About Our Team
“Be true to your work, your word and your friends.” — Henry David Thoreau
At Resolute Law Firm, P.C., our attorneys operate under simple truths of straightforward legal advocacy to make our community a better place.
We are a small but efficient law firm with compassionate and knowledgeable attorneys who each use their life experience, both in and out of the courtroom, to provide high-quality client-centered legal services and representation to our clients. We concentrate in the areas of family law and criminal defense.
Were You Looking for Jeff Larson Law, P.C?
This is the right place! We recently changed our firm name, but we are the same team of legal professionals with the same mission of helping the people of Sioux Falls and surrounding communities.
Meet Our Team
Click the links below for the biographies of our lawyers and staff:
Melissa Fiksdal — Attorney
Angel Runnels — Attorney
Melissa A. Sommers — Associate Attorney
Kara Duncan — Paralegal
Susan Rasmussen — Paralegal
Teri Appeldorn — Office Administrator
Marie Claire Christenson — Paralegal
Dianna Peterson — Receptionist/Legal Office Assistant
Shared Experience And Shared Vision
Almost every member of our legal team was born and raised in South Dakota. We chose Sioux Falls to live and work and raise our families. As “homegrown” professionals, we understand the lifestyle and can relate to the challenges our clients face.
Another common thread is that most of our staff started at the public defender’s office before we entered private practice. Jeff Larson, who founded this firm, served 30 years as a public defender and we all share that same justice-for-all philosophy in our approach. What began with a single passionate advocate has now grown to a firm of three dedicated attorneys, three steadfast paralegals, an amazing office administrator, and a superior Receptionist/Legal Office Assistant.
We Can Help You Move Forward Through Your Struggle
Sometimes there is no escaping a challenging outcome or the stress life comes up with. We make every effort to strategize with you to fight for your interests and protect all your constitutional rights no matter the battle you face.
Our attorneys care deeply about helping you and will respectfully provide an honest assessment of your case. Hearing the truth is not always easy, but it is key to effectively resolving your legal matter.
When you call us, you may speak with Dianna Peterson, our front desk receptionist/legal office assistant, or Teri Appeldorn, our office administrator. In addition to our attorneys, you may also interact with our knowledgeable paralegals: Kara, Susan, and Marie Claire.
Standing By To Stand By You
Resolute Law Firm, P.C., serves clients in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and the surrounding communities, including Flandreau in Moody County, and Madison in Lake County, as well as Brookings, McCook, Turner and Lincoln counties.