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 NationalBank of South Dakota v. Lier, et al, struck down sovereign immunity for the State ofSouth Dakota. After that decision, the State could no longer harm people withoutbeing accountable for the damage it caused. His case of Flockhart v. Wyantestablished the law in South Dakota that an injured party could go after a drunkdriver for punitive damages. His case of Small v. KcKennan Hospital established theright of compensation for the family of a woman killed by criminal activity onbusiness premises. Years ago he had the first seven figure personal injury verdict inSouth Dakota. Greg has been instrumental in nursing home reform in the state. Hecontinues to be an advocate for people injured in this state. His recent verdicts andsettlements for nursing home residents who are victims of neglect and abuse havegarnered attention both state wide and nationally. Greg is passionate aboutrepresenting 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 , governmententities, 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 HarvardUniversity
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
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
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.
A locally owned and operated, second-generation father and son law firm, Johnson Eiesland Law Offices, P.C.
is a proud member of the Black Hills community.
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