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The attorneys at Hagen, Wilka & Archer are highly-trained legal professionals that handle a variety of complex issues in most areas of practice. We look for solutions that make sense for our clients. 

Thomas K. Wilka - Partner

  • Telephone: (605) 334-0005
  • Facsimile: (605) 334-4814
  • Email: tom@hwalaw.com
Tom Wilka, a founding partner in the firm, specializes in civil, business and employment litigation. He represents companies and individuals seeking resolution and representation involving contract and real estate disputes, labor, harassment, wrongful discharge, wage discrimination and other employment and business-related issues. He also provides expertise and representation in cases of personal injury due to the negligence or wrongdoing of a corporation, private citizen or other public entity. Tom received his Bachelor of Science from the University of South Dakota in 1972 and his Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University in 1976.

Reported Cases

Waldner v. North American Truck & Trailer Inc., 277 F.R.D. 401 (DSD 2011); TCF Nat. Bank v. Bernanke, 643 F.3d 1158 (SD 2011); Specht v. City of Sioux Falls, 639 F.3d 814 (SD 2011); Jelsma v. City of Sioux Falls, 744 F.Supp.2d 997 (DSD 2010); Goos RV Center v. Minnehaha County Com’n, 764 N.W.2d 704 (SD 2009); E.E.O.C. v. Merchants State Bank, 554 F.Supp.2d 959 (DSD 2008); United Transp. Union v. Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern R.R. Corp., 506 F.Supp.2d 296 (DSD 2007); City of Livonia Employees’ Retirement System v. Hanson, 238 F.R.D. 476 (DSD 2006); Myers v. Eich, 2006 SD 69, 720 NW2d 76; Irvine v. City of Sioux Falls, 2006 SD 20, 711 NW2d 607; Town Square Ltd. Ptshp. v. Clay County Bd. Of Equal., 2005 SD 99, 704 NW2d 896; Convenience Center Inc., v. Cole, 2004 SD 42, 678 NW2d 774; Doe v. Nelson, 2004 SD 62, 680 NW2d 302; Moonlight Rose Co. v. SD Employment Ins. Div., 668 N.W.2d 304 (SD 2003); Tschetter v. Berven, 621 N.W.2d 372 (SD 2001); Dunes Hospitality, L.L.C. v. Country Kitchen International Inc., 623 N.W.2d 484 (SD 2001); Daggitt v. UFCW, Local 304A, 59 F.Supp.2d 980 (DSD 1999); Daggitt v. UFCW, Local 304A, 245 F.3d 981 (8th Cir. 2001); Schlumbohm v. City of Sioux Falls, 630 N.W.2d 93 (SD 2001); Green v. City of Sioux Falls, 607 N.W.2d 43 (SD 2000); Bass v. City of Sioux Falls, 232 F.3d 615 (8th Cir. 1999); U.S. v. Hawkey, 148 F.3d 920 (8th Cir. 1998); Sabhari v. Sapari, 576 N.W.2d 886 (SD 1998); Woods v. City of Crooks, 559 N.W.2d 558 (SD 1997); First Dakota Title v. Codington County, 554 N.W.2d 666 (SD 1996); Specht v. City of Sioux Falls, 526 N.W.2d 727 (SD 1995); U.S. v. Vue, 13 F.3d 1206 (8th Cir. 1994); Cox v. Sioux Falls School District, 514 N.W.2d 868 (SD 1994); State v. Oltmans, 519 N.W.2d 602 (SD 1994); Riter v. Woonsocket School District, 504 N.W.2d 575 (SD 1993); In Re CAMA Consultants, 484 N.W.2d 123 (SD 1992); State v. Weber, 487 N.W.2d 25 (SD 1992); Larson v. Kreisers Inc., 472 N.W.2d 761 (SD 1991); Van Dyke v. Coburn Enterprises, 873 F.2d 1094 (8th Cir. 1989); Conaty v. Solem, 422 N.W.2d 102 (SD 1988); Board of Regents v. Heege, 428 N.W.2d 535 (SD 1988); State v. Rufener, 401 N.W.2d 740 (SD 1987); U.S. v. Estabrook, 774 F.2d 284 (8th Cir. 1985); SD Bd of Regents v. Meierhenry, 351 N.W.2d 450 (SD 1984).
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Litigation
  • Labor and Employment
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
Education:
  • University of South Dakota, B.S., 1972
    Georgetown University, J.D., 1976
Admitted:
  • South Dakota
    District of Columbia
    U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
    U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota
    U.S. Court of Appeals
    Eighth Circuit
Membership:
  • Second Judicial Circuit Bar Association (Secretary, 1979)
    The State Bar of South Dakota
    The District of Columbia Bar
    South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association