Curtis S. Jensen

Curtis S. Jensen

Rapid City, South Dakota

Mr. Jensen practices in the areas of real estate, banking, commercial transactions, wills, estate planning, and business organizations. He currently serves on the Business Law Committee of the South Dakota Bar Association. Mr. Jensen is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers' USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business, and Super Lawyers 2009-11, and acts as special counsel to the South Dakota Banking Commission. Mr. Jensen's experience extends across a broad range of business and commercial transactions, including business and real estate sales and business acquisitions, commercial lending, and business organizations. He represents a number of local businesses and financial institutions and frequently advises those clients with regard to their commercial, corporate, and business planning. Mr. Jensen has a Martindale Hubbell rating AV.

Areas of Practice

  • 40% Real Estate Law
  • 20% Probate
  • 15% Business Organizations
  • 15% Wills & Estate Planning
  • 10% Banking

Litigation Percentage

  • 10% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • South Dakota, 1976
  • U.S. District Court District of South Dakota, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1979


  • University of South Dakota School of Law, Vermillion, South Dakota - 1976
    • Law Review: University of South Dakota, Managing Editor, 1975 - 1976
  • Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1973
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: English

Published Works

  • "South Dakota Family Farm Act", Vol. 20:3, S. D. L. Rev., 1976

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • South Dakota Bar Association, Business Law Committee
  • South Dakota Bar Association, Chairman, Uniform Commercial Code Committee, 1991 - 1995


  • English