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Joel Arends

Joel Arends

Arends Law, P.C.
  • Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Family Law...
  • Iowa, South Dakota
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Joel Arends offers his clients substantive experience in a wide range of fields including personal injury, family law, estate planning/probate, real estate, government relations and public policy development.

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

In 2018 the voters of Lincoln County elected Arends to serve a four year term on the Lincoln County Commission in County Commission District 1. Arends ran on a platform of fiscal responsibility, economic growth, fidelity to taxpayers and creating partnerships with local, state, federal and private stakeholders.

Having worked at the highest levels of American campaigns, Arends served as a campaign aide to former president George W. Bush and former presidential candidates Senator John McCain and Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann. Joel had the rare and distinct privilege to personally endorse Donald Trump and his presidential campaign on the deck of the USS Iowa in September 2015.

Joel has served in the United States Army for 24 years and currently serves as a Lieutenant Colonel and Brigade Deputy Commander 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. He was recognized by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld as one of the fifty heroes in the Global War on Terror and has been profiled in Investor's Business Daily.

Joel is married to his beautiful wife Robin and they have three children together Noah, Abigail and Zachary. Joel and his family are members of Holy Spirit Church and active in their community.

Joel Arends is licensed to practice law in both South Dakota and his native state of Iowa.

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
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
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