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Feb 19, 24

The South Dakota Community Foundation recently recognized Scott Abdallah for helping to establish and promote the Gene Abdallah Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship fund was established in 2019 when Scott’s dad, Gene Abdallah, passed away.  Gene devoted nearly 50 of his life to public service and law enforcement in South Dakota.  The scholarship fund, which has grown exponentially since its inception, now provides needed scholarships to students who are looking to become law enforcement officers in South Dakota.  “We have been so thankful for the support and guidance the South Dakota Community Foundation has provided to us over the last four years.  This scholarship fund has grown beyond our wildest dreams, and it now provides a path for people who might not otherwise be able to afford pursuing the higher education necessary for a law enforcement career,” said Scott.  Those interested in donating to the fund can do so online using this link.  

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