Christopher D. Sommers
Sommers, Christopher D.

Christopher D. Sommers

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Chris is an associate at Redstone and a member of the Litigation and Business practice groups.

Most interesting place he's visited in South Dakota: Rapid Creek Ranch in Pennington County.

Little known fact about Chris: Since Chris began hunting when he was 11 years old, there have been only two years that he did not harvest a deer.

Chris' favorites: Movie: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Book: Basic The Book of Thunks by Ian Gilbert.

While not at the office working with the Redstone Team, Chris enjoys: Spending time with his wife, Melissa, and their dog, Scout. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, and riding his motorcycle.

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation 50%
  • Business Organizations and Transactions 30%
  • Trust and Estate Litigation 10%
  • Real Estate Transactions 10%


  • University of South Dakota School of Law, Vermillion, South Dakota
    • J.D. - 2016
    • Honors: Sterling Honor Graduate (top 10% of class)
  • North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota
    • B.S. - 05/2013
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Economics

Bar Admissions

  • South Dakota, 2017
  • U.S. District Court District of South Dakota, 2018
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court South Dakota, 2019

Past Positions

  • Honorable Steven L. Zinter, Supreme Court of South Dakota, Law Clerk, 2016 to 2018