J. Crisman Palmer

J. Crisman Palmer: Attorney with Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore, LLP


Cris Palmer primarily practices law in the areas of Insurance, Insurance Defense, Products Liability, Commercial Liability, Banks and Banking. Cris is listed in the Best Lawyers of America, Super Lawyers of the Great Plains, Chambers USA First Tier Lawyers and Corporate Counsel Edition Super Lawyers as recognized in Litigation. Cris has served as president of the State Bar of South Dakota, the president of the South Dakota chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates and currently serves on the National Board of Directors of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Cris is a member of American Bar Association and the State Bar of South Dakota. He is also a member of South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, South Dakota Council of School Attorneys, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Defense Research Institute and the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Cris earned his B.A. from South Dakota State University and received his J.D. from the University of South Dakota School of Law.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Insurance
  • Insurance Defense
  • Products Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Banks and Banking

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
605-388-2839  Phone
605-342-1078  Phone
605-719-3471  Fax
University Attended:
South Dakota State University, B.A., 1971
Law School Attended:
University of South Dakota, J.D., 1974
Year of First Admission:
1974, South Dakota
American Bar Association; State Bar of South Dakota (Commissioner, 1983-1986; Disciplinary Board, 1996-2002); South Dakota Board of Pardons and Parole (Member 1991-1997 and Chair, 1993-1997); South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association; South Dakota Council of School Attorneys; South Dakota Defense Lawyers Association (Member, Board of Directors, 1995-1998; Secretary, 1998); Defense Research Institute; Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel; The American Board of Trial Advocates.
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • 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.

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

Rapid City, South Dakota

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