Eric M. Schlimgen

Eric M. Schlimgen

Associate Attorney
Location:
Rapid City, South Dakota
Phone:
605-721-1517
Fax:
605-721-1518
Email:

Eric M. Schlimgen is an Associate at Clayborne, Loos & Sabers LLC. He practices in the areas of domestic relations, business litigation, personal injury, and criminal defense. Prior to joining Clayborne, Loos & Sabers LLC Eric served as the Fourth Judicial Circuit Law Clerk.

During law school Eric was active on the Moot Court and Trial Team competing in several nation-wide tournaments. While at the University of South Dakota he also obtained a Masters of Public Administration and started a food recovery program which provides weekly meals to the Vermillion food pantry. Eric is a third-generation Rapid City resident and is excited to return to the Black Hills. In his free time he enjoys mountain biking, playing guitar and volunteering.

Areas of Practice

  • 35% Criminal Defense
  • 35% Family Law
  • 30% Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • South Dakota, 2016
  • Wyoming, 2017

Education

  • University of South Dakota School of Law, Vermillion, South Dakota
    • Juris Doctor - 2016
    • Honors: Moot Court
  • Lewis and Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon
    • Juris Doctor - 2014
    • Major: Energy, Environmental, and Natural Resource Law
  • University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota
    • Masters of Public Administration magna cum laude - 2016
  • University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota
    • Bachelors of Criminal Justice & Political Science magna cum laude - 2013
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • B.A. - 2014
    • Honors: Spanish language immersion program in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Published Works

  • “WHAT’S IN A NAME ANYWAY?”: REEVALUATING SOUTH DAKOTA’S CANNABIS STATUTORY SCHEME, South Dakota Law Review, Volume 63 Issue I, 2018

Classes/Seminars

  • Take Back the Night Foundation, Panelist on forum for dating and domestic violence at Black Hills State University, 2017

Honors and Awards

  • Costello Porter Annual Trust & Wills/Estate Planning Essay Winner, 2015
  • University of South Dakota Omicron Delta Kappa, Circle President, 2013
  • University of South Dakota Outstanding Student Leader Award from South Dakota Board of Regents, 2013
  • University of South Dakota Criminal Justice Faculty Appreciation Award, 2013
  • Oneta H. Card Government Cooperation Scholarship, 2012
  • University of South Dakota Mock Trial Advocate Award, 2012
  • Mary B. Elden Internship Award, 2010
  • Who’s Who Amongst American Colleges and Universities Distinction, 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Black Hills Mountain Bike Association, Vice-President, 2018 - Present
  • Pennington County State Bar, Member, 2017 - Present
  • West Boulevard Neighborhood Association, Member, 2017 - Present
  • Black Hills Mountain Bike Association, Board Member, 2017 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Fourth Judicial Circuit, Law Clerk, 2016 - 2017

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Judge for Pennington County Teen Court, 2017 - Present
  • Volunteer Judge for Lawrence County Teen Court, 2016 - 2017
  • Rapid City Arts Council, Board Member, 2017 - Present
  • Minnilusa Historical Association, Volunteer, 2018 - Present
  • Audio Arts, Board Member, 2017 - Present
  • Rapid City Arts Council Emerging Artists, Member, 2017 - Present
  • Rapid City Chamber Young Professional Program, Member, 2016 - Present
  • South Dakota Commission For National and Community Service, Governor Appointed Commissioner, 2011 - 2015
  • Volunteer Ask-A-Lawyer State Bar of South Dakota Program, 2018 - Present
  • Volunteer for Unified Judicial System Access To Justice, 2018 - Present
  • Pennington County Teen Court Program, Judge, 2017 - Present
  • Cheisman Center for Democracy, Mock Congressional Hearing Judge, 2017
  • Lawrence County Teen Court Program, Judge, 2016 - 2017
  • Black Hills State University Student Diversion Program, Facilitator, 2016 - 2017
  • South Dakota High School Athletic Association Oral Interpretation & Debate Tournament, Judge, 2016
  • Miss South Dakota’s Outstanding Teen Pageant, Judge, 2016

Languages

  • English

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Delta Theta Phi