Rapid City, SD WW/Press/June 8, 2016 –Terry L. Pechota, Attorney with Pechota Law Offices, was selected for inclusion into the Top Attorneys of North America 2016 edition by The Who’s Who Directories.
Terry Pechota practices in the areas of Indian law, personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, civil rights, trial litigation, criminal defense, federal tort claims, suits against BIA and HIS, contracts, and water law.
Mr. Pechota was the first Indian U.S. attorney and has handled several landmark cases, including the Black Hills of South Dakota case for the Rosebud Sioux in regards to the 1868 treaty. Mr. Pechota has stated “The consensus is, the tribes want this land back.” Terry received his B.S. from Black Hills State College and his J.D. from the University of Iowa. He is a member of the Pennington County Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA), South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association (SDTLA), and the American Indian Attorneys Association.
The Top Attorneys of North America, a New York based publication, distinguishes and profiles leading attorneys who have reached a recognizable degree of success and leadership in their field. The directory is valued for promoting awareness of the accomplishments within the North American legal community.