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Vincent A. Purtell

Born and raised in Sioux Falls, Vince did his undergraduate studies at the University of South Dakota where he graduated in 1982. He went on to attend the University of South Dakota School of Law and attained his law degree in 1986.

After law school, Vince joined the Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith law firm as an associate attorney in the litigation section of the firm.

In 1990, he accepted a corporate counsel position with American Family Insurance Group in its Sioux Falls office. American Family's Sioux Falls office handled litigation in the entire state of South Dakota and portions of Minnesota and Iowa. While at American Family, Vince had an active litigation practice trying over fifty jury trials to verdict.

Vince's practice is centered in the areas of trial work and civil litigation, including personal injury, products liability and wrongful death.

Vince was selected to be included in The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants and has been listed as one of the top 24 litigation attorneys in the State of South Dakota by Benchmark Litigation. Vince is also listed in the top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association. Membership to the Top 100 is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile.

Vince and his wife, Teresa, have three children.

Vince's e-mail address is vince@hpslawfirm.com. Vince can also be reached by calling the law firm directly.

Areas of practice
  • Arbitration
  • Bad Faith
  • Civil Litigation
  • Civil Trials
  • Insurance Subrogation
  • Mediation
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Property and Casualty
  • Slip and Fall
  • State Trial Practice
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Estate Planning
  • Um
  • UIM

Vincent Purtell has earned the following recognition:
  • Selected to be included in The Best Lawyers in America for work in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants.
  • Listed as one of the top 24 litigation attorneys in the State of South Dakota by Benchmark Litigation.
  • Selected to be included in the Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants.