As a member of Lynn Jackson’s litigation and family law practice groups, Cassidy has an active and diverse practice. Cassidy’s litigation practice spans a wide range of areas including handling personal injury, breach of contract, and construction claims. Cassidy also works with a number of insurance companies defending personal injury, worker’s compensation, and bad faith claims, and advising on various coverage issues. Integral to Cassidy’s litigation practice is her love of research and writing, having written numerous motions and briefs, including appellate briefs to the South Dakota Supreme Court, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Cassidy believes in meticulous, but efficient, preparation of her cases. Her advocacy for her clients is grounded in values she was raised on – hard work, dedication, and excellence.
As a family law attorney, Cassidy has handled a vast array of cases including divorce, custody, child support, visitation and parenting time, paternity, termination of parental rights, adoption, and guardianships. Knowing that legal matters related to family are complex, both practically and emotionally, Cassidy brings a calming and rational presence to her clients. She works hard to build a relationship with each client to fully understand that client’s unique circumstances, concerns, values, and goals to protect their best interest and advocate for a successful resolution for the client and their family. Cassidy’s also serves as a court-appointed attorney for children in abuse and neglect cases in Pennington County.
Cassidy is a native of Rapid City. She graduated magna cum laude with a criminal justice major from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. At the University of South Dakota School of Law in Vermillion, Cassidy received numerous scholarships and was on the Dean’s list, she volunteered her time as a CASA, and was an active member and president of the law school’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Board. She graduated in May 2011 with Sterling Honors. After law school, Cassidy had the honor and privilege of clerking for the 2nd Judicial Circuit of South Dakota.