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An appeal involves briefing issues for a higher court to review. Appellate attorneys in South Dakota may also make an oral argument to the judge or judges deciding the appeal.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney for an appellate case, keep in mind that strict timelines often apply to appeals.


Most criminal appellate attorneys in South Dakota charge flat fees for direct appeals and post conviction cases.


Many of the top appellate attorneys devote a significant portion of their practice to this niche area of the law.


Appellate law in the criminal justice system also includes federal habeas petitions and post-conviction motions for illegal sentences, ineffective assistance of counsel or prosecutorial misconduct.


Many of the top criminal appellate lawyers in the United States belong to The Council of Appellate Lawyers. The CAL is the first and only national appellate bench-bar organization.

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Matthew J Kinney

Matthew J Kinney
Kinney Law, P.C.
121 W Hudson
Spearfish, SD 57783
Licensed for 24 years, Matthew J Kinney is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended University of South Dakota School of La... read more >

Brett Waltner

Brett Waltner
Myers Billion LLP
230 S. Phillips Ave. Ste. 300
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Licensed for 3 years, Brett Waltner is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of South Dakota School of ... read more >

Timothy J Rensch

Timothy J Rensch
731 St. Joseph St Suite 220
Rapid City, SD 57709
Licensed for 29 years, Timothy J Rensch is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended University of South Dakota School of ... read more >

Ellery Russell Grey

Ellery Russell Grey
Grey Law Office Prof.L.L.C.
909 St. Joseph St. Ste. 555
Rapid City, SD 57701
Ellery Russell Grey is a Drug Crimes and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Baylor Law School... read more >

Paul Lewis

Paul Lewis
Lewis at Law
2902 W. Main Street Suite 1
Rapid City, SD 57702
Paul Lewis is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Bill Sims

Bill Sims
Zimmer, Duncan & Cole
5000 S. Broadband Lane Suite 119
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Licensed for 12 years, Bill Sims is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Amanda Engle

Amanda Engle
Zimmer, Duncan & Cole
5000 S. Broadband Lane Suite 119
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Licensed for 8 years, Amanda Engle is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Drew Duncan

Drew Duncan
Zimmer, Duncan & Cole
5000 S. Broadband Lane Suite 119
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Licensed for 18 years, Drew Duncan is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Dennis Duncan

Dennis Duncan
Zimmer, Duncan & Cole
5000 S. Broadband Lane Suite 119
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Licensed for 46 years, Dennis Duncan is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Amber Hardy

Amber Hardy
Hardy Reynolds Law Group, LLC
3130 W 57th St #109
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Licensed for 4 years, Amber Hardy is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Alexander Socia

Alexander Socia
Law Office of Alexander Socia PA
140 S Lake Dr
Watertown, SD 57201
Licensed for 12 years, Alexander Socia is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Thomas University School of Law... read more >

Jamie L Damon

Jamie L Damon
115 E Sioux P.O. Box 1115
Pierre, SD 57501
Jamie L Damon is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jeffrey J Fransen

Jeffrey J Fransen
629 Quincy Street Suite 105
Rapid City, SD 57701
Jeffrey J Fransen is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer... read more >

John R Murphy

John R Murphy
Murphy Law Office, P.C.
328 East New York St Suite 1
Rapid City, SD 57701
John R Murphy is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

David Alan Palmer

David Alan Palmer
David Alan Palmer, P.C.
141 North Main Suite 305
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
David Alan Palmer is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Larry M Von Wald

Larry M Von Wald
Beardsly, Jensen & Von Wald
4200 Beach Drive Suite 3
Rapid City, SD 57709
Larry M Von Wald is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Zachary Dean Ludens

Zachary Dean Ludens
Lynn, Jackson, Schultz & Lebrun P.C.
909 St Joseph St Ste 800
Rapid City, SD 57701
Licensed for 6 years, Zachary Dean Ludens is a Business Law and Copyrights / Trademarks lawyer who attended University of Miami School of L... read more >

Stanton A Anker

Stanton A Anker
Anker Law Group, P.C.
1301 West Omaha Street Suite 207
Rapid City, SD 55701
Stanton A Anker is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jeff Cole

Jeff Cole
Zimmer, Duncan & Cole, LLP
5000 S Broadband Lane Suite 107
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Jeff Cole is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Lyndsay E DeMatteo

Lyndsay E DeMatteo
300 N Dakota Ave Suite 217
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Lyndsay E DeMatteo is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Eric Pickar

Eric Pickar
Bangs McCullen
333 West Boulevard Suite 400
Rapid City, SD 57701
Eric Pickar is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Clint Sargent

Clint Sargent
Meierhenry Sargent, LLP
315 S Phillips Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Clint Sargent is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Robert W Van Norman

Robert W Van Norman
Nooney, Solay & Van Norman, LLP
632 Main Street 2nd Floor
Rapid City, SD 57701
Robert W Van Norman is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Greg Sperlich

Greg Sperlich
Demersseman Jensen Tellinghuisen & Huffman, LLP
516 Fifth Street P.O. Box 1820
Rapid City, SD 57701
Greg Sperlich is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Patrick Duffy

Patrick Duffy
629 Quicny St Suite 105
Rapid City, SD 57701
Patrick Duffy is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer... read more >

Michael J Butler

Michael J Butler
100 S Spring Ave Suite 210
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Michael J Butler is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Bernard E Duffy

Bernard E Duffy
18 E 2nd Ave P.O. Box 70
Fort Pierre, SD 57532
Bernard E Duffy is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Robin M Eich

Robin M Eich
210 North Main Avenue
Parker, SD 57053
Robin M Eich is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Bruce H Ellison

Bruce H Ellison
731 Saint Joseph St P.O. Box 2508
Rapid City, SD 57709
Bruce H Ellison is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

William D Gerdes

William D Gerdes
104 S Lincoln Street Suite 111
Aberdeen, SD 57401
William D Gerdes is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Dana L Hanna

Dana L Hanna
816 6th Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
Dana L Hanna is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer... read more >

David Hosmer

David Hosmer
329 Broadway Ave Suite 1
Yankton, SD 57078
David Hosmer is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Richard L Johnson

Richard L Johnson
300 N Dakota Ave Suite 406
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Richard L Johnson is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Kevin S Lewis

Kevin S Lewis
409 Kansas City Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
Kevin S Lewis is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Terry Pechota

Terry Pechota
1617 Sheridan Lake Rd
Rapid City, SD 57702
Terry Pechota is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


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