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Linda Lea M. Viken
Lisa L. Kiser



Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice/Sociology
University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
      Member, Alpha Kappa Delta, National Honor Society-

Juris Doctor
University of South Dakota School of Law, Vermillion, SD
      Member, Client Counseling Board
      Vice-President, Student Bar Association


Admitted to all South Dakota Courts since 1988
Admitted to the United States District Court, District of South Dakota since 1989


Associate Attorney, 1988-1994
Viken, Viken, Pechota , Leach & Dewell, Rapid City, SD

General Practice of Law. Primary emphasis on family law, administrative law, and labor and employment.

Associate 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.

Associate Attorney, 2003 to present
Viken Law Firm, Rapid City, SD
General Practice of Law. Primary emphasis on family law and labor law.


Adjunct Professor, University of South Dakota Masters Programs, 1997 to present Administrative law courses.
Participant on the Committee for the formation of Uniform Child Visitation Guidelines.
Legal representative on the committee for the formation of the Child Advocacy Program in Rapid City, SD.


South 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 Circuit’s 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


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