Details are yet to be finished, but sometime in October will come a departure by policy analyst Eric Matt from the staff of Gov. Dennis Daugaard and a new job as a lawyer in the Murphy, Goldammer and Prendergast law firm in Sioux Falls. Matt said he’ll be working as a trust and transactional lawyer and will be lobbying full-time during the legislative session. He’s joining a small but talent-packed firm whose first named partner is the late Jeremiah Murphy. Other heavyweights include Vance Goldammer, Terry Prendergast, Mike Luce, former legislator Matt McCaulley and no-longer-retired Jim McMahon, a former U.S. attorney for the district of South Dakota, who remains of counsel and now has returned to practicing law full time, along with more recent hires Paul Goldammer and Lisa Prostrollo. Eric Matt grew up on a dairy farm near Quinn, attended University of South Dakota where he earned a bachelor of business science degree (economics) in 2006 and his law degree in 2009. He was practicing family law in East Grand Forks, Minn., and worked on the 2010 Daugaard campaign. Matt, who’s making $53,045 in his state job, is the latest of the governor’s young talent to move deeper into everyday practice of law. Will Mortenson left earlier this year to pursue a law degree at the University of Virginia.