Beth A. Roesler

Beth Roesler Attorney

Employment & Family Attorney | Managing Partner


Sioux Falls Lawyer in Employment, Divorce, and Family Law |
Employment and Family Law Practice Area Leader

Beth A. Roesler is Managing Partner of the Goosmann Law Firm's Sioux Falls location.  Beth is an employment and family law attorney who helps her clients navigate the drama in business and life.  She leverages her past HR experience to dissolve employee issues, cut the drama, and find solutions to helping prevent them in the future.

Beth proactively helps clients protect their business by updating employee handbooks, offering employee training, providing guidance on difficult employment situations, conducting internal investigations, responding to charges of discrimination, and defending lawsuits.  She handles cases involving federal employment statutes and regulations, such as Title VII, ADA, ADEA, and FMLA, wrongful termination claims, and labor disputes.


Office: (605) 371-2000

Direct: (605) 275-7995

Fax: (605) 275-2039

Beth has been practicing law and civil litigation for employers, businesses, and individuals for 10 years and has a wealth of experience.  She has 8 years of experience in the HR field for manufacturing and construction/management companies, including serving as an HR director.  This experience along with her MBA degree provides Beth with a strong understanding of employer and business needs.

Beth guides clients dealing with custody, divorce, child support, gestational surrogacy and a gamut of issues involving families through life’s difficult situations to achieve optimal results. She listens to her family clients during tough situations to bring them clarity and resolve matters during a divorce or custody. She develops strategies based on their unique life situations and tailors strategies to meet their needs. Beth knows no two cases are alike, and she excels at creating strategies to meet any given situation. She keeps in mind individual perspectives and goals, making it worth it for her clients.

Her background includes having grown up on a family farm which reflects her hard work and above and beyond mentality she has for her clients. When asked why she practices in her area of law, Beth said, “Employment and Family law are all about solving problems and putting the issues together to achieve the best results for my clients.  I enjoy providing people comfort during some of the most turbulent times.  I like helping business resolve employment disputes and families achieve harmony and stability in their lives.”

Practice Areas

LICENSED IN: South Dakota

Beth’s “Why”

Beth is married and has three children ages 17, 14, and 11. In her free time, she likes to run, play golf, and spend time at her children’s activities, which include hockey, soccer, baseball, football, and showing livestock in 4-H and FFA.

University of South Dakota School of Law, Juris Doctor, May 2009

  • South Dakota Law Review Note & Comment Editor
  • South Dakota Law Review Staff Writer
    • Published Casenote: Garcetti v. Ceballos: Judicially Muzzling the Voices of Public Sector Employees, 53 S.D.L. Rev. 397 (2008).
  • Phi Alpha Delta Treasurer
  • Domestic Violence Prevention League Treasurer
  • Awards: High Grade Elder Law

University of South Dakota, Master of Business Administration, August 2006

Mount Marty College, Bachelor of Science, Health Care Administration, May 1995

  • Internships at Sacred Heart Hospital, Human Resources and Business Offices, and Yankton Care Center

Christopherson, Anderson, Paulson & Fideler, LLP, Sioux Falls, SD

Attorney, 2015-2019

      • General practice consisting of family law, employment related disputes and advice regarding employment business practices, personal injury, business litigation, business formations, estate planning, and trust and estate litigation.
      • Manage cases in all aspects of law through trial, with approximately five circuit court trials and multiple circuit court hearings each year.

Pollard & Larson, LLP, Yankton, SD

Attorney, 2014-2015

      • General practice consisting of family law, commercial real estate transactions, personal injury, business litigation, business formations, estate planning, and mental illness hearings at the South Dakota Human Services Center.

Johnson, Miner, Marlow, Woodward & Huff, Prof. LLC, Yankton, SD

Associate Attorney, 2010-2014

      • Managed litigation cases consisting of a variety of issues including personal injury, workers’ compensation, business and commercial litigation, insurance bad faith, employment, trusts, real estate, and agricultural. Investigated and researched factual basis for cases. Interviewed witnesses and discovery preparation including taking depositions. Prepared pleadings, motions, and other documentation for trials, hearings, mediations, arbitrations and other legal proceedings. Argued motions and other pleadings to the Circuit Court.
        • Reported case: Berry v. Time Ins. Co., 798 F.Supp.2d 1015 (D.S.D. 2001).
        • Attended South Dakota Trial Academy, July of 2011.
      • Facilitate real estate and business transactions and sales, prepare business related contracts.
      • Formation of LLCs, corporations, and non-profit corporations.
      • Evaluate and draft employee handbooks and manuals and medical practice and healthcare facility documents.

Thompson Law Office, Vermillion, SD

Legal Intern, 2008-2010

      • Provide support to attorney in general practice.
      • Research and draft memoranda in the areas of family law, criminal law, probate, wills, trusts, personal injury, real estate, municipal planning and ordinances, and business planning.
      • Assist in preparation of all pretrial documents including: briefs, affidavits, complaints, motions, responses, interrogatories and answers, request for documents, depositions, settlement letters, stipulations and agreements, and correspondence to clients and opposing counsel.
      • Wrote and submitted three briefs to the South Dakota Supreme Court under attorney supervision.
      • Attend client conferences, negotiations, depositions, and court appointments.

Niebur Golf Inc/Traditional Golf Management, LLC , Colorado Springs, CO

Human Resources Director, 1998-2004

      • Managed all aspects of employee benefits including health insurance, life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and 401(k) plan; performed annual evaluation of all benefits programs and implemented new programs.
      • Directed, developed, and implemented human resources policies, procedures, and programs.
      • Implemented a short-term disability plan, dental plan, and started a new 401(k) plan; orchestrated move to self-funded health insurance plan with thirty percent savings annually.
      • Multi-state payroll management for 450 employees and two companies owned by Niebur Golf, Inc.; prepared and implemented payroll systems for new entities, states, and localities.
      • Coordinated safety and OSHA programs including design of construction safety program, safety manual, drug and alcohol policy, accident investigation program, return-to-work policy, and instituted a safety incentive program. Managed worker’s compensation claims.
      • Ensured compliance with federal and state labor laws; defended unemployment claims.
      • Coordinated employee relocations and housing.
      • Responsible for Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reporting and monitoring.
      • Wrote and implemented the employee handbook and designed employee benefit program for a new subsidiary company, Traditional Golf Management.
      • Planned and assisted with acquisitions of new golf course management contracts; evaluated existing golf course procedures. Assisted with employee reviews and bonuses.
      • Organized H2B visa program for 170 seasonal employees per year.
      • Conducted disciplinary investigations, ensured consistent and fair treatment to employees, and facilitated termination procedures.

Raven Industries, Inc., Sioux Falls, SD

Human Resources, 1997-1998

      • Processed workers’ compensations claims and monitored employee progress.
      • Assisted in administration of employee benefits.
      • Published monthly employee newsletter.

Dakotacare, Sioux Falls, SD

Enrollment Specialist, 1995-1997

      • Performed COBRA administration for all clients.
      • Prepared self-funded client billings and setup new clients.

State: South Dakota

Federal: U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota

  • NAMWOLF Labor & Employment PAC
  • South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association Member
  • Second Circuit Women in Law Member
  • Past Member, Board of Directors and Classroom Volunteer, Junior Achievement, Yankton; current Classroom Volunteer, Junior Achievement, Sioux Falls
  • Yankton County 4-H Leader’s Association Board, Past Member and Past President
  • Board of Directors, Yankton Women’s and Children’s Center, Past Member
  • Board of Directors, Yankton Area Concert Association, Past Member
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