Kylie Riggins

Top rated Family Law attorney in Rapid City, South Dakota

Riggins Family Law & Mediation
Kylie Riggins
Riggins Family Law & Mediation

Practice Areas: Family Law

Licensed in South Dakota since: 2009

Education: The University of South Dakota School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2019

Riggins Family Law & Mediation

902 Columbus St
Rapid City, SD 57701 Phone: 605-721-7230 Email: Kylie Riggins Visit website

Details

Kylie is a South Dakota native. She graduated from Drake University School of Business in 2002 and from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 2008. After serving as a Judicial Law Clerk for South Dakota's Fourth Judicial Circuit,  Kylie began practicing at Viken Law Firm  and then joined with Linda Lea M. Viken to form Viken & Riggins Law Firm.   Kylie is now the owner and operator of Riggins Family Law, Prof. L.L.C.

She focuses her practice  exclusively in the area of Domestic Relations Law and has established herself as a tenacious advocate who will work tirelessly to obtain the best possible results for her clients.  

Kylie is admitted to practice in all South Dakota State Courts, Federal Court for the District of South Dakota and the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. Kylie is a member of both the American Bar Association and the South Dakota Bar Association. She serves on the Family Law Committee for both organizations. 

Kylie is a Past President of the Pennington County Bar Association and was formerly the Seventh Circuit's liaison to the Young Lawyers Board of the South Dakota State Bar. 

Kylie has served as a guest lecturer educating other attorneys and community organizations on a variety of family law topics and is a graduate of the American Bar Associations Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute.

Kylie is most proud of her roles as a wife to her husband, Quentin and mother of her two active little boys. She is involved in the Rapid City community taking on leadership roles in the Zonta Club of the Black Hills where she is a former club President, the Seventh Circuit CASA Program where she serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, and serving on the Youth & Family Services Head Start Policy Counsel. In 2017, Kylie was appointed by Governor Daugaard to serve on the Visitation Grant Advisory Group.  In 2021, Kylie was appointed by Chief Justice Gilbertson to serve on the Commission on Parenting Time Guidelines. 

Kylie Riggins exclusively handles domestic relations cases including:

-Divorce;

-Custody, Paternity, Third-Party Custody;

-Child Support;

-Adoption; 

-Premarital Agreements; 

-Cohabitation Agreements; 

-Guardianship; 

-Cohabitation Agreements; 

-Gestational Carrier Agreements;

-Name Change;

- Gender Marker Change; and 

-Post-judgment Proceedings.

 

First Admitted: 2009, South Dakota

Professional Webpage: https://rigginsfamilylaw.com/about-kylie-m-riggins

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Lawrence County Teen Court Judge, 2008
  • Access to Justice- Active Participant
  • Zonta Club of the Black Hills: President 2017-2018, Vice President 2016-2017, President Elect 2015-2016, Zonta Expo Chair 2015, Zonta Expo Booth Chair 2014, Club Recording Secretary 2013.
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • 2014 Graduate of the Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute, an intensive training program in the art of Trail Skills at the NITA/ABA Family Law Advocacy Institute Program, 2014
Honors/Awards:
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys:  Top 10 Attorney Under the Age of 40  - South Dakota Family Law, Top 10 Under 40, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2014
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Presentation with Question and Answer State Bar of South Dakota, Presenter, SDSB/Family law Committee: Family Law, 2016
  • South Dakota Law For Same Sex Couples - State of Domestic Relations Law in South Dakota, 2015 South Dakota Equality Summit, Presenter, South Dakota Law for Same Sex Couples, 2015 South Dakota Equality Summit, 2015
  • Handling Your First Divorce and Other Family Law Firsts, South Dakota State Bar - Young Lawyers Division, Handling Your First Divorce and Other Family Law Firsts, State bar of South Dakota, 2014
  • Carbone v. United Haulers:  Local Environmental Regulation Gains Headway While the United States Supreme Court “Trashes” Judicial Precedence, Published:11 Great Plains Nat. Resources J. 26-40 (2006-07)., Author, Carbone v. United Haulers: Local Environmental Regulation Gains Headway While the United States Supreme Court “Trashes” Judicial Precedence., 11 Great Plains Nat. Resources J. 26-40 (2006-07).
  • State of New York v. Environmental Protection Agency:  U.S. Court of Appeals Rejuvenates NSR Mandating that EPA Enforce Emission Standards As Congress Intended, Published: 12 Great Plains Nat. Resources J. 185-204 (2008)., Author, State of New York v. Environmental Protection Agency: U.S. Court of Appeals Rejuvenates NSR Mandating that EPA Enforce Emission Standards As Congress Intended., 12 Great Plains Nat. Resources J. 185-204 (2008)., 2008
  • All is Fair in Love and Settlements, Published: South Dakota Employment Law Letter, 12 NO. 8 S.D. Emp. L. Letter 3 (Sept. 2007)., Author, All is Fair in Love and Settlements, South Dakota Employment Law Letter, 12 NO. 8 S.D. Emp. L. Letter 3 (Sept. 2007)., 2007
  •  A Boot Camp for Young Lawyers, South Dakota State Bar (Moderator), Moderator, A Boot Camp for Young Lawyers, South Dakota State Bar, 2015
  • Working with Staff - When and How to Delegate, 2016 South Dakota State Bar - Young Lawyers' Division, Instructor, Working with Staff- When and How to Delegate, State Bar Of South Dakota - Young Lawyers Division, 2016
  • Premarital and Postnuptial Agreements - South Dakota State Bar, Family Law Division, 2016, Instructor, Premarital and Post Nuptial Agreements, South Dakota State Bar - Family Law Division, 2016
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Graduate of Divorce Mediation Training through The Center for Mediation and Training, New York, NY., 2021
  • Graduate:  Family Law Trial Advocacy Instuitute (July, 2014), 2014
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member of Academy of Professional Family Mediators, 2021
  • Appointed to South Dakota Commission on Parenting Time Guidelines., 2020
  • Appointed to South Dakota Victim's Services Access and Visitation Advisory Group, 2022
  • Member of Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2021
  • Member of the South Dakota State Bar Association - Family Law Committee.  Seventh Circuit’s Representative on the Young Lawyers Board from 2013-2015. , 2009
  • Member of the Pennington County Bar Association 2009 to Present.  President 2017-2018.  Vice President 2016-2017.  Secretary/Treasurer 2014-2015., 2009
  • Member American Bar Association - Family Law Committee, 2009
Educational Background:
  • AFCC Fall Virtual Conference:  Addiction, Family Violence, and Mental Illness:  Assessing and Managing Challenges to Contemporary Co-parenting., 2023
  • ABA ART: Surrogacy and the Right to Parent , 2022
  • ABA 19th Annual Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute , 2022
  • ABA Mediating.com Mediating with Zoom, 2022
  • Graduate of the Center for Mediation Training - Divorce Mediation., 2021
  • Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute, American Bar Association Section of Family Law, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 2014
  • University of South Dakota School of Law, 2008
  • Drake University School of Business, BSBA, 2002
Industry Groups:
  • Law Firm

Office location for Kylie Riggins

902 Columbus St
Rapid City, SD 57701

Selections

5 Years Super Lawyers
5 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2019

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