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  • Gary Jensen Laywer - Beardsley Jensen and LeeGary D. Jensen

    Construction Law, Business & Commercial Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability Law, Health & Health Care Law, Litigation & Appeals,  Professional Malpractice Law, Banks & Banking, Native Peoples Law, Family Law, Civil Litigation

    Phone: 605-721-2800
    Fax: 605-721-2801
    View my attorney rating on Martindale-Hubbell


    Gary represents clients in personal injury lawsuits, commercial litigation, construction, insurance disputes, health care concerns, family law issues and professional negligence cases. Gary tries cases to juries and judges in both state and federal courts. He argues cases in appellate courts. He handles cases in tribal courts. Gary represents defendants and plaintiffs at all levels of the legal system.

    Gary was selected Trial Lawyer of the Year by the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association. He has held the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell for many years. He was elected by his peers to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates.

    Gary’s pastimes include fly fishing and hunting. He is an avid baseball and basketball fan. He enjoys music, especially on his walk at the end of the day.

    Gary is fully committed to doing whatever it takes to achieve the best possible result for every client in every case.

    Representative Cases

    • Walter v. Fuks, 820 N. W.2d 761 (S.D. 2012)
    • Perdue, Inc. v. Rounds, 782 N.W.2d 375 (S.D. 2010)
    • Casey Ranch Limited Partnership v. Casey, 773 N.W.2d 816 (S.D. 2009)
    • Hammonds v. Hartford Fire Ins. Co., 501 F.3d 991 (8th Cir. 2007)
    • Johns v. Black Hills Power, Inc., 722 N.W.2d 554 (S.D. 2006)
    • Rancour v. Golden Reward Mining Co. L.P., 694 N.W.2d 51 (S.D. 2005)
    • Frankenfeld v. Crompton Corp., 697 N.W.2d 378 (S.D. 2005)
    • Rothenberger v. Wharf, 703 N.W.2d 371 (S.D. 2003)
    • Cleveland v. BDL Enterprises, Inc., 663 N.W.2d 212 (S.D. 2003)
    • Fullmer v. State Farm Ins. Co., 514 N.W.2d 861 (S.D. 1994)
    • Fullmer v. State Farm Ins. Co., 498 N.W.2d 357 (S.D. 1993)
    • Matter of Certification of Question of Law from U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of South Dakota, Western Div., 369 N.W.2d 658 (S.D. 1985)
    • Zacher v. Budd Co., 396 N.W.2d 122 (SD. 1986)
    • Matter of Certification of a Question of Law from U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of South Dakota, Southern Division, 387 N.W.2d 42 (S.D. 1986)


    • University of South Dakota School of Law, Vermillion, South Dakota, 1978
      J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
    • South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, 1975
      B.S., Bachelor of Science

    Professional Associations and Memberships

    • South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association 1979 – present
      • Board Member, 1988-1999
      • President, 1990-1991
    • State Bar of South Dakota, Chairman
      • Civil Pattern Jury Instructions
        Committee Chairman
      • Negligence and Tort Law Committee
    • American Bar Association
    • Professional Fellowship American Board of Trial Advocates

    Tribal Courts

    • Admitted to Rosebud Sioux Tribal Court
    • Admitted to Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Court

    Schedule your consultation with Gary today at 605-721-2800.

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    Beardsley Jensen & Lee

    4200 Beach Dr #3
    Rapid City, SD 57702

    call us 605.721.2800
    fax us 605.721.2801