Steven J. Oberg

Sioux Falls
Oberg, Steven J.

Steve Oberg is a veteran member of Lynn Jackson’s litigation practice group, specializing in cases involving heavy-truck accidents, utility liability issues, farm accidents, construction disputes, and product liability claims.  Steve has substantial experience handling catastrophic injury claims involving traumatic brain injury, paralysis, and death.  Steve is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in South Dakota.

Oberg, Steven J.
Team Steven J. Oberg

Steve grew up in southeast South Dakota and obtained his bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from the University of South Dakota.  He obtained his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota in 1990.  He has been a litigator with Lynn Jackson since 1991. 

Steve has been repeatedly named to the list of Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of personal injury, products liability, commercial litigation, and insurance litigation.  Steve is a member of the American Association for Justice, South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, Electric Coop Bar Association, and American Board of Trial Advocates, as well as the South Dakota, Second Circuit, and American Bar Associations. 

Steve enjoys hiking, fishing, and hunting in his spare time.  He and his wife Racheal spend lots of time outdoors and at their kids’ activities. 

  • 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)
  • 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 (ABOTA)
  • Best Lawyers in America® (2008-2022):
    • 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
This is to certify that Attorney Steve Oberg from Lynn Jackson Shultz & Lebrun, Law firm, handled the case of the accidental death of my late wife (Mrs.Manisha Nadkarni) with the 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


Main Office:

110 N. Minnesota Ave. - Suite 400
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Directions 605-332-5999 - phone 605-332-4249 - fax

Support Team:

  • Abbie Langerock – Paralegal
  • Mandy Schmitt – Legal Assistant


  • State of South Dakota
  • United States District Court for the District of South Dakota
  • United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

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