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Mark V. Meierhenry

Mark V. Meierhenry

South Dakota

Mark V. Meierhenry
Meierhenry Sargent LLP
315 South Phillips Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Tel:(605) 336-3075 | Fax:(605) 336-2593
mark@meierhenrylaw.com | www.meierhenrylaw.com

Mark V. Meierhenry maintains an active statewide civil litigation practice, specializing in eminent domain, property rights and catastrophic injuries. Prior to reentering private practice in 1987, Mark served as Attorney General of South Dakota from 1979 to 1986.

Mark has tried over 250 cases, criminal and civil, in South Dakota’s state and federal courts, including more than 20 eminent domain and inverse condemnation cases. He has argued 8 cases before the United States Supreme Court and dozens of cases before the South Dakota Supreme Court, including 12 dealing with eminent domain issues.

Publications

  • Co-Author: South Dakota Trial Handbook for Lawyers (1994)

Bar Admissions and Memberships

  • South Dakota
  • North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court, South Dakota
  • U.S. District Court, Nebraska
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • State Bar of South Dakota
  • Second Circuit Bar Association

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, SD Chairman, 2010-2011
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), SD President, 2002-03
  • American Association of Justice, State Delegate 2004-2006
  • South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association
    • President, 2001-2002
    • Board of Directors, 1974-1978
  • National Association of Attorneys General

Cases Argued Before the U.S. Supreme Court

1973 – Keeble vs. United States, 412 U.S. 205
1981 – St.Martins Academy vs. South Dakota, 451 U.S. 772
1983 – South Dakota vs. Neville, 459 U.S. 553
1983 – Solem vs. Helm, 463 U.S. 277
1984 – Solem vs. Bartlett, 465 U.S. 463
1984 – Solem vs. Stumes, 465 U.S. 638
1987 – Western Airlines vs. Board of Equalization, 480 U.S. 123
2001 – Lopez v. Davis, 531 US 230