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Terry Quinn

  • University of South Dakota Vermillion, South Dakota, J.D. 1971
  • Creighton University Omaha, Nebraska 1963-1965
  • Yankton College
    • Yankton, South Dakota, B.S., B.A. 1968
Admitted to Practice
  • State of South Dakota - 1972
  • United States District Court - 1972
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit - 1980
  • Pro Hac Vice Admissions:
    • California
    • Colorado
    • Florida
    • Montana
    • North Dakota
    • Nebraska
    • Ohio
    • Pennsylvania
    • Wyoming
State Bar of South Dakota
  • President (1991-1992)
  • President-Elect (1990-1991)
  • Co-Chairman of Court Modernization Committee
  • District Arbitrator for Medical Malpractice Actions
  • Disciplinary Board (1983-1989)
  • Chairman of Disciplinary Board (1988-1989)
  • Law School Foundation
  • Trust Accounts Committee
  • Education Committee
South Dakota Trial Lawyers' Association
  • President (1978-1979)
  • Vice-President (1977-1978)
  • Member (1972- )
  • Board of Governors (1973- )
  • Chairman of Committee on Product Liability
  • Co-Chairman of Medical Malpractice Committee
  • Chairman of Law Day Seminars on Trial and Appellate Practice
  • Registered Lobbyist
  • Chairman of Legislative Committee
  • Chairman of Education Committee
American Bar Association
  • Member (1973- current)
AAJ Appointments
  • Co-chair of Stalwarts Hall of Fame Committee
  • Chairman of Long-Range Planning Committee
  • Co-Chair of Educational Advisory Group
  • Board of Trustees-National College of Advocacy
  • Elections Committee
  • Vice-Chairman of Amicus Curiae Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Chairman of Study Section Education Programs Committee
  • State Relations Standing Committee
  • ATLA/CLE Programs Committee
  • Organizational Review Committee
  • Hall of Fame Committee
  • Convention Planning Committee
Other Memberships
  • American Adjudicature Society
  • American Society of Law and Medicine
  • International Society of Barristers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • South Dakota Peace Officers’ Lifetime Member Award
  • South Dakota Peace Officers’ Friend of Law Enforcement Award
  • South Dakota Peace Officers’ General Counsel
  • South Dakota Fire Fighters’ Lifetime Member
  • Belle Fourche Volunteer Fire Department Lifetime Member
  • Belle Fourche Volunteer Fire Department President 
Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors
Academic Appointments & Awards
  • Diplomat in AAJ (highest academic achievement level)
  • South Dakota Trial Lawyers Lifetime Achievement Award
  • South Dakota Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • Adjunct Professor - University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota
  • Associate Professor of Business Law - Yankton College, Yankton, South Dakota
  • Advisory Board National College Paralegal Program
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyers
Annual Lectures
  • Adult Education - Skeleton of Civil Litigation
  • Automobiles and the Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Negotiation and Settlement Techniques
  • University of South Dakota - School of Law
  • University of South Dakota - School of Medicine
  • North Dakota Trial Lawyers' Association
  • Kansas Trial Lawyers' Association
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Wyoming Multi-State Coaches Clinic and Instructional Institution
  • Dakota Conference on Rural Health - Bismarck, ND (representing ATLA)
  • Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association
  • Wyoming Athletic Directors' Association
  • ATLA and Western Trial Lawyers' Seminar - Maui, HA
  • Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia - Vancouver, BC
  • ATLA Medical/Legal Seminar - Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers' Association
  • Maryland Trial Lawyers' Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers' Association
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers' Association
  • Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Workhorse Seminar - Chicago, IL
  • Automobile Collision Seminar - Phoenix, AZ
  • ATLA Insurance Litigation Seminar - Phoenix, AZ
  • American Society of Trial Consultants-Kansas City, MO & New Orleans,LA
  • ATLA Convention - San Diego, CA
  • ATLA Arbitration - Snowbird, UT
  • Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Missouri Trial Lawyers Association
  • Specialized College on Voir Dire - Portland, OR
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Montana Trial Lawyers Association
  • University of North Dakota - School of Law
  • Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association
  • ATLA – New Jersey
  • AAJ Traumatic Brain Injury Seminar, New Orleans, LA
  • Doctors, Patients, and the Legal Complexities Involved
  • Obtaining Medical Reports in Complete Injury Cases
  • Third-Party Bad Faith Actions
  • Use of Sophisticated Law Office Equipment in Highly Complex Litigation
  • Screening Clients
  • Closing Arguments and Opening Statements
  • Trial Techniques
  • Sports Injuries
  • The Liability of Coaches, Referees and Supervisors Resulting from Sports Injuries
  • Crisis in Medical Liability Insurance
  • Banking Practices
  • Baffled Banks: Forget, Finance or Foreclose
  • Courtroom Strategy and Jury Sensitivity
  • Demonstrative Evidence -- Use It or Lose It
  • Breast Cancer
  • Making and Meeting Objections in Medical and Products Cases
  • Use of Primary Treating Experts
  • Insurance Company and the Elderly -- Who's Fair Game?
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage
  • Objections During Trial
  • Art of Persuasion
  • Rodeo and Horseback Riding Accidents
  • Sports Injuries and Assumption of the Risk
  • Sports Injuries and the Law
  • Automobile Accident Cases
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Closing Arguments
  • Cross-Examination of the Non-Medical Expert
  • Direct Examination of the Plaintiff
  • Settlement Negotiations in Medical Negligence Cases
  • Negotiation and Settlement Techniques
  • Juror Selection - Voir Dire Enigma
  • Arbitration
  • Voir Dire
  • Non Verbal Communication
  • Closely held corporations and the minority stockholder
  • Effective use of depositions
  • Harvard University-School of Law, Ultimate Trial Advocacy Course
  • University of Washington - School of Law, National College of Advocacy Basic Course in Discovery and Settlement
  • Hastings College of Law - Ultimate Course in Trial Advocacy
  • University of Wisconsin - School of Law, Ultimate Course in Trial Advocacy
  • University of South Dakota - School of Law, Negotiation and Settlement Techniques
  • University of Arizona - School of Law, Art of Persuasion
  • Illinois State University - School of Law
  • University of Nebraska - School of Law
  • Lewis & Clark School of Law
  • Trial Magazine March 1986 (Vol. 22, No. 3, Pgs. 76-84) Litigating Sports Injuries: Meeting the Assumption of the Risk Defense
  • American Jurisprudence (33 Am Jur Trials, Pg. 410) Gymnasium and Health Spa Injuries
  • Courtroom Medicine Vol. 2 (1990), "Neck" Matthew Bender & Co., Inc.
  • Anatomy for Attorneys Quinn, Quinn, Quinn; Quality Medical Publishing, Inc., Reprinted as Medical Evidence, James Publishing.
Requested Publications
  • Bancroft-Whitney - (Am.Jur. Trials)
  • Trial Magazine
  • Mealey Publications
  • Michie Company
  • Quality Medical Publishing, Inc.
  • James Publishing

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Terry is a partner in the Rapid City law firm Goodsell Quinn, LLP. He has more than 43 years of trial experience, and has authored many articles on trial practice as well as co-author of "Anatomy For Attorneys," reprinted as "Medical Evidence" by James Publishing.

Quinn practices complex civil litigation, concentrating in the areas of medical malpractice, product liability, environmental, business and commercial litigation. He lectures extensively throughout the United States and Canada on various trial related subjects. Quinn is an Adjunct Professor of Law, and concentrates on the subject of negotiation, settlement and jury persuasion.

Quinn, the recipient of the prestigious South Dakota Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, as well as their Lifetime Achievement Award; is the Past President of the State Bar of South Dakota; Past President of the South Dakota Trial Lawyers' Association, and presently serves on the Board of Governors for the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, as well as the American Association for Justice (formerly known as Association of Trial Lawyers of America). He has served as Chair of the Board of Trustees for the National College of Advocacy. He has been honored by the National College of Advocacy as a Diplomat, which is the highest academic achievement level awarded by the American Association for Justice. He has been awarded the Advanced Studies in Trial Advocacy by the American Association for Justice. Only 24 out of 56,000 members have received this award.

Quinn served on the faculty for the National College of Advocacy "Ultimate Course in Trial Advocacy", and has served in such positions at Harvard University School of Law, Hastings School of Law, the University of Wisconsin School of Law, Arizona State University School of Law, as well as other major university law schools. He is a member of the South Dakota Trial Lawyers' Association, American Association for Justice, the American Adjudicature Society, the American Society of Law & Medicine, the International Society of Barristers, and the American Board of Trial Advocates.