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Sep 6, 18

Former federal law clerk, Anthony Sutton, has joined Johnson, Janklow Abdallah, LLP, as an associate attorney.  Sutton, a native of Flandreau, South Dakota, attended undergraduate college at South Dakota State University where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2013.  He went on to attend law school at the University of South Dakota where he obtained his law degree in 2016.

During law school, Sutton received numerous awards in recognition of his outstanding academic performance. He was a member of the Moot Court Board and The Order of the Barristers. He participated in four moot court tournaments, reaching two semi-finals. He was vice president of the Trial Team and participated in five national trial team tournaments. Sutton was also a semi-finalist in the 2016 John L. Costello Criminal Law Competition. He participated in the 2015 LawMeet Transactional Law Competition and reached the national finals. He also won the 2013 Sam Masten Competition, orally arguing the final round of the competition in front of the South Dakota Supreme Court. While in law school, Sutton enjoyed serving as a graduate assistant and completed a comparative law study abroad in China.

After graduating law school, Sutton had the honor of clerking for United States District Court Judge Karen E. Schreier for two years. He currently serves as board member of the Young Lawyers Section of the South Dakota State Bar.  When away from the practice of law, Sutton enjoys spending time with his wife Stephanie and their family.

Sutton, who joins the largest litigation law firm in South Dakota, will focus his practice on commercial and personal injury litigation.

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