Featuring: Mike Abourezk
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Mike Abourezk practices in Rapid City, SD. His last four jury verdicts have exceeded
$5M, with the most recent a $6.2 million verdict on June 12, 2009. The South Dakota Trial Lawyers named him Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2004 and that same year the American Association for Justice presented Mike with the Steven J. Sharp Public Service Award for his role in “the case that best tells the Story of American Civil Justice,” in which he obtained withheld insurance benefits for cancer patients nationwide. In 2004-2005, Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College named Mike Abourezk the Mid-
West Warrior of the Year. This award recognizes trial lawyers at the top of their profession who use their skills fighting for those who need help the most. This year the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association presented Mike Abourezk and his partner Alicia Garcia with the Toast of the Trial Lawyers Award, for again working without pay to obtain insurance coverage denied to cancer patients.