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Johnson, Janklow & Abdallah Named SD Law Firm of the Year for 4th Year in a Row

Apr 21, 21

Benchmark Litigation, a leading international rating organization based in New York City, has named the Sioux Falls law firm of Johnson, Janklow & Abdallah as South Dakota’s Law Firm of the Year.  The award is given annually to the top litigation law firm in every state based upon eight months of extensive research. This is the fourth year in a row that the firm has won the prestigious award.  “What an honor to receive this award for the 4th year in a row,” said Scott Abdallah, a partner of the firm. “The award reflects the dedication of our attorneys and staff who strive each day to achieve the best results for all of our clients,” added Russ Janklow, a partner in the firm. The firm has now won the award five of the last six years.

Johnson, Janklow & Abdallah, LLP, has twelve lawyers focused almost exclusively on civil litigation, including personal injury, trust and estate litigation, workers’ compensation, business litigation, employment disputes, constitutional law and appeals of all kinds. The firm is the only one of its size in South Dakota dedicated exclusively to litigation matters. The firm’s trust and estate litigation practice is 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