Healy Law - Chris Healy


Chris grew up on his family’s grain and cattle farm in southeastern South Dakota. Between farming, fishing, and hunting, Chris developed an early appreciation for land and natural resources. His legal career has followed a similar path, focusing on real estate and natural resource law. Upon graduating from law school, Chris worked for over five years with the Meierhenry Sargent law firm in South Dakota where he litigated complex civil matters which were often steeped in property law.  Chris has successfully tried cases to both judges and juries and has significant appellate experience.


Chris and his wife Anne relocated to Salmon, Idaho in late 2018. When they are not busy working, they are exploring the beautiful rivers and mountains of their new rocky mountain home.

Licensed in:

South Dakota


United States Court of Federal Claims

United State Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit


University of South Dakota School of Law, J.D.  2013

University of South Dakota, B.S. 2010

Organizations and Affiliations:

  • Lemhi County Animal Shelter - Board of Directors

  • Salmon Whitewater Park Association - Board of Directors

  • St. Charles Catholic Church Parish - Council Member

  • American Bar Association - Section of Energy, Environment and Resources - 2020 Membership Diversity Enhancement Program


Reported Cases:

  • Morris Family v. South Dakota Dept. of Transp., 857 N.W.2d 865 (SD 2014).

  • Busselman v. Egge, 864 N.W.2d 786 (SD 2015).

  • State of SD ex rel. Dept. of Transp. v. Miller, 889 N.W.2d 141 (SD 2016).

  • State of SD ex rel. Dept. of Transp. v. JB Enterprises, 889 N.W.2d 131 (SD 2016).

  • Schliem v. State of SD ex rel. Department of Transportation, 889 N.W.2d 131 (SD 2016).

  • Long v. State of South Dakota, 912 N.W.2d 833 (SD 2017).

  • Long v. State of South Dakota, 904 N.W.2d 502 (SD 2017).

  • Yankton County, South Dakota v. United States of America, 135 Fed. Cl. 620. (2017).

  • Zwart v. Penning, 912 N.W.2d 833 (SD 2018).