Aberdeen Attorneys: Carlyle Richards, Thomas Tonner, Harvey Oliver, Victor Fischbach, & Ryan Dell
The experience of these attorneys, regardless of your case, will make you feel secure in knowing that you've got knowledge on your side. Each of these attorneys will give your case the dedication needed to win and put your mind at ease.
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Carlyle was born in Deadwood, South Dakota and graduated from Deadwood High School, Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois) and the University of South Dakota Law School where he authored the handbook "Installment Contracts for the Purchase of Land in South Dakota" (1959). Carlyle served as law clerk for U.S. District Judge Axel J. Beck in 1960-1961 and has practiced law in Aberdeen at all times since. From 1971 to 2000, and then temporarily in 2008-2009, he served as part time U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Northern Division of the District of South Dakota. Carlyle specializes in agricultural cooperative law. He is admitted to practice in South Dakota before the United States District Court in South Dakota and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Thomas P. Tonner: Tom Tonner was born and raised in Aberdeen, South Dakota. He graduated from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 1970. He served as Brown County States Attorney from 1972 through 1975. In 1975, he left the States Attorney's office to devote his time to his private practice. Tom has been very active in litigation law with his practice. He has challenged an amendment to the South Dakota Constitution and was successful in having the United States Federal Court find the Amendment unconstitutional. Tom was also involved in litigation and on appeal as it relates to business litigation and covenant not to compete. Tom is admitted to practice law in the State of South Dakota, U.S. District Court of South Dakota, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Dakota and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.
Harvey was born and raised in Aberdeen, South Dakota. He studied at Northern State University, Indiana State University, Hamlin University, and the University of South Dakota receiving both undergraduate and graduate degrees. He attended law school at the University of South Dakota, receiving his law degree from that institution in 1981. After serving as law clerk for the Honorable Philo Hall, Presiding Judge, Fifth Judicial Circuit, he began his private practice. Harvey has served as a special assistant attorney general and has served as Brown County States Attorney from 1993 to 2000. Harvey is a member of the Brown County Bar Association, State Bar of South Dakota, State Bar of North Dakota, Minnesota Bar Association, State Bar of Minnesota, and the Electric Cooperative Bar Association. Harvey is admitted to practice law in the states of South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, the Federal District Courts of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Federal Tax Court.
Victor B. Fischbach: Vic was born and raised near Mellette, South Dakota and finished high school in Rapid City, South Dakota. He graduated from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska after majoring in History and English with a bachelor’s degree in 1992. He attended law school at the University of South Dakota receiving his law degree from that institution in 1995. Vic practiced law in Mitchell, South Dakota with the law firm of Tinan, Smith and Bucher until accepting a position as deputy State’s Attorney for Brown County, South Dakota in 1996. In 2000, Vic was elected Spink County State’s Attorney and began his private practice. Vic has continued to serve as Spink County State’s Attorney and as a special assistant Attorney General since January 2001. He has been appointed by former Governor Rounds to three terms on the South Dakota Meth Taskforce, was elected to three terms on the South Dakota State’s Attorneys Association and Vice-President of that association in 2010. Vic is admitted to practice law in South Dakota and the Federal District Court of South Dakota.
Ryan S Dell: Ryan was born and raised in Aberdeen, South Dakota. He graduated from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota with a B.A. in Economics in 2009. He attended law school at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, and received his law degree from that institution in 2012. While attending law school, Ryan clerked for the Honorable Judges William Hood III and Brian Whitney in the 2nd Judicial District in the City and County of Denver, and during his third year, he worked as a student attorney for the civil litigation clinic at the University of Denver. After passing the Colorado Bar, Ryan began a solo-practice in Denver, Colorado, and litigated family, employment, construction, and business law cases. In May 2015, Ryan joined the law firm of Richards, Tonner, Oliver, and Fischbach L.L.P. as an associate attorney. Ryan is admitted to practice law in the states of South Dakota, North Dakota, and Colorado.