Kristen E. Basham

Kristen was born and raised in Rapid City, South Dakota, graduating from St. Thomas More High School in 2011. In 2015, Kristen graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Dakota receiving a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Minor in Business Administration. While at USD, Kristen worked at local businesses in Rapid City and the Black Hills.

Upon graduating, Kristen attended the University of South Dakota School of Law. During her time at law school, Kristen was involved with different boards and organizations such as Trial Team and Veterans Legal Education Group. Additionally, Kristen took advanced business administration and management classes at USD’s Beacom School of Business. The summer of 2017, Kristen worked as a law clerk at Costello Porter Law Firm.

In May of 2018, Kristen received her Juris Doctorate from USD School of Law graduating with honors. After graduation, Kristen returned to Rapid City and joined Costello Porter as an associate attorney. Kristen emphasizes her practice around litigation, business transactions, and property law.

In her spare time, Kristen enjoys being outside hiking, exploring the black hills, horseback riding and painting.

Tel. 605.343.2410
Fax. 605.343.4262

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Business Transactions
  • Property Law