Paul E. Bachand


Paul Bachand is a native of Rapid City, South Dakota and graduated from Saint Martin’s High School. Bachand received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Montana in 1989 and his Juris Doctor from the University of Montana School of Law in 1992. He served as a Brown County Deputy State’s Attorney in 1992 and a Hughes County Deputy State’s Attorney in 1993. Bachand transitioned to the South Dakota Attorney General’s office and served as an Assistant Attorney General from 1993-2002. Bachand then worked as an Assistant United States Attorney from 2002-2004. Bachand joined the Schmidt, Schroyer, Moreno, Lee and Bachand Law Firm in 2005.

Bachand’s practice focuses on civil law, business transaction, and agency representation. Bachand serves as Special Assistant Attorney General representing state agencies. Bachand is currently acting as the Executive Director for the South Dakota State’s Attorneys Association.

Bachand also excels in legislative practice and lobbying. Bachand serves as the voice for his clients before the South Dakota Legislature and has many successes in both passing and opposing laws.

Bachand enjoys coaching hockey and is the president of the local hockey association