Professional Details

Michael S. McKnight
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

McKnight Mediations

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2912 S. Duchess Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57103-4826


Description of Practice

Private practice of law for over 33 years with emphasis on employment law issues and workers’ compensation defense, representing numerous large insurance companies and self-insured entities trying over 100 cases. Has been hired as a mediator in over 500 mediations, successfully mediating a wide variety of claims and issues, including bad faith claims, EEOC matters and multi-party disputes. Also trained in arbitration


J.D., University of South Dakota School of Law (1986), with honors
B.S., South Dakota State University (1981)

Other Information

  • Recognized by Chambers USA as a leading attorney in Labor & Employment Law/Workers’ Compensation
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers as the “Sioux Falls Best Lawyers Employment Law – Management Lawyer of the Year” for 2014
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers as the “Sioux Falls Best Lawyers Litigation – Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year” for 2015
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for 2014 and 2015 in the areas of Employment Law-Management, Litigation-Labor and Employment and Workers’ Compensation Law
  • Listed in Great Plains Super Lawyers (States of South Dakota, North Dakota and Nebraska)

Areas of Practice

  • Accidents
  • ADA
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Family
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Labor - Management
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Native American
  • Nursing Home
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Products Liability
  • School/Education
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Special Education
  • Trust Management
  • Workers Comp
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediating Lawyer

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.


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