Joel Arends

Arends Law, P.C.
  • Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Family Law...
  • Iowa, South Dakota
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Arends Law offers more than traditional legal and litigation services: it solves your problems. While navigating through complex problems, a strong leader with broad capabilities can substantially increase your likelihood of success. We offer our clients substantive experience in a wide range of fields including wills, probate and estates, family law, oil and gas, physician licensure, election law, 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. Joel is licensed to practice law in both South Dakota and Iowa. 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 Michele Bachmann. Joel has served in the United States Army for over 24 years and currently serves as a Lieutenant Colonel 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 our 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.

United States Army Command and General Staff College
University of South Dakota School of Law
J.D. (2006)
United States Army Infantry School
University of South Dakota
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Arends Law, P.C.
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United States Army Reserve
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Articles & Publications
Obama Failing Military Voters
Washington Times
The Super Committee and the Dark Horse Regiment
National Review Online
Our Troops Don't Want a Gold Plated Military - Armor Will Suffice
National Review Online
Report from Iraq: Lessons and Results of the Surge
Vets for Freedom
Flying Back to Flying Man
National Review Online
Trust We Can Believe In
National Review Online
50 Heroes in War on Terror
Department of Defense (OSD)
Bronze Star Medal
United States Army
Professional Associations
South Dakota State Bar
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
South Dakota
Federal Circuit
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Business Law
  • Energy, Oil & Gas Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Arends Law, P.C.
6901 S. Lyncrest Place
Suite 103
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Telephone: (605) 254-2624