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Tana M. Fye

Buffalo County Public Defender's Office
Contact: 402.519.4061
Law School: University of South Dakota School of Law - University of South Dakota
Jurisdictions: Nebraska
South Dakota


About Tana M. Fye
I began my law practice after one year as a law clerk with the Second Judicial Circuit in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where I worked under ten judges and a staff attorney, performing legal research and drafting decisions and opinions.

I received my Juris Doctor Degree from the University of South Dakota in 2009. While attending law school, I was a member of the Client Counseling & Negotiation/Alternative Dispute Resolution Board, where I competed in national arbitration and negotiation competitions, as well as won an intra-school negotiation competition. I also served as secretary/treasurer for my law school class, and was also involved in Delta Theta Phi, a legal honor society. I earned high grades in the following courses while in law school: Remedies, Federal Jurisdiction, Conflict of Laws, Immigration Law, and Contracts.

I also received a Master of Public Administration degree from The University of South Dakota in 2009. I earned a 4.0 grade point average in her master's program, and was awarded membership in the Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society. Tana performed research and wrote her professional report on Qualified Expert Witnesses Under the Indian Child Welfare Act.

In addition, I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from The University of South Dakota in 2006, as well. While an undergraduate, I was in the Honor's Program and graduated as a University Scholar, was on the Dean's List and graduated Cum Laude, served in several leadership positions in the Student Government Association, was involved in her sorority-Alpha Xi Delta, and performed in the University Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra. I also received several scholarships and awards from the Farber Center, the Political Science Department, the Music Department, and the University. While an undergraduate, I performed research and wrote an Honors Thesis on the topic of Gender Bias in the Eighth Circuit Courts.

I hail from the Black Hills of South Dakota. I enjoy playing the cello, including with the Black Hills Symphony Orchestra, drag racing with my family, reading my Kindle, travelling, and spending time with my fiance.
Directory Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
South Dakota
Professional Experience
Deputy Public Defender, Buffalo County Public Defender's Office
Attorney, Law Offices of Tana M. Fye
Law Clerk, Second Judicial Circuit Court
Summer Associate, Gunderson Palmer Nelson & Ashmore
Legal Intern, Department of Social Services, Division of Legal Services
University of South Dakota School of Law - University of South DakotaJ.D.
University of South DakotaMaster of Public Administration
University of South DakotaB.A.Political Science, Criminal Justice


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Law Offices of Tana M. Fye
701 Fourth Avenue
Suite 11
Holdrege, NE 68949
Telephone: 402.519.4061
Telephone: 605.939.0295