Sam Krystosek is a native of Royalton, Minnesota. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from Saint John’s University (MN) in 2007. While at SJU, Sam competed as a member of the track and field team, worked as a media relations assistant for the athletic department, and studied abroad in Rome, Florence, and Munich in Summer 2006 and in Galway in Fall 2006.
Sam continued his education at Xavier University in Cincinnati and earned a master’s degree in athletic administration in 2009. Upon graduating from Xavier, Sam served in the U.S. Army as an Infantry Officer for three years, primarily at Fort Benning, Georgia, where he worked as a company executive officer for the U.S. Army Airborne School and the 1-19 Infantry Battalion.
After leaving the military, Sam attended law school at the University of South Dakota and received his Juris Doctor degree in May 2016. During law school, Sam competed in multiple tournaments nationwide as a member of both the Moot Court Board and Trial Advocacy Board.
Sam served as a law clerk for the judges of South Dakota’s Third Judicial Circuit after graduating from law school. He joined Cutler Law Firm, LLP as a litigation associate after completing his clerkship in 2017.
|MN||Authorized to Practice||2018||08/10/2020|
|SD||Authorized to practice law||2017||02/06/2018|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Distinguished Brief||Whittier Law School Juvenile Law Moot Court Competition||2016|
|Associate Attorney||Cutler Law Firm, LLP||2017 - Present|
|Law Clerk||South Dakota Unified Judicial System||2016 - 2017|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||Member||2018 - Present|
|South Dakota State Bar||Member||2017 - Present|
|Second Circuit Bar Association||Member||2017 - Present|
|South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2017 - Present|
|University of South Dakota||JD - Juris Doctor||2016|
|Xavier University||M.Ed. - Masters in Athletic Administration||2009|
|Saint John's University (MN)||BA - Bachelor of Arts in Communication||2007|
|Weber v. Rains, 2019 S.D. 53, --- N.W.2d ----||$900,000 judgment in favor of Plaintiff|
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