Jeff L. Bratkiewicz

Attorney

Jeff has an active and eclectic litigation practice.  His most notable cases have required creative problem solving in the face of challenging and complicated facts and legal issues.  Jeff’s clients value his strong work ethic, strong oral and written communication skills, his ability to quickly identify the key issues in a case, and his sense of humor.  

 

Jeff is licensed to practice in state and federal courts in South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska.  He has extensive courtroom and trial experience, participating in over eight civil jury trials and three appellate arguments in the past six years.  His most notable cases have been in the areas of medical malpractice defense, product liability defense, personal injury defense, construction and contract litigation (both plaintiff and defense), insurance law, constitutional law, zoning ordinance disputes, business litigation, and the representation of individuals and businesses in state sales, use, and excise tax matters, including contested case litigation. 

 

Jeff attended South Dakota State University and earned his law degree from the University of South Dakota in 2000.  After completing law school, he spent two years as a law clerk to the Honorable Lyle E. Strom, a Senior U.S. District Court Judge in Omaha, Nebraska.  Jeff joined Bangs McCullen in 2015.  Before joining the firm, Jeff was a litigation attorney and partner in an established Sioux Falls law firm.  Jeff has civil jury trial experience in state and federal trial and appeal courts.  Jeff has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and was recognized as a Great Plains Super Lawyer in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

 

Jeff is grateful to be an attorney and considers it a privilege to represent his clients.   His passion, however, is spending time with his family.  Jeff lives in Sioux Falls with his wife Heidi and son Sam. He also enjoys running and swimming with Sam and coaching him in baseball.