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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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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Peter Sommervold

Peter earned his B.A in Economics from Augustana College.  He went on to receive Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Dakota.  After practicing tort law for over 20 years, Peter joined East River in the Summer of 2019.

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Kayla McCall

Kayla earned her Bachelor of Arts degrees in French and Philosophy at the University of Iowa, and went on to receive her Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa College of Law. Before joining East River Legal Services in Spring of 2020, Kayla specialized in indigent criminal defense and Indian law, representing the criminally accused in state court and…

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