RAW-RWWHS-9831Roy A. Wise was born and raised in Pierre, South Dakota.  Roy earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Creighton University.  He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Dakota School of Law.  Roy has been a partner at Richardson Law Firm since 1976.  Recently, Roy was named to the 21st edition of “The Best Lawyers in America” in Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants.  Roy is also one of a distinguished group of attorneys who have been listed in “Best Lawyers” for ten years or more.

Roy has three adult sons and four grandchildren.

 Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Litigation (Defense)
  • Workers’ Compensation (Defense)

Bar Admissions

  • South Dakota State Bar
  • United States District Court, District of South Dakota
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • South Dakota Bar Association
  • Brown County Bar Association
  • American Judicature Society
  • South Dakota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys

Professional Achievements

  • Rated “A/V” by Matindale Hubbell
  • American Board of Trial Advocates – President of South Dakota Chapter (2005)
  • South Dakota Bar Association – Bar Commissioner (1990-1994)
  • South Dakota Defense Lawyers Association – President (2010)
  • Selected by his peers to be included in “The Best Lawyers in America”
  • Great Plains Super Lawyer (2007-present)
  • State Bar of South Dakota – Continuing Legal Education Speaker (1990, 1996, 2000)
  • South Dakota Deposition Academy – Faculty