O'Connell, Kristine Kreiter

300 South Phillips AvenueSuite 300Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Updated: 09/30/2016


Kris O'Connell has been with the firm since 1993. Her practice focus is litigation with an emphasis in insurance law and defense, health insurance law and compliance, professional licensure, and family law. She has also been involved in lobbying the South Dakota Legislature.

While in law school, Kris received three American Jurisprudence awards and the West Publishing Company Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award. She served as symposium editor of the 38th volume of the South Dakota...


Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Shareholder

Year Joined Firm

  • 1993

Practice Areas

  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Government
  • Health Law
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury


  • 80%


Bar Admissions

  • South Dakota, 1993
  • U.S. District Court District of South Dakota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • The American Bar Association, Critical Nurses (Member)
  • The State Bar of South Dakota (Member)
  • South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Defense Research Institute (Member)
  • Second Circuit Bar Association (Bench Committee)
  • Second Circuit Bar Association (Bar Liaison Committee)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Member)


  • University of South Dakota School of Law, Vermillion, South Dakota, 1993
    Honors: With Sterling Honors
    Honors: American Jurisprudence Award
    Honors: West Publishing Company Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award
    Law Review: South Dakota Law Review, Symposium Editor
  • Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 1979
    Major: Nursing

Office Information


300 South Phillips AvenueSuite 300Sioux Falls, SD 57104


  • 605-339-3357


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