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Business Litigation

Disputes are an unfortunate, and often expensive part of doing business. At Johnson Janklow Abdallah, LLP, our business litigation attorneys provide effective litigation services for corporate interests involved in disputes and litigation matters throughout South Dakota.

Effective Business Litigation Representation Throughout South Dakota

Recognition by national legal publications include:

Representative Clients

Our current and past clients include many of the most prestigious corporate and governmental entities in South Dakota, including:

  • American Broadcasting Company (ABC)
  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway, Inc.
  • Union Carbide
  • Crimson Fire, Inc.
  • Minnehaha County
  • Turner County
  • State of South Dakota
  • Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe
  • South Dakota Coalition of Schools
  • Safeco Insurance Company of America
  • American Family Mutual Insurance
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • AXA Insurance
  • First Bank & Trust
  • American National Property and Casualty Companies
  • Primrose Retirement Systems
  • Zacklift International, Inc.
  • Livestock Marketing Association
  • Century Link
  • Qwest Communication

Commercial Litigation Appeals

Our firm accepts commercial litigation cases at any point of the legal process, including post-trial work. In addition to providing legal counsel for business litigation matters, attorneys at Johnson Janklow Abdallah, LLP, are also recognized among the leading business litigation appellate lawyers in the state. 

Extensive experience in all areas of business dispute resolution and trial litigation, including matters involving:

  • Breach of contract disputes
  • Partnership disputes, investor and shareholder litigation
  • Intellectual property infringement
  • Employment contract disputes and litigation
  • Insurance claims litigation, plaintiff work and defense representation
  • Interstate and international operating regulations
  • Commercial lease and real estate litigation
  • Municipal entity zoning litigation
  • Eminent domain, condemnation litigation
  • Local Legal Counsel for Insurance Defense in South Dakota

Regional and national insurance companies facing claims disputes and litigation in South Dakota know they can rely on the vast experience and skills of Johnson Janklow Abdallah  attorneys for providing aggressive, effective and responsive legal counsel. Our attorneys have successfully represented insurance companies in many of the most significant personal injury and commercial litigation cases in the state.

Recognized Leaders

Johnson Janklow Abdallah, LLP, attorneys have earned recognition among legal professionals for taking leadership roles in their profession.

Staff credentials include:

  • A former U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota
  • A partner named as South Dakota trial lawyer of the year
  • A former president of the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association
  • Several attorneys who served as federal appellate and district court law clerks
  • Experienced South Dakota Business Contract Attorneys

We are committed to working with you and your company to ensure that your legal rights are fully protected. If you are engaged in a business dispute that has or may result in business litigation, contact one of our attorneys for more information or to schedule an appointment.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

It is great to work with the attorneys at Johnson, Janklow, and Abdallah. They always provide excellent advice and service that is second to none.

Mike Miller | former NBA player

The lawyers at Johnson, Janklow, and Abdallah are consistently ranked as the top business lawyers in the state. Our business can always count on them to aggressively fight for our rights and provide straight-forward advice on complex issues.

Mark McNeary | Primrose Retirement Communities, LLC

Lawyers from Johnson, Janklow, and Abdallah regularly participate in legal education by judging intramural student skills competitions; helping prepare our nationally competitive litigation skills teams; serving or leading the South Dakota State Bar's Law School Committee; and, from time to time , providing guest lecturers. The Law School is grateful for the generous participation of lawyers like those from Johnson, Janklow, and Abdallah.

Tom Geu | former Dean, USD School of Law