Western Dakota Tech Foundation Board

On July 1, Attorney Jonathan P. McCoy became a member of the Board of Directors for the Western Dakota Tech Foundation Board.

NBI 2019

On April 10, 2019 Megan A. Krueger spoke for the National Business Institute on “Mini Law School for HR Professionals” covering topics including hiring issues, wage issues, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, and issues concerning the National Labor Relations Board and...


On September 23, 2019 Heather Lammers Bogard along with Megan A. Krueger spoke at the yearly State Risk and Insurance Management Association 2019 conference. Their presentation discussed the growing trend of emotional support animals and the legal implications of this trend under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The session explored the different classes of assistance animals and how...

Trial And Litigation News

Donald Porter, along with Chris Christianson; and the able and collaborative work of Jess Pekarski and others in the firm finally and forever ended a long running dispute between the City of Rapid City and a subdivision development company with a trial win – later affirmed by the SD Supreme Court in an opinion from this last summer in City of Rapid City v. Big Sky, LLC, 2018 S.D. 45,...

Trial And Litigation News

It seems that fewer cases are taken to trial and even fewer are tried before a jury.  Yet, not more than seven months after trying case a 5-day jury trial, Costello Porter Law Firm tried its second case before a local jury in 2017. This most recent case was only 17 months in duration, from complaint to verdict.  During that time, Costello Porter Law Firm defended its client...

Employment Law: Rights, Benefits, And Emerging Issues

On February 7, 2017, Heather Lammers Bogard spoke at “Employment Law: Rights, Benefits, and Emerging Issues” at the Holiday Inn in Rapid City.

Upcoming Employee Handbooks And Policies In The 21st Century Presentation

On May 18, 2016, Heather Lammers Bogard will give a presentation on “Employee Handbooks and Policies in the 21st Century” and “Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Employment context” at a seminar entitled, “Human Resource Law from Start to Finish,” sponsored by the National Business Institute.  The seminar will be held in Rapid City, SD. 

Handling Medical And Leave Issues Presentation

On February 2, 2016, Heather Lammers Bogard gave presentations on “Handling Medical and Leave Issues” and “Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace” at a seminar entitled, “Essentials of Employment Law,” sponsored by Sterling Education Services, Inc.  The seminar was held in Rapid City, SD.

Handling The Workers’ Compensation Case From Start To Finish

RAPID CITY, SD – Heather Lammers Bogard, partner at Costello Porter Law Firm, will speak at the “Handling the Workers’ Compensation Case From Start to Finish” Seminar being held at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn in Rapid City on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015. She will speak on how to determine the value of your claim and how to handle medical issues during the claim process. This...