George Johnson


  • South Dakota, 2000
  • South Dakota District Court for the Southern Division, 2002
  •  United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2004


  • American Bar Association
  • South Dakota State Bar Association
  • South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • South Dakota Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys

About Me

George Francis Johnson is a third-generation legal practitioner. His grandfather, George Fielding Johnson, and his father, Charles “Rick” Johnson, were both well respected trial lawyers who lived and practiced law in Gregory, South Dakota. 

 George graduated from Gregory High School in 1990; he received a bachelor of science in English and philosophy from the University of South Dakota in 1996; and graduated from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 1999. After graduation, he worked as a Federal Law Clerk for Federal District Judge William R. Wilson in the Eastern District of Arkansas for two years before returning to Gregory to practice law with his dad and his sister, Stephanie Pochop.

 His primary area of concentraion is on criminal law, but he has conducted a variety of both civil litigation and criminal litigation in both Federal and State court. In fact, he has orally argued before the South Dakota Supreme Court four times and orally argued before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals twice.

 He is an active member (and former President) of the Gregory Chapter of Rotary International, he is an active member of the Gregory Business & Industrial Development Corporation, and he currently serves as the Municipal Attorney for the City of Gregory and the City of Dallas. He is also a former President of the Rosebud Bar Association and is a former President of the Gregory Golf Course.

 In addition to his work as a legal advocate, George enjoys trapping, racquetball, fishing, hunting, golfing and spending time with his wife (Nikki) and their three boys (Christian, Fielding & Nicholas). George volunteers some of his time giving free golf lessons to members of the community to help the Gregory Golf Course keep a sustained membership.