Experienced South Dakota And Wyoming Wildland Fire Litigation Attorneys

Barker Wilson has handled wildland fire cases since 1985.

We have vast experience with cause and origin investigations and gathering evidence to hold wrongful parties accountable. We have managed several multiple-party cases for groups of neighbors who claimed fire losses against utility companies, railroads, trucking companies and private parties. In addition, the governor hired our firm to represent the state of South Dakota for property damage and fire suppression losses suffered in the Grizzly Gulch Fire near Deadwood, South Dakota.

There Is No Substitute For Thorough Preparation

We leave no stone unturned in our search for the truth.

We contract with world-class wildfire experts on every related topic from fire investigation, fire behavior, weather forensics, engineering, ecology, forestry, real estate valuation and agricultural economics. We use state-of-the-art techniques, such as GIS mapping and LiDAR technology, to bring accuracy to our liability and damage assessments.

A Recognized Wildland Fire Litigator

Partner Ken Barker was invited to lecture at the 2011 Wildland Fire Litigation Conference on the topic: "Issues and Lessons from the Grizzly Gulch Power Line Fire Litigation." This annual conference is attended by national wildland fire investigators, forensic experts, firefighting and prevention personnel, wildland fire litigators, public utility personnel and government forestry officials.

If you have suffered losses as a result of a wildland fire, we are willing to discuss the case with you and determine whether our extensive experience can help you recover your damages.

Contact us to speak to one of our lawyers by calling 605-719-5195 to reach our Belle Fourche and Rapid City, South Dakota, offices.