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Gregory A. Yates

Gregory A. Yates grew up a “strat brat” as an air force son at Ellsworth, SD and graduated from the University of South Dakota school of law in 1972. Since that time he has been at the center of high profile litigation and has been recognized for his skills as a trial attorney. He was at the center of litigation that helped South Dakota and other tribes recover over $100,000,000 in funds that were mismanaged by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for injured victims.

He represented 60 individuals in suits against the Los Angeles Police Department where he uncovered the corruption of the Rampart division of the department in framing individuals for many different crimes.

He has received recognition for motor vehicle defect cases and other product liability cases where his work resulted in manufacturers actually recalling and fixing or reengineering dangerously defective products. He has also been successful in bringing complex catastrophic injury cases including over 100 traumatic brain injury cases.


Recipient, California Lawyer of the Year Award California Lawyer Magazine, 1997
Nominee, Trial Lawyer of the Year, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, 1999
Named to Top 25 Lawyers in the Valley, San Fernando Valley Business Journal, 2007
Honored as a Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2007, 2008, 2009
Finalist, Consumer Attorneys of California Lawyer of the Year Award, 2005.

Michael Shubeck

Michael Shubeck is a graduate of the University of South Dakota School of Law. He is a farmers son and learned the value of hard work helping his father with his cattle and farming operation. He is responsible for recovering more than a million dollars for his clients. From the beginning of his practice he has been at the heart of high profile South Dakota litigation. Michael helped defend a prominent South Dakota real estate developer against over one hundred claims of construction defects and fraud. He worked to convince insurance companies of their contractual duties, obtained a favorable settlement, and then pursued the insurance companies that did not honor their agreements. In the end, his client received a favorable outcome.

Michael has participated in ten appeals in South Dakota, California, and certiorari to the United States Supreme Court.

He represents people like business owners, real estate agents, physicians, and accident victims in cases such as car accidents, realtor defense, construction defense, business disputes, employment disputes, insurance contract disputes, and civil rights. Michael also has unique insight into drafting contracts, wills and trusts, as well as setting up corporations, that comes from experience in litigation.


Highest Grade Constitutional Rights Selected Issues, University of South Dakota, April  2008
Highest Grade Administrative Law, University of South Dakota, April 2008

Call The Award Winning Rapid City Lawyer Who Will Maximize Your Recovery, Attorney Gregory Yates (605) 718-2069

Rapid City Law Office of Gregory A. Yates
550 North 5th Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone: +1-605-718-2069


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