Serving South Dakota Since 1946

Steven J. Oberg

Attorney -
Sioux Falls
Oberg, Steven J.
(605) 332-5999
110 N. Minnesota Ave., Suite 400
Sioux Falls,


  • 1991, South Dakota
  • South Dakota Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

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As a veteran member of Lynn Jackson’s litigation practice group, Steve frequently handles cases involving heavy-truck accidents, utility liability issues, farm accidents, construction disputes, and product liability claims. He also has trial experience handling real estate disputes, estate contests, and business disputes. His trial practice skills are augmented by practical experience, gained at an early age, through hands-on work in construction, operating heavy equipment, and commercial vehicles. In light of his extensive experience inside and outside of the courtroom, Steve is uniquely qualified to handle these types of cases.

In addition to the legal and technical issues often associated with motor carrier, utility and construction claims, Steve has substantial experience handling catastrophic injury claims, involving traumatic brain injury, paralysis, and death. Steve has been designated in “Best Lawyers in America” for his work in Personal Injury, Products Liability, Commercial Litigation, and Insurance Litigation. He has likewise been designated a “Future Star” in Benchmark Litigation’s Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys.


  • University of Minnesota, J.D., cum laude, 1990
  • University of South Dakota, B.S., magna cum laude, 1986


  • Pennington County Bar Association
  • State Bar of South Dakota (Civil Pattern Jury Instruction Committee, 2001-present)
  • American Bar Association
  • The American Association for Justice
  • South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association
  • Electric Coop Bar Association
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • American Board of Trial Advocates

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America® (2008-2020):
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Litigation-Insurance
    • Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants
    • Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs
    • Product Liability Litigation-Defendants
  • Best Lawyers in America® “Lawyer of the Year”, Sioux Falls:
    • Litigation-Insurance (2020)


  • Past presentar for the South Dakota Rural Electric Association, on liability issues related to electricity transmission and distribution
  • Contributing Author to the ABA Construction Litigation Section Annual Publication
  • Co-Author 50 State Construction Lien and Bond Law 3rd Edition, 2018

Reported Cases / Representative Clients

  • Jorgenson Farms v. Country Pride, 2012 SD 78, 2012 WL 5870585, 824 N.W.2d 410 (product liability)
  • Hohm v. City of Rapid City, 2008 SD 65, 753 N.W.2d 895 (brain injury after accident on unsafe municipal road)
  • Duffield Construction, Inc. v. Baldwin, 2004 SD 51, 679 N.W.2d 477 (commercial mechanic’s lien)
  • Rantapaa v. Black Hills Chairlift, 2001 SD 111, 633 N.W.2d 196 (personal injury claim against recreational ski area)
  • Jacobson v. Gulbranson, 2001 SD 33, 623 N.W.2d 84 (real property dispute)
  • Schmidt v. Royer, 1998 SD 5, 574 N.W.2d 618 (wrongful death – semi tractor-trailer accident)
  • Wallahan v. Black Hills Electric Coop, Inc., 523 N.W.2d 417 (SD 1994) (enforcement of implied easement to maintain electric line)

Latest Blog Post

  • Friday, 20 December 2019
    Published in Firm Blog

    Hunting and Landowner Liability

    For many South Dakota youth, hunting was a way of life growing up in our State. This was true even for those without access to private land owned by parents or relatives. It used to be that hunters could walk…

This is to certify that Attorney Steve Oberg from Lynn Jackson Schultz & Lebrun, Law firm, handled the case of the accidental death of my late wife (Mrs.Manisha Nadkarni) with highest degree of professional integrity. The Law firm is extremely proficient in handling such matters.

In such legal issues, I will always recommend this firm for pursuing the appropriate processes.

Dr. Avijit Basu
South Dakota School of Mines

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