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Peg Wheeler


After founding the firm, our need for additional help quickly grew. The second paralegal to join our HPS team was Peg Wheeler. Peg was no stranger to working with the attorneys at HPS as she and Vince Purtell began working together at American Family Insurance in 1990. As we began searching for someone to fit the mold, Vince kept mentioning his “gold standard” paralegal from American Family. After meeting Peg, we realized that her sweet personality and kind heart made her the perfect fit for our firm.

Peg grew up in Salem, SD, and has lived in Harrisburg, with her husband, Chuck, for the past 28 years. Peg received her Associate Decree in Paralegal Studies from Kilian Community College. She worked at American Family Insurance as a Paralegal for 25 years where her sole practice was insurance defense litigation. Peg works exclusively alongside attorney Vince Purtell and practices in the areas of trial work and civil litigation, including personal injury, products liability and wrongful death.

Peg, Chuck and HPS are excited to announce that their son Dylan recently joined the legal profession as a lawyer practicing in Sioux Falls. In her spare time, Peg enjoys spending time with family, friends, refinishing furniture and traveling.