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Robert "Robbie" J. Rohl


Rapid City, SD





Robert "Robbie" J. Rohl is a trial attorney with Johnson, Eiesland & Rohl. Robbie is passionate about representing people and prides himself as a trial advocate. He has dedicated his career to zealously advocating for his clients while demonstrating the utmost professionalism and ethical advocacy. Robbie vigilantly remains a student of the criminal and civil jury systems and continuously strives to become a better advocate for his clients.  He has tried cases to jury in both civil and criminal cases. 

Robbie fights hard to ensure that his clients receive fair treatment.  He is determined to maximize recovery against the accountable party and their insurance company. As a trial lawyer, Robbie prides himself in investing in his clients and will fight to obtain the right result.  Since joining the Firm in 2015, Robbie has recovered millions of dollars for his clients.  He has represented catastrophically injured people, and he works resolutely to obtain adequate compensation.

Robbie Rohl is also a well respected criminal defense attorney in South Dakota.  He has handled criminal cases across the entire State, and regularly tries criminal cases to jury in both state and federal courts.  Robbie has represented people with charges ranging in severity from that of capital punishment (death penalty) all the way to DUI 1st Offense.  Robbie's success as a criminal defense attorney simply requires a brief review of past cases.  He has tried and won felony jury trials, South Dakota Supreme Court appeals, and obtained dismissals by way of Motion practice and Constitutional Rights violations.  Robbie is currently the President of the American Association for Justice's Criminal Law Section.  This is a national organization of trial lawyers which consists of thousands of attorneys across the country.

Areas Of Practice

  • Catastrophic Personal Injury 50%
  • Criminal Defense 50%

Bar Admissions

  • South Dakota, 2012
  • U.S. District Court District of South Dakota, 2013


  • University of South Dakota School of Law, Vermillion, South Dakota
    • Juris Doctor - 2011
  • University of Saint Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 2008
    • Major: Economics
    • Minor: Philosophy

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers - Rising Star (Criminal Defense & Personal Injury), 2015 to Present
  • Top 40 Under 40 - Criminal Attorney
  • Top 10 Under 40 - Personal Injury Attorney
  • Best DWI and DUI Lawyers
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors, 2013 to 2015
  • South Dakota Criminal Defense Bar, Member
  • Pennington County Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Criminal Law Section, President/Section Leader, 2018
  • Black Hills Criminal Defense Association, Past President, 2018
  • Serenity Management (local nonprofit co-founded by Robbie), Vice President

Past Employment Positions

  • DeMersseman, Jensen, Tellinghuisen & Huffman, LLP, Attorney
  • Dakota Plains Legal Services, Inc., Chief Deputy
  • Randal E. Connelly, Attorney at Law, Attorney
  • Fourth Judicial Circuit, State of South Dakota, Judicial Law Clerk


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American Association for Justice American Board of Trial Advocates AV - Martindale Hubble Preeminent American College of Trial Lawyers Super Lawyers South Dakota Trial Lawyers Graduate Of Trial Lawyers College - Thunderhead Ranch Recognized by Best Lawyers 2019

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