Longtime Madison lawyer and legislator Jerome B. Lammers has retired from the active practice of law.
The announcement was made by his law firm, Lammers, Kleibacker & Dawson, LLP.
Jerry Lammers’ 60-year career started when he was admitted to the South Dakota Bar in 1961 and came to Madison to join his father, Jerome H. Lammers in the practice of law. His father started the current law firm in 1932.
Lammers’ career was highlighted by leadership. He served in the S.D. House of Representatives from 1976 to 1992.
While in the House, he served as Speaker from 1983 to 1984 and as House Majority Leader from 1987 to 1992.
He was a member of the board of directors of the South Dakota Cement Plant Commission from 1995 to 2010.
He also served on the S.D. Board of Pardons and Paroles from 2002 to 2009.
In 2012, he was named to Dakota State University’s Innovators and Influencers Hall of Fame.
Both of his children, Ryker and Heather Lammers Bogard, are lawyers.
Lammers and his wife Nancy will continue to make their home in Madison.
The law firm name of Lammers, Kleibacker & Dawson, LLP will remain with Wilson Kleibacker, Jacob Dawson and associate Cody Miller as attorneys.