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Nancy Vollertsen

Of Counsel


Licensed in South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa

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Sioux Falls Of Counsel

Attorney Nancy Vollertsen serves as Of Counsel for Goosmann Law Firm in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Nancy has a wealth of experience in assisting employers manage difficult employee issues and defending them in legal and administrative claims. With over four decades of private law practice, she has handled wage and hour matters, discrimination and harassment claims, internal investigations, wrongful termination, employee discipline and discharge matters, and disputes regarding various leave laws.

Following her law school graduation, Nancy was Assistant City Attorney in Iowa City, Iowa. She then moved to Minnesota where she became the first human resources administrator for Olmsted County, Minnesota. In this role she developed invaluable hands-on experience managing employees, bargaining with public sector unions, and working with elected officials and judges.

Nancy passed the Minnesota bar and was recruited by a premier law firm in southeastern Minnesota to practice in general corporate, employment, family and estate planning law. Along with another attorney, Nancy engineered the firm’s merger with another leading firm and later became managing partner of the newly merged firm. Several years later, she was recruited to join a large Minneapolis firm with offices in Denver and Sioux Falls. Here she was the Chair of the Employment Law Group and subsequently, Employment Counsel to the law firm. Over the years Nancy has developed skills in the ADA, FMLA, FLSA, and labor and employment laws, counseling clients and mediating employment disputes throughout the country.

Throughout her career, she has been involved in education and public service. She was an attorney for the Rochester Minnesota school district for a decade. Former Minnesota Governor Perpich appointed her to the founding board of the Minnesota Center for Arts Education. She was also appointed to the Minnesota Board of Public Defense and the Minnesota Supreme Court’s Client Security Board, becoming its Chair.

Nancy is a frequent speaker on employment matters and has authored numerous articles and books on employment law topics. She co-authored Employer’s Guide to Employment Law Issues in Minnesota and Employer’s Guide to Employment Law Issues in South Dakota. Nancy is also AV Rated by Martindale.

In 2018, Nancy “retired” from her daily commutes to downtown Minneapolis and moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota with her husband. Upon her move to Sioux Falls she was admitted to the South Dakota Bar and started solo practice to continue representing her longstanding clients.

Nancy earned her Juris Doctor degree from University of Iowa Law School and is admitted to practice in South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota.

LICENSED IN: South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota

Nancy’s “Why”

Nancy loves to “problem solve” which explains her continued interest in practicing law and in her hobbies of reading (history and English mysteries), gourmet cooking, and aspirational golfing. Last fall Nancy and her husband took a tour of World War II battlefields sponsored by the National World War II Museum and hope more travel is in their future.

Bar Admissions

  • State: South Dakota, Iowa & Minnesota 

Practice Areas
  • University of Iowa College of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1973
  • University of Iowa, Bachelor of Arts, 1970
Previous Employment
  • Nancy B. Vollertsen P.C. Sioux Falls, SD
    • Labor and Employment Attorney & Consultant, 2019- Present
  • Lindquist & Vennum Minneapolis, MN
    • Partner, 1998- 2017
  • Dunlap & Seeger, Rochester, MN
    • Partner, 1981 - 1998
  • Founding Board Member- Minnesota Center for Arts Education
  • Former Board Member and Chair – Minnesota Supreme Court Client Security Board
  • Former Board Member-State of Minnesota Board of Public Defense