Serving South Dakota Since 1946

Eric R. Kerkvliet

Sioux Falls
Kerkvliet, Eric R.
(605) 332-5999
110 N. Minnesota Ave., Suite 400
Sioux Falls,


  • 2007, South Dakota
  • 2009, Iowa
Eric R. Kerkvliet
Rated by Super Lawyers

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Eric is licensed to practice in South Dakota, Iowa and North Dakota as a member of Lynn Jackson’s litigation group, and is able to handle various types of lawsuits, including commercial litigation, real estate litigation, and construction litigation. One of Eric’s areas of expertise is protecting and enforcing creditors’ rights in foreclosures and in bankruptcy court.

Having experience in representing clients in complex commercial litigation, Eric always keeps his clients’ best interests in mind, and is sensitive to the increasing costs of litigation and the increasing need for alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration.

Having grown up on an acreage outside of Larchwood, Iowa, Eric is committed to helping farmers and agricultural operators through any issues that arise from organization, obtaining the necessary permits, and continuing legal advice. As a result, Eric has appeared before the South Dakota Water Management Board on several occasions to assist his clients in obtaining well water permits.

Eric practices in all areas of real estate and also has experience in entity formation and advising businesses regarding issues that arise in owning and operating a business.

Eric is a former law clerk for the First Judicial Circuit of South Dakota, where he assisted the judges in Mitchell, Salem, Lake Andes, and Parker by performing valuable legal research and writing projects.

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Eric is also a trusted Business Whyse Advisor.


  • University of South Dakota School of Law, J.D., 2006
  • Augustana College, B.A., Economics, 2003


  • American Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association
  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys

Honors & Awards

  • Great Plains Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2014-2016)
  • Thomas Sterling Honor Society
  • Dean’s List
  • John F. Hagemann Public Service Award

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