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Gary D. Jensen - Rapid City, SD

4200 Beach Dr.Suite #3 Rapid City, SD 57702

Updated: 03/23/2018

Rapid City Personal Injury Lawyer

Overview

Gary Jensen has a broad range of civil litigation experience. A significant portion of his practice involves complex, higher risk matters in the business, insurance, construction, product liability, health care and professional negligence fields.
In 1993, Gary was named Trial Lawyer of the Year by the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association. He was President of that Association, and has served his profession in many other capacities during his twenty-eight years of practice...

Gary Jensen has a broad range of civil litigation experience. A significant portion of his practice involves complex, higher risk matters in the business, insurance, construction, product liability, health care and professional negligence fields.
In 1993, Gary was named Trial Lawyer of the Year by the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association. He was President of that Association, and has served his profession in many other capacities during his twenty-eight years of practice. Mr. Jensen's work has earned him an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ranking a lawyer may obtain.


LITIGATION EXPERIENCE

CONSTRUCTION

- Landslide of hillside neighborhood
- Water system design, housing subdivision
- Retaining wall failure
- HVAC Design

MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE

- Failure to diagnose cancer, and death
- Childbirth, and cerebral palsy
- Glaucoma mis-diagnosis, and blindness
- Wrong Site surgery
- Unnecessary surgery

PRODUCTS LIABILITY

- Quadriplegia, machinery run-over
- Severe burns, high voltage explosion
- Multiple injuries, fall from work station

PREMISES LIABILITY

- Quadriplegia, construction site accident
- Electrocution deaths (child and adult)
- Patient fall/jump from hospital window

MOTOR VEHICLE

- Traumatic induced Alzheimers
- Permanent vertigo
- Brain injury
- Fractures
- Soft tissue damage

BUSINESS/COMMERCIAL

- Minority shareholder oppression
- Wrongful termination
- Non-compete agreement enforcement

INSURANCE

- Primary carrier failure to settle
- Underinsured bad faith
- Insurance Coverage for business torts


REAL ESTATE

- Right of First Refusal
- Prescriptive easement
- Access to landlocked parcel


CLASS ACTION/ANTI-TRUST

- Tobacco products, health care expense
- Tobacco products, indirect purchaser
- Rubber chemicals, indirect purchaser
- Carbon Black, indirect purchaser


ENVIRONMENTAL

- Forest fires (multiple) and resulting multi
million dollar claims for suppression costs,
rehabilitation, timber loss, business losses,
and the like


CORPORATE REPRESENTATION

- Software company
- Electrical contracting
- School District
- Multi-state janitorial service
- Gold Mining Company

About Gary D. Jensen

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability Law
  • Health & Health Care Law
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Construction Law
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Professional Malpractice Law
  • Native Peoples Law
  • Debtor/Creditor Matters
  • Banks & Banking
  • Family Law
  • Civil Litigation

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • South Dakota, 1978
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1978
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1983
  • Rosebud Sioux Tribal Court
  • Cheyenne Sioux Tribal Court

Other Affiliations

  • South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, 1979 - Present
  • South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, 1988 - 1999 (Board Member)
  • South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, 1990 - 1991 (President)
  • State Bar of South Dakota, Civil Pattern Jury Instructions Committee Chairman
  • State Bar of South Dakota, Negligence and Tort Law Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • Professional Fellowship American Board of Trial Advocates

Education

  • University of South Dakota School of Law, Vermillion, South Dakota
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota
    B.S., Bachelor of Science
    Honors: High Honors

Achievements

Honors

  • Trial Lawyer of the Year, South Dakota Trial Lawyer Association, 1993

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Office Information

Address

4200 Beach Dr.Suite #3 Rapid City, SD 57702

Fax

  • 605-721-2801

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8am to 5pm

Publication

Articles

  • The Search and Seizure Condition of Probation: Supervisory or Unconstitutional 22 South Dakota Law Review, 1977
  • Legislative Larceny: The Legislature Acts Unconstitutionally When It Arbitrarily Abolishes or Limits Common Law Rights to Redress for Injury South Dakota Law Review, Vol. 31, 1985

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