edward was the first lawyer to answer our call on the saturday when we were travelling through SD from a state where marijuana is legal. The sherriff caught us in a speed trap and found a thc vape pen and a package of gummies after his canine barked at my husband. All of the other lawyers we called did not respond until Monday. His retainer fee was easily 3,000 dollars less than the larger law offices. He was very responsive, punctual, and incredibly patient with our questions and gave very detailed answers. This was our first time ever hiring a lawyer or being arrested so we had many questions and were terrified this could ruin our family financially if my husband received a felony. If you have a record or argued with the officer you better cross your fingers and pray. Edward will do his best, but you are in deep trouble. But if you have a clean record and honestly regret your actions and follow Edwards advice you just might come through this unscathed like we did. Edward made a good, genuine, heartfelt argument on our behalf and we couldn’t have asked for a better outcome.
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Response from Edward Angel August 5, 2020
Thank you! Happy to be of assistance!
Posted by anonymous | August 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would recommend to my own mother!
Edward is straightforward, honest, brilliant and empathetic. He treated me like a peer and not a criminal. Edward got me the best possible outcome that I could have asked for. He is a down to earth attorney and he kept me informed of everything that was going on...as well as anything that could have happened. I felt like my bases were all covered. I could not possibly provide a better recommendation to any attorney or business in Sioux Falls. Edward lives up to his last name!!! THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!
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Response from Edward Angel August 24, 2019
Thank you very much! I appreciate your kind words!
Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable & Quick Response
Edward was knowledgeable about the subject matter and always had a detailed response to any question I asked. He was very quick on responding to any emails I sent, and as you know, when there is something that needs a lawyer, it usually means that things will be urgent. I appreciated Edward's services.
Response from Edward Angel January 15, 2019
Thank you! Happy to be of assistance!
Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, Experienced, Effective Legal Advice
Edward made it clear that he would listen to my story and take all things into consideration when proceeding with my case. He also used his own knowledge and experience in the legal system to resolve my case in a timely and effective manner. If you've never hired a lawyer before, you can trust Edward will walk you through each step and all the options so you can feel confident about your decisions and next steps.
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Response from Edward Angel October 21, 2018
Thank you for the feedback! I was very happy to be of assistance to you.
Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI case
Edward was incredibly professional through the whole process in my DUI case. He was always quick to inform me of updates and give me all the information I needed when I had questions. I never felt at any point worried or concerned about the level of representation I was getting because it was at the highest most professional level to which the service he provided. Not having ever been in trouble with the law, I was worried about the whole process but Edward provided me reassurance by his expert knowledge of the law and worked hard to get me the best result. I would highly recommend Edward to anyone and greatly appreciate all of his help in representing me.
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Posted by Mike | March 21, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Expunged citation
Being from another state gave me options and alittle knowledge of my situation
Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick answer and informative
I found Mr Angel's response to my question very informative and helpful and he was so quick to reply. He is not from my area and even so, offered good advice and gave me direction on how to get the information I need.
Posted by Adam | October 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Edward saved my life!
I got an out of state DUI as a resident of California visiting South Dakota and Edward Angel was the most helpful person I could have ever dreamed of. Kept in constant contact with me. Went above and beyond his requirements to help me as much as he could. Was everything anyone could want out of a legal counselor and at the most affordable rate possible! If only everyone was like him!
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Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great response. Quick and to the point.
I appreciate the quick reply.
Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Child support consult
Mr. Angel answered all my questions with knowledge and professionalism. I would recommend him for family law.
Posted by anonymous | January 2, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Good guy
He replied to my inquiry, that's the first step to assisting anyone. That's enough for me to have faith that he will be a good attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Angel Law, Prof. L.L.C.
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Wilka & Welter, LLP
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Deputy State's Attorney
  • Minnehaha County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2010 - 2016

Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • California State University, Sacramento
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2007

Associations

  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • 2017 - Present
  • South Dakota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2016 - Present
  • South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • South Dakota State Bar
  • 2010 - Present
  • South Dakota State Bar, Veterans Committee
  • 2016 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Under 40
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2023
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Top 3 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Sioux Falls, SD
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2022
  • Fellow
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2022
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2022
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 3 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Sioux Falls, SD
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2021
  • Fellow
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2021
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Fellow
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • 10 Best Under 40 - South Dakota
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • 10 Best - South Dakota
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • 10 Best - South Dakota
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40 - South Dakota
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Fellow
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 for Criminal Law - South Dakota
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40 - Criminal Defense
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Under 40 - South Dakota
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorney - South Dakota
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Criminal Law Attorney - South Dakota
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 for Criminal Law - South Dakota
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorney - South Dakota
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Under 40 - South Dakota
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40 - South Dakota
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Criminal Law Attorney - South Dakota
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Under 40 Attorney - South Dakota
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
Endorse Edward
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The answers of Mr. Angel are consistently accurate, full of analysis, and are customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Family Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Angel is a very effective and knowledgeable attorney. His representation of his clients is excellent."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Edward and I had co-defendants on a matter. He is genuine and very knowledgeable. He is easy to work with. Edward brings his prosecutorial experience to the table to provide a well-rounded aggressive defense for his clients. Edward has also helped me out in the courtroom on a separate matter when I was having a first time experience. He clearly explained what I needed to do, which I greatly appreciated! Not everyone takes the time to help others out and that act showed his kind character. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Edward and I were on opposing sides for many years as he was a county prosecutor and I a county public defender. Facing Edward always brought out the best in me as I know he would be overly prepared on every case. He was very straight forward with me on cases we tried against each other. Edward is not afraid to spend the extra time on a case if it is needed. If he was in the courtroom I knew I had to be more prepared than other days. I would say we handled many hundred if not thousands of cases against each other and I felt this way every time. I strongly endorse Edward as he is levelheaded and extremely hard working, no matter the issues presented."
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Sioux Falls Criminal defense Lawyer Edward Angel
Edward Angel
Criminal defense Attorney
Sioux Falls, SD
Licensed for 13 years
Free Consultation