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Vincent A Purtell - Sioux Falls, SD

101 West 69th StreetSuite 105A Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Updated: 01/23/2023

Sioux Falls Personal Injury Lawyer


Vincent A. Purtell was born and raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He did his undergraduate studies at the University of South Dakota where he graduated in 1982. He went on to attend the University of South Dakota School of Law and attained his law degree in 1986.

After law school, Vince joined the Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith law firm as an associate attorney in the litigation section of the firm...

About Vincent A Purtell

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


Bar Admissions

  • South Dakota, 1986
  • Iowa, 1998
  • U.S. District Court District of South Dakota, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1986

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • South Dakota Bar Association, 1986 - Present (Member)
  • Iowa Bar Association, 1998 - Present (Member)
  • South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association (Member)
  • South Dakota Defense Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Iowa Defense Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Defense Research Institute (Member)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (Member)


  • University of South Dakota School of Law, Vermillion, South Dakota, 1986
  • University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota, U.S.A., 1982
    Honors: Dean's List 1978-1982
    Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    Major: Political/History

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Delta Theta Phi

Past Positions

  • Woods, Fuller, Shultz, & Smith, Associate Attorney, 1986 - 1990
  • American Family Ins. Group, Senior Staff Attorney, 1990 - 2010
  • South Dakota Circuit Court - First Circuit (Yankton, SD), Clerk, 1985 - 1986

Pro Bono Activities

  • Lutheran Social Services Mentor Program
  • Big Brother/Big Sister Program
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society

Classes and Seminars

  • "Insurance - Dealing with the Adjustor", South Dakota State Bar - Continuing Legal Education, 1994
  • "Evaluating and Negotiating the Defense Way", South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association - The Mechanics of Automobile Litigation, 1998
  • "Underinsured Motorist Coverage, Schmidt v. Clothier Settlements and Their Ramifications", South Dakota Insurance Law, 1999



  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Nominated & Elected
  • The Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Top 25 Litigation Attorneys in the State of South Dakota by Benchmark Litigation (2012)
  • Named by Peers for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (2013)

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Office Information


101 West 69th StreetSuite 105A Sioux Falls, SD 57108


  • 605-679-4379

Accepts Credit Cards


Office Hours

M-F: 8am – 5pm

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