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Darrell A. Jesse

Darrell A. Jesse is a Partner practicing primarily in the areas of estate planning, corporate law, real estate, and municipal law.

Darrell Jesse is a Partner in the Transactional Team at the Crary Law Firm practicing in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration, corporate law, real estate, and municipal law. Darrell feels strongly that his primary objective for clients is to be a problem solver when assisting them with legal matters. He believes in developing a positive personal relationship with his clients and providing a better outcome for them by relying on a collaborative approach with his experienced and capable partners.

Darrell has been a long time member of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors having served as the Chairman in 2015-2016. He has also been a member of the Dakota Valley Business Council for a number of years as currently serves as the Board’s Advisor. In addition Darrell has served on the Sioux Gateway Airport Board of Trustees for eight years. He has also served on other a number of other community service organizations and church committees at Sacred Heart in Sioux City.

Education
Darrell is a graduate of the University of South Dakota with a B.S. in business administration and major in accounting (1985) and his law degree or J.D. in 1988. He is an avid USD sports fan and bleeds Coyote red.

Darrell is a South Dakota native and grew up in Madison and Hartford, South Dakota.

Darrell joined the firm in 1994 and prior to that, served as Director of Loan Origination/Legal Counsel for the South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Darrell retired from the Air Force Reserve as a Full Colonel in 2016, after having served in the South Dakota Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve for more than 35 years. Darrell also worked for approximately three years as a tax consultant for Deloitte & Touche in Minneapolis from 1989 to 1991.

Darrell’s practice includes wills, trusts and probate administration, corporate, real estate and municipal law.

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa
  • Nebraska
  • South Dakota
  • Federal Courts in Iowa, Nebraska, & South Dakota
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Professional Associations

    • American Bar Association, Member, Section of Litigation
    • Iowa State Bar Association
    • Nebraska State Bar Association
    • South Dakota State Bar Association
    • Woodbury County Bar Association
    • University of South Dakota (B.A., 1985)
    • University of South Dakota (J.D., 1988)
    Darrell A. Jesse
    Darrell A. Jesse

    POSITION: Principal and Secretary of the Firm

    PHONE: 605.232.3340

    OFFICE: Dakota Dunes, South Dakota

    PRACTICE GROUPS:
    Corporate Law
    Estate Planning and Estate and Trust Administration
    Municipal Law
    Real Estate Law