Open Position: Receptionist/Front Office Clerk in our Rapid City Office

The Rapid City office of Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun seeks a full time Receptionist/Front Office Clerk. In this position, the Receptionist will report to the Executive Director.

Job Duties

• Responsible for answering switchboard phones, routing phone calls to appropriate offices, and taking messages.
• Maintain documentation of telephone system and making appropriate changes as needed.
• Responsible for pleasantly and professionally greeting all visitors and clients, third parties and vendors.
• Knowledge of the central calendar to appropriately answer questions from the public.
• Maintaining and scheduling conference rooms.
• Maintaining the waiting area, lobby or other public areas.
• Serving water, coffee, etc. to guests.
• Create and maintain various forms for effective correspondence and backup logs
• Perform data entry and general administrative tasks, such as scanning, photocopying, faxing and filing documents.
• Provide assistance in sorting incoming mail, as well as in processing outgoing mail.
• Provide support to the Executive Director and staff as needed.
• Accounts payable and accounts receivable assistance as needed.
• Special projects as assigned.

A high school diploma is required. Prefer some formal office education or training.


• Strong orientation for quality customer service delivery and pleasant attitude on the phone.
• Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate with senior level attorneys, associates, clients, opposing counsel, court reporters, vendors, staff, and others.
• Must also have the ability to operate multi-line telephone systems and office equipment such as computers, printers, scanners, copiers and video conferencing equipment.
• Strong spelling and grammar skills.
• Attention to detail.
• Ability to perform multiple tasks, and work efficiently with other team members.
• Strong organizational skills.
• Respect for confidentiality and discretion.
• Adept at working with Microsoft Office Suite.
• Dependable Standard 40-hour work week, M-F 8 to 5.
• Work Environment

Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $10.00 – $17.50 per hour

Attorney Aaron Galloway Speaks at the Naturalization Ceremony at Mt. Rushmore

Lynn Jackson attorney Aaron Galloway gave a heart-warming and moving speech at the Naturalization Ceremony at Mt. Rushmore on Wednesday, June 29th. Aaron is currently serving as the Mt. Rushmore Society President and spoke of the new citizens getting to celebrate their first Independence Day as citizens of the United States of America.

“Thank you for wanting to be a part of the fabric of this Nation,” he said. “Working and wanting it for yourselves, your family, and now all of your fellow citizens. We are happy, we are humbled, and most of all, excited to be here with you.”

We appreciate Aaron’s ongoing work in the community and thank him for representing Lynn Jackson at such a wonderful event.

Paralegal Rebekah Mattern is Named the South Dakota Paralegal Association’s Member of the Year

Congratulations to our very own Rebekah Mattern on receiving the South Dakota Paralegal Association Member of the Year Award. Rebekah devotes countless hours to the Paralegal Association and is one of the best in the industry.

Rebekah is a paralegal in our Sioux Falls office, working with attorney Mindy Werder in the area of family law and with attorney Mike Nadolski on various civil cases. We are proud of Rebekah’s endeavors and thankful she is part of the Lynn Jackson team.

Attorney Erika Olson elected to the Board of Bar Commissioners for the State Bar of South Dakota

Lynn Jackson is pleased to announce that Erika Olson, an attorney in our Rapid City office, has been elected to the Board of Bar Commissioners for the State Bar of South Dakota. The Board of Bar Commissioners provides oversight to the various operations of the State Bar, such as finance, public policy, professional standards, member services, and communications. Olson will represent the 7th Circuit, which includes 4 counties in western South Dakota, and will serve a three-year term.

Olson focuses her practice on assisting individuals and businesses with legal issues in the areas of real estate, business planning and organization, water law, probate and estate planning, and guardianships. Erika is a member of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys and West River Estate and Financial Planning Council, as well as the South Dakota, Pennington County, Wyoming, and American Bar Associations.

Olson earned her undergraduate degree and law degree, with honors, from the University of Wyoming.

OPEN POSITION: Estate Planning/Trust Attorney – Spearfish

Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C., is a highly-rated and forward-thinking law firm with three offices in South Dakota, serving clients locally, regionally, and nationally. The Firm’s Estate Planning/Trust group is seeking an attorney in its Spearfish office to add to its growing practice area. The Firm’s estate planning and trust attorneys draft wills, trusts, powers of attorney, asset protection plans and transition plans for businesses. In addition, attorneys in the Estate Planning group assist clients with guardianships, conservatorships, probates, and trust administration. As part of the Trust group, our attorneys assist clients in creating, modifying, and reforming a variety of trusts.

The ideal candidate for this position will have 5-6 years of experience in these areas, and must be self-motivated, a problem solver, and detail-oriented. Candidates for this position must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, be licensed in South Dakota, and be interested in becoming an integral part of the local community of the Northern Black Hills.

Lynn Jackson offers a competitive salary, as well as an excellent benefit package, and our attorneys are provided with the latest in technology and continuing education to assist in their practice area. All applications will be confidential and should be directed by mail to Jeff Collins, Managing Director, 909 St. Joseph Street, Suite 800, Rapid City, South Dakota, 57701, or by email to

Lynn Jackson Attorneys Brian S. Baczwaski and Mindy R. Werder Elected as Shareholders

For Immediate Release

SOUTH DAKOTA — Lynn Jackson is pleased to announce that business transactional attorney, Brian S. Baczwaski, and family law attorney, Mindy R. Werder, have been voted in as the newest shareholders of the firm, effective March 28, 2022. Brian and Mindy are committed to bringing personalized service and delivering the best results for their clients, which are foundations of Lynn Jackson’s commitment as South Dakota’s leading full-service law firm.

“Lynn Jackson is thrilled to have Brian and Mindy join the ranks of shareholders,” said Managing Director, Jeff Collins. “The firm appreciates and recognizes their years of professional and productive contribution to our culture, business, and clients.”

Brian Baczwaski specializes in helping businesses and individuals with real estate, planning and development, financial services, and corporate law issues. He joined Lynn Jackson’s Spearfish office in 2020 and is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in South Dakota. Brian is active in the northern Black Hills community and serves on volunteer boards for Neighborworks Dakota Home Resources, Dakota Land Trust, and the Kanadi Jean Weis Foundation.

Mindy Werder, focuses her practice on family law, including divorce, spousal support, child custody, child support, and adoptions. Mindy is a court-approved Parenting Coordinator for the Second, Third, and Fifth Circuits. She is admitted to practice law in all state and federal courts in South Dakota. Mindy has assisted innumerable clients with their family law issues, striving to assist her clients in maintaining an amicable relationship with his or her co-parent, and being ever-mindful of the best interests of involved children.

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About Lynn Jackson

For 75 years, Lynn Jackson has been providing excellent legal advice and services to residents of South Dakota and the surrounding region.

Lynn Jackson was founded in Rapid City, South Dakota, by Charles Whiting and John Wilson under the name of Whiting and Wilson. Kelton S. Lynn later joined that firm and it was known as Whiting, Wilson and Lynn. Later, Donald R. Shultz, Horace Jackson, and Gene Lebrun would join the Firm and it became Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun or simply “Lynn Jackson” as it is commonly known.

In 1987, the Firm opened an office in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and in 2016, it expanded to Spearfish, South Dakota. With our three locations, Lynn Jackson is uniquely situated to meet the legal needs of our clients throughout South Dakota and the Midwest region. Currently the firm has a total of 29 lawyers actively providing legal services to its clients in the entire region, including South Dakota, Wyoming, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa.

Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C. is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms.


Lynn Jackson’s Newest Associate, Madison (Huber) Young, receives the Woods Aitken Outstanding Student Award from the University of Nebraska College of Law*

The Woods Aitken Outstanding Student Award honors a third-year law student who has committed to building the Nebraska Law community by demonstrating excellence in the classroom and exemplifying qualities consistent with the University of Nebraska College of Law’s mission and values.

The 2020 Woods Aitken Outstanding Student Award winner was Madison L. Huber, who graduated in 2020. During her time at the College, Huber was a tremendous contributor to the College of Law. She was a member of the College’s National Trial Team and National Moot Court Team. In addition, she was an active member of the Women’s Law Caucus, volunteered for the VITA program and served on the faculty appointments committee. Of her time at Nebraska Law, highlighted some of the qualities that awarded her this recognition.

“She graduated at the top of her class and amassed all the academic awards we have to offer. I believe that as impressive as these accomplishments are, they are mere byproducts of a pursuit of something more,” said assistant dean of student affairs and introducer, Marc W. Pearce. “She volunteered her time to counsel students who were struggling and supported them during difficult times. She is driven to make a meaningful and positive difference for the people in her community.”

Of her experience at UNL’s College of Law, Huber said, “People here are so generous with their time, which held true of my professors, classmates and alumni, as they were willing to put aside whatever was going on in their lives to help others, show compassion and thoughtfulness.” Reminiscing about a call she received from Dean Richard Moberly, Huber shared, “Despite the ongoing pandemic and the amount of work on Dean Moberly’s plate, he took the time to personally call me and apologize that this very banquet would have to be postponed. When I think back on that phone call, it’s one of the reasons I love Nebraska.”

Following graduation from the University of Nebraska College of Law, Madison was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Roberto A. Lange of the Federal District Court for the District of South Dakota.  Madison is now an associate attorney at Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, and practices in many areas of the law. 

*This article originally appeared in The Nebraska Transcript.

2022 Black Hills Stock Show Silver Spur Hall of Fame: Haven L. Stuck

Lynn Jackson attorney, Haven L. Stuck, is being honored this year as the 2022 Black Hills Stock Show Silver Spur Hall of Fame inductee. Growing up on a farm near Mellette, South Dakota, Haven’s involvement with livestock goes back to his roots.

Haven served on the board for the Central States Fair from 1979-1982. He has continued to volunteer his time, and as an attorney, he has helped with legal assistance, such as trademarks, copyrights, contracts, and insurance issues.

In 2004, Haven set up the Central States Fair Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, and has been the chairman of the Foundation since. According to the Tri-State Livestock News, “This foundation helps in raising awareness and financial assistance for the Central States Fair and the Black Hills Stock Show. It hosts several fundraisers, including art auctions, calcuttas, and more.”

Haven will be honored at the Buckles and Blings Heritage Awards on Wednesday, February 2nd in Rapid City.

Happy Holidays from Lynn Jackson

The staff and attorneys at Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun would like to wish everyone the Happiest of Holidays filled with love, laughter, and happiness. The holiday season gets so hectic that we often forget to remember the blessings that come with being able to help others during a time of need.

We especially want to thank past, present, and new clients who have put their trust in our firm to assist them with all their legal needs. We are humbled and honored to be called your attorney and legal representative.

Our offices will be closed on Friday, December 24th and Friday, December 31st. After the holidays, we will happily take your calls on any legal matter. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!