South Dakota

South Dakota has 66 counties, each with their own trial courts. The Superior Court handles felony criminal cases as well as civil cases with damages exceeding $12,000. The Supreme Court handles all appellate review in the state.

The three largest municipalities are Sioux Falls, Rapid City, and Aberdeen.

Any complaints regarding the competency or ethics of your attorney should be made with the State Bar Disciplinary Board. To report a lawyer you must send a signed letter, describing the conduct of the lawyer and mail it to 222 E. Capitol, Pierre, SD, 57501.