Serving South Dakota Since 1946

Barbara Anderson Lewis

Attorney -
Rapid City
Lewis, Barbara Anderson
(605) 342-2592
909 Saint Joseph Street, Suite 800
Rapid City,


  • 1984, South Dakota
  • 1996, North Dakota
  • 2013, Wyoming
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • Pennington County Bar Association

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Barbara is a member of Lynn, Jackson, Shultz and Lebrun’s litigation and employment law groups and is rated as an “AV” preeminent lawyer by Martindale Hubbel. Barbara represents individuals, corporations and other entities involved in disputes through an active trial practice and alternative dispute resolution methods.

Barbara is licensed to practice law in South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wyoming. Barbara has appeared in administrative proceedings involving worker compensation claims in South Dakota and has represented clients at the trial court level. Additionally, Barbara has argued on behalf of clients in appeals to the South Dakota Supreme Court, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Barbara brings a practical approach to resolution of disputes. She serves the South Dakota State Bar Association through active participation in committees and was recently reappointed to the Committee on Civil Pattern Jury Instructions.


  • University of South Dakota School of Law, J.D., 1984
  • Black Hills State College, B.S. in Speech/Communication, 1978


  • American Bar Association
  • South Dakota Defense Lawyers
  • DRI
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • Pennington County Bar Association
  • Litigation Counsel of America

Honors & Awards

  • Leadership Sioux Falls, 1993
  • Fargo-Moorhead Leadership, 2002

Public / Community Service

  • Westhills Village Board of Directors, 2016 - Present
  • Board of Directors, Rapid City Downtown Association, 2013 – 2016
  • Board of Directors, Killian Community College,1992-1996
  • Board of Directors, Minn-Ia Kota Girl Scouts, 1995-1996
  • Oak Grove Corporate Delegate, 2002-2004
  • Board of Directors, Churches United for the Homeless, 2009-2010

Latest Blog Post

  • Tuesday, 17 September 2019
    Published in Firm Blog

    Insurance Coverage Considerations

    We have experienced some unusual weather this year, resulting in damage to property. Insurance coverage for that damage can raise questions. All determinations on whether certain damage is “covered” by insurance start with the terms and conditions of the particular…

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