TIMOTHY L. JAMES
1988 Juris Doctorate, University of South Dakota, School of Law
Honors: Sterling Honor Graduate
Academic Scholarship Recipient
Dean’s Advisory Council
Symposium Editor, S.D. Law Review
1983 Bachelor of Arts, University of South Dakota
Majors: Political Science
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
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.
1987 Summer Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, Rapid City, South Dakota.
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
PAST AND CURRENT COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES:
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
James Law, P.C.
Gannett Peak, WY
Little Tahoma, WA
Mount Rainier, WA
Borah Peak, ID
Camp Muir, WA
Mt. Hood, OR
Mt. Elbert, CO
Granite Peak, MT
The Goats of Froze-To-Death Plateau, MT
Borah Peak, ID
Scenic Pass, WY
Guadalupe Peak, TX
Mt. Rogers, VA