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Johnson Janklow Abdallah Once Again Named South Dakota Law Firm of the Year

Feb 26, 18

New York City, NY.   Benchmark Litigation, a leading international rating organization based in New York City, named the Sioux Falls law firm of Johnson, Janklow, & Abdallah,LLP the South Dakota Law Firm of the Year at its annual award ceremony this month the in New York City.  The award is given to the top litigation law firm in each state based upon eight months of extensive research conducted in 2017.  The awards ceremony is attended by attorneys throughout the United States and Canada.  “We are so honored to receive this award for two out of the last three years,” said Scott Abdallah, managing partner of Johnson Janklow Abdallah.  “The award is a tribute to our fantastic lawyers and staff," added Russ Janklow.


With 10 lawyers focused almost exclusively on civil litigation, including personal injury, business and commercial litigation, workers’ compensation, employment disputes, constitutional law, and appeals of all kinds, Johnson, Janklow, Abdallah & Reiter is the largest litigation only law firm in South Dakota.  The firm also continues to grow an already burgeoning practice in trust and estate litigation led by partner Pamela Reiter, who was also 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 awards, including US News and World Report’s list of Best Lawyers and Law FirmsSuper Lawyers and one of only four law firms in South Dakota to receive the highest ranking possible 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