Max Main

Max Main

Education:

  • South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, with high honors
  • ¬†University of Colorado, Juris Doctor

Admitted to Practice:

  • State Bar of South Dakota (Bar Commissioner 1991-1994; Chair, Natural Resources Committee, 1982-1985; 1996-1999; 2008-2010)
  • Wyoming State Bar
  • United States District Court, District of South Dakota
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

Organizations:

  • Best Lawyers in America, 1989 to present
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (Trustee 1986 to present; Executive Committee 2003-2005; Treasurer 2005-2007; Vice President 2009-2010; President 2010-2011)

 

Reported Cases:

  • Bartels v. Anaconda Co., 304 NW2d 108 (SD 1981)
  • Pinson v. DEPCO, Inc., 602 FSupp 27 (DSD 1985)
  • Heikkila v. Carver, 416 NW2d 593 (SD 1987)
  • Carver v. Heikkila, 465 NW2d 183 (SD 1990)
  • Wold v. Lawrence County Commn. and Golden Reward Mining Co., 465 NW2d 622 (SD 1991)
  • Golden Reward Mining Co. v. Jervis B. Webb Co., 772 FSupp 1118 (DSD 1991)
  • Englehart v. Larson, 1997 SD 84, 566 NW2d 152
  • Grynberg, et al. v. Citation Oil & Gas Corp., 1997 SD 121, 573 NW2d 493
  • Englehart v. Larson, 2000 SD 41, 608 NW2d 673
  • Elk Horn¬†Ranch, Inc. v. The Board of County Commissioners of Crook County, Wyoming, 2007 WY 158, 168 P3d 845.

  • Fowler v. LAC Minerals (USA), 694 F.3d 930 (8th Cir. 2012)

Practice Areas:

  • Natural Resources, Oil & Gas, Mining, Environmental and Water.