Lynn Jackson Lawyers Named to 2019 Great Plains Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars List

2019 Great Plains Super Lawyers®:

Thomas G. Fritz, Rapid City, SD
Civil Litigation, Business Litigation

Haven L. Stuck, Rapid City, SD
Real Estate, Energy & Natural Resources, Business/Corporate

Michael L. Luce, Sioux Falls, SD
Business Litigation, Civil Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution

R. Alan Peterson, Sioux Falls, SD
Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury – General, Energy & Natural Resources

The following attorneys are listed on the 2019 Great Plains Rising Stars, which recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or fewer:

McLean Thompson Kerver, Rapid City, SD
Estate Planning & Probate, Business/Corporate

Cassidy M. Stalley, Rapid City, SD
Family Law

Kraig L.Kronaizl. Sioux Falls, SD
Estate & Probate

Tracye L. Sherrill, Sioux Falls, SD
Workers’ Comp

N. Drew Skjoldal, Spearfish, SD
Estate & Probate

Learn more about Great Plains Super Lawyers here.

Jerry D. Johnson to join Lynn Jackson

Jerry D. Johnson to join Lynn Jackson Tuesday, 02 July 2019

Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C. is pleased to announce that attorney Jerry D. Johnson has joined the firm effective July 1, 2019.

Jerry has been practicing law in Rapid City for the last 41 years. His practice consists primarily of insurance and institutional defense work. He has tried over 40 jury trials and maintains a broad-based defense litigation practice.

Jerry is a member of the State Bar of South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, American Board of Trial Advocates, Outstanding Lawyers of America, Great Plains Super Lawyers and Defense Research Institute. He has also received the honor of an AV Preeminent legal rating with Martindale-Hubbell.

Jerry is a well respected attorney and Lynn Jackson is happy to welcome him to the firm.

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Attorney Spotlight: Wade E. Warntjes

For those of you that aren’t familiar with my story, I am the Advocacy Chair for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in South Dakota. This is a cause that is near and dear to my heart as my wife’s sister died of pancreatic cancer about 2 ½ years ago at the age of 40. She was a single mom with 2 adult children and a 9 year old little girl at the time. My wife and I are now permanent legal guardians of Kiana and are blessed with the opportunity to watch her grow up every single day.

Pancreatic cancer is the 3rd leading cancer killer in the US and will be 2nd by 2020, yet receives very little funding on the national level. The 5 year survival rate is only 9%, and over 70% of those diagnosed die in the first year. However, we are making strides through scientific research, patient services, government advocacy, and community engagement. PurpleStride, the walk to end pancreatic cancer, is one of the largest sources of funding for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

Our 3rd annual PurpleStride Sioux Falls is scheduled for June 1, 2019 at Cherry Rock Park. There are several ways you can help. If you want to participate in the walk or the untimed run, or want to volunteer on the day of the event, you can join our team, Ranae’s Purple Ribbon Runners by following this link,, clicking on register, join or bring back a team, search for Ranae’s Purple Ribbon Runners, and selecting whether you want to participate or volunteer. If you choose to volunteer I would ask you also register on this link,, so we at the local level know how many volunteers we have and what you would like to do. If you cannot join us the day of the event, I encourage you to make a donation to my personal page using the following link, Please find it in your hearts to help us wage hope against this terrible disease.

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Lynn Jackson attorney, McLean Thompson Kerver, named South Dakota Community Foundation KEY CLUB member

The South Dakota Community Foundation KEY CLUB is made up of about 70 respected and trusted professional advisors from across the state. McLean has played a key role in strengthening the South Dakota Community Foundation and has helped her clients leave behind a legacy they can be proud of. 

Congratulations, McLean!

About South Dakota Community Foundation:

To bring philanthropy to life for a stronger South Dakota.

Every day SDCF works to simplify the philanthropic process and make your charitable donations do more. On the one hand, SDCF helpS donors take advantage of tax benefits, manage their paperwork, and stay on top of philanthropic trends and legal details. On the other, SDCF focuses on growing their charitable dollars through careful investments—so their donations can provide long-term support for charitable causes.

SDCF administer approximately $300 million in assets for more than 850 endowed funds. SDCF provides grants and administrative support to nonprofit organizations and serve as a philanthropic resource for donors, advisors, and nonprofits throughout the state.

The SDCF helps a variety of people, but its purpose is singular—to make South Dakota better for all generations, today and tomorrow. Since 1987, SDCF has helped people reach their philanthropic goals and strengthen their communities.

Whether you are just beginning to learn about our mission or have partnered with SDCF for years, SDCF invites you to explore how they are helping to build a stronger future for the state.

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The Lynn Jackson team stays up-to-date on legal technologies at the ABA TECHSHOW

Last week, Lynn Jackson litigation attorney, Cassidy Stalley, and two of Lynn Jackson’s litigation paralegals attended the ABA TECHSHOW. The ABA TECHSHOW is billed as the best conference for “bringing lawyers and technology together.” “For more than 30 years, lawyers and legal technology enthusiasts . . . have been coming to the ABA TECHSHOW to learn how technology helps them work smarter, practice more efficiently, and deliver higher quality legal services to client.”

The Lynn Jackson team spent two days immersing themselves in the latest technology and learning about the most useful and practical legal technologies available. The team attended numerous CLEs, engaged in conversation with various vendors, and participated in demonstrations of the latest and greatest legal technologies. The team gathered information to bring back to the firm to continue Lynn Jackson’s tradition of providing the most up-to-date, resourceful, diverse, responsive, and excellent legal representation to our clients.


Technology is becoming fully integrated in the practice of law. Our legal work is now more dependent on the use of technology, in and out of the office. It helps us to practice more efficiently, serve clients more effectively, and better manage our daily lives.

As technology evolves, it can be difficult to stay informed of the latest advancements. With so many different options to choose from it can be difficult knowing what’s the most suitable to you and your practice. This is where ABA TECHSHOW can help.

The ABA TECHSHOW Conference and EXPO is where lawyers, legal professionals, and technology all come together. For three days, attendees learn about the most useful and practical technologies available. Our variety of CLE programming offers a great deal of education in just a short amount of time.

But there’s more to ABA TECHSHOW than the educational programs; attendees also get access to the EXPO Hall where legal technology vendors are eager to demonstrate their helpful products and services. Touch, Talk, and Test your way through more than 100 technology vendors.

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Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C., announces new attorney to join its estate planning, trust, and business practice groups.

Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C., announces the addition of attorney, Wade E. Warntjes, to the Firm’s Sioux Falls office.

Wade is a welcome addition to the Firm’s established estate planning, trust, and business practice groups.

Wade comes to us with years of experience and a solid business background. Wade’s practice includes estate planning, trust administration and probate guardianships and conservatorships, as well as business transactions and corporate formation. We are excited to welcome him to the team

Wade E. Warntjes is an attorney specializing in estate planning, trust, and business transactions in Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun’s Sioux Falls office and can be reached at 605-332-5999.

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Jennifer S. Frank SHRM Announcement

Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C., is proud to announce that attorney, Jennifer S. Frank, is now a SHRM Senior Certified Professional. The National Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) provides HR professionals the tools they need to obtain certificates such as the Senior Certified Professional. This specific certification assists HR professionals who implement policies and strategies, serve as point of contact for staff and stakeholders, deliver HR services, and perform operational HR functions.

To meet business needs, SHRM has established two behavioral competency-based certifications, the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) for early- and mid-career professionals and the SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) for senior-level practitioners. SHRM regards the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP as the new global standard in certification for the HR profession.

Jennifer is also the 2019 President Elect of the Black Hills SHRM. Outgoing President Sarah Baker announced that BH SHRM “received the EXCEL Award and were recognized as a Learning System Champion due to the great work Jennifer Frank has done.”

Learn more about Lynn Jackson’s Labor and Employment group and contact attorneys Jennifer Suich Frank or Kassie McKie Shiffermiller with any questions.

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Eric Kerkvliet, Selected as the South Dakota Chair of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys

Eric Kerkvliet, an attorney in Lynn Jackson’s Sioux Falls office, has been selected as the South Dakota Chair of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA). Eric replaces Haven Stuck as the South Dakota Chair. Erika Olson, an attorney in our Rapid City office, is also a fellow in ACMA.

ACMA is a national honorary organization consisting of lawyers who have substantial experience in real estate and related activities. Membership consists of approximately 450 lawyers from most of the fifty states and most of the Canadian provinces. ACMA provides continuing education and promotes professional relationships among real estate attorneys. The organization also works with local bar associations and other legal groups devoted to similar objectives.

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