DAVISON COUNTY STATE’S ATTORNEY OFFICE
Welcome! The State’s Attorney duties include representing the State of South Dakota in criminal and juvenile court, and advising and when necessary defending Davison County in civil matters.
The Davison County State’s Attorney is a full-time position. The State’s Atrorney works with local law enforcement including the Mitchell Police Department, Davison County Sheriff’s office, South Dakota Highway Patrol and the Department of Game, Fish and Parks, to enforce the laws of South Dakota.
The State’s Attorney makes all final charging decisions in regard to violations of the law and prosecutes those charged with crimes in court.
|Administrator: Jim Miskimins, State’s Attorney||Office: (605) 995-8627|
|Office Location: Public Safety Building|
|Email: email@example.com||Fax: (605) 995-8629|
|Chief Deputy State’s Attorney: Robert T. O’Keefe||Office: (605) 995-8627|
|Email: firstname.lastname@example.org||Fax: (605) 995-8629|
|Primary Responsibilities: Criminal Prosecution|
|Deputy State’s Attorney: James D. Taylor||Office: (605) 996-3882|
|Office Location: P.O. Box 6, 520 N. Lawler St.
Mitchell, South Dakota 57301
|Email: email@example.com||Fax: (605) 996-3884|
|Primary Responsibilities: Lead Civil Deputy State’s Attorney providing legal counsel to county elected and appointed officials|
|Office Location: Same as James D. Taylor above||Fax: (605) 996-3884|
|Primary Responsibilities: Representation of State in Juvenile Matters|
Jim Miskimins, State’s Attorney
Jim is a highly accomplished attorney with broad legal knowledge who has provided counsel to government and private organizations for 24 years. Thorough in analyzing statutes, ordinances and data. He is a trial lawyer who communicates clearly and effectively with law enforcement, victims, opposing council, jurors and judges and develops lasting professional relationships.
Jim was born in Wessington Springs, South Dakota, however, was raised in Mitchell. He is married to Jeanice Miskimins and has two children.
- American Bar Association (ABA) – 1989-Present
- South Dakota State’s Attorney’s Association – 2004-Present – Board of Directors 2012-2013
- State Bar of South Dakota – 1989-Present
- State Bar of South Dakota Criminal Pattern Jury Instruction Committee – 2005-Present
- Licensed to practice in all South Dakota Courts; United States District Court for the District of South Dakota; United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; and United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Dakota
Davison County State’s Attorney-November, 2012 to Present
Davison County, SD – Mitchell, SD
Supervise the administration of civil, criminal, and juvenile caseload as chief executive of Davison County State’s Attorney’s Office – Assist county elected and appointed officials – Chief prosecutor and trial lawyer in criminal division
Partner-April, 1989 to November, 2012
Taylor & Miskimins, P.C. – Mitchell, SD
Engaged in a general practice law firm with significant responsibilities for assisting clients with a broad range of civil and criminal legal issues – Many years of experience as Davison County Deputy State’s Attorney, with primary responsibilities as trial lawyer and juvenile prosecutions.
University of Minnesota Law School – Minneapolis, MN – J.D.: Juris Doctor, 1988
South Dakota State University – Brookings, SD – Bachelor of Science: Political Science, 1985
Mitchell Senior High School – Mitchell, SD – High School Diploma: 1981
Current Civic Activities
First United Methodist Church
Resurgam Lodge #31, A.F. & A.M.
Corn Palace Shrine Club, A.A.O.N.M.S.
Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo Committee, President
Engaged in family farming
Past Professional/Civic Activities
South Dakota Child Support Referee
Board member/President, Mitchell Area Adjustment Training Center (LifeQuest)
South Dakota Jaycees, Mitchell Chapter
Davison County State’s Attorney
1015 South Miller Ave.
Mitchell, SD 57301