1988                  Juris  Doctorate, University of South Dakota, School of Law

                  Honors:           Sterling Honor Graduate
                                            Dean’s List
                                            Academic Scholarship Recipient
                                            Dean’s Advisory Council
                                            Symposium Editor, S.D. Law Review
                  1983                Bachelor of Arts, University of South Dakota

                                            Majors:        Political Science
                                                                    Mass Communication
                                            Minors:        Psychology


                  2002-Present                James Law, P.C., Yankton,  South Dakota.           
                                                               President of  a law firm corporation emphasizing civil litigation.
                                                               (Also, James &  Associates, P.C., James & Reiner, L.L.C. James Law )                        
                   2001-2002                     Santee Sioux Tribe, Santee, Nebraska. Business Manager.
                                                                Responsible for financial affairs of Indian Tribe.

                   2002                                  Nebraska Indian Community College, Santee, NE
                                                                Instructor, Pre-Law.

                   1997-2012                      James Development Inc., Yankton, South Dakota.
                                                                President and officer of real estate development company.

                   1991-1992                       Querry & Harrow, Chicago Illinois.
                                                                Associate in a 100 plus member litigation firm focusing primarily on 
                                                                professional liability defense litigation.

                   1990-1991                      Anderson, McDonald, Miller & Tabis, Chicago, Illinois.  
                                                               Associate responsible for litigation matters.
                   1989-1990                     Brady Reade & Johnson, Yankton, South Dakota.
                                                               Associate with local general firm emphasizing litigation.

                   1988-1989                      United States District Court, Rapid City, South Dakota.  
                                                               Law Clerk to the United States District Court Judge.

                   1989                                  National College, Rapid City, South Dakota.
                                                               Instructor, Business Law; Legal Research.

                   1987-1988                      Brady Reade & Johnson, Yankton, South Dakota.
                                                                Legal intern.

                   1987 Summer               Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, Rapid City, South Dakota.
                                                               Legal intern.

                   1984-1985                    Westmar College, Lemars Iowa.
                                                              Director of  Admissions at private college responsible for
                                                              managing admissions and financial aid departments
                                                              Asst. Baseball Coach

                   HONORS:                        Thomas Sterling Honor Society

                                                             Life Member Million Dollar Advocates Forum

                                                             The National Trial Lawyers Top 100

                                                             Lifetime Achievement Top 100 Attorneys 
                                                             Lifetime Charter Member Rue's Best Attorneys of America
                                                             Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award NAOPIA 2017
                                                             Top 10 Attorneys American Jurist Institute 2017

                                                             Top 10 Client Satisfaction AIPIA 2016 

                                                             Lifetime Member Global Directory of Who's Who Top Lawyer

                                                             Member Lawyers of Distinction Top 10%

                      LICENSES:                     United States Supreme Court
                                                              United States District Court, South Dakota
                                                              United States District Court, Nebraska
                                                              State of South Dakota, 1988
                                                              State of Nebraska, 1989
                                                              Yankton Sioux Tribal Court (inactive)
                                                              Santee Sioux Tribal Court (inactive)                
                                                              South Dakota Law Review, 1987
                                                              South Dakota Law Review, 1988
                                                              Accepted for Publication, Chicago Bar Association Record, 1992


                                                             The Banquet, past board member
                                                             Free Legal Clinic 2013-14
                                                             Springfield Assisted Living Center,  past board member
                                                             Springfield Chamber of Commerce, past member
                                                             Yankton Elks Lodge #994, Exalted Ruler 1998-1999,
                                                             YPD K-9 Committee,  founding board member
                                                             USD School of Law, guest lecturer
                                                             Mount Marty College, guest lecturer
                                                             Yankton High School, guest speaker
                                                             WWII Veterans Reunion, guest speaker
                                                             American Legion Auxillary, guest speaker
                                                             Modern Woodmen Civic Oration Contest, Judge
                                                             Lewis and Clark Playhouse, past board member
                                                             Yankton youth baseball, soccer and softball, coach
                                                             Yankton High School, shadow site supervisor
                                                             Bon Homme High School, school to work program
                                                             USD Law School, Colleagues Program
                                                             Mount Marty College, intern supervisor

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