Attorney Profiles


Education: South Dakota State University (B.S. Commercial Economics, with high honors, 1987); the University of South Dakota School of Law (J.D., Thomas Sterling Honor Graduate, 1993)

Admissions: South Dakota (1993); Iowa (1995); Minnesota (1995); United States District Court for the District of South Dakota (1995); United States District Court for the District of Minnesota (1997); United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit (1997); United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa (1999); United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa (2005)

Areas of Practice: Railroad & Transportation Law; Environmental & Land Use; Construction Law; Business & Commercial Litigation; Intellectual Property; Agriculture Law; Civil Litigation

Memberships: American Bar Association; South Dakota Bar Association; Second Circuit Bar Association; Iowa Bar Association; Minnesota Bar Association; Defense Research Institute; South Dakota Defense Lawyers Association; National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel; Member, Diversity Law Institute; Member, The Trial Law Institute

Community: Splitrock Council of Knights of Columbus; Brandon Valley Booster Club; local church and children’s school activities

Honors: Selected for Inclusion in Great Plains Super Lawyers (2011-present) (Only 5% of Attorneys in South Dakota Selected); Best Lawyers in America (2007-present); Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society; - rated "Superb" with highest marks of 10 out of 10; Avvo Top Attorney in Litigation - 2014-present

Lawyer Brian Donahoe | Top Attorney Litigation


Address : 8th & RR Center, 401 E. 8th Street, Ste. 215
Sioux Falls, SD 57103
Phone : (605) 367-3310
Fax : (866) 376-3310
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