Hope Okerlund Matchan

Hope Okerlund Matchan

Attorney
Counselor-at-Law
Location:
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Phone:
605-679-6359
Email:
Hope Okerlund Matchan honed her skills as an attorney practicing law for 23 years, of those hope has spent 20 years in a courtroom. She has also served as Chief Criminal Deputy for the State's Attorney and was named prosecutor of the year in 2005.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI
  • Family Law
  • Child Custody

Bar Admissions

  • South Dakota, 1992

Education

  • University of South Dakota School of Law, Vermillion, South Dakota
    • Juris Doctor - 1992
  • University of South Dakota School of Business
    • Bachelor of Science - 1988

Published Works

  • Joint Author, Law Enforcement Response to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Classes/Seminars

  • Trainer, Midwest Children's Resource Center, St. Paul, Minnesota, Medical Evidence
  • Panel Participant, Fifth Annual Community Response, Child Abuse, April 2004
  • Training Team Member, S.D. Network against Family Violence and Sexual Assault
  • Panel Participant, University of South Dakota Case Conference on Child Injuries
  • Panel Participant, A Community Response to Child Abuse
  • Instructor, Domestic Violence Law, Sioux Falls Police Department
  • Instructor, Criminal Law, Sioux Falls Police Department Recruits
  • Instructor, Criminal Law, Minnehaha County Reserve Law Enforcement Program

Honors and Awards

  • Graduate Leadership Sioux Falls, May 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The State Bar of South Dakota, Member, 1992 - 2014
  • South Dakota States Attorneys Association, Director, 2005 - 2008

Pro Bono Activities

  • Chair, St. John ALC Social Concerns Committee, 2014
  • Member, St. John ALC Nominating Committee, 2013 - 2014
  • Member, Family Selection Committee, Habitat for Humanity, 2009 - 2010
  • Member, Sanford Child Abuse & Neglect Team, 1998 - 2010
  • Secretary-Treasurer, Women in Law, 2005 - 2006