Brent Thompson

Brent Thompson became Executive Director of East River Legal Services in April of 2017. Brent comes to East River from Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (MMLA) where he has served as a staff attorney since 2006. Brent brings a wealth of experience to his new role including over 14 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. A Midwest native, he is…

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Melissa Sommers

Melissa received her undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Iowa State University where she graduated magna cum laude in 2011. Melissa received national recognition when she was selected as a member of the 2011 USA TODAY All-USA College Academic Second Team. Melissa is also a veteran and has served in the Air National Guard for 12 years….

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Amber Walter

Amber graduated from Mount Marty College in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. After graduating, she relocated to Oregon and worked for five years investigating cases of child abuse. In 2015, she returned to the Midwest to attend the University of South Dakota School of Law, from which, she graduated in 2017. As a member of the…

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Tillie Routh

Tillie earned her Bachelor of Science Degrees in History, Women’s Studies and Psychology from the University of Wyoming. She went on to obtain her Juris Doctor from the University of Wyoming College of Law, practicing in both family law and criminal law in Southeastern Wyoming for the majority of her career until moving to Sioux Falls in the Fall…

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