Steve Johnson is a native of South Dakota, and was born in Sioux Falls. He attended Augustana College where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1973 and from the University of South Dakota School Of Law in 1976. As a member of the Thomas Sterling Honor Society and the South Dakota Law Review, Steve continues to be a frequent lecturer at the South Dakota School of Law.
His many professional affiliations and distinctions include membership in the American College of Trial Lawyers, International Trial Lawyers Association, American Board of Trial Advocates and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, where he has lectured during national meetings. He is past president of the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association and was elected the South Dakota Trial Lawyer of the Year in 1990. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for ten years in the areas of products liability and civil litigation.
Steve specializes in civil litigation, including franchise litigation, and products liability. He has recovered more than $100,000,000 for his clients, making him one of the most successful attorneys in South Dakota history.
Steve and his wife, Becky, have five children, seven grandchildren and two dogs.
University of South Dakota School of Law, Vermillion, South Dakota
Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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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.
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.