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Curriculum Vitae - Personal Injury /Malpractice Lawyer




1988 -      Juris Doctorate, University of South Dakota , School of Law

Honors:  Sterling Honor Graduate
               Dean’s List
               Academic Scholarship Recipient
               Dean’s Advisory Council
               Symposium Editor, S.D. Law Review

1983 -      Bachelor of Arts, University of South Dakota

Present - James Law, P.C., Yankton,S.D. - Injury and Medical Malpractice          

2001      - Santee Sioux Tribe, Santee, N.E. -  Business Manager

2002      - Nebraska Indian Community College, Santee, NE -  Taught Pre-Law.
1991      - Querry & Harrow, Chicago, I.L. - Litigation Associate - 100 + firm.
1990      - Anderson, McDonald, Miller & Tabis, Chicago, I.L. - Litigation Associate.
1989      - Brady, Reade & Johnson, Yankton, S.D. - Litigation Associate.

1988      - U.S. District Court, Rapid City, S.D. - Law Clerk to FederalCourt Judge.
1989      - National College, Rapid City, S.D. - Taught Business Law & Legal Research
1987      - Brady Reade & Johnson, Yankton, S.D. - Legal Intern.

1987      - Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, Rapid City, S.D. - Summer Intern.
1984      - Westmar College, Lemars, I.A. - Dir. of  Admissions & Asst. Baseball Coach


Thomas Sterling Honor Society
Life Member Million Dollar Advocates Forum

The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 2018
Lifetime Achievement Top 100 Attorneys 
Lifetime Charter Member Rue's Best Attorneys of America
Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award NAOPIA 2017

Top 10 Attorneys American Jurist Institute 2017
Top 10 Client Satisfaction AIPIA 2016 
Lifetime Member Global Directory of Who's Who Top Lawyer
Member Lawyers of Distinction Top 10%


United States Supreme Court
United States District Court, South Dakota
United States District Court, Nebraska
State of South Dakota, 1988
State of Nebraska, 1989
Yankton Sioux Tribal Court (inactive)
Santee Sioux Tribal Court (inactive)                

South Dakota Law Review, 1987
South Dakota Law Review, 1988
Accepted for Publication, Chicago Bar Association Record, 1992

The Banquet, past board member
Free Legal Clinic 2013-14
Springfield Assisted Living Center,  past board member
Springfield Chamber of Commerce, past member
Yankton Elks Lodge #994, Exalted Ruler 1998-1999,
YPD K-9 Committee,  founding board member
USD School of Law, guest lecturer
Mount Marty College, guest lecturer
Yankton High School, guest speaker
WWII Veterans Reunion, guest speaker
American Legion Auxillary, guest speaker
Modern Woodmen Civic Oration Contest, Judge
Lewis and Clark Playhouse, past board member
Yankton youth baseball, soccer and softball, coach
Yankton High School, shadow site supervisor
Bon Homme High School, school to work program
USD Law School, Colleagues Program
Mount Marty College, intern supervisor