Gary D. Jensen

Gary D. Jensen: Attorney with Beardsley, Jensen & Lee, Professional L.L.C.


Gary helps clients in personal injury lawsuits, with construction and commercial litigation, insurance disputes, health care issues, and family law matters. He also tries professional negligence cases. Sometimes, a client's situation is very difficult and the chances of winning are not what you would like them to be - they're hard cases. Gary does not shy away from the hard case. If he takes it on, he makes every effort to beat the odds and win for the client. Gary tries cases to juries and judges in state and federal courts. He argues cases in appellate courts, and he handles cases in tribal courts. Gary works with both plaintiffs and defendants at all levels of the legal system. Gary was selected Trial Lawyer of the Year by the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association. He has held the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell for many years. He was elected to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates. Gary is invited to speak at professional meetings and he was honored to be a faculty member for the Trial Academy conducted by the South Dakota Bar Association for new lawyers. Outside of his law practice, Gary fly fishes and hunts. He's a baseball and basketball fan. Gary has been involved in a variety of community activities, including the Children's Home Society, the Rapid City Community Health Center and Catholic Social Services. Gary is absolutely committed to doing whatever it takes to achieve the best possible result for every client in every case.

Areas of Practice (15)

  • Construction Law
  • Business Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Products Liability
  • Health Care
  • Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Debtor and Creditor
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Banks and Banking
  • Native American Law
  • Family Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
605-388-2847  Phone
605-721-2800  Phone
605-721-2801  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 9579, Rapid City, SD 57702
University Attended:
South Dakota State University, B.S., 1975
Law School Attended:
University of South Dakota School of Law, J.D., 1978
Year of First Admission:
1978, South Dakota, U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota and U.S. Federal Court; Rosebud Sioux Tribe; Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Court; 1980, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; 1983, U.S. Supreme Court
South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association (Board Member, 1988-1999; President, 1990-1991); State Bar of South Dakota (Chairman: Civil Pattern Jury Instructions Committee; Negligence and Tort Law Committee); American Bar Association; Professional Fellowship American Board of Trial Advocates; Sicangu Oyate Bar Association.
Birth Information:
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 1953
Reported Cases:
Perdue, Inc. v. Rounds, 782 N.W.2d 375 (S.D. 2010); Casey Ranch Limited Partnership v. Casey, 773 N.W.2d 816 (S.D. 2009); Hammonds v. Hartford Fire Ins. Co., 501 F.3d 991 (8th Cir. 2007); Johns v. Black Hills Power, Inc., 722 N.W.2d 554 (S.D. 2006); Rancour v. Golden Reward Mining Co. L.P., 694 N.W.2d 51 (S.D. 2005); Frankenfeld v. Crompton Corp., 697 N.W.2d 378 (S.D. 2005); Rothenberger v. Wharf, 703 N.W.2d 371 (S.D. 2003); Cleveland v. BDL Enterprises, Inc., 663 N.W.2d 212 (S.D. 2003); Fullmer v. State Farm Ins. Co., 514 N.W.2d 861 (S.D. 1994); Fullmer v. State Farm Ins. Co., 498 N.W.2d 357 (S.D. 1993); Matter of Certification of Question of Law from U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of South Dakota, Western Div., 369 N.W.2d 658 (S.D. 1985); Zacher v. Budd Co., 396 N.W.2d 122 (S.D. 1986); Matter of Certification of a Question of Law from U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of South Dakota, Southern Division, 387 N.W.2d 42 (S.D. 1986).
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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