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Michael F Marlow

Michael F Marlow

Yankton, South Dakota

Mike, a South Dakota native, was born and raised in Rapid City, South Dakota. He initially attended college at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and ultimately obtained his undergraduate degree in history from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, in 1983. After working as an intern with the United States Senate, Mike returned to South Dakota and received his juris doctorate from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 1986. During law school, he served as the Lead Articles Editor for the South Dakota Law Review and had two articles selected for publication. After law school, Mike served as the law clerk for South Dakota Supreme Court Justice Robert C. Morgan before joining his present firm in 1987.

Mike primarily practices in the area of civil litigation, with special interest in representing people injured in automobile accidents or by defective products. His practice also includes litigating matters involving banks, school districts and the health care and construction industries. He is admitted in both state and federal courts, routinely practicing throughout South Dakota and surrounding states.

Mike is a member of several professional and civic organizations. He has served on the board and as president of the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association. He is a past president of the Yankton Area United Way and Volunteer Services. He serves on the Boys and Girls Club Corporate Board. Mike also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of South Dakota School of Law and is a regular speaker at various law related programs. Mike has a wife Catherine and three sons.

Mike was selected for inclusion in the 2009 - 2013 editions of The Best Lawyers in America.

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


  • University of South Dakota School of Law, Vermillion, South Dakota
    • J.D. - 1986
  • University of Minnesota
    • B.A. - 1983

Published Works

  • Daugaard v. Baltic Builders Supply Association: Statutes of Limitation Held Unconstitutional South Dakota Law Review, 30, 1984
  • Exclusive Remedy Provisions in the Worker's Compensation System: Unwarranted Immunity for Employers' Willful and Wanton Misconduct South Dakota Law Review, 31, 1985

Honors and Awards

  • Law Clerk, Hon. Robert E. Morgan, South Dakota Supreme Court,, 1986 - 1987

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, Past President
  • South Dakota Bar Association
  • American Association For Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Yankton Area United Way and Volunteer Services, Past President
  • Boys and Girls Club Corporate Board, 2012 - Present

Office Location

Marlow, Woodward & Huff, Prof. LLC
200 West Third Street
Yankton, SD 57078
Phone: 605-665-5009
Fax: 605-665-4788
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