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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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Contact Information

Deputy Attorney General Richard M. Williams
1302 E Hwy 14 Suite 1
Pierre SD 5750
email: Rich.Williams@state.sd.us

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