Vincent A. Purtell
Vince is a partner in the Heidepriem, Purtell, Siegel & Hinrichs Law Firm.
Born and raised in Sioux Falls, Vince attended the University of South Dakota, where he graduated PHI BETA KAPPA with degrees in Political Science and History. After receiving his undergraduate degrees, he returned to the University of South Dakota to attend law school.
After attaining his Juris Doctorate degree in 1986, Vince returned to Sioux Falls and joined the Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith Law Firm with the litigation section of the law firm.
In 1990, he joined the American Family Insurance Group as in-house counsel in the litigation division of American Family. Working out of the Sioux Falls Branch Office, Vince handled litigation throughout the State of South Dakota, Northwest Iowa, and Southwest Minnesota.
While handling litigation in all lines of insurance, Vince specialized in personal injury and property damage cases under the auto, homeowners, and commercial policies. While working as a Senior Litigation Attorney, Vince’s law practice provided him with the opportunity to try over 50 jury trials to verdict.
In 2010, Vince returned to private practice, but continued to specialize in personal injury cases. In 2015, he and his law partners formed the law firm of Heidepriem, Purtell & Siegel, now known as Heidepriem, Purtell, Siegel & Hinrichs. Currently, Vince continues to center his practice in the area of personal injury, while expanding his practice to include estate planning, workers compensation, and commercial litigation.
Vince has been asked to speak and present at various organizations, including the South Dakota State Bar, the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, and the South Dakota Defense Lawyer’s Association. He serves in the Lutheran Social Services Mentor Program, the Big Brother/Big Sister Program by serving as a mentor to boys and young men, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, and Access to Justice, providing free legal services to clients that can’t afford an attorney.
Vince and his wife Teresa, an elementary school teacher, currently reside in Sioux Falls where they raised their three daughters, Kylie, Hannah, and Rachel.
Vince has been recognized and retained as an expert witness on multiple occasions in cases involving insurance coverage issues and insurance bad faith.
Vince’s e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Vince can also be reached by calling the law firm directly.
Areas of Practice
- Bad Faith
- Civil Litigation
- Estate Planning
- Insurance Coverage Issues
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Slip and Fall
- Workers’ Compensation
- Wrongful Death — Plaintiff
- Wrongful Death
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