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Trust litigation books and lawyers in Sioux Falls

trust dispute resolution and litigation services throughout South Dakota.

Trust Litigation

Because of unique laws governing trust administration, South Dakota is home to an extraordinarily large percentage of all trust assets in the United States. It seems that whenever assets of a trust end up in a dispute, the trust litigation will be handled in a South Dakota court.

Beneficiary Disputes · Trust Administration Litigation · Breach of Fiduciary Duties

Since opening its doors in 1991, the attorneys of Johnson Janklow Abdallah, LLP, have successfully served as lead counsel or advisory counsel in many of the most significant trust litigation cases in South Dakota. Their attorneys are recognized by trust administrators, estate administration law firms and probate judges across the state for their in-depth understanding and knowledge of the complex trust laws in the state.

Included among the firm's accomplishments:

  • Recognition as one of only seven South Dakota law firms to receive the highest ranking by Benchmark Litigation, a national publication of America's leading litigation firms
  • A partner listed among the top 25 recognized by Great Plains Super Lawyers
  • Six attorneys listed among South Dakota's leading litigation attorneys by Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Firm listed among leading litigation firms in South Dakota by the legal publication, Best Lawyers in America
  • Trial attorneys at the firm have received the prestigious AV Preeminent* rating in the Martindale-Hubbell peer-review process
  • Two partners recognized by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel which recognizes only the top 1% of practicing attorneys in the United States

Sioux Falls Estate Litigation Attorneys You Can Rely On

The firm has earned a reputation for its capacity to handle complex trust disputes ranging from tens of thousands to hundreds of millions in assets.

From its offices in the historic Security National Bank Centre in downtown Sioux Falls, Johnson Janklow Abdallah, LLP, attorneys represent clients in litigation and appeals matters throughout South Dakota. Call 605-338-4304 or fill out our free case review form to arrange an initial consultation with an experienced South Dakota trust litigation attorney today.

*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 | Cleveland Cavaliers

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.

Dean Tom Geu | University of South Dakota School of Law