Linda Lea Viken

Linda Lea Viken

Viken Law Firm ( and several previous law firms),
  • Family Law
  • South Dakota
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Summary

I have been a family law attorney for over 40 years and after having also done family law mediation for several years, I am now doing only Family Law Mediation. I have taken the ABA Family Law Mediation training and attended the Harvard Negotiations Seminar.

Practice Area
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
South Dakota
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
owner
Viken Law Firm ( and several previous law firms),
- Current
I have been the principal in various law firms for the last 42 years.
Faculty
National Institute for Trial Advocacy
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Faculty member for Family Law 2015 &2016
Adjunct Professor Family Law Drafting & Practice Course
University of SD Law School
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Magistrate Judge
Unified Judicial System, South Dakota
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teacher
South Dakota Schools
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Education
University of South Dakota School of Law
J.D. (1977) | LAW
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I commuted from Sioux Falls to Vermillion to attend Law School
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University of South Dakota
B.S. (1967) | Business Education
Honors: graduated with honors
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Awards
Enterprising Woman Entrepreneur
Women in Business
Outstanding Alumnus Award 2019
USD Law School Law Review
Superb Rating
Avvo
All years since 2015
Trial Lawyer of the Year
South Dakota Trial Attorneys
Professional Associations
South Dakota State Bar
Member
Current
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Uniform Law Commission
Member of Joint Editoral Board for Uniform Family Laws
Current
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American Bar Association Foundation
Fellow
- Current
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American Law Institute
Member
- Current
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International Academy of Family Lawyers
Member
- Current
Activities: Also member of US Chapter
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Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Member
- Current
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Uniform Laws Commission
Member of Joint Editoral Board for Uniform Family Laws
- Current
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American College of Family Trial Attorneys
Diplomate
- Current
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American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Member
- Current
Activities: President 2011 Current member of Mediation Committee, Bylaws Committee and Governance Task Force
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Certifications
Family Law Arbitrator
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Family Law Trial Advocate
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Contact & Map
Viken Family Law Mediation
2640 Jackson Blvd
Rapid City, SD 57702
Telephone: (605) 721-7231