Timothy J. Rensch

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Rapid City, South Dakota

Rensch Law
Timothy J. Rensch
Rensch Law

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, DUI-DWI, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in South Dakota since: 1991

Education: The University of South Dakota School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023

Rensch Law

832 St Joseph St.
Rapid City, SD 57701 Visit website


RENSCH LAW Office, A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION was founded by Timothy J. Rensch in Rapid City, South Dakota.  Mr. Rensch is a well known South Dakota trial lawyer with over three decades of experience.  He is the only lawyer in the history of South Dakota to be named The South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association Trial Lawyer of the Year and The South Dakota Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Outstanding Lawyer of the Year in the same year.  

Mr. Rensch tries jury cases in state and federal courts all across South Dakota.  He has won acquittals for Murder, Arson, Kidnapping, Rape, Assault, Theft, Sexual Contact, DUI, Embezzlement, Manslaughter, Drug Possession, Drug Conspiracy to name but a few.  He has also won higher court reversals/remands  for serious cases , to include Murder, Rape, Drug Conspiracy, and more.  In addition to trial and appellate work Mr. Rensch has worked on many other cases with required a local knowledge of the prosecutors, courts, and court personnel in order to effectuate favorable agreements in individually unique cases to the great benefit of his clients.  He is also the only Life Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in South Dakota.  He knows the lay of the land.

Mr Rensch also tries personal injury cases and has collected millions of dollars for his clients between state and federal matters to include injury law, federal tort claims, wrongful death, and collision damages.

Mr. Rensch is also a fellow of the elite and extremely prestigious  American Board of Criminal Lawyers, as well as a past President of the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association.  He is also a twice former president of the Black Hills Criminal Defense Bar.  He is also an A rated attorney.

Mr. Rensch earned his law degree from the University of South Dakota School of Law, and is licensed by the South Dakota Supreme Court, The United States District Court for the District of South Dakota, The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Assault & Battery, Brain Injury, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, DUI/DWI, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Sex Offenses, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 70% Criminal Defense
  • 20% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1991, South Dakota

Professional Webpage: https://renschlaw.com/tim-rensch/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Life Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Rated AV by peers in the legal profession.
  • South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, President 2021-2022 
  • American Association of Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Black Hills Criminal Defense Bar, Past President
Educational Background:
  • University of South Dakota, Bachelor of Science Degree, History and English Majors, 1988
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • South Dakota Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Outstanding Lawyer of the Year, 2017
  • Past President of the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association

Office location for Timothy J. Rensch

832 St Joseph St.
Rapid City, SD 57701

Phone: 605-341-1111


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023

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