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Dec 27, 19

NFL Hall of Famer, Brett Favre, visited Johnson Janklow Abdallah Law Firm on November 13, 2019, to support the annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner and Children’s Charity Fundraiser.  The former Minnesota Viking and Green Bay Packer was joined at the law firm by Governor Kristi Noem, Attorney Jason Ravnsborg and Chief Justice David Gilbertson.   The charity event, in its 38th year, has raised millions of dollars for children’s charities.  This year’s beneficiaries included Make-A-Wish, Children’s Miracle Network, Lifescape, South Dakota Special Olympics, Ronald McDonald House, Family Visitation Center and Cops For Kids.   “We really enjoyed hosting Brett Favre for our charity event,” said Scott Abdallah, co-chair of the event.   “And we were especially honored to have the Governor, Attorney General and Chief Justice join us for this fundraiser,” he added.   The event raises money for children in the name of law enforcement.  The reception for Brett Favre was followed by the main event at the Ramkota Exhibit Hall in Sioux Falls.  This year’s event drew more attendees than ever before, topping 2,000 law enforcement officials and business leaders who showed their support for children’s charity in the name of law enforcement.


The event featured a special message from President Donald Trump regarding the death of event founder, Gene Abdallah, who passed away November 2, 2019.  Flags in South Dakota were flown at half staff earlier in the week to honor the former U.S. Marshal, Superintendent of the Highway Patrol and State Legislator


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