Linda Lea Viken

Linda Lea Viken

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Rapid City, SD

Viken Law Firm
 | 2640 Jackson Blvd, Suite 5
Rapid City, SD 57702
Phone: 605-721-7230
Fax: 605-721-7233
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Linda Lea Viken has practiced family law for over 38 years. She is a Board Certified Family Law Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and has served as its President. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Attorneys, and a Fellow of International Academy of Family Law Attorneys. Linda Lea served in the South Dakota House of Representatives for eight years, on the South Dakota Child Support Commission for over 25 years,and on the Visitation Task Force.  Linda Lea was named the South Dakota Trial Attorney of the Year in 2014, and elected to Membership in the ALI (American Law Institute) in 2015.  She serves as one of two representatives from the AAML on the Joint Editorial Board for Family Law of the Uniform Laws Commission. She has extensive trial and appellate experience. She is also actively involved in many civic and professional organizations, having served as Chair of the State Bar Family Law Committee and President of the Pennington County Bar.  She has written many articles and has  given numerous presentations.

    Certificates and Credentials

    American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

    About Linda Viken

    Admitted: 1978, South Dakota

    Professional Webpage: http://www.vikenlaw.com/index.php/our-team/linda-lea-viken

    Honors/Awards:

    • Granted once a year to an outstanding Fellow of the Academy, AAML Fellow of the Year, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2008
    • ‘2013 Top Rated Lawyer” by Martindale-Hubbell
    • The Trial Lawyer of the Year award is a lifetime achievement award., South Dakota Trial Lawyer of the Year, South Dakota Trial Lawyers, 2014

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Diplomate of the American College of Trial Attorneys
    • Linda Lea has served as Chair of the Family Law Section of the South Dakota State Bar, as well as Chair of the Pennington County Bar Association.  She is currently a member of the South Dakota Trial Lawyers.

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Chaired various civic organizations including: South Dakota Coalition for Children, AAUW, Zonta.  Served on the Board of Directors of the Rapid City Red Cross, The Black Hills Regional Food Bank, Black Hills Legal Services, West River Mental Health Board, Family Services of Sioux Falls, SD, Common Cause National Governing Board.
    • Linda Lea chaired the Ask A Lawyer progam in Western South Dakota for over 25 years.  This program offers free legal advice to the public for 3 nights once a year.

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Linda Lea has lectured at numerous professional meetings.  Some of her most recent presntations are “Alimony and Child Support, The Unholy Alliance?”  2004 National CLE Conference on Family Law in Snowmass/Aspen Colorado, January 2004. “Ethical Dilemmas for Counselors When Testifying in Court” Counselors / Ethics / Law West River Counseling Association, October 29, 2005 “Dividing the Perks of Employment”  State Bar of South Dakota and Committee on Continuing Legal Education Family Law CLE, April 28, 2006 and May 1, 2006 “Ethical Conundrums” AICPA/AAML National Conference on Divorce, May 8-9, 2008  "Revisions in the Military Retirement Laws,  UDPCVA and SCARA, April 21, 2017

    Educational Background:

    • University of South Dakota  BS in Business Education;  JD University of South Dakota, 1977, 1967
    • Linda Lea has a BS in Business Education and taught for 8 years before obtaining her JD and beginning her law career

    Articles about Linda Lea Viken appearing in Super Lawyers

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    Office Location for Linda Lea Viken

    2640 Jackson Blvd
    Suite 5
    Rapid City, SD 57702

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    Last Updated: 5/22/2020

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