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Smith Justin G

Justin G. Smith

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  • 15 years experience

Christendom College, B.A. Oklahoma City University School of Law, J.D.

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Justin joined Woods Fuller in 2006, and focuses his practice on business law, mergers and acquisitions, and contracts. He also acts as a government relations specialist and lobbyist, spending the South Dakota legislative session lobbying on behalf of firm clients.

Justin completed the Leadership Sioux Falls program and serves on the Issues Management Council for the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce. He was also appointed to serve on the Sioux Falls Charter Revision Commission through 2018. Justin currently serves on the Board of Directors for Boy Scouts of America Sioux Council and Volunteers of America. Justin is the Past President of the Second Circuit Bar Association and past member of the Board of Directors for the Second Circuit Bar Association and the St. Francis House. Justin also currently serves as the Secretary for the Central Committee for the a Lincoln County Republican Party and as Lincoln County Precinct Committeeman. Additionally, Justin is a member of the Knights of Columbus and Downtown Rotary Club of Sioux Falls.

Having traveled much as a child, Justin is glad he, his wife, and their four children have settled in South Dakota. Beyond travel, being the son of an army officer also created a life-long interest in politics and government. He loves being part of the Woods Fuller team, and working with “some of the most experienced and accomplished professionals in the State of South Dakota.”

You can follow Justin on Twitter @justingsmith

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