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Timothy J. Rensch

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Rapid City, SD

Rensch Law
832 St Joseph St
Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone: 605-341-1111
Fax: 605-341-0040
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Licensed in South Dakota Since: 1991
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

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 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 the President of the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association.  He is also a twice former president of the Black Hills Criminal Defense Bar.

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

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


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021

About Timothy J. Rensch

First Admitted: 1991, South Dakota

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Life Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 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
  • President of the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association
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Office Location for Timothy J. Rensch

832 St Joseph St
Rapid City, SD 57701

Phone: 605-341-1111

Fax: 605-341-0040

Last Updated: 5/19/2022

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