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Anthony P. Sutton


Anthony is a South Dakota native and grew up in Flandreau, South Dakota. He attended college at South Dakota State University where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Political Science with minors in Spanish and American Indian Studies. He then attended the University of South Dakota School of Law and received his law degree.

During law school, Anthony received several awards in recognition of his outstanding academic performance. He was a member of the Moot Court Board and The Order of the Barristers. He participated in four moot court tournaments, reaching two semi-finals. He was vice president of the Trial Team and participated in five national trial team tournaments. He was a semi-finalist in the John L. Costello Criminal Law Competition. He participated in the LawMeet Transactional Law Competition and reached the national finals. Anthony won the  Sam Masten Competition, orally arguing the final round of the competition in front of the South Dakota Supreme Court. He enjoyed serving as a graduate assistant and did a comparative law study abroad in China.

After graduating law school, Anthony had the honor of clerking for United States District Court Judge Karen E. Schreier for two years. He joined the firm as an associate following his clerkship. He currently serves as board member of the Young Lawyers Section of the South Dakota State Bar.

Anthony enjoys spending time with his wife Stephanie and their family

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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