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Shultz, Jay C.

As the owner and sole practitioner of The Shultz Law Firm, Prof LLC, in Rapid City, South Dakota, attorney Jay Shultz maintains a broad civil trial practice, focusing primarily on personal injury litigation, whistleblower protection involving Medicaid and Medicare fraud and business litigation. Over the course of his 35-year legal career, Mr. Shultz has successfully handled a wide variety of civil litigation matters in the following practice areas:


• Personal injury - General: plaintiff

• Personal injury - General: defendant

• General litigation

• Business litigation

• Native American law

Mr. Shultz has represented personal injury victims, health care providers and businesses in all types of general and commercial litigation matters in both state and federal courts. He has also practiced extensively in Indian Country, representing the Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in tribal and federal court with their legal matters involving gaming issues, telecommunications, Indian water law, banking and more.

Mr. Shultz began his legal career in 1983 after obtaining his Juris Doctor from The George Washington University Law School and his license to practice from the State Bar of South Dakota. Since that time, he has recovered millions of dollars in compensation, benefits and restitution on behalf of his clients, earning him a membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Along with practicing before all South Dakota state courts, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the South Dakota Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota, the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th, 10th and Federal Circuits, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the Oglala Sioux Tribal Court, the Oglala Sioux Nation Supreme Court, and the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribal Court.

Dedicated to his practice, Mr. Shultz is active in many professional legal organizations, including serving on a number of committees for the State Bar of South Dakota. He is a member of the Pennington County Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, among several others.

Devoted to his community, he is the former president of Feeding South Dakota and once served on its board of directors. He is also actively involved in his church, his local YMCA and American Red Cross chapters, and several music arts organizations.

  • Personal Injury
  • Whistleblower
  • Business & Commercial Litigation
  • Federal Indian Law
  • George Washington University Law School, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1983
    • Honors: University Scholar
    • Honors: Omicron Delta Kappa
    • Honors: Mortar Board
  • University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota
    • B.S. - 1980
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: University Scholar
  • South Dakota, 1983
  • U.S. District Court District of South Dakota, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1986
  • Oglala Sioux Tribal Court, 1990
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993
  • U.S. District Court District of Wyoming, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, South Dakota, Law Clerk, 1983 to 1984
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • First Bank of South Dakota
  • Prairie State Life Insurance Company
  • U.S. District Ct. Central Division, South Dakota, Law Clerk, 1983 to 1984
  • State Bar of South Dakota, Young Lawyers Section, President, 1990 to 1991
  • South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • Association of Ski Defense Attorneys, Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • First Bank of South Dakota
  • First Federal Savings Bank
  • Norwest Bank