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The Trial Lawyers of Goodsell Oviatt

Verne Goodsell

Partner, Trial Lawyer

Verne is a partner in the Rapid City law firm of Goodsell Oviatt, LLP, where he focuses on medical malpractice, personal injury, insurance bad faith, and strategic business planning. He received a B.S. and M.S. degree from Northern State College, and his J.D. from the Washburn University.
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Nathan Oviatt

Partner, Trial Lawyer

Nate is an experienced trial attorney with a direct, practical, and honest approach to helping clients navigate through tough legal problems. With millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients, he holds insurance companies accountable to honor their promises and follow the law.

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David Barari

Trial Lawyer

David Barari, Attorney, joined Goodsell Oviatt, LLP in August, 2009. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of South Dakota and graduated with Sterling Honors. David is originally from Vermillion and now resides in the Black Hills.
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Nate Oviatt Interview Featured on KOTA NewsGoodsell+Oviatt attorney, Nate Oviatt, was interviewed and featured on local news outlets on the plausability and legality of vaccine passports. Nate speaks on the details surrounding the issue as it relates to our state.New TV Spot On Air Now!Put our experience, knowledge, and track record to work for you. Goodsell+Oviatt - The Go To AttorneysHistoric $45.5 Million Verdict Obtained in Bad Faith Punitive Damage Case“Our efforts will provide an important precedent for many other injured workers who have been the innocent victims of insurers who wrongfully terminate ongoing medical care.” – G. Verne Goodsell & David Barari79th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle RallyThis year, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally embarks on its 79th year and is bringing with it about a half-million riders to the Black Hills of South Dakota. Concerts, races, bike shows, food, and fun abound for Rally enthusiasts. However, the winding roads, traffic, and weather can create conditions that easily compromise safety.78Th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle RallyThis year, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally embarks on its 78th year and is bringing with it about a half-million riders to the Black Hills of South Dakota. Concerts, races, bike shows, bike sales and trades, food, and fun abound for Rally enthusiasts. However, the winding roads, traffic, and weather can create conditions which compromise safety.Court Rules In The Matter Of Lamar V. City Of Rapid City In U.S. District CourtUnited States District Court Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken has ruled in the matter of Lamar Advertising of South Dakota, Inc., a South Dakota corporation, and TLC Properties Inc., d/b/a Lamar TLC Properties, Inc., a Louisiana corporation vs. the City of Rapid City, a South Dakota municipal corporation.