Kent R. CutlerPartner
Kent R. Cutler
Kent Cutler is a native of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas in 1988, with a degree in political science and history. Kent received his law degree in 1991 from the University of South Dakota School of Law.
Following law school, Kent returned to Sioux Falls and established a private law practice. In 1997, he joined his father, Rich Cutler, in founding Cutler Law Firm, LLP. Kent’s practice is focused on representing plaintiffs in civil and commercial litigation, where he has obtained substantial verdicts for his clients. In 1994, he successfully challenged the constitutionality of South Dakota’s $150 million video lottery network.
Kent and his wife, Carolyn, have two children. In his free time, Kent enjoys playing golf, skiing, and spending time with his family. He is also involved with many community organizations and has served as President of the Second Circuit Bar Association.
- Southern Methodist University (B.A. Political Science and History, 1988)
- University of South Dakota School of Law (J.D., 1991)
- South Dakota (1991)
- United States District Court for the District of South Dakota (1992)
- United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit (1992)
- American Bar Association
- South Dakota Bar Association
- Second Circuit Bar Association
- South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association
- Super Lawyers – Business Litigation (2014 – 2017)
- Martindale-Hubbell BV® Distinguished
Areas of Practice
- Business & Commercial Litigation
- Civil Litigation
- Construction Law
- Insurance Bad Faith
- Personal Injury
- Products Liability
- Workers Compensation
- Wrongful Death
- Downtown Rotary Club (1995-present)
- South Dakota Achieve Foundation Board (1996-2002)
- Sioux Empire United Way Board of Directors (2002-2008)
- Avera McKennan Hospital Foundation Board (2006-2010)
- President, Minnehaha Country Club (2005)
- First United Methodist Church Finance Committee and Staff Parish Committee
- President, Lincoln High School Booster Club (2012-2013)
Recent Articles & News
Cutler Law Firm, LLP is pleased to announce that 8 of our attorneys were recently selected as either Super Lawyers or Rising Stars to the 2018 edition of Great Plains Super Lawyers. Attorneys selected as Super Lawyers are ranked in the top 5% of practicing attorneys...
Cutler Law Firm, LLP attorney Mike Bornitz recently published an article in the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association's newsletter titled Medical Records Requests Using the HITECH Act. The text of the article is included below. Like many of you, we have received...
SiouxFalls.Business recently featured Cutler Law Firm's recently renovated space in a piece presented by Interstate Office Products. In the article, Cutler Law Firm partners Kent Cutler and Alex Halbach talk about the new space and some of the challenges associated...
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...
Cutler Law Firm attorneys Kent Cutler and Kimberly Wassink received a favorable ruling from the Supreme Court of South Dakota, affirming the trial court’s grant of summary judgment in their client’s favor. In a unanimous decision filed on December 16, 2015, the Court...
Richard Cutler, Kent Cutler, and Steven Sarbacker have been named to the 2015 Great Plains Super Lawyers list
Cutler Law Firm, LLP attorneys Richard A. Cutler, Kent R. Cutler, and Steven J. Sarbacker have been named to the 2015 Great Plains Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers...
Sioux Falls, SD - Cutler Law Firm, LLP attorneys Kent Cutler and Kim Wassink recently prevailed on a motion for summary judgment in a first party insurance case. Plaintiff sued her automobile insurer seeking uninsured motorist benefits on behalf of her spouse, who...