Thomas J. "Tom" Welk

Thomas J. "Tom" Welk


Boyce Law Firm, L.L.P.

Recognized since 1993

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Practice Areas

Administrative / Regulatory Law

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Energy Law

Health Care Law

Litigation - Antitrust

Litigation - Banking and Finance

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Administrative / Regulatory Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Health Care Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Administrative / Regulatory Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Health Care Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Administrative / Regulatory Law
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Tom has over 40 years of trial and appellate experience in complex civil, criminal and administrative law litigation, representing individuals, small and global entities as well as governmental entities in the state and federal courts and before administrative agencies in South Dakota. He joined the firm in 1979 after working in the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office as the chief deputy in charge of litigation and was a former “white collar” crime prosecutor.

Contact & Links

Location

  • 300 South Main Avenue
    Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Administrative / Regulatory Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Health Care Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Administrative / Regulatory Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Health Care Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Administrative / Regulatory Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law, Sioux Falls (2019)
  • Health Care Law, Sioux Falls (2015)
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law, Sioux Falls (2014)
  • Health Care Law, Sioux Falls (2013)
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law, Sioux Falls (2012)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Energy Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Antitrust

Special Focus

  • Antitrust
  • Banking
  • Civil Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Complex Litigation
  • Energy
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
  • Public Utility
  • Regulatory
  • Utilities

"Tom is uniquely qualified in Administrative Law and has provided superior representation for years. If legal questions arise outside of his areas of strength, he doesn't hesitate in referring questions to a subject matter expert. He is always my first call on any legal issue."

- Larry Toll (Qwest), Salt Lake City, UT

"I am General Counsel for a healthcare system and we work extensively with Tom on many matters. His concise and reasoned advice is a hallmark of his service to us. I am personally appreciative of his desire to mentor others - myself included - in complex litigation matters. His passion for the law and legal profession is evidenced by his public service and dedication to lifelong legal learning."

- Matthew Michels (Avera Health), Yankton, SD

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