Thomas Jerald Johnson

Thomas Jerald Johnson: Attorney with Johnson & Christensen Law Office, PC

Biography

TJ was raised in Rapid City, SD; graduated from the University of South Dakota Law School in December 1977; admitted to practice in all South Dakota courts, the South Dakota Federal District Court, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court; he is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of South Dakota, the American Association for Justice (fka The American Trial Lawyers Association), the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, the National Association of Elder Care Attorneys, and the Academy of Special Needs Planners. TJ has worked with hundreds of clients for more than 30 years. He helps small businesses, families and particularly families with disability issues.

TJ has served on: The South Dakota Board of Pardons and Paroles, (Member and Chair), Board of Directors of Sioux Vocational Services, Inc., (Member and Chair), Handiridders, Inc. dba HorsePower (Member), Parent to Parent Inc. (Member), Lunch is Served, Inc. (Member; Here4youth (fka The Liberty Center), and regularly speaks on issues affecting the disabled.

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Social Security
  • Personal Injury
  • Agricultural Tort Claims
  • Workers Compensation
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Bodily Injury
  • Catastrophic Injury

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
605-335-1778  Phone
605-335-0811  Fax
www.siouxfallslaw.com
University Attended:
University of Montana, B.A., 1975
Law School Attended:
{newline}University of South Dakota Law School, J.D., 1977
Year of First admission:
1978
Admission:
1979, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; 1978, South Dakota and U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota; 1981, U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
State Bar of South Dakota;
American Bar Association (ABA);
American Association for Justice (formerly American Trial Lawyers Association);
South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association (SDTLA).
Special Agencies:
All State of Federal Courts in South Dakota;
Social Security Administration including Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR).
Birth Information:
Huron, South Dakota, August 22, 1953
Reported Cases:
Colton v. Decker (SD 1995) 540 NW2d 172;
In the Matter of M.C.S. (SD 1993) 504 NW2d 322;
Stahn v. Fairmont Nat. Bank (SD 1985) 367 NW2d 784;
Estate of Modde, 323 NW2d 895 (SD 1982);
In the Matter of the Estate of Oliver Paul Perry, 1998 SD 131, 582 NW2d 29;
Brad Atkins and Lori Atkins v. Robert Stratmeyer and Marilyn Stratmeyer, 1999 SD 131, 600 NW2d 891.
ISLN:
906126262
Hobbies & interests:
Reading; lawn and garden; biking and traveling.

Peer Reviews

  • 4.4/5.0
  • 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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Client Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (4 reviews)
  • 100% (4 recommendations)
  • Silver Client Champion
  • Communication

    5.0/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    4.8/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    5.0/5.0
  • Value for Money

    5.0/5.0
  • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 04/14/17 in Social Security.

    My son's disability case was a "one off" Tom took the time to understand him, and his disabilities. He was able to convey that to the court. Without that attention, my son most likely would not have had a favorable determination.

    My son's disability case was a "one off" Tom took the time to understand him, and his disabilities. He was able to convey that to the court. Without that attention, my son most likely would not have had a favorable determination. Read less

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  • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 07/03/13 in Social Security.

    Tom and his staff take all the anxiety and stress out of the Disability process. They give you the straight answers and assist you with any paperwork necessary to proceed to the next level. Tom is very knowledgeable in the laws and processes to ensur... Read more

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    Tom and his staff take all the anxiety and stress out of the Disability process. They give you the straight answers and assist you with any paperwork necessary to proceed to the next level. Tom is very knowledgeable in the laws and processes to ensure that your case is processed in the shortest time possible. Read less

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