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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

    • 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
    More Than Satisfactory

    “Beardsley, Jensen, and Lee handled a lawsuit against our home builder. Mike, and his team, we're able to reach a more than satisfactory settlement. We were facing the possible loss of the entire value of our home.”

    - Brian M.
    Hardworking and Responsive

    “Mike Beardsley represented me in a Workers Comp case that seemed like a disaster. I was injured in 2017 and then they tried to kick me off of Workers Comp once I was pregnant. Mike took on my case instantly.”

    - Autumn S.
    Awesome Job

    “I was involved in an automobile accident. I received injuries to my right ankle. The other party claimed no responsibility. We contacted Beardsley, Jensen, & Lee. Mike Beardsley represented me.”

    - Barbara H.

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