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Sioux Falls Law Firm Named South Dakota Law Firm of the Year

Feb 12, 16

New York City, NY.   Benchmark Litigation, a leading international rating organization based in New York City, presented the Sioux Falls law firm of Johnson, Janklow, Abdallah, Reiter and Parsons, LLP with the South Dakota Law Firm of the Year Award last night in New York City.  The award is given to the top law firm in each state based upon eight months of extensive research conducted in 2015.  The awards ceremony was held last night at the J.W. Marriott Essex House Hotel on Central Park South and attended by attorneys throughout the United States and Canada.  Ron Parsons and his wife, Elizabeth, were present to accept the award for the firm.  “It is a tremendous honor for our law firm to receive this prestigious award,” said Scott Abdallah, managing partner of Johnson Janklow Abdallah.  “The award is a reflection of the hard work and dedication that our lawyers and staff show each day," 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 is the largest law firm in South Dakota that is dedicated exclusively to litigation matters.  The firm also continues to grow an already burgeoning practice in trust and estate litigation led by partner Pamela Bollweg, who was recently 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 Firms, Super 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.  The firm also has the highest rating possible by Martindale Hubbell, another national rating organization.​

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