We provide a full range of legal services to municipalities and other governmental entities. Our municipal law practice is designed to protect the interests and rights of the clients we represent. Using our experience in all aspects of municipal law, we deliver comprehensive advisory and litigation services. In addition, we provide support to other public agencies and special districts in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.
We have extensive experience with drafting ordinances and written agreements, advising councils and boards on legal matters, prosecuting ordinance violations, overseeing bid-letting procedures, dealing with zoning and land use matters, defending or prosecuting civil litigation and assisting with other needs as they arise.
Since our firm was founded over 100 years ago, we have developed strong relationships with various municipalities in Siouxland and gained a thorough knowledge of their laws and policies. Our firm is also on the pulse of current trends in both state and federal law and is constantly evolving to incorporate them into the advice we give to our clients. We understand the importance of delivering innovative solutions that are unique to the government area.
Our flexible, proactive problem-solving approach has proven successful in the smooth functioning of various municipalities and in addressing the concerns that cities often encounter regarding state and federal legislation.
Darrell A. Jesse
Darrell is a South Dakota native and grew up in Madison and Hartford, South Dakota. He completed undergraduate studies in accounting at the University of South Dakota in 1985 and went on to graduate from the University of South Dakota, School of Law in 1988. Darrell joined the firm in 1994 and prior to that, served as Director of Loan Origination/Legal Counsel for the South Dakota Governors Office of Economic Development.
Michael P. Schmiedt
Mike is a lifelong resident of South Sioux City, Nebraska. A 1991 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Law, he received his undergraduate degree from Wayne State College in 1985. Prior to joining the firm, Mike served as a Deputy Dakota County Attorney and a probation officer for the State of Nebraska. Mike is a shareholder and serves on the firm’s management committee. Mike’s practice includes insurance defense, corporate municipal law, personal injury, and wrongful death. He also handles all aspects of business litigation and other disputes.
Sabrina L. Sayler
Sabrina LaFleur-Sayler is a Partner in the Litigation Team at Crary Huff Law Firm specializing in Domestic Relations and Family Law cases and Civil Litigation cases. She practices primarily out of our South Dakota office and works tirelessly to ensure her clients understand at the outset how their case will progress and continues to keep them informed every step of the way. She believes regular and open communication is the key to her client’s success.
Andrew Twinamatsiko is an associate in the litigation team at Crary Huff Law Firm. Andrew’s litigation practice includes civil litigation, criminal defense, family law, local government law, and appellate practice. Prior to joining Crary Huff, Andrew worked as the International Compliance Officer at the University of South Dakota where he advised international students and visiting scholars on various federal immigration issues.