Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Michael W. Strain, owner of Strain/Morman Law Firm, was born in Valentine, Nebraska, and grew up on a ranch in White River, South Dakota. At the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, he received his Bachelor of Science in 1983 and his Juris Doctor in 1987. He was admitted to the State Bar of South Dakota in 1987 and then served as law clerk for the Eighth Judicial Circuit until 1988. In 1988, he became an associate with the Morman Law Firm. He served as deputy city attorney from 1989 until 1997. In 1995, he was also admitted to the Wyoming State Bar.
The other organizations of which he is a member are the American Bar Association, the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice and the Spence Trial Lawyers College. Mr. Strain was an instructor at the Trial Lawyers College for nine years and has taught and lectured in trial techniques at colleges and bar conventions in Georgia, Ohio, Texas, California, Louisiana, West Virginia, South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming.
In 2004, he was recognized as the South Dakota Trial Lawyer of the Year, being the youngest recipient ever of this prestigious award. He is recognized as one of The National Trial Lawyers' Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America. He is networked with many trial lawyers nationwide and continues to share and expand his expertise in the trial world. His areas of practice involve all trial work: criminal and civil, medical malpractice law, personal injury litigation, insurance bad faith, civil rights cases, premises liability, products liability, fraud and deceit.