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Bill Fuller began practicing law in South Dakota in 1973. Bill's family has a long history in South Dakota's legal community. His father, Howell Fuller, was one of the founding partners of Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith P.C., and his great-grandfather, Howard G. Fuller, sat on the South Dakota Supreme Court.
Fuller, Williamson, Nelsen & Preheim, LLP is a continuation of a law practice that began in 2006. Since that time, Bill has worked tirelessly to continue the firm's legacy of providing clients with exceptional advocacy at every stage of representation.
After graduating from Washington High School in Sioux Falls, Bill attended Utah State University and the University of South Dakota as an undergraduate. He received his law degree from the University of South Dakota in 1973, and joined the law firm of Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith P.C. Bill became a partner at the Woods Fuller Law Firm in 1976 and practiced there until 2006.
Bill is AV-rated in Martindale-Hubbell and is also listed in Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Bet-The-Company Litigation. Bill has tried over 150 jury trials. He has more than 35 reported South Dakota Supreme Court decisions and more than 50 reported federal court decisions. He has been appointed as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of South Dakota to assist in the defense of state entities. Bill is a member of the American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, the State Bar of South Dakota, South Dakota Defense Lawyers Association, Defense Research Institute, Second Judicial Circuit Bar Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Bill served as a past governor of the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, Chairman of the Evidence Committee for the State Bar of South Dakota, and Chairman of the Civil Pattern Jury Instruction Committee for the State Bar of South Dakota. Bill is named in USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business in General Commercial Litigation and was also a 2011-2012 selection by Super Lawyers. He is admitted to practice in South Dakota, Minnesota, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribal Court, Yankton Sioux Tribal Court, and Standing Rock Tribal Court. Bill also serves as a civil mediator and arbitrator.
Bill is a member of the Rotary Club of Sioux Falls and a past board member and president of the Alzheimer's Association (Siouxland Chapter) and currently is Director Emeritus on the Board of Directors of the Howard Wood Dakota Relays.