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Joel Arends

Arends Law, P.C.
Contact: (605) 254-2624
Law School: University of South Dakota School of Law - University of South Dakota
Jurisdictions: South Dakota
Federal Circuit


About Joel Arends
Arends Law offers more than traditional legal and litigation services - it solves problems. While navigating through complex problems, a strong leader with broad capabilities can substantially increase the likelihood of success. We offer our clients substantive experience in a wide range of fields including health care, physician licensure, family law, corporate governance, government relations and public policy development.

Born and raised in Little Rock, Iowa, Joel Arends graduated from the University of South Dakota and went on to receive his law degree from the University of South Dakota in 2006.

Having worked at the highest levels of American government and politics, Arends served as a campaign aide to president George W. Bush and former presidential candidates Senator John McCain and Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann.

Joel has served in the United States Army for 19 years and currently serves as a Major in the United States Army Reserve. Arends served as an infantry platoon leader in Iraq with the Army's 1st Cavalry Division and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and Combat Infantryman's Badge for his service to the Army and nation. In 2006 the Secretary of Defense named Joel as one of the 50 Heroes in the Global War on Terror.

Joel is married to his beautiful wife Robin and they have three children together Noah, Abigail and Zachary.
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Energy, Oil and Gas
  • Family Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Civil Rights
  • Estate Planning
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
South Dakota
Federal Circuit
Professional Experience
Managing Partner, Arends Law, P.C.
Managing Partner, Enduring Freedom Investments, LLC
Major, United States Army Reserve
United States Army Infantry School (2003)
University of South Dakota School of Law - University of South DakotaJ.D. (2006)
United States Army Command and General Staff College
University of South DakotaB.A.
50 Heroes in War on Terror, Department of Defense (OSD)
Bronze Star Medal, United States Army
Joint Meritorious Unit Award, United States Army
Combat Infantryman's Badge, United States Army
Meritorious Unit Commendation, United States Army
Professional Associations
Member, South Dakota State Bar


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Arends Law, P.C.
101 W. 69th St.,
Suite 101
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Telephone: (605) 254-2624