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Pursuing South Dakota Stephen Daniel Demik
Stephen Daniel Demik

Stephen Daniel Demik

20 years of experience

Criminal Law, Civil Rights, DUI & DWI, Immigration Law, Personal Injury, Appeals & Appellate, Native American Law, Family Law, Nursing Home Abuse

South Dakota


Stephen Demik specializes in complex civil and criminal litigation, and trials of all types. He is an experienced trial attorney, practicing in state and federal courts for nearly 15 years. He speaks Spanish proficiently. A graduate of University of California, Hastings College of the Law and a faculty teacher at the Trial Lawyers College, Stephen Demik has a wide background in many areas– from civil plaintiffs work to criminal defense, from tribal court to immigration law, from juvenile court to Guantanamo Bay. For over 14 years, he has tried cases in both state and federal court, in both South Dakota and California. He is an accomplished and experienced trial lawyer that prides himself on zealous and aggressive representation, securing the best results for his clients. Mr. Demik has handled nearly every variety of criminal case, from misdemeanors to felonies to extradition cases, from immigration court to Guantanamo Bay. He has tried over 50 federal jury trials, in three separate federal districts– from San Diego to Los Angeles to Rapid City, South Dakota. Mr. Demik is admitted to practice in South Dakota, California, the United States District Court for the Southern and Central Districts of California, the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota, United States Courts of Appeal for the Eighth and Ninth Federal Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court. He received the E. Stanley Conant Award for the “Unselfish Devotion to Protecting the Rights of the Indigent Accused” from the Board of Directors of the Defenders Programs of San Diego in 2008. He is a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College, Trial Practice Institute. And he has been a faculty teacher at the Trial Lawyers College since 2009, teaching trial skills to civil plaintiff attorneys and criminal defense attorneys around the country. View More ›

Practice Area

Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes,
Civil Rights
Police Misconduct,
Police Misconduct,
Immigration Law
Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas,
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death,
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals,
Native American Law
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals,
Family Law
Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law,
Nursing Home Abuse
Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law,






Tulane Univ

Undergraduate Degree

Tulane Univ
UC Hastings COL

Law Degree

UC Hastings COL

Professional Associations

South Dakota State Bar # 4512

2014 - Current

South Dakota State Bar  # 4512
California State Bar # 221167


2002 - Current

California State Bar  # 221167

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Law Office of Stephen Demik


Law Office of Stephen D. Demik
1617 Sheridan Lake Road Rapid City, SD 57702
Toll-Free: (605) 341-4400
974 S Gramercy Pl Apt 204 Los Angeles, CA 90019
Telephone: (619) 813-4347
Fax: (605) 341-0716

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