Serving South Dakota Since 1946

Thomas G. Fritz

Attorney -
Rapid City
Fritz, Thomas G.
(605) 342-2592
909 Saint Joseph Street, Suite 800
Rapid City,


  • 1971, South Dakota
Thomas G. Fritz
Rated by Super Lawyers

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Tom has been with Lynn, Jackson, Shultz and Lebrun, P.C. since 1972. He has more than 40 years of litigation and courtroom experience in both state and federal courts. He was recognized as the 2007 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association.

Tom has served the bar and trial bar for many years. He is past president of the State Bar of South Dakota, past governor of the ABA Board of Governors, past president of the Western States Bar Conference and the past president of the Jack Rabbit Bar Conference. He is also a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, ABOTA, the International Society of Barristers, South Dakota Defense Lawyers and South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association. Tom is an ‘AV’ rated practitioner and is recognized in Best Lawyers, Great Plains Super Lawyers, Outstanding Lawyers in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Chambers USA and the Litigation Counsel of America.


  • University of South Dakota, School of Law, J.D., 1971
  • University of South Dakota, M.A., 1975
  • University of South Dakota, B.A., 1968


  • State Bar of South Dakota (Bar Commissioner, 1980-1983; President, 1997-1998)
  • American Bar Association (Member: House of Delegates, 1983-1998 Board of Governors, 1995-1998)
  • Jack Rabbit Bar (Chancellor, 1993-1994)
  • Western States Bar Conference (President 2007)
  • South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association
  • South Dakota Defense Lawyers
  • International Association of Insurance Counsel
  • Federation of Insurance Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • International Society of Barristers

Honors & Awards

  • McKusick Award, 2016
  • Litigation Counsel of America inductee, 2013
  • South Dakota Trial Lawyer of the year, 2007
  • Martindale-Hubbell’s “AV” Rated Lawyer
  • Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Litigation: General Commercial
  • Best Lawyers in America® (2011-2019):
    • Bet-the-Company Litigation
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Litigation-Insurance
    • Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants
    • Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs
    • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Best Lawyers in America® “Lawyer of the Year”, Rapid City:
    • Bet-the-Company Litigation (2011, 2014, 2016-2018)
    • Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants (2016)
    • Administrative / Regulatory Law (2013, 2015)
  • Great Plains Super Lawyers (2007-2019)

The very skilled Thomas Fritz brings a wealth of litigation experience to bear on a range of matters, with particular strength in insurance and professional liability disputes. Fritz is recognized by a peer as 'one of the better lawyers in the state. He’s experienced, well spoken and has great judgment. He knows his way around the courtroom and is everything you want in a lawyer.'

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