Meghann M. Joyce
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Meghann M. Joyce

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Biography

Meghann is a partner at Redstone Law Firm and a member of the firm's litigation practice group. Meghann represents clients on a wide range of commercial litigation matters, handling employment, construction, trusts and estates, and other business disputes.

Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Construction Law
  • Trust Litigation
  • Appeals

Education

  • University of South Dakota School of Law, Vermillion, South Dakota
    • Juris Doctor - 2009
    • Honors: Sterling Honor Graduate
    • Honors: Moot Court Board, Vice President, 2008-2009
    • Honors: Trial Advocacy Team
    • Honors: Native American Law Students Association
    • Honors: Student Bar Association First-Year Mentoring Program
    • Honors: Best Brief, Horace and Dorothy Jackson Memorial Award, 2009
    • Honors: Runner-Up, Alan Bogue Best Team Award, 2009
    • Honors: Quarterfinalist, Emory Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition, 2008
    • Honors: Second Place Brief, Emory Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition, 2008
    • Honors: Champion, Sam Masten Intramural Moot Court Tournament, 2007
    • Honors: Best Brief, Sam Masten Intramural Moot Court Tournament, 2007
    • Honors: With High Honors
  • University of South Dakota
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 2006
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: NCAA Division II Track & Field All-American, 2004 & 2006
    • Honors: NCAA Division II Track & Field Academic All-America, 2002-2006
    • Honors: Women’s Track Team, Team Captain
    • Honors: Women’s Track Team, Academic Team Captain
    • Honors: Mock Trial Captain
    • Honors: Political Science League, Vice President, 2003-2004
    • Honors: Golden Key Honors Society
    • Honors: With High Honors
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: Civic Leadership Studies

Bar Admissions

  • South Dakota
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Pi Sigma Alpha

Professional Associations

  • South Dakota Bar Association, Practice Rules Revision Committee
  • South Dakota Bar Association, CLE Committee, Current Co-Chair
  • Second Circuit Bar Association, President, 2016 to 2017
  • Second Circuit Women in Law, President, 2013 to 2014
  • Second Circuit Women in Law, Vice President/President-Elect, 2012 to 2013
  • South Dakota Trial Lawyers’ Association, Former Editor of the Barrister
  • South Dakota Defense Lawyers’ Association, President
  • South Dakota Defense Lawyers’ Association, Vice President, 2017 to Present
  • Defense Research Institute, Appellate Advocacy Section
  • Defense Research Institute, Social Media Committee, 2017 to Present
  • South Dakota Trucking Association

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Honors

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018 - 2019

Classes & Seminars

  • “South Dakota Appellate Practice: Statistics, Insight & Practice Tips for Appeals to the South Dakota Supreme Court,” South Dakota State Bar, Law for Lunch Webinar, 12/21/2017 to 12/21/2017
  • “South Dakota Supreme Court Update: Opinions, Rule Changes & Analysis,” South Dakota Defense Lawyers’ Association, Annual Meeting & Seminar, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 11/10/2017 to 11/10/2017
  • “How Appealing: How to Do an Appeal to the South Dakota Supreme Court,” South Dakota State Bar, Statewide Swearing-In Nuts & Bolts CLE, Pierre, South Dakota, 10/27/2017 to 10/27/2017
  • “Think Like a Lawyer: The Importance of Documentation in the Construction Industry,” National Association of Women in Construction, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Chapter, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 01/05/2016 to 01/05/2016
  • “Interviewing Prospective Employees: What to Say and What Not to Say,” South Dakota Municipal League, Elected Officials’ Workshop, Pierre, South Dakota, 07/08/2015 to 07/08/2015
  • “Human Resources Basics,” South Dakota Municipal League, City Finance Officers’ School, Chamberlain, South Dakota, 06/12/2014 to 06/12/2014
  • “Contracts 101: What Construction Professionals Need to Know,” National Association of Women in Construction, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Chapter, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 09/11/2018 to 09/11/2018
  • “Supreme Court Update: Statistics & Insight for Appeals to the South Dakota Supreme Court,” South Dakota State Bar, Early Bird CLE, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 06/21/2018 to 06/21/2018

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Sioux Falls School District's Boundary Task Force, Member
  • Wall Drug

Past Positions

  • Boyce Law Firm, LLP, Senior Litigation Associate, 2011 to 2018
  • Supreme Court of South Dakota, Honorable Justice Glen A. Severson, Law Clerk, 2009 to 2011