Joshua K. Finer was born and raised in Emmetsburg, Iowa. After graduating from Emmetsburg High School, Josh attended the University of Iowa, where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Following the completion of his undergraduate studies, Josh moved to Chicago, Illinois where to worked as a skip tracer and private investigator for Stern Process and Investigation. Josh eventually relocated back to South Dakota where he enrolled at the University of South Dakota School of Law.
While attending law school, Josh clerked at both the Berreau Law Office in Canton, South Dakota and the Minnehaha County Public Defender’s Office in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. After graduating from law school, Josh joined Richardson, Wyly, Wise, Sauck & Hieb, LLP in August 2013 and became a partner at the firm in January 2016.
In addition to his law practice, Josh serves as a board member on the Aberdeen Downtown Association, the Business Improvement District Board for Aberdeen, and the Northern State Wrestling Advisory Board.
Josh and his wife Lindsay have two sons, Owen and Kaden.
- State of South Dakota
- United States District Court, District of South Dakota
- United States Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
Areas of Practice
- Civil Litigation
- Insurance Defense
- Criminal Defense
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Brown County Bar Association
- South Dakota Bar Association
- South Dakota Defense Lawyers Association
- Defense Research Institute (DRI)
- South Dakota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers