Kent R. Cutler


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)

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Kent R. Cutler


Cutler Law Firm, LLP
140 N Phillips Ave, 4th Floor
PO Box 1400
Sioux Falls, SD 57101-1400

605.335.4950 (main)
605.335.4956 (direct)
605.335.4961 (fax)