Heather Lammers Bogard graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1993. She obtained a degree in Business Administration. In 1996, she graduated from University of South Dakota School of Law where she was editor-in-chief of the South Dakota Law Review. Following law school, Heather was employed as a law clerk for Justice Robert A. Amundson of the South Dakota Supreme Court. In 1997, Heather began practicing with Costello Porter Law Firm. She became a partner with the firm in 2001. Her practice areas include primarily civil litigation and employment law. Heather also has extensive jury trial experience. She was appointed to be a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates in July of 2014. She was further admitted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America, in 2023. She is also a member of the South Dakota Defense Lawyers Association.
Heather served as President of the State Bar of South Dakota 2023-24 and President-Elect 2022-23. She also served on the Disciplinary Committee and was appointed by the South Dakota Supreme Court to serve on the Sexual Harassment Commission. Heather has also served on numerous boards of directors and committees, including for Behavior Management Systems, Inc., Spearfish Foundation for Public Education, Sky Ranch for Boys, Inc., and the Black Hills State University President’s Advisory Committee.
Heather authored, ‘Family and Medical Leave Act Developments & Overview’ and presented a seminar on the topic in 2003 as well as co-authoring “Confidentiality of Medical Records in South Dakota” and presented a seminar on the same in November of 2003. In February of 2007, Heather co-presented a medical records law seminar. Heather presented additional, updated medical records law seminars in 2010 and 2011.
Heather also presented at the 2015 SoDakSACA Director’s Retreat a series on Employment Law in April of 2015 in Keystone, South Dakota. In addition, Heather lectured for NBI, Inc. in 2015, on the subject of Handling a Workers’ Compensation Case from Start to Finish, as well as Human Resource Law from Start to Finish in 2016, and Employment Law: 2017 Comprehensive Guide in May of 2017. Last, Heather was one of the instructors at the NITA Trial Academy in July of 2018 at the University of South Dakota.
When not working or serving the community, Heather spends time with her husband and two children snow skiing, camping, boating, biking, and traveling.
Heather has offices in both Rapid City and Spearfish, South Dakota.
- Business Litigation
- Civil Litigation
- Employment Law
- Health Care Law
- Insurance Defense and Coverage Litigation
- Insurance Litigation
- Labor and Employment
- Personal Injury
- Premises Liability
- Professional Liability