Costello Porter Law

Outstanding Legal Service Since 1889

madison.jpg Costello Porter has been practicing Law for 125 years, and was already providing legal services to clients when South Dakota joined the Union in 1889.

The firm has represented a diverse clientele, including individuals, corporations, and partnerships, including Fortune 500 companies; medical clinics and surgical centers; insurance and bonding companies; members of the banking and construction industry; professionals such as doctors, architects, engineers, and lawyers; Indian Tribes; and major employers and their employees throughout the State of South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wyoming.

Five of its attorneys have over 50 years of legal experience each.

Costello Porter is proud of its attorneys and their broad range of trial experience in state, federal, administrative and tribal courts. Many of the firm's attorneys have served as judicial clerks for the South Dakota Supreme Court, the State's Circuit Courts, and the State's Federal Courts.

Our members are active in the South Dakota and American Bar Associations, as well as regional and tribal bar associations; the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association; the Defense Research Institute; the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates, American College of Trial Lawyers and International Association of Defense Counsel. Attorneys are listed in the Best Lawyers of America and Chambers USA (America's Leading Business Lawyers).

News and

Employment Law: Rights, Benefits, and Emerging Issues

On February 7, 2017, Heather Lammers Bogard spoke at “Employment Law: Rights, Benefits, and Emerging Issues” at the Holiday Inn in Rapid City.

UpcomingEmployee Handbooks and Policies in the 21st Century Presentation

On May 18, 2016, Heather Lammers Bogard will give a presentation on “Employee Handbooks and Policies in the 21st Century” and “Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Employment context” at a seminar entitled, “Human Resource Law from Start to Finish,”…

Handling Medical and Leave Issues Presentation

On February 2, 2016, Heather Lammers Bogard gave presentations on “Handling Medical and Leave Issues” and “Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace” at a seminar entitled, “Essentials of Employment Law,” sponsored by Sterling Education Services, Inc.…