Thomas E. Brady

Of Counsel
Brady, Thomas E.

Since 1978, Tom has provided a wide-array of legal services in areas such as family law and real estate law.  In addition, he is an experienced litigator, handling cases involving personal injury, construction, commercial, business, and insurance litigation.  He is licensed to practice law in all state and federal courts in South Dakota.

Brady, Thomas E.
Team Thomas E. Brady

Tom is a native of Spearfish, and attended the University of South Dakota for both his bachelor’s degree, which he obtained in 1975, and his law degree, which he obtained in 1978.  Following graduation, Tom became a partner in Richards, Hood & Brady, and later set up his own practice in 1995.  Tom joined Lynn Jackson in 2016.

Tom is an AV-rated attorney and has been named to the list of Best Lawyers in America® on several occasions in the areas of personal injury and construction litigation.  He is a member of South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, as well as the South Dakota and American Bar Associations.  Tom is also member of the Northern Hills Training Center a Human Rights Committee, the Lawrence County Public Defender Board, and a member of Spearfish Lions Club. 

Tom is an avid hunter and fisherman.  He and his wife Cindy enjoy traveling and spending time with their family. 

  • Ashly v. Oolman, 748 N.W.2d 132 (SD 2008) (Adverse Possession)
  • Harmon v. Washburn, 751 N.W.2d 297 (SD 2008) (Personal Injury)
  • Brown v. Northern Hills Regional Rail Road, 732 N.W.2d 732 (SD 2009) (Railroad Right of Way)
  • Schipporeit v. Khan, 775 N.W.2d 503 (SD 2009) (Breach of Contract and Fraud)
  • Swaby v. Northern Hills Regional Rail Road, 769 N.W.2d 798 (SD 2009) (Railroad Right of Way)
  • Eagle Ridge Homeowners Association v. Anderson, 777 N.W.2d 369 (SD 2010) (Homeowners Association Covenants)
  • Lawrence County v. Miller, 786 N.W.2d 360 (SD 2010) (Eminent Domain)
  • Kjerstad Realty, Inc. v. Bootjack Ranch Inc., 806 N.W.2d 205 (SD 2011) (Real Estate Commission)
  • Danielson v. Hess, 807 N.W.2d 113 (SD 2011) (Malicious Prosecution)
  • Pankratz v. Hoff, 806 N.W.2d 231 (SD 2011) (Breach of Real Estate Contract)
  • Liebig v. Kirchoff, 851 N.W.2d 753 (SD 2014) (Breach of Contract and Fraud)
  • Lowe v. City of Hot Springs, 859 N.W.2d 612 (SD 2015) (Public Entity Contracting)
  • Black Hills Excavating Services v. Retail Construction, 877 N.W.2d 318 (SD 2016) (Construction Contract)
  • Pietrafeso v. Lawrence County, 452 F.3d 978 (8th Cir. 2006) (Civil Rights)
  • Crotty v. Dakota Care, 455 F.3d 828 (8th Cir. 2006) (ERISA/COBRA)
  • Kahle v. Leonard, 563 F .3d 736 (8th Cir. 2009) (Civil Rights)
  • Goddard v. South Dakota Public Assurance Alliance, 687 F.3d 965 (8th Cir. 2012) (Underinsured Motorist Coverage)
  • University of South Dakota School of Law, J.D., 1978
  • University of South Dakota, B.S., Business Administration, 1975
  • South Dakota Bar Association
  • South Dakota Trial Lawyer’s Association

Best Lawyers in America® (2018-2022):

  • Litigation-Construction
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs


Main Office:

311 N. 27th Street - Suite 4
Spearfish, SD 57783
Directions 605-722-9000 - phone 605-722-9001 - fax

Support Team:

  • Jan Betten – Certified Paralegal
  • Renae Tysdal – Legal Assistant


  • State of South Dakota
  • United States District Court for the District of South Dakota
  • United States District Court for the District of Wyoming
  • United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit