United States Attorney Ron Parsons is pleased to announce that Constance Larson, Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Sioux Falls Office, has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the USD Women in Law Attorney of the Year Award. She was honored at an event in Sioux Falls on August 14, 2020.
The USD Women in Law Attorney of the Year award seeks to annually recognize one South Dakota attorney who exemplifies excellent character, a drive for mentoring women within the profession, and a dedication to positively affecting South Dakota residents through their professional duties and involvement within the state.
“Our friend and colleague Connie Larson embodies the best principles and highest ideals of the Department of Justice,” said U.S. Attorney Parsons. “We are grateful to the University of South Dakota Women in Law for recognizing her incredible legal talent, her passion for justice, and her heartfelt commitment to serving and mentoring others.”
Constance graduated from the University School of Law in 1995. Following graduation, she clerked for the South Dakota Supreme Court. While clerking, Constance had a diverse experience in the law and had the opportunity to be mentored by members of the South Dakota judiciary.
Following clerking, Constance began her career as a prosecutor in the Pennington County States Attorney’s Office, where she served for two years. Following her time in Pennington County, Constance transitioned to the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office, where she served for ten years.
In 2008, Constance continued her service to the people of South Dakota in taking on the role of Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota. In this capacity, Constance maintains a rigorous and diverse practice focusing on federal felony offenses.
Constance maintains her commitment to the profession and the community by remaining active as a mentor within the South Dakota State Bar and serving on various state bar committees, including chairing the Criminal Pattern Jury Instruction Committee. She also serves her South Dakota community in various capacities.