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David J. King

Personal injury Attorney at Sioux Falls, SD

5.0   8 reviews
  • State Years
    Iowa - IA 32 years
    South Dakota - SD 33 years
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State IA
    Acquired 1991
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State SD
    Acquired 1990
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About David

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David was born into humble circumstances.  He never forgot the values he learned growing up.  His parents, who have been married for over 65 years, had 6 children.  David put himself through college and law school. He never forgot about where he came from or the hard work it has taken to get where he is today.

Following graduation from law school he was honored to serve as the Law Clerk to the Cheif Justice of the South Dakota Supreme Court.  While clerking David gained vast and invaluable experience writing briefs, memoranda, researching and writing.  Following his clerkship, he worked at a corporate law firm handling corporate litigation, collection matters, estate litigtion, trials, hearings and appeals.  Since 1995 David has concentrated his practice in personal injury, auto accidents, workers compenstion claims, insurance disputes and Social Security Disability matters.  David has nearly 30 years of active practice in the courts of South Dakota and Iowa.  He has handled cases successfully from magistrate court, to District Court, Circuit Court, workers compensation courts, and appeals of cases through the Sureme Court.  He is a fighter.  He will stand up and fight for his clients.  He is not afraid of the insurance companies and their legions of lawyers.  He has beaten them all and will do so again.

David has been selected and honored to receive awards including America's Most Honored Professionals, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 attorneys, Who's Who Top Lawyer, Reu ratings Best Lawyers recognition, and many others.  He has been published in the South Dakota Law Review.  He is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the State Bar of Iowa, the State Bar of South Dakota, the Second Judicial Bar Association, the Iowa Association for Justice, and the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association.

David has been married for over 20 years to his wife, Anne.  They have 3 beautiful children and 2 dogs.  


King Law Firm
101 N Phillips Ave, Suite 602
Sioux Falls, SD, 57104


5.0 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Mary | February 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Law Firm in Sioux Falls
It might seem like it's taking forever but listen and do as Mr King tells you to and it will all work out in the end. Office staff are terrific, very caring and warm. David King is extremely well informed, very concerned and patient. I would and do send everyone I know to Mr King. If you are applying for disability or have been denied for disability you need to call the king law firm.
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Posted by Patrick | December 3, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I called King law firm for assistance with a family matter. They were unable to assist me due to location but were super friendly and directed me toward someone who could. I always appreciate great costumer service and they have it!
Posted by Neil | April 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Attorney
Mr. King was very professional throughout the entirety of our case. He was forthcoming and truthful in answering any and all questions that we had. He did everything he said he was going to do and in a timely manner. He expressed genuine sympathy with our case and fully understood our needs. Mr. King was a reliable source for aid and took the time to hear any thing that we had to say. Many thanks to Mr. King and his staff.
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Posted by Andrew Erickson | January 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Experienced Attorney
From the beginning of my case to its conclusion, David has been there for me. He is honest and hardworking, and genuinely cared when I had lost hope. Would recommend King Law Firm to anyone looking for a sincere lawyer that is not afraid to be aggressive and will not back down from any battle.
Posted by Brian | September 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal injury
He was a great resource for helping me with a complex motor vehicle accident in South Dakota with significant personal injuries for the people in the vehicle. He is a great trial attorney in Sioux Falls.
Posted by Jim | September 5, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The guy I call
Whenever I have need of expert advice on the best way to approach the prosecution of a SD personal injury case, I consult with Dave. He is not only exceptionally knowledgeable about the law and strategies to achieve the best results for clients, but it always impresses me how he effectively he can be a zealous advocate while still being a consummate professional. A terrific lawyer.
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Posted by Mary | February 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent personal injury attorney
David is an awesome lawyer and he exceeded my expectations in every way! It is clear he has a lot of experience as an attorney. He was very knowledgeable about all aspects of my case and he fought hard for me, resulting in more money than I expected for my injury. I have and will continue to recommend him to my family and friends. He is great!
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Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend David King
David was very easy to work with. He explained everything that was happening with my case thoroughly. He was honest about my case and always informed me of what was going on.
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  • Contingency 25%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor of Law Teaching Insurance Law
  • University Of South Dakota School Of Law
  • 2018 - Present
  • Founder & Owner
  • King Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Alvine & King, LLP
  • 2003 - 2015
  • Partner
  • Der Hagopian & King
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Attorney
  • Berenstein, Vriezalaar, Mooore, Moser & Tigges
  • 1991 - 1995
  • Law Clerk to Cheif Justice Robert A. Miller
  • South Dakota Unified Judicial System
  • 1990 - 1991
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  • University of South Dakota School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • University of South Dakota
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State Farm Automobile Insurance Company v. Gertsema, 778 N.W.2d 609 (SD 2010)
  • This is a case I won for a grieviously injured girl.


  • Super Lawyers (Personal Injury Workers Compensation)
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Iowa Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017


  • University of South Dakota Law Review
  • Author: Vol 44 Issue 1 South Dakota Law Review, Dedicated to Chief Justice Robert A. Miller
  • 1999

Speaking Engagements

  • Insurance Law
  • Insurance Law
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (4)
Endorse David
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David fights for his clients, and no lawyer will work harder or get better results. I have enjoyed working with David in the past."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with David King over the past 20 plus years. He always provides the highest level of service to each of his clients. He is licensed in both South Dakota and Iowa. His area's of practice include Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, Social Security and Family Law"
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a premier Plaintiff lawyer in South Dakota and Iowa. He has tried and won many cases, is well liked by his clients, and is a great advocate."
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Sioux Falls Personal injury Lawyer David J. King
David J. King
Personal injury Attorney
Sioux Falls, SD
Licensed for 33 years