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Mar 27, 19

New York City, NY. Benchmark Litigation, a leading international rating organization based in New York City, once again named the Sioux Falls law firm of Johnson, Janklow & Abdallah, LLP the South Dakota Law Firm of the Year. The award is given to the top litigation law firm in each state based upon eight months of extensive research conducted in 2018. This is the second year in a row that the firm has won the award. “It is such an honor to receive this national award for the second year in a row,” said Scott Abdallah, managing partner of the firm. “The award is a tribute to our team of attorneys and staff who dedicate themselves each day to all of our clients,” added partner, Russ Janklow.

With 10 lawyers focused almost exclusively on civil litigation, including personal injury, business and commerciallitigation, workers’ compensation, employment disputes, constitutional law, and appeals of all kinds, Johnson Janklow Abdallah & Reiter, LLP is the only firm of its size in South Dakota dedicated exclusively to litigation matters. The firm also continues to grow an already burgeoning practice in trust and estate litigation led by partner Pamela Reiter, who has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation as one of the top two female litigators in South Dakota. The law firm adds this award to a growing list of impressive national awards, including US News and World Report’s list of Best Lawyers and Law Firms, Super Lawyers and one of only four law firms in South Dakota to receive the highest ranking possible for litigation by Chambers USA, an international rating entity for attorneys.

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