Greg Eiesland

Meet Greg Eiesland

Greg Eiesland is a partner in the Johnson Eiesland Law Offices in Rapid City, South Dakota. Over the years Greg Eiesland has been involved in many of the most important and cutting edge cases in the State of South Dakota. His case of National Bank of South Dakota v. Lier, et al, struck down sovereign immunity for the State of South Dakota. After that decision, the State could no longer harm people without being accountable for the damage it caused. His case of Flockhart v. Wyant established the law in South Dakota that an injured party could go after a drunk driver for punitive damages. His case of Small v. KcKennan Hospital established the right of compensation for the family of a woman killed by criminal activity on business premises. Years ago he had the first seven figure personal injury verdict in South Dakota. Greg has been instrumental in nursing home reform in the state. He continues to be an advocate for people injured in this state. His recent verdicts and settlements for nursing home residents who are victims of neglect and abuse have garnered attention both state wide and nationally. Greg is passionate about representing his clients against wrongdoers.

On behalf of his clients, Greg has successfully taken on the US Government, Indian Health Service, State of South Dakota, Department of Transportation, Toyota,  Caterpillar, Beverly Nursing Homes, Golden Living Nursing Homes, Walmart, K- mart, Twin Labs, Starcraft and countless other negligent companies , government entities, and individuals.

  • 20 year member of the Board of Directors for the American Association for Justice  (Formerly the American Trial Lawyers College)
  • Lecturer on trial skills at several National College of Advocacy Trial Schools,including the Ultimate Trial Advocacy Court: The Art of Persuasion at Harvard University
  • Lecturer at the American Association for Justice’s Case Workshops
  • Past President of the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association
  • Past President of the State Bar of South Dakota
  • Former South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • 25 sequential years of recognition by US News and World Reports’ Best Lawyers inAmerica
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Recipient of the Steven J. Sharp Award for compassion and excellence in advocacyin a case of national significance.
  • Six years served on South Dakota Disciplinary Committee
  • Warrior in the Trial Lawyers College
  • Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and former National Board Representative 



Greg Eiesland

An Experienced and Dedicated Attorney

For several years, Greg Eiesland has successfully represented numerous individuals and their families with serious injuries or death in the following types of cases:

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Trucking Accidents
Auto Accidents
Defective Products
Premises Liability
Sexual Assault
Construction Litigation

Outside the practice of law Greg is an avid baseball fan. He coached kids baseball at various levels for fourteen years and was a girls’ soccer coach for five years. He enjoys hiking in the Black Hills as well as various points throughout the country.
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