Lindsay

Rebekkah

Nikki

Deana

Anna

Beatriz Blom

Beatriz

Lindsay M. Harris, JD

CEO / ESTATE & BUSINESS PLANNING ATTORNEY

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 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, 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 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.

Rebekkah J. Mouw, JD

FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY

Rebekkah J. Mouw joined our team as a family law attorney. She has a passion for helping families and children through the legal process. Focusing on divorce, custody, child support, protection orders, adoptions, and guardianships, Rebekkah is a fierce advocate for both the men and women who retain her. Rebekkah’s veracity and skill has led to her selection as a 2018 Rising Star from Super Lawyers, a distinction only earned by 2.5% of attorneys in the state. Rebekkah’s method of practice is focused on the power of details and client care, with a special interest in how personality disorders play into divorce and custody proceedings. Rebekkah started the first two years practicing family law as a single parent, so she has a unique perspective on the stressors that accompany family law cases. Rebekkah was born and raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and she attended Washington High School, Gustavus Adolphus College, and University of South Dakota School of Law. Throughout school, Rebekkah worked as a high school debate coach, mentor, and administrative assistant. When she is not practicing law, Rebekkah enjoys spending quality time with her son, husband, and dogs. As Rebekkah has a passion for protecting every family member, she volunteers her home and time to foster dogs through Almost Home Canine Rescue. Rebekkah’s other hobbies include woodworking, photography, and martial arts.

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Recent Seminars

Why do you do what you do?

Family Law is my passion. I enjoy working with clients who are doing their best to protect their families and children while trying to navigate some of the most stressful situations they will ever have to go through. I enjoy the art of negotiating with opposing counsel and the thrill of litigating in the court room. I’m constantly learning more about my practice area so I can better aid clients in their understanding of their legal situation while tailoring solutions to their specific needs. I’ve tried my hand at other practice areas, but family law is where I want to be and where I will stay because of the compassion I have for my clients and their situations.

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. 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 estate planning clients to ensure they are protected and understand the planning they are putting into place. 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.

Deana Olson

CERTIFIED PARALEGAL

Deana Olson joined our team as a Certified Paralegal and works hand in hand with our attorneys to ensure our clients are well-served. Born and raised in northwest Iowa, Deana is a farm girl through and through. She graduated from Minnesota State University (formerly Mankato State University) and relocated to Sioux Falls shortly after. She has over 25 years of paralegal experience working mainly in civil litigation; however, she truly enjoys the fulfillment and satisfaction of our family law practice. Deana also works with our estate administration clients and helps guide families through the probate and trust administration process. Deana has been a member of the South Dakota Paralegal Association (SDPA) since 1997 and received the certified designation in 2003. She has served on many committees and also served as NALA Liaison and Secretary of SDPA. She was fortunate to receive the Member of the Year award shortly after its inception. She also pursued and completed the 360 Leadership Academy as part of SDPA. Deana has been happily married to her husband, Royce, since 1997. Together, they have a daughter, Amanda, who is a student at SDSU and intends to complete her Bachelor of Science degree in the spring of 2021. She also has a stepdaughter who lives and works in Omaha. In her spare time, she enjoys being with family and friends, shopping and home décor projects.

Why do you do what you do?

Our team strives to reduce the stress and difficulty associated with legal matters by being responsive to the needs of our clients, avoiding unnecessary litigation, and keeping costs to a minimum. I see first-hand the expert advice given to our clients based on their own needs and the diligent work of our entire team from beginning to end. I am proud to work for an organization that promotes these values and that is exactly what Harris Law & Co. offers.

Anna Steinwand

LEGAL ASSISTANT

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.

Beatriz Blom

ADMINISTRATIVE LEGAL ASSISTANT

Beatriz Blom

Beatriz Blom joined our team as Administrative Legal Assistant. She works primarily with our Estate Planning and Business Law team. Beatriz is a fast learner and thrives when she is helping others. Beatriz is from Sao Paulo, Brazil. She speaks three languages and moved to the U.S. to study English when she met her husband while he was stationed in Hawaii. From Hawaii to Washington to Iowa, Beatriz is ready to call South Dakota home. Beatriz graduated from St. Jude Thaddaeus University with a bachelor’s degree in business. She has obtained further certifications in English from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Honolulu Community College, and Tacoma Community College.  She has a passion for education and is constantly looking for new opportunities to grow her knowledge base. When Beatriz is not helping our team, she can be found hiking with her dogs, kayaking and snowboarding. Beatriz also loves to travel and has plans to visit the world.

Why do you do what you do?

Values matter to me. From working for big corporations to other law firms, I have learned that the people you surround yourself with matters. Harris Law has an amazing culture and promotes values that align with my own. Being a part of a team who helps me grow individually as well as professionally is a rewarding experience.  My favorite part of my job is learning new things every day. I never knew how true the saying was: “you don’t know what you don’t know.”