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Aaron D. Eiesland



Rapid City, SD





Aaron Eiesland is an attorney with Johnson, Eiesland & Rohl, in Rapid City, South Dakota.  Aaron graduated from Rapid City Central High School in 1992.  He received his Bachelors Degree in Business and Marketing from the University of Wyoming at Laramie in 1996.  Aaron received his Juris Doctorate from the University of South Dakota, School of Law in 2000, and was admitted to the South Dakota State Bar in 2001.

Aaron has dedicated his entire practice to helping people, and their families, who have been injured by the negligence of others. He has successfully tried or negotiated numerous cases involving wrongful death, personal injury, brain injuries, nursing home abuse and neglect, workplace harassment, auto accidents, civil rights violations, defective products, breach of construction contracts, contract disputes and criminal defense. While no amount of money can replace a person’s health or life, he has found justice in the form of millions of dollars as compensation for his clients’ losses. He represents clients throughout the state of South Dakota in both State and Federal Court.

Prior to joining Johnson, Eiesland & Rohl, Aaron completed a two year clerkship under United States Senior District Court Judge Andrew W. Bogue.  He was involved with a number of jury trials and performed a substantial amount of legal research.  During his clerkship with Judge Bogue, Aaron drafted eighteen decisions for the United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Aaron is committed to continuing education through his involvement as a member of the State Bar of South Dakota, the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, and the National Trial Lawyers Association. He has also participated with the Trial Lawyers College.  For two years he was a adjunct professor at National American University where he taught legal research, legal writing, business law and employment law. Currently, he serves on the South Dakota State Bar Elder Law Committee, the South Dakota State Bar Strategic Planning Committee, and the Board of Governors for the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association as a State Delegate to the American Association for Justice.  Aaron is a 2012 graduate of the American Association of Justice’s Ultimate Trial Advocacy Course at Harvard University School of Law.

As natives of Rapid City, South Dakota, he and his wife are very active in the community.  Aaron is active with the Rapid City Adopt-A-Creek Program and youth sports.  He is family oriented, with much of his free time spent with his wife and daughter. Currently, he coaches his daughter’s ASA fastpitch softball team. Aaron is an avid baseball fan.  After his team MVP season at American Legion Post 22 Baseball, Aaron continued playing amateur baseball for 14 years.  During his amateur baseball career, he served as player/manager; winning the State A Championship twice and Manager of the Year twice. He continues to support baseball in his community as a Board Member for American Legion Post 22 Baseball in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Areas Of Practice

  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect 30%
  • Brain & Spinal Cord Injury 20%
  • Catastrophic Personal Injury 20%
  • Trucking Accidents 15%
  • Defective Products 10%
  • Probate 5%

Bar Admissions

  • South Dakota, 2001
  • U.S. District Court District of South Dakota, 2002


  • University of South Dakota School of Law, Vermillion, South Dakota
    • J.D. - 2000
  • University of Wyoming
    • B.S. - 1996


  • Adjunct Professor, Legal Research, Legal Writing, Business Law, Employment Law, National American University

Honors and Awards

  • American Legion Post 22 MVP

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The State Bar of South Dakota, Member
  • South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Rapid City Young Professionals Group, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota, Western Division, Law Clerk, 2000 to 2002


  • English
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