Brendan F. PonsAssociate
Brendan “Bo” Pons
Bo grew up in Yankton, South Dakota, and graduated from the University of South Dakota magna cum laude in 2011, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Philosophy and a minor in Chemistry. Bo graduated from the University of South Dakota School of Law with Sterling Honors in 2014. While attending law school, Bo was the Note & Comment Editor for the South Dakota Law Review and was published in the South Dakota Law Review during his second year. Bo has also published philosophy articles in undergraduate and graduate philosophy journals.
Both in undergraduate and in law school, Bo coached Lincoln-Douglas debate for Yankton High School. During this time, Bo’s students had three quarter-finalists, one semi-finalist, and two finalist appearances, as well as one championship, at the South Dakota State Tournament for Lincoln-Douglas. Four of Bo’s students qualified to the National Speech and Debate Tournament in Lincoln-Douglas, including two students who made the elimination rounds. In 2014, Bo won the South Dakota Forensic Coaches Association “Assistant Coach of the Year” award.
After law school, Bo clerked for the Honorable Justice Steven L. Zinter at the South Dakota Supreme Court.
Bo joined Cutler Law Firm, LLP as an associate in 2015, and focuses his practice on general litigation matters.
Outside of the office, Bo enjoys watching sports, judging high school debate tournaments, and spending time with family and friends. Since moving to Sioux Falls, Bo continues his involvement with debate as a volunteer coach at Roosevelt High School, winning the Sioux Falls School District “Volunteer of the Year” Award in 2016.
- University of South Dakota (B.S., Philosophy with a minor in Chemistry, magna cum laude, 2011)
- University of South Dakota (J.D., Sterling Honors Graduate, 2014)
- South Dakota (2014)
- United States District Court for the District of South Dakota (2014)
- South Dakota Bar Association
- Second Circuit Bar Association
- South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association
- American Bar Association
Areas of Practice
- Civil Litigation
- Business & Commercial Litigation
Recent Articles & News
On February 22, 2018, a rural South Dakota jury returned a $900,000.00 verdict for Cutler Law Firm, LLP Attorneys Michael Bornitz and Sam Krystosek and their client in a car collision lawsuit. The plaintiff, a construction contractor, was injured when a commercial...
Cutler Law Firm, LLP attorneys Kent Cutler, Mike Bornitz and Kim Wassink were successful in challenging the circuit court’s decision in Stern Oil Company, Inc. v. James Brown d/b/a Exxon Goode to Go and Freeway Mobil. The case involved a breach of contract action...