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Darrell A. Jesse

Darrell A. Jesse is a Partner in the Transactional Team at Crary Huff Law Firm practicing in the areas of corporate law, real estate, estate planning, and municipal law. He is also a member of the management committee.

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 Governors Office of Economic Development. Since 2009, Darrell has served in the Air Force Reserve as an Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer (EPLO) for the State of South Dakota, and is assigned to 1st Air Force. In 2007, he retired from the South Dakota Air National Guard as a Colonel after a 26 year career and 12 years as a Staff Judge Advocate (JAG). Darrell also worked for three years as a tax consultant for Deloitte & Touche in Minneapolis.

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


  • University of South Dakota (B.S., 1985)
  • University of South Dakota (J.D., 1988)

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
    Darrell A. Jesse
    Darrell A. Jesse

    POSITION: Principal and Secretary of the Firm

    PHONE: 605.232.3340

    OFFICE: Dakota Dunes, South Dakota

    Corporate Law
    Estate Planning and Estate and Trust Administration
    Municipal Law
    Real Estate Law