About Us

Welcome to Nicholson Law Firm

Based on making the client feel comfortable, being fair, open, and communicating with the client, we have built a reputation for almost thirty years that includes many longstanding clients who honor the integrity and attention to detail and personal nature in which we handle our cases. We are looking to build on that reputation and continue to serve our clients in the same manner. We would welcome the opportunity to handle your case.

We primarily practice in the following areas:

  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Business / Corporations
  • Building / Construction Law
  • Real Estate
  • Contracts
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Estate Planning / Wills
  • Probate / Guardianships
  • Accidents / Personal Injury

We have represented clients in all regions of South Dakota.

** All consultations are private and confidential


Tom Nicholson, Founding Partner

About Our Firm

Our History

When looking for an attorney it is important to find one who fits both your needs and personality; one who makes you feel comfortable that your matter is being taken care of in the most effective and appropriate way.  What sets our approach apart from others is our goal to make sure our client’s situation is approached with common sense, while being a strong advocate for you on matters of importance.  Client decisions make a big difference in the outcome, length, and expense of a situation.  Our main concern is that you feel you are given all of your options, with advice from us, and then able to make an informed decision on how best to proceed.  We will advise you, but you are ultimately in control of how your case is resolved.  We handle our client’s situation with logical, effective attention to detail.  We strive to keep the big picture in mind and advocate for a resolution that best fits the particular facts of your case in a personal and comfortable manner.

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4201 South Minnesota Avenue # 113, Sioux Falls

4.7 13 reviews

  • Avatar Katie Obrien ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Melissa and team were great to work with! I would highly recommend her. I needed someone who could explain the process I was about to embark on and give me the advice and patience I needed during a really difficult time. Melissa and … More her team showed me early on they were reliable, compassionate, and knowledgeable. It made this process so much easier knowing I could count on her to represent me. Melissa and team did an amazing job. Thank you!
  • Avatar Nikki Johnson ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Wonderful group of people to work with. They have a well established reputation. They have remained true to a tradition of family owned and operated beliefs and values. They care about the work they do and the people they help.
  • Avatar Katie Vedral ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    All of the attorneys and staff in the office are wonderful. They were polite, courteous, professional and empathized with my questions and needs. I would highly recommend Nicholson Law.
  • Avatar Jane Reigns ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Shane at Nicholson Law was great. Super responsive, professional, and helped me with all my legal needs. 10/10 would work with again and recommend.
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  • Avatar brianna schmidt ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Need a lawyer? This is your spot! The staff is so friendly and very professional. Non judgmental atmosphere and they can help with just about anything. Highly recommend.
  • Avatar Brooke Grote ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    They made us feel comfortable with compassionate and well researched options for how we moved forward with our needs at the time. Great team!
  • Avatar Jason Adams ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Shane and I were co-counsel on a recent case and it was a pleasure to work with him. Nicholson Law is professional and knowledgeable in the cases they handle.
  • Avatar Chad Dubisar ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Nicholson Law Firm is a great law firm to work with. They are very professional and knowledgeable. They have been around a long time and they will listen to your needs and advise you accordingly. I highly recommend using them. Chad