Lindsay Harris

Lindsay

Nikki

Alicia James

Alicia

Anna Steinwand

Anna

Lindsay M. Harris, JD

CEO / ESTATE & BUSINESS PLANNING ATTORNEY

Lindsay Harris

Lindsay M. Harris is the owner and managing member of Harris Law & Co. She leads our succession planners in protecting every family and business we serve using forward-thinking solutions derived from exceptional experience. Lindsay’s knowledge and dedication shows in her work and resulted in her selection as a 2018, 2019 & 2020 Rising Star from Super Lawyers, a distinction only earned by 2.5% of attorneys in the state. Whether it is creating wills, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, charitable trusts, special needs trusts, or advanced business plans such as family limited partnerships, limited liability companies, or corporations, Lindsay’s passion is to ensure that every family and business is protected when life changing events occur. Lindsay maintains over 61 hours of continued legal education in the areas of estate and business planning each year. She graduated summa cum laude with her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Spanish from the University of South Dakota and with High Honors from the University of South Dakota School of Law. Outside of the office, Lindsay can be found on the tee box, ski hill, or in front of her art easel. She enjoys spending Saturday mornings having coffee with her grandparents and playing with her nieces and nephews. As community is important to Lindsay, she currently serves as the president on the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Fund Development Committee for Habitat for Humanity (and yes, they even let her swing a hammer every now and again!).

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Why do you do what you do?

Family is everything to me. I grew up in a big family where my 32 cousins and I would dress up every Christmas in our pajamas and eagerly await Christmas morning, where Thanksgivings were filled with turkey and laughter (…and maybe a few naps), and where my uncles would move my tent into the corn field every fourth of July. I am incredibly fortunate to have grown up in the family I did and to have been raised with the values I still hold true today. But life sometimes throws a few curveballs. My senior year of high school, when most children were planning for their futures and looking at dorm room furniture, I was grieving the loss of my father who unexpectedly passed away. I saw first-hand the grief and chaos that losing a loved one causes. I always thought there had to be a better way. A better way to protect families and businesses when unexpected life events occur. A better way to guide people through the often overly complex legal world. So, I decided to find one. I followed this passion to law school and eventually to founding Harris Law & Co. Growing up with small town values and a big heart drives the purpose and culture of my team. We want to ensure that we are servants to our community, that we continually learn and find ways to better serve others, and that every day we help arm families and businesses with the information they need to better protect themselves and their loved ones from life’s unexpected events.

Nikki Blue

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Nikki Blue joined our team as our Director of Operations. Nikki believes in growth and has a passion for personal and professional development. With over ten years of leadership and management experience, Nikki ensures the right systems and culture are in place to help our team do what they do best—protect families and businesses. As a previous business owner, Nikki knows the level of dedication and skill it takes to run a business and she ensures our team and clients work together in meeting each other’s needs. Nikki grew up in the Sioux Falls area and lives in the Harrisburg School District with her children. When she is not spending time with her family and friends, she can be found behind her camera or at the gym. As giving back to her community is important, Nikki donates her time and talent at Habitat for Humanity. She serves on the Fund Development Committee and also participates in the volunteer house builds. Although she has not mastered every area of construction, she knows how to swing a hammer and frame a wall.

Why do you do what you do?

I enjoy working at Harris Law & Co. because of the compassion and help offered to our clients when unexpected life events arise. I enjoy working closely with our team to ensure that our clients are receiving the best care and quality customer service. Being part of a team that shares my passion and vision leads to phenomenal results for the families and businesses we serve. Culture drives quality, and being a part of the culture at Harris Law is an unbelievable experience.

Alicia James

LEGAL ASSISTANT

Alicia James

Alicia James joined our team as a legal assistant. She works with our team on family law matters, business succession planning, and probate/trust administration. 20+ years of experience in the legal field, working for both law firms and the courthouse, has honed Alicia’s talent for switching between matters seamlessly while developing her skill for maintaining focus on details and great communication.

Alicia has lived in the Sioux Falls area since 1990. When she is not spending time cooking large meals for her friends and family, she is traveling and exploring new places and cultures with her husband. One of her favorite things to do is just get in the car and take off with no destination in mind.

Why do you do what you do?

Everyone goes through difficult times during life that bring uncertainty and fear. I find fulfillment helping people through these hard times, whether it is a divorce, a custody battle, or the death of a loved one. I am only a small piece of their story, but I can be a guide for them and help them navigate to the other side. Harris Law & Co.’s passion for empathy, community, and culture allows me to continue finding fulfillment through my work, and I am grateful to be part of the team.

Anna Steinwand

LEGAL ASSISTANT

Anna Steinwand

Anna Steinwand joined our team as a legal assistant. Anna works hand-in-hand with our succession planning team in ensuring that families and businesses are protected. Anna’s ability to process complex information and her attention to detail help ensure that the work we do for every client meets our expectations. Anna brings an amazing work ethic and young perspective to our team. Anna grew up in Moorhead, Minnesota. She now lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and is enrolled at Augustana University. When she is not working or studying, Anna enjoys reading, cleaning, learning new information, hanging out with her bearded dragon, and watching the Office.

Why do you do what you do?

I enjoy working at Harris Law & Co. because of the team members and the devotion to families and community. I also enjoy learning new concepts and expanding my knowledge base through my career. The attorneys and team members at Harris Law & Co. are always welcoming and help me advance my goals.