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Steve was born on September 29th, 1953 in Redfield, South Dakota. He attended and graduated from Redfield High School in 1971. Steve moved to Sioux Falls when he formed Nichols & Rabuck with Dan, and has lived in Sioux Falls ever since. Steve is an avid reader and enjoys meeting up for coffee. Steve also studies the Bible.
College and Social Work.
Steven K. Rabuck graduated from the University of South Dakota with a degree in Social Work and a minor Biology in 1976. After matriculating, Steve began work as a social worker for the Educational Unit at Redfield State Hospital and School.
A Career Change to the Law.
In 1979 Steve began working for South Dakota Department of Social Services, still as a social worker. In the five years Steve worked as a social worker, he developed a keen ability to work with people in crises and assist people with problems. This experience convinced Steve that a career in the law would be an opportunity to apply his problem-solving abilities in a private practice setting.
Practicing in Chamberlain.
Steve graduated from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 1981 and joined Andrea Law Office in Chamberlain, South Dakota, as an associate. Steve worked there for 11 years trying cases and assisting clients with family law matters. Steve also successfully represented clients charged with criminal offenses.
Moving the Practice to Sioux Falls.
In 1992, Steve contacted his long-time friend and Beta Theta Pi brother, Dan, and the two formed Nichols & Rabuck, P.C. Steve has been practicing at Nichols & Rabuck as a Senior partner since 1992.
Areas of Practice
From practicing law in Chamberlain, South Dakota and Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Steve has had a wide variety of experience. The majority of his practice is in the following areas:
Criminal Law – Steve has handled numerous misdemeanor and felony cases in both state and federal courts. Within both state and federal courts, Steve has represented clients in jury trials and appeals.
Family Law – Steve has deep and broad experience in assisting legal needs associated with families, including divorces, child support cases, visitation issues, custody disputes, and adoptions.
Personal Injury – Steve has represented numerous clients in personal injury cases and is willing to work on a contingent fee basis.
Litigation – Steve represents clients in contract, real estate and other types of civil litigation, including habeas corpus, and has substantial experience in litigating those issues.
Real Estate – Steve has prepared hundreds of deeds, contracts for deed, purchase agreements, and other various real estate documents. Steve also represents clients when a real estate matter become disputed.
Trusts, Wills and Probates – Steve has put together estate plans from large to small, simple to complex. He is proficient and contemplative when drafting wills, powers of attorney, living wills, trusts, living trusts and other estate planning documents. Steve has also probated numerous estates.
"My goal is to provide competent legal representation for a reasonable fee. I look forward to assisting you."