150 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1420
Chicago, IL 60601

Linda Lea M. Viken

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Viken & Riggins Law Firm

Contact Information

4200 Beach Drive
Suite 4
Rapid City SD 57702
Work (605) 721-7230
Fax (605) 721-7233

Practice State

South Dakota


Practice emphasizes Traditional Client Representation and Litigation


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BS Business Education, JD, University of South Dakota

Legal Organizations

American Bar Assn., Member, Section of Family Law; South Dakota Bar Assn.: Family Law Committee, Public Information Committee, Bar-Media Liaison Committee; Pennington County Bar Assn. Past President; NBTA Family Law Advisory Board; Board of Directors, National Board of Trial Advocacy; Member, South Dakota Trial Lawyers.


Named SD Trial Attorney of the Year 2014-2015; Listed in Best Lawyers in America in Family Law since 2007,; Listed as a Super Lawyer since 2007; Member, Unified Judifical System Visitation Task Force; Member, South Dakota Commission on Child Support; Former member, SD House of Representatives, 8 years. Board Certified Family Law Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, since 1999; AAML Certified Matrimonial Law Arbitrator; Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers.

CLE Presentations

NITA Family Law course 2015;"Ethical Conundrums" AICPA/AAML National Conference on Divorce, May 8-9, 2008;"Dividing the Perks of Employment" State Bar of South Dakota and Committee on Continuing Legal Education Family Law CLE, April 26, 2006 and May 1, 2006; "Alimony and Child Support, The Unholy Alliance?" 2004 National CLE Conference on Family Law in Snowmass/Aspen Colorado, January 2004; "Alimony Guidelines-A Plus of Minus?" SD Trial Lawyers Spring Seminar, April 2002; "Jurisdictional Issues-Child Support Jurisdiction," AAML Mid-Year Meeting, March 2001; "Federalism of Family Law," AAML Annual Meeting, November 1997; "Painless Discovery from a Plaintiff and Defense Viewpoint," SD Trial Lawyers Pre & Post Trial Essentials Seminar, October 1997; "Child Custody, Visitation & Support Issues," SD Trial Lawyers Family & Divorce Seminar, May 1997; "Basic Divorce Laws, Froms & Procedures," SD Trial Lawyers Family & Divorce Law Seminar, May 1997; "Documentary Presentation of Evidence in a Contested Divorce Trial," SD Trial Lawyers Court Trial Seminar 1991;"The Military Family." 1988 Law Education Institute, Vail, Colorado; "The Use of Mediation and Investigation in Custody Cases," 1988 Law Education Institute, Vail Colorado.


"Evaluating the Relocation Case," Family Advocate, Spring 2006, Vol. 1, No. 4; "Child Support in South Dakota, From Obligor Only to Shared Responsibility, An Overview," SD Law Review, Vol. 48, Issue No. 3, 2003; "Calling in the Feds: The Need for an Impartial Referee in Interstate Child Custody Disputes," SD Law Review, Vol. 39, Issue No. 3, 1994; "Step into a Case Without Stumbling Into Trouble," Family Adovcate, Vol. 13, No. 4, Spring 1991; "Recognition of Homemaker Career Opportunity Cost in Marital Dissolution Cases," SD Law Review, Vol, 35, Issue No. 1, 1990 (co-authored with Ralph J. Brown); "Mediation and Investigation: An Experience Worth Trying," American Journal of Family Law, Vol. 2, Issue No. 1, 1988; "Hearsay and the Child," Family Advocate, Summer 1987, Vol. 10, No. 1.

AAML National

President, Past President-Elect,First Vice President, Vice President; Past Secretary; AAML/ABA Certification Review Committee; CLE Chair 3 years; Bylaws Committee, Legislation Committee, Chair, Federalization of Family Law Committee 5 years; Chair, AAML/ABA-FLS Liaison Committee; Policies Committee; 50th Anniversary Committee.

AAML Chapter

President, Central States Chapter 2015-16

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