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Beth A. Roesler



Licensed in South Dakota

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Sioux Falls Lawyer in Family and Employment Law

Employment and Family Law Practice Area Leader

Beth A. Roesler is a Partner at the Goosmann Law Firm's Sioux Falls location. Beth is an employment and family law attorney who helps her clients navigate the drama in business and life. She leverages her past HR experience to dissolve employee issues, cut the drama, and find solutions to helping prevent them in the future.

Beth proactively helps clients protect their business by updating employee handbooks, offering employee training, providing guidance on difficult employment situations, conducting internal investigations, responding to charges of discrimination, and defending lawsuits. She handles cases involving federal employment statutes and regulations, such as Title VII, ADA, ADEA, and FMLA, wrongful termination claims, and labor disputes.

Beth has been practicing law and civil litigation for employers, businesses, and individuals for 12 years and has a wealth of experience.  She has 8 years of experience in the HR field for manufacturing and construction/management companies, including serving as an HR director.  This experience along with her MBA degree provides Beth with a strong understanding of employer and business needs.

Beth guides clients dealing with custody, divorce, child support, gestational surrogacy, and a gamut of issues involving families through life’s difficult situations to achieve optimal results. She listens to her family clients during tough situations to bring them clarity and resolve matters during a divorce or custody dispute. She develops strategies based on their unique life situations and tailors strategies to meet their needs. Beth knows no two cases are alike, and she excels at creating strategies to meet any given situation. She keeps in mind individual perspectives and goals, making it worth it for her clients.

She was raised on a family farm that reflects her hard work and above and beyond mentality she has for her clients. When asked why she practices in her area of law, Beth said, “Employment and Family law are all about solving problems and putting the issues together to achieve the best results for my clients.  I enjoy providing people comfort during some of the most turbulent times.  I like helping business resolve employment disputes and families achieve harmony and stability in their lives.”

LICENSED IN: South Dakota

Beth’s “Why”

Beth is married and has three children ages 19, 16, and 13. In her free time, she likes to run, play golf, and spend time at her children’s activities, which include hockey, soccer, baseball, football, and showing livestock in 4-H and FFA.

Bar Admissions

  • State: South Dakota
  • Federal: U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota
  • University of South Dakota School of Law, Juris Doctor, May 2009
    • South Dakota Law Review Note & Comment Editor

    • South Dakota Law Review Staff Writer

      • Published Casenote: Garcetti v. Ceballos: Judicially Muzzling the Voices of Public Sector Employees, 53 S.D.L. Rev. 397 (2008).

    • Phi Alpha Delta Treasurer

    • Domestic Violence Prevention League Treasurer

    • Awards: High Grade Elder Law

  • University of South Dakota, Master of Business Administration, August 2006
  • Mount Marty College, Bachelor of Science, Health Care Administration, May 1995
Previous Employment
  • Christopherson, Anderson, Paulson & Fideler, LLP, Sioux Falls, SD
    • Attorney, 2015-2019
    • General practice consisting of family law, employment related disputes and advice regarding employment business practices, personal injury, business litigation, business formations, estate planning, and trust and estate litigation.

  • Pollard & Larson, LLP, Yankton, SD
    • Attorney, 2014-2015
      • General practice consisting of family law, commercial real estate transactions, personal injury, business litigation, business formations, estate planning, and mental illness hearings.

  • Johnson, Miner, Marlow, Woodward & Huff, Prof. LLC, Yankton, SD
    • Associate Attorney, 2010-2014
    • Investigated, researched factual basis, and managed litigation cases consisting of a variety of issues including personal injury, workers’ compensation, business and commercial litigation, insurance bad faith, employment, trusts, real estate, and agricultural.

      • Reported case: Berry v. Time Ins. Co., 798 F.Supp.2d 1015 (D.S.D. 2001).

      • Attended South Dakota Trial Academy, July of 2011.

    • Facilitated real estate and business transactions and sales, prepared business related contracts.

    • Formation of LLCs, corporations, and non-profit corporations.

    • Evaluate and draft employee handbooks and manuals and medical practice and healthcare facility documents.

  • Thompson Law Office, Vermillion, SD
    • Legal Intern, 2008-2010
  • Niebur Golf Inc/Traditional Golf Management, LLC , Colorado Springs, CO
    • Human Resources Director, 1998-2004
    • Managed all aspects of employee benefits including health insurance, life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and 401(k) plan; performed annual evaluation of all benefits programs and implemented new programs.

    • Directed, developed, and implemented human resources policies, procedures, and programs.

    • Implemented a short-term disability plan, dental plan, and started and administered 401(k) plan

    • Multi-state payroll management for 450 employees and two companies owned by Niebur Golf, Inc.; prepared and implemented payroll systems for new entities, states, and localities.

    • Coordinated safety and OSHA programs including design of construction safety program, safety manual, drug and alcohol policy, accident investigation program, return-to-work policy, and instituted a safety incentive program. Managed worker’s compensation claims.

    • Ensured compliance with federal and state labor laws; defended unemployment claims.

    • Coordinated employee relocations and housing.

    • Responsible for Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reporting and monitoring.

    • Wrote and implemented employee handbooks and designed employee benefit programs.

    • Planned and assisted with acquisitions of new golf course management contracts; evaluated existing golf course procedures. Assisted with employee reviews and bonuses.

    • Organized H2B visa program for 170 seasonal employees per year.

    • Conducted disciplinary investigations, ensured consistent and fair treatment to employees, and facilitated termination procedures.

  • Raven Industries, Inc., Sioux Falls, SD
    • Human Resources, 1997-1998
      • Processed workers’ compensations claims and monitored employee progress; administered employee benefits.

  • Dakotacare, Sioux Falls, SD
    • Enrollment Specialist, 1995-1997
Community Involvement
  • NAMWOLF Labor & Employment PAC
  • South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association Member
  • Second Circuit Women in Law Member
  • Board of Directors, Volunteers of America, Dakotas
  • Past Member, Board of Directors and Classroom Volunteer, Junior Achievement, Yankton; current Classroom Volunteer, Junior Achievement, Sioux Falls
  • Yankton County 4-H Leader’s Association Board, Past Member and Past President
  • Board of Directors, Yankton Women’s and Children’s Center, Past Member
  • Board of Directors, Yankton Area Concert Association, Past Member