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Mike S. Beardsley

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Mike Beardsley was born and raised in Rapid City, South Dakota. He graduated from Montana State University, in Bozeman, Montana in 2006. In 2010, he became a third-generation graduate from the University of South Dakota School of Law. While at law school Mike was a member of the school’s Mock Trial Team. Mike enjoys the outdoors and is an avid hunter. In September of 2010, Mike joined Beardsley Jensen & Lee where he handles all types of litigation.

Mike enjoys skiing, backpacking, and riding his Harley through the Black Hills. Mike is also an avid hunter who especially enjoys watching his dog Bodhi work for waterfowl and upland game. In 2011, Mike was married to his beautiful wife Nicole on an unnamed island in Southeast Alaska. His brother Todd, a resident Alaskan, was licensed for one day to officiate the ceremony.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of South Dakota
  • South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Pennington County Bar Association

Representative Cases:

Some specific examples of Mike’s practice include:

  • Lead counsel in a personal injury jury trial, obtaining a judgment in the amount of $140,052.01. The Defendant’s last offer of settlement prior to trial was $15,000. Medical expenses in the case were $23,000.
    Severson v. Colbert, 4th Judicial Circuit, Butte County Court, File No. CIV13-154
  • Co-counsel in a breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty arbitration proceeding resulting in a verdict of $547,202.72.
    KT Entities v. Wiedmeier File No. CIV09-2009.
  • Co-counsel in a criminal defense jury trial regarding allegations of elderly abuse, helping to obtain a judgment of acquittal after the close of the state’s case.
    State of SD v. Harvey, 4th Judicial Circuit, Lawrence County Court, File No. CR13-102.
  • Co-counsel in a personal injury action tried to the court obtaining a judgment in the amount of $197,183.29.
    Steele v. Hunsaker, 7th Judicial Circuit, Pennington County Court, File No. CIV10-1339

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • SDTLA
    • Elected to Board of Governors for 2015-2017.
  • Black Hills Criminal Defense Bar.
  • American Association of Justice.

Community Activity

Since the beginning of his practice, Mike has been active in the local Pennington County Bar Association (PCBA). PCBA is an organization devoted to educating others about the role of lawyers in our communities as well as helping the financially needy organizations in the Rapid City area. Mike is also involved in other charity work in the area.

Schedule your consultation with Mike today at (605) 777-7466.

Our Reviews

Hear From Attorney Beardsley's Past Clients
    I loved working with Matt McIntosh and Katrina for my personal injury case.

    I loved working with Matt McIntosh and Katrina for my personal injury case. It is hard getting through an accident mentally, medically, and financially, but they made my experience worry free. I would not been able to get through this without them, glad”

    - Cathryn P.
    I had the pleasure of working with Matt and I was very pleased with how professional and his knowledge in my case!

    I had the pleasure of working with Matt and I was very pleased with how professional and his knowledge in my case! I highly recommend Matt and his team, they have been nothing but great!

    - Whitney S.
    Brad and his team were excellent in all aspects

    “Brad and his team were excellent in all aspects. Brad made sure I was informed at all stages and never felt in the dark. His representation of me and my case were better than I could have imagined. Being unfamiliar with the process, I could not have been i”

    - Cindy H.
    I worked with Matt he was very helpful and did an awesome job with my case. Would definitely recommend.

    “I worked with Matt he was very helpful and did an awesome job with my case. Would definitely recommend. Even after all my stuff has been settled I’m still able to reach out and ask him questions and he always helps me get an answer.”

    - Cody J.
    I highly recommend their firm

    “Matt and Katrina were very helpful and reliable, and were on the ball on my case they did a great job, got back to me right away on all my emails and I highly recommend their firm, very courteous and respectful, Thank you again”

    - Russell M.

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