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Experienced Rapid City Lawyer serving South Dakota since 1992

If you are looking for a criminal defense lawyer in Rapid City who will fight for you, you have come to the right place. One of the most important decisions you will make after being arrested is the attorney you choose to represent you. Having an experienced Rapid City lawyer by your side can make a difference. The representation you choose will impact the rest of your life, as well as the lives of your family.

At RENSCH LAW, we understand the gravity of the situation you are facing and the profound impact it can have on your future. Our dedicated team of criminal defense lawyers is committed to providing personalized and aggressive legal representation tailored to your specific needs. With decades of combined experience, we have successfully defended clients in a wide range of criminal law cases, from DUI and drug offenses to assault, kidnapping, murder, rape, white-collar crimes, and more. Additionally, we also specialize in personal injury cases, helping victims seek the compensation they deserve for their pain and suffering. When you work with the defense lawyers at RENSCH LAW, you can rest assured that you have a trusted advocate fighting for your rights and striving for the best possible outcome in your case.

RENSCH LAW, established in 1992, is located in downtown Rapid City, SD. 

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My name is Tim Rensch and I own Rensch Law here in Rapid City South Dakota.

I’ve been a lawyer for 33 years many of those years trying jury trials, we call
ourselves trial lawyers. My father before me was a trial lawyer for 50 years.

I would like to try to help you however I can. I handle criminal cases and I handle civil cases. In criminal law, I handle the very most serious cases of them all, all the way down to misdemeanors.

I’ve done about every type of case that one can do, and I’d like to use my experience to help you.

What I try to do as a lawyer is I try to be your champion, I advise you, I tell you the risks, I tell you the chances of success, I search out ways to win the case. Even if you think that you have a hopeless case sometimes a lawyer can get in there and find something that can make a big difference.

I have been working in this jurisdiction for my entire career, 33 years. I grew up in this town, I know the people who are involved here. Not only here I’ve traveled across the state and tried jury trials in all parts of South Dakota and what I would like to be able to do for you is use my decades and decades of experience and the collective experience of the law that I learned from my father and what I’ve learned in the courtrooms through  the years and what I’ve learned from other lawyers and just from sheer experience and I’ve learned that experience counts when the chips are down so if you need somebody who knows what to do when he gets into the ring you give Rensch Law call.

I’ve walked into those courtrooms many many times fully prepared and ready to help people. I don’t just take people in and plead them guilty, I will try a case if necessary. And I find that when I’m dealing with prosecutors, if they know that a lawyer is ready to try a case, they more fairly evaluate what it is that they’re willing to offer.

So if you need somebody to handle a criminal case I’ve proven myself over 33 years, John Rush of my Law Firm has over 20 years of experience, and we together can help you.

I also handle civil cases, and a civil case is where somebody is injured because of someone else’s negligence or act. And I’m not talking about a scratch on the thumb I’m talking about serious type injuries or wrongful deaths.

I can use all of the experience that I’ve had through the years in trying jury trials, and the many criminal cases I’ve had in a personal injury case. I’ve won big verdicts I’ve settled big cases I’ve handled simple car wrecks through wrongful deaths and complicated trucking accidents.

If you need somebody to come in and help you out in either a criminal or a civil case come on down to Rensch Law at 832 Saint Joe down here in Rapid City and we can help you.

Types Of Law We Specialize In


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Criminal Defense Lawyers Specializing in Trial Law

We will never compromise your case. Other defense lawyers may push you to accept whatever the prosecutor offers. We are here to get the best result you deserve and not to be at the mercy of the prosecutor. Timothy Rensch has gone above and beyond to gain an amazing reputation, earned in courtrooms throughout South Dakota. If you are looking for an aggressive Rapid City defense lawyer that is approachable, contact RENSCH LAW today for a free injury consultation at 605-341-1210.

Legal Services Locations
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Rapid City; Sturgis; Spearfish; Deadwood; Custer; Hot Springs; Phillip; Kadoka; Martin; Murdo; Kennebec; Pierre; Selby; Chamberlain; Bison; Lemmon; MacIntosh; and all of West River South Dakota.

The attorneys of RENSCH LAW have also handled cases in many East River South Dakota counties as circumstances have required.

Look what our clients say about us
Peter Hart
John Rusch was our lawyer and he was exceptional. This was one of those crazy cases that should never have involved cops, but it did. John navigated the Diversion Program resulting in 10 Hours of community service and the whole thing goes away. I hope never to have to see John again, but well worth the money. Best attorneys in town.
America First
I needed only to drop off a DVD for a case he's defending in my county, but overall I'd still say it was an all-round pleasant experience.
Brian Orsten
I highly recommend Rensch Law practice to help anyone navigate any potential criminal legal issue. My adult son had a mental health crisis and some driving and possession decisions were made in his time of crisis. Rensch Law walked through the entire process with my son, his wife, and I as we got my son medical care, mental health care, and addressed the causes so we could help my son deal with consequences as well as prepare to get healing help so his legal issues wouldn’t derail his future. The mutual respect other court members had for Rensch Law was reassuring and made our journey more successful than it might have otherwise been. This is a 5+ star law office ♥️
Angela Fisher
Absolutely the best lawfirm in the area! Worth every penny!
Sage Paulson
A great group of people who's knowledge of not only the law but people, made my experience with them a very pleasant experience. Love these people very much and will be forever grateful for the work they have done for me and my family!
Terrance Askew
Worth Every penny. Hope to never "have" to use their services again, but if I have too, they would be my first choice.
James Cummiings
Tim Rensch is one of the great trial lawyers of today. He will help you.

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