Thomas H. Frieberg (’88) Takes Office as President of State Bar of South Dakota
AUGUST 8, 2014—Thomas H. Frieberg (’88) has been installed as president of the State Bar of South Dakota. He had previously served four 3-year terms on the group’s Board of Bar Commissioners, and became president-elect last year.
Frieberg graduated cum laude from the University of South Dakota in 1985. He is a fourth-generation lawyer and a partner in the firm of Frieberg, Nelson & Ask, which has offices in Beresford, Canton, and Lennox, S.D. Frieberg’s practice includes wills, trusts, estate planning and probate; real estate, banking, and taxation; public entity representation; general civil litigation, and family law. He is the attorney for the city of Beresford and the Beresford School District.
During his year in office, Frieberg said, he plans to focus on "the duty of lawyers to engage in public service, including volunteerism, serving in public office, and other opportunities to better the communities in which we live." He also plans to undertake a review of how underprivileged citizens receive legal services in the state, and to strengthen Project Rural Practice, which aims to keep lawyers working in rural areas. "We need to ensure that all citizens, regardless of their situation, have access to our courts," Frieberg said.