Nathan Oviatt

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Rapid City, SD

Goodsell + Oviatt
 | 246 Founders Park Drive, Ste 201, PO Box 9249
Rapid City, SD 57709-9249
Phone: 605-343-3000
Fax: 605-343-3251
Selected To Rising Stars: 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Nathan Oviatt is a highly regarded attorney at Rapid City, South Dakota-based Goodsell + Oviatt. He focuses his practice primarily on complex civil litigation, representing individual and business clients throughout the greater metropolitan area and across the state. Mr. Oviatt has been admitted to practice before all South Dakota state courts since 2011, and in the following year, he was admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota as well.

    Mr. Oviatt’s caseload has included personal injury and wrongful death litigation, contract breaches and other types of business disputes, eminent domain, tribal law, and oil and gas litigation involving mineral rights, lease issues, and exploration and drilling damage incurred by property owners. In his personal injury practice, Mr. Oviatt has represented people who have incurred economic losses as well as noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering as the result of the negligence of other parties in cases arising out of motor vehicle crashes, slips and falls, nursing home abuse, and products liability. These clients have benefited from his skills in the courtroom and at the negotiating table in their receipt of significant compensation for the damages that they have sustained.

    Mr. Oviatt has been with Goodsell + Oviatt since August 2012. He majored in history and political science at the University of Nebraska Omaha and received a Bachelor of Arts before going on to attend the University of South Dakota School of Law on scholarship. While he was there, Mr. Oviatt was the president of the South Dakota Moot Court Board before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2011.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 30%Business Litigation
    • 20%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents


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    Rising Stars: 2015 - 2020

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    Admitted: 2011, South Dakota

    Professional Webpage:


    • Dean's List-USD School of Law
    • Horace R. & Dorothy L. Jackson Memorial Award-Best
    • Brief USD Moot Court 2010-2011
    • MQ Sharpe Scholarship-USD School of Law
    • President, USD Moot Court Board 2010-2011
    • Joseph M. Butler Scholarship-USD School of Law
    • Roger & Claudia Baron Scholarship-USD School of Law
    • Alan Bogue Memorial Excellence in Legal Writing Award
    • Best Brief USD Moot Court 2010-11-Horace R. & Dorothy L. Jackson Memorial Award

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • United States District Court for the District of South Dakota
    • Pennington Bar Association
    • South Dakota Trial Lawyers
    • State Bar of South Dakota
    • State of South Dakota, 2011


    • Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe v. Davis, 2012 S.D. 69, 822 N.W.2d 62.

    Educational Background:

    • University of Nebraska, Bachelor of Arts, History and Political Science
    • Sturgis Brown High School
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    Office Location for Nathan Oviatt

    246 Founders Park Drive, Ste 201
    PO Box 9249
    Rapid City, SD 57709-9249

    Phone: 605-343-3000

    Fax: 605-343-3251

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    Last Updated: 10/27/2020

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