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Best Lawyers Gives Janklow Law Top Honors

Jan 30, 15

For the seventh consecutive year Janklow Law Firm has received the highest, Tier 1 ranking in the personal injury litigation practice area of the “Best Law Firms” rankings released by U.S. News and World Report. Awards were given in 74 national practice areas and 120 metropolitan practice areas. 

To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top four percent of practicing attorneys in the United States. Our Attorney Russ Janklow received this highest distinction of  “Best Lawyer” from U.S. News and World Report 2015 in the areas of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs and Workers’ Compensation Law - Claimants. The Best Lawyers in America list honors the top lawyers in each practice area and metropolitan region in the country. Attorney Janklow has received the Best Lawyers recognition since 2010 and was awarded the 2014 Lawyer of the Year in Sioux Falls for Personal Injury Litigation.

U.S. News and World Report rankings are decided by both clients and peers, and assigned to only law firms that have received consistently positive reviews. Firms with a tiered ranking have demonstrated a commitment to combining quality law practice and legal experience.

Massive amounts of hard data are combined with nearly 600,000 law firm assessments and almost 40,000 client evaluations to determine the “Best Law Firm” rankings. Achieving this distinction is definite proof that Janklow Law Firm is a leader within the South Dakota legal community.

We are honored by the recognition of U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers, and we look forward to continuing to give our clients the best possible representation!

The entire list of 2015 “Best Law Firms” rankings can be viewed at

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