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Jay Shultz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Rapid City, SD

The Shultz Law Firm, Prof LLC
402 St. Joseph St, Suite 14
Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone: 605-608-8893
Fax: 605-791-1115
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2021
Licensed in South Dakota Since: 1983
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%), General Litigation (20%), Native American Law (20%), Personal Injury - General: Defense (20%), Business Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

As the owner and sole practitioner of The Shultz Law Firm, Prof LLC, in Rapid City, South Dakota, attorney Jay Shultz maintains a broad civil trial practice, focusing primarily on personal injury litigation, whistleblower protection involving Medicaid and Medicare fraud and business litigation. Over the course of his 33-year legal career, Mr. Shultz has successfully handled a wide variety of civil litigation matters in the following practice areas:

     • Personal injury - General: plaintiff
     • Personal injury - General: defendant
     • General litigation
     • Business litigation
     • Native American law

Mr. Shultz has represented personal injury victims, health care providers and businesses in all types of general and commercial litigation matters in both state and federal courts. He has also practiced extensively in Indian Country, representing the Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in tribal court with their legal matters involving gaming issues, telecommunications, Indian water law, banking and more.

Mr. Shultz began his legal career in 1983 after obtaining his Juris Doctor from The George Washington University Law School and his license to practice from the State Bar of South Dakota. Since that time, he has recovered millions of dollars in compensation, benefits and restitution on behalf of his clients, earning him a membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Along with practicing before all South Dakota state courts, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the South Dakota Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota, the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th, 10th and Federal Circuits, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the Oglala Sioux Tribal Court, the Oglala Sioux Nation Supreme Court, and the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribal Court.

Dedicated to his practice, Mr. Shultz is active in many professional legal organizations, including serving on a number of committees for the State Bar of South Dakota. He is a member of the Pennington County Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, among several others.

Devoted to his community, he is the former president of Feeding South Dakota and once served on its board of directors. He is also actively involved in his church, his local YMCA and American Red Cross chapters, and several music arts organizations.

Practice Areas
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%General Litigation
  • 20%Native American Law
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Defense
  • 20%Business Litigation
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Personal Injury - Defense, Litigation


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2021

About Jay Shultz

First Admitted: 1983, South Dakota

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Young Friends of The American Red Cross, Rapid City, SD, Past Director
  • South Dakota Family Business Initiative nka Prairie Family Business Association, Founding Member
  • Grants Committee, Member
  • Black Hills Jazz & Blues, Festival Organizing Committee
  • Feeding South Dakota, Member
  • Feeding South Dakota, Board of directors, 2006 - 2013
  • Black Hills Blues Society, Founding Board Member
  • Feeding South Dakota, Past President, 2012
  • Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Rapid City, SD, Church Vestry Past Member
  • Rapid City YMCA Capital Campaign, Co-Chair, 1995 - 1997

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Association of Ski Defense Attorneys (ASDA)
  • Practice Rules Revision Committee, Member
  • South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Counsel Association
  • Pattern Jury Instructions-Civil Committee, Member
  • State Bar of South Dakota, Young Lawyers Section, Past President
  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section and Tort Trial & Insurance Section, Member
  • U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society, SD Membership Director, 2004
  • Black Hills Criminal Defense Bar
  • Prairie Family Business Association, Founding member
  • Pennington County Bar Association, Health Law Section and Tort Trial & Insurance Section, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Aviation Law Section, Member

Educational Background

  • The University of South Dakota

Industry Groups

  • Federal Indian Law
  • Health Care
  • Recreation/Amusement
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Office Location for Jay Shultz

402 St. Joseph St
Suite 14
Rapid City, SD 57701

Phone: 605-608-8893

Fax: 605-791-1115

Last Updated: 12/16/2021

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