Trent A. Swanson


Trent A. Swanson

Trent Swanson joined the firm in 1999 and became a partner in 2004. Trent was raised on his family’s farm in the Chamberlain, South Dakota, area. He graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1995, with a bachelor degree in political science and a minor in business administration. He went on to graduate from the University of South Dakota, receiving both his Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration degrees in 1998. While in law school, Trent served as a member of the law school’s Moot Court Board.

After completing law school, Trent served as a law clerk for what was then South Dakota’s Fourth Judicial Circuit.  Upon completion of his clerkship, Trent joined Cutler Law Firm, LLP.  He was admitted to the South Dakota Bar in 1998, the Minnesota Bar in 1999 and the Nebraska Bar in 2024.  

Trent’s primary areas of practice are in the fields of real estate and business organization and transactions.

Trent and his wife, Lynn, live in Sioux Falls.  They have two adult children.


  • University of South Dakota (B.S. Political Science with a minor in Business Administration, 1995)
  • University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business (M.B.A., 1998)
  • University of South Dakota School of Law (J.D., 1998)


  • South Dakota (1998)
  • Minnesota (1999)
  • Nebraska (2024)
  • United States District Court for the District of South Dakota (2000)


  • American Bar Association
  • South Dakota Bar Association
  • Second Circuit Bar Association
  • Minnesota Bar Association
  • Nebraska Bar Association


  • Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished®  Peer Rated     

Areas of Practice

  • Banking & Financial Services Law
  • Business Organizations & Transactions
  • Construction Law
  • Real Estate Law


Trent has been active with Junior Achievement of South Dakota, Boys Scouts of America, and his church.


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Trent A. Swanson


Cutler Law Firm, LLP
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PO Box 1400
Sioux Falls, SD 57101-1400

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