The Civil Litigation Division
Division Director - Deputy Attorney General Richard M. Williams
The Civil Litigation Division consists of a Deputy Attorney General and 9 Assistant Attorneys General.
- Civil lawsuits filed by or against the State, including: constitutional and other challenges to state statutes, regulations, and activities; enforcement of the natural resource and environmental laws of the State; disputes of civil and criminal jurisdiction over Native Americans or the status of lands.
- Specialized legal counsel to state agencies and officials in water, mining, environmental, financial, agricultural, natural resource and Indian jurisdiction law.
- Attorney General Official Opinions and Ballot Explanations.
- Administrative licensing actions, including environmental permitting and surety and license revocations.
- Enforcement of the tobacco Master Settlement Agreement and tobacco escrow statutes.
Deputy Attorney General Richard M. Williams
1302 E Hwy 14 Suite 1
Pierre SD 5750
Other Civil Litigators:
- Ellie J. Bailey
- Steven R. Blair
- Frank Geaghan
- William H. Golden
- Ann M. Holzhauser
- Katie Mallery
- Ann F. Mines Bailey
- Matthew Naasz
- Jeromy Pankratz - Tobacco