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Johnson, Janklow, Abdallah & Reiter, LLP

Litigation

4 ranked lawyersBand 1South DakotaUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

One of the state leaders in the litigation market. Represents plaintiffs and defendants in an array of civil and commercial litigation matters. At the forefront of appellate work, with core expertise in high-profile business and personal injury litigation. An emerging talent in the trust and estate litigation arena. Possesses a large corporate client base and a rising sports law practice.

Strengths

One source describes the group as the "preeminent plaintiff firm," adding that the team consists of "good litigators."

Work highlights

Represented Teva Pharmaceuticals in defense of proceedings brought by the State of South Dakota relating to its alleged role in the abuse of opioids in the state.

Notable practitioners

Russell Janklow focuses on civil litigation and personal injury claims. He is experienced in handling matters before the South Dakota Supreme Court.
"Excellent - one of the top plaintiffs' lawyers."

Pamela Reiter is primarily known for her handling of trust and estate disputes. She is additionally active advocating for clients before licensing boards, with a client base featuring both businesses and private individuals.

Scott Abdallah is an accomplished litigator with recognized capabilities in a diverse range of business disputes. His practice sees him advise on employment disputes, wrongful death and personal injury litigation, among others.
"He is a very good lawyer, very capable."

Steven Johnson is a highly respected attorney known for his commercial litigation practice. He is experienced in assisting clients with franchise litigation, tax disputes and personal injury claims.
"Premier plaintiffs' lawyer."

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South Dakota

Litigation: General Commercial


A. Russell Janklow
Band 2
Pamela Reiter
Band 2
Scott Abdallah
Band 1
Steven Johnson
Band 1