Kenneth E. Barker

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Belle Fourche, SD

Barker Wilson Law Firm, LLP
 | 211 Zinnia Dr, Belle Fourche, SD 57717
Phone: 605-723-8000
Fax: 605-723-8010
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • General Litigation (20%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%)
Attorney Profile

Kenneth E. Barker is a personal injury attorney with Barker Law Firm, LLC. Representing clients in western South Dakota and Gillette, Wyoming, he has been named to the list of The Best Lawyers in America twice and as Rapid City’s Lawyer of the Year in 2013. Through The National Board of Trial Advocacy, he is a Board Certified Trial Attorney and his focus areas include fraud and deceit, brain injuries, condemnation, birth trauma, spinal injuries, professional liability, premises liability, products liability, insurance litigation, business litigation, automobile accidents and injuries, wrongful death and the Federal Employers Liability Act.

With a Bachelor of Science in political science and economics from South Dakota State University, Mr. Barker moved on to the University of South Dakota School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor. During his time in law school, he was also topics editor for the University of South Dakota Law Review. Mr. Barker is admitted to practice in the state of South Dakota, the state of Wyoming and before the United States Supreme Court.

As president of the State Bar of South Dakota, Mr. Barker is also a member of the organization’s tort law and lawyer referral and negligence committee. He is president of the Butte County Bar Association and a member of the American Bar Association, the Wyoming State Bar, the  American Association for Justice and the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Mr. Barker provides service to his community with his work as the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks’ Commissioners chair and as president of the Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce. For almost a decade, he also served on the community center board.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (40%): Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

General Litigation (20%)

Professional Liability (10%)

Personal Injury - Products (10%): Products Liability

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (10%): Birth Injury

Insurance Coverage (10%): Insurance

Focus Areas

Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Products Liability, Birth Injury, Insurance

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About Kenneth Barker

Admitted: 1985, South Dakota

Professional Webpage: https://www.barkerwilson.tv/About/Kenneth-E-Barker.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • Great Plains Super Lawyers, 2007 and 2009
  • Named in "The Best Lawyers in America", 2001 - 2019
  • Best Lawyers® - Lawyer of the Year for Rapid City - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs for the years 2013, 2016, 2019 

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Trial Attorney, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Butte County Bar, President
  • South Dakota Board of Regents, Student Regent, 1982 - 1985
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • South Dakota Trial Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • Wyoming State Bar
  • State Bar of South Dakota, President
  • State Bar of South Dakota, Committees on Lawyer Referral and Negligence and Tort Law, Member
  • Wyoming, 1996
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1994
  • South Dakota, 1985

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Chair, South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Commissioner, 1998 - 2005
  • Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce, President
  • Belle Fourche Community Center Board. South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Commissioner, 1997 - 2005

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Know When to Run (How Do You Handle Difficult Clients), South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, Fall Seminar, Deadwood, South Dakota
  • 2017 Wildland Fire Litigation Conference, in San Diego, CA, April, 2017, “The Oil Creek Fire Case:  ‘A Slippery Slope’ ”, 2017
  • 2011 Wildland Fire Litigation Conference, in San Diego, CA, April, 2011, “Issues and Lessons From the Grizzly Gulch Power Line Fire Litigation”, 2011
  • David v. Goliath?--Using Chiropractic Experts to Prove Damages, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Jazz Fest, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1996
  • Law Review, Topics Editor, University of South Dakota Law Review, 1984 - 1985
  • Demonstrative Evidence--Storyboards and PET Scans, South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, Spring Seminar, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Dealing with Dirty Tricks: Zealous Advocate or Hardball Litigator?, Mastering Trial Strategies and Tactics Seminar, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Maui, Hawaii
  • Give the Jury a Place to Hang Its Hat--Simplify Your Case, Galaxy of Rising Stars Seminar, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • "Making an Impact: The Trial of an Automobile Collision Case", ATLA, January, 2000
  • "Jury Selection in the Next Century" , NDTLA, October, 1999
  • "The New Federalism: Time for States to Pull the Plow in Soil Conservation", South Dakota Law Review, Vol. 30 S. D. L. Rev. No. 3

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Clausen v. Aberdeen Grain Inspection
  • Brunner v. Lear-Siegler
  • Stevens v. Wood Saw Mill, et al.
  • Galen Andrews v. Medical Associates Clinic, et al.
  • Schuldies v. Millar, et al.
  • Filip Johnson v. Central Plains Clinic, et al.
  • McIlravy, et al. v. Kerr-McGee
  • Holzer v. Provider's Fidelity Insurance Company
  • Lesmeister v. American Colloid Company

Educational Background:

  • South Dakota State University, B.S., Honors: Dean's List, Major: Economics, Political Science, 1982
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Office Location for Kenneth E. Barker

211 Zinnia Dr
Belle Fourche, SD 57717

Phone: 605-723-8000

Fax: 605-723-8010

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Last Updated: 6/26/2019

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