Science, Criminal Justice/Sociology
University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
Member, Alpha Kappa Delta, National
University of South Dakota School of Law, Vermillion, SD
Member, Client Counseling Board
Vice-President, Student Bar
to all South Dakota Courts since 1988
Admitted to the United States District Court, District of South
Dakota since 1989
Viken, Viken, Pechota , Leach & Dewell, Rapid City, SD
General Practice of Law. Primary emphasis on family law, administrative
law, and labor and employment.
General Counsel, 1994-2002
Rapid City Regional Hospital, Inc. Rapid City, SD
Experience with the myriad of issues and laws relating to the Hospital.
Provided advice, direction and support to the hospital and its affiliates
and their officers, managers and employees with emphasis on health
care law and employment law.
Attorney, 2003 to present
Viken Law Firm, Rapid City, SD
General Practice of Law. Primary emphasis on family law and labor
Professor, University of South Dakota Masters Programs, 1997 to
present Administrative law courses.
Participant on the Committee for the formation of Uniform Child
Legal representative on the committee for the formation of the Child
Advocacy Program in Rapid City, SD.
Dakota State Bar
American Bar Association
Pennington County Bar Association
American Health Lawyers Association, 1995 to present
Past Board Chairman and Board Member of the Seventh Judicial Circuits
Court Appointed Special Advocate Program (CASA) 1989-1996, 1998-1999
Past Member of the State Bar Family Law Committee, 1991-1993
Participant in the Pennington County Legal Assistance Project