Kassie McKie Shiffermiller

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Rapid City

Kassie McKie Shiffermiller focuses her practice on litigation, education, and employment law, and is frequently appointed to represent abused and neglected children.  She is also a writer/contributor for 50 Employment Laws in 50 States (published by Business & Legal Resources) and the 50-State Survey: Employment, Libel and Privacy Law (published by the Medial Law Resource Center).  She is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in South Dakota.

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Practices:

Kassie is a native of Rapid City. In 2011, she earned her bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Western Carolina University (WCU), where she was a track and field athlete, specializing in the pole vault.  Kassie obtained her law degree from the University of South Dakota in 2014, and joined Lynn Jackson that same year. 

Kassie has written countless articles on employment law topics for the South Dakota Employment Law Letter and the HR Daily Advisor.  She is a member of the South Dakota, Pennington County, and American Bar Associations.  Kassie is a board member for Black Hills Area Community Foundation, a member of Black Hills Impact Giving Circle, and a volunteer for the Oglala Pet Project.  She is collaborating with the Pennington County State’s Attorney’s Office and the Courthouse Dogs Foundation to establish a program for providing comfort dogs for children and vulnerable witnesses. 

Kassie is a dog-lover and frequently fosters dogs that have been recently rescued.  She and her husband Adam enjoy the great outdoors of the Black Hills.

  • University of South Dakota School of Law, J.D., 2014
  • Western Carolina University, B.S. in Business Administration, 2011
  • Western Carolina University, B.A. in Spanish, 2011
  • Editor, South Dakota Employment Law Letter
  • “Manager’s Mode of Performing Job Doesn’t Sync with Owner’s Expectations,” HR Daily Advisor, July 24, 2017
  • “South Dakota Brewery Worker’s Employment Tanked by Medical Restrictions,” HR Daily Advisor, June 16, 2017
  • “Is South Dakota Employee Eligible for Unemployment Benefits After Stealing from Former Employer?,” HR Daily Advisor, May 29, 2017
  • “Ensuring Compliance with OSHA’s Anti-Retaliation Provisions,” December 15, 2016
  • Quoted, “States approve minimum wage, paid leave ballot questions,” Human Resources News, November 10, 2016
  • “South Dakota employee confronts harasser, may have been burned by employer,” South Dakota Employment Law Letter, May 2016, and HR.BLR.com, June 27, 2016
  • “Sioux City animal hospital declaws vet tech for catty attitude,” South Dakota Employment Law Letter, May 2016, and HR.BLR.com, June 20, 2016
  • “South Dakota driver terminated for recklessness off the clock,” South Dakota Employment Law Letter, April 2016, and HR.BLR.com, May 20, 2016
  • “Third strike gets driver fired–but he’s still awarded unemployment,” South Dakota Employment Law Letter, March 2016, and HR.BLR.com, April 29, 2016
  • “Adding fun to work can pay off, but be alert to snags,” HR Hero Line, April 8, 2016
  • “Termination: Awkward encounter with customer turns into a hairy situation,” South Dakota Employment Law Letter, February 2016, and HR.BLR.com, March 24, 2016
  • “Dairy Queen employee’s strange antics freeze store hours,” South Dakota Employment Law Letter, January 2016, and HR.BLR.com, February 19, 2016
  • “Workers’ comp: Why are only 2 of the 3 required brain surgeries covered?” South Dakota Employment Law Letter, December 2015, and HR.BLR.com, January 22, 2016
  • “South Dakota ranch slims down workers’ comp coverage,” South Dakota Employment Law Letter, November 2015, and HR.BLR.com, December 18, 2015
  • “South Dakota employer finds itself in ADA nightmare,” South Dakota Employment Law Letter, October 2015, and HR.BLR.com, Nov. 13, 2015
  • “South Dakota booze distributor experiences hangover after firing employee,” South Dakota Employment Law Letter, September 2015, and HR.BLR.com, October 30, 2015
  • “One too many accidents leaves South Dakota employee without a job,” South Dakota Employment Law Letter, August 2015, and HR.BLR.com, September 30, 2015
  • “South Dakota employee had a good reason to quit, but no unemployment benefits awarded,” South Dakota Employment Law Letter, August 2015, and HR.BLR.com, September 25, 2015
  • “South Dakota employee’s prank earns him a workers’ comp award,” South Dakota Employment Law Letter, August 2015, and HR.BLR.com, August 14, 2015
  • “Engineer scrounges for evidence but doesn’t find enough to convince 8th Circuit,” South Dakota Employment Law Letter, July 2015, and HR.BLR.com, August 7, 2015
  • “South Dakota Supreme Court announces new workers’ comp rule,” South Dakota Employment Law Letter, June 2015, and HR.BLR.com, July 17, 2015
  • “South Dakota RIF ends in race discrimination claim,” South Dakota Employment Law Letter, June 2015, and HR.BLR.com, July 10, 2015
  • American Bar Association
  • Pennington County Bar Association
  • South Dakota Bar Association
  • Employer’s Counsel Network
  • Black Hills Community Foundation – board member
  • Oglala Pet Project – volunteer/foster

Contact

Main Office:

909 Saint Joseph Street - Suite 800
Rapid City, SD 57701
Directions 605-342-2592 - phone 605-342-5185 - fax

Support Team:

  • Jill Roshau – Legal Assistant
    605-342-2592

Admissions:

  • State of South Dakota
  • United States District Court for the District of South Dakota

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