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Brooke Swier Schloss

Estate planning Attorney at Avon, SD

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    50%
    My work in Estate Planning includes Simple and Living Wills, Succession Planning, Trusts including Special Needs Trusts.

  2. Divorce and separation
    20%

  3. Family
    20%
    My work in Family Law includes Adoption, Child Support, Child Custody, Divorce and Separation.

    12 years

  4. Adoption
    10%

Brooke Swier Schloss leads the law firm's Family Law Practice Group and focuses her practice on divorce, child custody, child support, elder law, spousal support, property division, pre- and post-marital planning, and adoptions. Brooke is the author of the books The South Dakota Child Custody and Divorce Handbook, 15 Tips for Choosing a South Dakota Divorce Lawyer and 36 Financial Records You Should Have & Understand As You Approach A South Dakota Divorce. She also serves on the South Dakota Bar Association's Family Law Committee and was recently named by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys as a "Top 10 Attorney Under the Age of 40."

Brooke is also a key member of Swier Law Firm's Estate Planning and Probate Practice Group where she focuses on ensuring her client's wishes are considered and clearly articulated in all paperwork. This allows Brooke to help her clients plan for the future and provide for loved ones' futures regardless of where their lives take them. She is a life-long learner, always reading the latest estate planning laws and articles as well as attending conferences and training to better provide consultation for asset protection.

Brooke is a graduate of the University of South Dakota School of Law, where she served on the Board of Editors for the South Dakota Law Review and was a published author. She is a member of the State Bar of South Dakota and is admitted to practice before the South Dakota Supreme Court and the Yankton Sioux Tribal Court.

Brooke earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Mount Marty College in Yankton. She earned her Education Specialist Degree in School Psychology and her Juris Doctor from the University of South Dakota. Prior to joining Swier Law Firm, Brooke worked as a certified school psychologist. 

Brooke grew up in Emery, South Dakota.  Brooke and her husband, Chris, have twin daughters, Lucille and Josephine, and a dog, Bentley.  Brooke's hobbies include attending sporting activities, scrapbooking, and being with her family and friends.

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Licensed for 12 years
State SD
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 07/09/2014

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Brooke Swier Schloss
202 N. Main Street
P.O. Box 256
Avon, SD, 57315
Swier Law Firm, Prof. LLC
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Corsica, SD, 57328
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Sioux Falls, SD, 57108
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Posted by Toni | June 15, 2015
Excellent Lawyer
Brooke is very dedicated to her profession, she is very good at listening and giving you options when dealing with your case. I have been working with Brooke over a year now on legal issues (divorce/custody) and she does a tremendous job doing her research and knowing the facts and law before you step into a court room and is very good at explaining the processes involved with court system. I highly recommend Brooke she is definitely someone you can count on and want on your side.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Swier Law Firm, Prof. LLC
  • 2010 - Present

Education

  • University of South Dakota School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of South Dakota
  • Educational Specialist
  • 2007
  • Mount Marty College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004
  • Mount Marty College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004
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Legal Cases

  • Rush v. Rush, 2015 SD 56
  • The Court held the Plaintiff properly filed for divorce in South Dakota.

Associations

  • South Dakota Family Law Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Cancer Society -- Relay for Life
  • Committe Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • South Dakota State Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 25 Women in Business
  • Prairie Business Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Under the Age of 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Native American Law Student Association Moot Court Best Adocate
  • University of South Dakota Native American Law Student Association
  • 2009
  • Native American Law Student Association Moot Court Best Oralist
  • University of South Dakota Native American Law Student Association
  • 2009
  • Lead Articles Editor
  • South Dakota Law Review
  • 2009
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • School Administrators of South Dakota
  • Cyber Bullying
  • 2014
  • School Administrators of South Dakota
  • Fundamentals of Teacher Non-Renewal and Termination
  • 2014
  • School Administrators of South Dakota
  • Fundamentals of Search and Seizure
  • 2014
  • School Administrators of South Dakota
  • Student Due Process
  • 2014
  • School Administrators of South Dakota
  • Student Privacy and Online Accounts
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Brooke. She is caring, thorough, and very knowledgeable of current laws regarding estate planning and Medicare."
Family Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brooke is a highly sought after Family Law attorney who works for her clients best interest while remaining calm and direct. She is smart, funny, and a very capable lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am very impressed with Brooke's experience and expertise. She is always learning something new and brings those ideas to everyone around her. She is personable and very approachable."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brooke brings the same expertise and passion to her estate planning and probate clients as she does her family law clients. Brooke's knowledge base of the current best practices and experience continue to serve her client's best interests. On top of all that, she is approachable and down-to-earth. Give her a call, you won't be disappointed."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brooke is very skilled at arguing her clients' cases. She always seems to find the best possible outcome in each situation."
Family Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brooke is extremely knowledgeable in her field. She is able to effectively take on a large case load while strongly advocating for and communicating with her clients. Certainly a mentor in the field of family law."
Family Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brooke Schloss is a passionate, dedicated, knowledgeable and excellent attorney. Brooke literally "wrote the book" on Divorce and Child Custody Law in South Dakota. She explores all avenues while keeping her clients' goals as a priority."
Family Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Wonderful Family Attorney; she is very understanding and compassionate about her job!"
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Avon Estate planning Lawyer Brooke Swier Schloss
Brooke Swier Schloss
Estate planning Attorney
Avon, SD
Licensed for 12 years