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More than 20 years of experience in tenaciously defending Black Hills clients against criminal charges of DUI, drug crimes, assault and more.  

Litigation and productive negotiation of issues involving injury, property, contracts, businesses and estates.  

AV-Rated South Dakota Lawyer

Kinney Law, pc, is your firm for criminal defense and personal injury needs throughout the Black Hills. With office locations in Spearfish and Rapid City, our firm travels to meets your needs with convenience.

Contacting an attorney can be an intimidating experience — especially when your freedom or financial stability relies on selecting the right lawyer. At Kinney Law, pc, we have the experience necessary to guide you through a wide range of problems whether you are a local client or from out of state. Trust our team of dedicated professionals to provide legal advice and representation no matter how complex your situation.

About Founding Attorney Matt Kinney

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Attorney Matt Kinney’s trial experience began in 1995 with a personal injury firm and blossomed through his own firm in Spearfish, South Dakota, in 1996. Matt focuses his attention on all forms of criminal law and personal injury. He was employed in the insurance industry prior to entering law school at the University of South Dakota, and he has gained a unique perspective in how to work with these companies to the benefit of his clients.

Matt has received his AV Preeminent rating* by Martindale-Hubbell as a lawyer practicing with the highest ethical standards and professional ability. Legal ability ratings are established from peer and client reviews based on performance in key areas such as legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability and legal experience.

Matt is licensed to practice law in the state of South Dakota and the United States District Court. His appellate case history includes various criminal and civil cases before the South Dakota Supreme Court. Many of these cases broke new ground in interpreting the areas of Fourth Amendment matters and real estate buyer’s rights. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers as well as the South Dakota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers organizations.

Matt generally practices in front of more than 20 circuit court judges, eight Magistrate Court judges and federal judges in Rapid City, Deadwood, Sturgis, Belle Fourche and other communities on a daily basis. His clients have benefited from Matt’s earned respect working against state, county and federal prosecutors to attain the best result for every client. Matt is also known statewide for his extensive appellate court accomplishments in the development of search and seizure law involving drug traffic stops and warrantless seizures. His work is recognized beyond the borders of South Dakota for high-profile criminal cases that have been resolved successfully. Matt is also an active participant in South Dakota State Bar matters, and serves as a mentor to various young attorneys.

Matt has a strong working knowledge of what can be expected for clients in all criminal cases, especially those accused of DUI, drug trafficking and possession, and various crimes against people, from murder to simple assault, and from grand theft to vandalism. Matt’s practice prides itself not only on satisfied results but the quality of the professional relationship and experience the clients enjoy during a difficult process and time in their lives.

Matt also serves on boards involving the management of public services and private property. His passions include hard work, bicycling and motorcycles, music, viticulture, baseball and swimming in the Pacific Ocean.

Schedule An Initial Consultation Today

If you have questions regarding criminal defense, civil litigation or personal injury, do not hesitate to contact Kinney Law, pc. We can be reached by phone at 605-961-2945 or by completing the online contact form on this site. We offer consultations and can meet by appointment at our Rapid City location. If it is more convenient for you, we maintain an office in Spearfish that is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.