James Hurley, a South Dakota native, is a 1974 graduate of the University of South Dakota School of Law. He joined the firm in 1976. Jim is a Past President of the University of South Dakota Moot Court Board, and he served as a law clerk in the United States District Court in Rapid City. Prior to law school, Jim served as an infantry Captain with the United States Army in Vietnam. Jim is a member of the Order of Barristers, the National Academy of Trial Lawyers, the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He is a Past President of the Pennington County Bar Association. He concentrates his practice in areas of litigation involving commercial law, bankruptcy law, agricultural law, banking law, and personal injury law. Jim is regularly listed in the publication entitled The Best Lawyers in America.