William “Bill” Kunstle has been a partner of the Kading, Kunstle & Goodhope Law Firm for over thirty years. Bill was born in Gettysburg, South Dakota and grew up working on the family farm in rural Potter County. He is a graduate of Gettysburg High School (1972), the University of South Dakota (B.A. Mathematics and Computer Science, 1977) and the University of South Dakota School of Law (J.D. 1980). Bill started his legal career in Canton South Dakota in 1980 where in addition to his civil law practice he worked as a part-time Deputy State’s Attorney for Lincoln County.
Bill joined his current law firm in 1983. Bill has over thirty-five years of experience with motor vehicle accident, insurance, construction, estate and trust claims, lawsuits and trials representing both plaintiffs and defendants.
He is a member of the Second Judicial Circuit Bar Association, the State Bar of South Dakota, the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association and the National Trial Lawyers. Since 2011 Bill has been selected annually as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers. Bill concentrates his practice in Personal Injury Law, Business Law, Real Estate Law, and Wills, Trust and Estate Law. During his career, Bill has litigated and tried jury trials throughout most of the state of South Dakota.
Bill enjoys spending time with his family and likes to participate in outdoor activities, which include boating, swimming, fishing and hunting. When time permits, Bill likes to play piano and guitar and read.