Haven L. Stuck

Rapid City
Stuck, Haven L.

Haven Stuck is a long-time member of Lynn Jackson’s business and real estate teams.  He specializes in real estate and business transactions and disputes, as well as banking and financial services, land use and zoning, and natural resources and agricultural issues.  He is licensed to practice law in all state and federal courts in South Dakota.

Stuck, Haven L.
Team Haven L. Stuck

Haven was raised in northeastern South Dakota and obtained both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from South Dakota State University in 1968 and 1972, respectively.  Between obtaining those degrees, Haven served as an officer in the United States Army.  He obtained his law degree from the University of South Dakota in 1975, and joined Lynn Jackson that same year. 

Haven is an AV-rated attorney, and has been named a Great Plains Super Lawyer®, as well as one of the Best Lawyers in America® in several areas of law, including administrative/ regulatory law, banking and finance, business organizations, corporate law, land use and zoning, real estate and tax law, and natural resources law.  In 2020, he was named Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America® for his work in administrative/regulatory law.  Haven has served as a board member and chair of a number of organizations in the Rapid City and Black Hills Area.  He is a member of the Public Policy Committee of Elevate Rapid City and a member of the Rapid City Planning Commission.  He is also a member of the South Dakota, Pennington County, and American Bar Associations. 

Haven and his wife Terri have 2 grown children.  They have spent time in numerous countries on all seven continents and enjoy operating their ranch, scuba diving, and skiing. 

  • University of South Dakota School of Law, J.D., 1975
  • South Dakota State University, M.S. Economics, 1972
  • South Dakota State University, B.S. Agriculture, 1968
  • State Bar of South Dakota (Bar Commissioner, 1986-1989), Executive Committee of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Pennington County and American (Past Chair, Commercial Law Committee) Bar Associations
  • Fellow, American College of Mortgage Attorneys
  • South Dakota Electronic Recording Commission -Former Member
  • Rapid City Planning Commission – Member
  • Elevate Rapid City Public Policy Committee – Past Chair
  • Central States Fair Foundation – Chair
  • Black Hills Area Community Foundation – Former chair and Board Member
  • Martindale-Hubbell’s “AV” Rated Lawyer
  • Chambers USA
  • Lt., U.S. Army, 1968-1970
  • Great Plains Super Lawyers ® (2007-2023)
    • Real Estate
  • Best Lawyers in America® (2005-2022)
    • Administrative / Regulatory Law
    • Banking and Finance Law
    • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
    • Corporate Law
    • Land Use and Zoning Law
    • Litigation – Banking and Finance
    • Litigation – Real Estate
    • Litigation and Controversy – Tax
    • Natural Resources Law
    • Real Estate Law
    • Tax Law
  • Best Lawyers in America® “Lawyer of the Year”, Rapid City:
    • Administrative/Regulatory Law (2020)
    • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) (2022)
  • Black Hills Area Community Foundation (Former Chair and Board Member)
  • South Dakota Investment Council (Former Chair and Member)
  • Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce (Former Chair)
  • Elevate Rapid City (Member and Former Chair of the Public Policy Committee)
  • Agriculture and Natural Resource Alliance (Board Member)
  • Central States Fair Foundation (Chair)
  • South Dakota Agriculture and Rural Leadership (Former Board Member and Officer)
  • South Dakota Electronic Recording Commission (Former Member)
  • South Dakota Brand Board (Member)
  • Rapid City Planning Commission (Commissioner)


Main Office:

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

Support Team:

  • Tarren King – Legal Assistant


  • State of South Dakota
  • United States District Court for the District of South Dakota
  • United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Haven L. Stuck
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