Jessi Stucke, ACP, CEDS, was born in Sioux Falls, SD, and was raised in Sheldon, IA, Sioux Falls, and Aberdeen. After graduating from Aberdeen’s Central High School, she attended the University of Minnesota – Minneapolis and later received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Minneapolis College of Art & Design (MCAD). She returned to Aberdeen in 2005 and was the 2011 recipient of the Dale Stein Award upon graduation from Leadership Aberdeen, a program of the Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce. Jessi joined Richardson, Wyly, Wise, Sauck & Hieb in 2014 and works primarily with Jack Hieb.
Jessi became a Certified Paralegal (CP) in 2016 and obtained her Advanced Certified Paralegal (ACP) credential in Trial Practice in 2021 and a second credential in E-Discovery in 2023. She became a Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) with the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) in 2023. She has been a member of the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) and the South Dakota Paralegal Association (SDPA) since 2016. She served SDPA as President for 2021-2022, has served as chair of the Newsletter Committee since 2017, Chair of the CLE Luncheon Committee since its inception in 2019, and has served as Co-Chair of the Membership Committee since 2020-2021. She also serves on the Website Committee and served previously on the Education Committee. She received SDPA’s Member of the Year Award in 2018 and 2023, and received a NALA Affiliate Award in 2023 for her work on behalf of SDPA.
Jessi and her husband, Chris, have two children and four fur babies. Away from the office, she serves as Treasurer for the Aberdeen Curling Club and Vice President of Holy Cross Lutheran Church church council. She enjoys trapshooting, curling, archery, and playing board games and video games with her family.