James S. Nelson

James S. Nelson: Attorney with Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore, LLP


Member: Board of Editors, South Dakota Law Review, 1957-1959. South Dakota House of Representatives, 1969-1974; South Dakota Board of Bar Commissioners, 1975-1978.

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Civil Practice
  • Civil Litigation
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Real Property
  • Business Transactions
  • Gaming Law
  • Insurance Defense

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
605-342-1078  Phone
605-342-0480  Fax
University Attended:
Black Hills State University, B.S., 1956
Law School Attended:
University of South Dakota, J.D., 1959
Year of First admission:
1959, South Dakota
American Bar Association; State Bar of South Dakota (President Elect, 1995-1996 and President, 1996-1997); Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel; South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association (President, 1984); American Board of Trial Advocates (Advocate; National Board of Directors, 1998-2001 and President, South Dakota Chapter, 1992-1993); Defense Research Institute; American College of Trial Lawyers; International Association of Gaming Attorneys; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Mt. Rushmore National Society (President, 1999—).
Capt., JAGC, U.S. Army, 1959-1962
Payment Information:
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  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available
  • Peer Reviews

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    Client Reviews

    • 4.8/5.0 (1 review)
    • 100% (1 recommendation)
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