Seamus Culhane

Seamus Culhane

Seamus was raised in Watertown, South Dakota in a home that often revolved around his parents’ community service and advocacy for injured clients of his mother’s law practice. Standing up to bullies and speaking up for fairness became second nature.

He graduated from Watertown High School and earned his college degree from South Dakota State University before venturing to Vermilion to get his own law degree. He found learning on the run most helpful, so during law school he worked for various lawyers around South Dakota willing to help him learn the ropes of effective advocacy. After graduating from USD School of Law, he returned to Watertown where he joined his mother, Nancy Turbak Berry, at Turbak Law Office, P.C.

Seamus stands up for a wide variety of people who aren’t getting a fair shake. He’s especially interested in advocating for folks who are being mistreated by big insurance companies, particularly elderly people struggling to get benefits of long term care insurance they paid premiums for over decades of living. He is rapidly developing a practice in that area, and has learned from nationally recognized experts in that field.

When Seamus isn’t working, he is most likely hunting, fishing, gardening, handling mules and horses, or working with his small herd of beef cattle. If you stop in the office on any average day, you won’t find Seamus in a suit and tie. He may have come directly from a duck blind or tree stand or may be hoping to head out early and get in a fishing boat with his dogs, and he doesn’t believe in getting good clothes dirty. He is not afraid of a challenge, and not afraid to get his hands dirty. If there is a dirty pickup parked in back of the office, feel free to stop in, because Seamus is in.