Gregory T. Brewers
Greg Brewers has been selected to the 2019 Edition of
The Best Lawyers in America for Family Law.
Gregory T. Brewers
Gregory T. “Greg” Brewers practices primarily in the area of family or matrimonial law. He is the managing partner for the firm. Greg has a broad background in family law, criminal defense, municipal law, business law and estate planning. However, for the past 15 years his primary focus has been family law, including divorce, child custody, child support and alimony matters.
Greg graduated from St. John’s University in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in Social Science, and the University of South Dakota School of Law in December of 1994. He was admitted to the South Dakota State Bar in the spring of 1995. In early 1996, Greg was also admitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.
From 1995 to 1996, Greg served as the law clerk for South Dakota’s Seventh Judicial Circuit Court in Rapid City, South Dakota. Since 1996, he has been practicing law in the Sioux Falls area. Over ninety percent of his practice is now in the area of divorce and child custody disputes.
Greg previously served as a Commissioner of the State Bar of South Dakota. In addition, he is a prior Chairman of the South Dakota Criminal Pattern Jury Instruction Committee, and was a longtime member of that Committee. He is also a current member of the South Dakota State Bar Committee on Family Law, and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee.
In 2016, Greg was designated and elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (“AAML”), a prestigious national organization dedicated to the advancement of the highest degree of professionalism and competence within the field of family law. To qualify to become a Fellow of the AAML, the attorney must demonstrate an active interest and competency in matrimonial law as evidenced by the fulfillment of criteria and standards as established by the AAML™ Board of Examiners and Board of Governors. Fellows of the AAML must have substantial experience and ability to handle complex matters relating to custody and support of children, property division and alimony. Applicants to become Fellows must also pass a rigorous written examination covering a wide range of topics, and must be recognized by area judges and fellow attorneys as a leading practitioner in the area of matrimonial law.
There are only three attorneys in the State of South Dakota who have been recognized as Fellows of the AAML, and Greg Brewers and his partner Richard A. “Rico” Johnson are two of those three Fellows. The other Fellow of the AAML in South Dakota practices in Rapid City. Greg currently serves on the National Test Committee as well as the Committee on Professionalism and Collegiality. Greg is also a member of the AAML Central States Chapter, and serves as the Treasurer of that organization.
Greg has represented clients on more than 40 appeals to the South Dakota Supreme Court and has handled hundred of divorce and child custody issues. He has been a very active trial attorney for more than 20 years.
- State Bar of South Dakota, 1995
- U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota, 1996
- U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, 1996
- University of South Dakota School of Law, Vermillion, South Dakota
- J.D. - 1994
- St. John’s University
- B. S. - 1991
- Major: Social Science
Professional Associations and Memberships
- South Dakota State Bar
- Serving on the Committee for Alternative Dispute Resolution and Family Law
- Federal District Court for the District of South Dakota
- Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
- American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
- Serving on the National Test Committee and Committee on Professionalism and Collegiality
- Central States Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
- Serving as Chapter Treasurer
- American Bar Association
- South Dakota Trial Lawyers' Association
- American Association for Justice
- The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- South Dakota State Bar Association, Past Commissioner
- South Dakota State Bar Association, Pattern Jury Instruction Committee, Past Chairman
Past Employment Positions
- South Dakota’s Seventh Judicial Circuit Court in Rapid City, South Dakota, Law Clerk, 1995 - 1996
Greg lives in Beresford, South Dakota, with his wife. He has two sons and two adult step-children.