Thomas H. Frieberg, a partner in the firm, was installed as President of the State Bar of South Dakota. Frieberg will serve as President for one year.
The State Bar of South Dakota sets the policies, budgets and legislative agendas for the association and also is charged with the discipline of lawyers through its Disciplinary Board. The organization is governed by a Board of Bar Commissioners over which the State Bar President presides. The State Bar President also represents the State Bar at regional and national conferences.
The position of President was held by Tom's father, Robert B. Frieberg, in 1985-86. Tom is the third attorney to follow his father to the top volunteer position with the State Bar of South Dakota, and the first fourth generation South Dakota lawyer to hold the position.
Thomas Frieberg has been elected as President-elect of the State Bar of South Dakota.
The election took place at the annual meeting of the State Bar on June 21, 2013 in Pierre, South Dakota.
Tom is the attorney for the City of Beresford and the Beresford School District, and is active in numerous community programs and projects.
He is the first fourth generation South Dakota lawyer to be so elected and will assume the presidency of the State Bar in June, 2014.
Robert B. Frieberg, an attorney with Frieberg, Nelson & Ask, LLP, in Beresford, S.D., received an award for reaching his fifty-year milestone since admission to practice law in the State of South Dakota during the annual meeting of the State Bar of South Dakota held in Sioux Falls on June 24, 2011.
Robert received his law degree from the University of South Dakota in 1961 and was admitted to the South Dakota Bar that same year. He joined the family law firm in Beresford where his father and grandfather practiced.
Robert is pictured holding his award with his son, Thomas H. Frieberg, who is pictured holding the award his grandfather, Roscoe A. Frieberg, received in 1977 for practicing law 50 years.
Distinguished Law Alumni Honored with Alumni Achievement Award during Dakota Days in October 2009.
Robert B. Frieberg, a third generation graduate of USD, received his bachelor's degree in 1957 and his law degree in 1961.
Robert continues to serve the University as a Foundation trustee and as legal counsel. He and his late wife, Evonne, '56 A.A., were honored by the USD Foundation in 2006 for their service to the University with the Inman Award.
In 2007, the USD Student Bar Association presented him with the Marshall M. McKusick Award in recognition of his contributions to the legal profession.
The tree Frieberg children are also graduates of USD, and three of his grandchildren are presently attending USD.
Robert and his wife, Elaine Miller live in Beresford, where he continues to practice law.
VERMILLION, S.D. -- Robert B. Frieberg, an attorney with the firm Frieberg, Nelson & Ask, LLP, in Beresford, S.D., will receive the 2007 Marshall M. McKusick Award during the annual meeting of the State Bar of South Dakota next month.
The McKusick Award is presented annually by The University of South Dakota Student Bar Association (SBA) to an outstanding member of the South Dakota Bar for contributions to the legal profession. Frieberg, a Beresford native, is a graduate of USD receiving his B.A. in 1957 and a J.D. in 1961. After two years in the Army, Frieberg has practiced law as a third generation lawyer in his family firm since 1963. He currently serves as the South Dakota state delegate to the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association, is past chair of the National Caucus of State Bar Associations and is past chancellor of the JackRabbit Bar Association. He has served as president of the South Dakota State Bar; was president of the Young Lawyers Section; was chair of the Committee on Continuing Legal Education; and is currently general counsel to the State Bar Disciplinary Board. Frieberg is presently counsel to The University of South Dakota and the USD Foundation. He is also past president of the USD Alumni Association and of the USD Foundation. As a past president of the South Dakota Board of Education, Frieberg also has served as an adjunct professor at the USD School of Law. An active member of the United Church of Christ, in which he holds responsibilities in local, state and national settings, Frieberg and his wife, Evonne, have three children, 11 grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and a great grandson.
McKusick Award recipients are chosen by the SBA from nominations by members of the South Dakota Bar. Marshall M. McKusick (1879-1950) was a professor at the USD Law School beginning in 1902. In 1911, he became the law school's second dean, and served the University and the legal profession for nearly five decades. USD law student Justin Johns, president of the SBA, will present Frieberg with the 56th Marshall McKusick Award at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 22 during the state bar association's annual meeting in Aberdeen.