Meet Marty

Marty Jackley

Marty Jackley

Marty grew up in Sturgis, South Dakota, and graduated from Sturgis High School in 1988. He and his wife Angela currently live in Pierre with their two children, Michael, and Isabella. The Jackley family enjoys spending time at Marty’s family farm near Vale, South Dakota, and also at Angela’s family ranch in Meade County. Marty is an avid sportsman, and runner.

Marty graduated with Honors from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in 1992, having earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He received eight varsity Athletic “M” awards in Track and Cross Country, and has obtained his Engineer-in-Training Certification.

Marty received his law degree from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 1995. From 1995-97, Marty served as a law clerk for the US Federal District Court – District of South Dakota in Rapid City.

He then joined the Rapid City law firm of Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson, & Ashmore, LLP. As a partner, Marty’s practice areas focused primarily on criminal law, civil and business litigation, construction/engineering law, Indian law, and environmental/water law. While in private practice, Marty also served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for South Dakota prosecuting primarily controlled substance felonies.

In 2006, Marty was appointed and unanimously confirmed by the US Senate as United States Attorney for the District of South Dakota. During his tenure as US Attorney, the office prosecuted recorded high numbers of both cases and individuals, while fiscally remaining within budget. As US Attorney, he served on both the US Attorney General’s Subcommittees for Controlled Substances and the Subcommittees for Native American Issues, and the Midwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Executive Board.

Throughout his diverse career, Marty has gained extensive jury trial experience in federal and state courts through both criminal and civil litigation. Marty’s extensive trial experience includes murder, assault, financial crimes, controlled substances, and other felony cases, as well as complex business and tort litigation. Marty was

recognized as the South Dakota Prosecutor of the Year for 2008 from the South Dakota State’s Attorney’s Association. He has been honored to serve as a National Advocacy Center Instructor in South Carolina for Basic Criminal Trial Advocacy for Assistant United States Attorneys.

On September 4, 2009, Marty was sworn in as the 30th Attorney General for the State of South Dakota. Marty was honored in the 2010 election to be chosen by South Dakota voters to server another term as Attorney General. Marty has a proven record of leading an office that protects families and is committed to crime prevention. South Dakota’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force proactively protects children from sexual predators, while South Dakota’s Child Abduction Response Team has received national certification for its ability to respond to a missing child emergency. The Attorney General’s Office has worked with the Legislature to strengthen the sex offender registry, and to develop a prescription drug monitoring program that emphasizes prevention over prosecution. South Dakota’s 24/7 Alcohol Sobriety and Monitoring Program has been extended across South Dakota and the nation. The sobriety program has reduced the likelihood for alcohol re-offenses and requires the offenders to pay all of the program costs. The Attorney General’s consumer division has further helped thousands of South Dakota consumers recover millions from scam artists and unfair business practices.