Marty Jackley

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Marty Jackley
Attorney General of South Dakota
Governor Mike Rounds
Dennis Daugaard
United States Attorney for the District of South Dakota
Personal details
Political party Republican
Alma mater South Dakota School of Mines
University of South Dakota School of Law

Marty Jackley is an American attorney from the state of South Dakota. He is the former United States Attorney for the District of South Dakota and the current Attorney General of South Dakota.

Early life and education[edit]

Marty was raised in Sturgis, South Dakota and graduated from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in 1992 with his B.S. in electrical engineering cum laude. He received his J.D. from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 1995.


From 1995-97, Marty served as a law clerk for former Chief Judge Richard Battey in federal district court. Marty joined the Rapid City law firm of Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson, and Ashmore. As a partner, his practice areas focused on construction & engineering law and real property disputes. At that time, he also served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for South Dakota prosecuting controlled substance felonies.

US Attorney for the District of South Dakota[edit]

In 2006, Jackley was nominated by Mike Rounds, the then-Governor of South Dakota, to be United States Attorney for the District of South Dakota. Later in 2006, Jackley was appointed and unanimously confirmed by the US Senate. Marty was named the South Dakota Prosecutor of the Year in 2008 from the South Dakota State’s Attorneys Association.

Attorney General of South Dakota[edit]

Mike Rounds appointed him in 2009 to succeed Larry Long as Attorney General of South Dakota.[1] Jackley won reelection in 2010.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Marty and his wife Angela live in Pierre, South Dakota with their two children, Michael and Isabella. Marty also presently serves as Chairman of the Conference of Western Attorneys General and Vice-Chairman of the National Association of Attorneys General.


  1. ^ "Jackley Discusses Possible Run for Re-Election |". November 27, 2013. Retrieved January 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ Press, Associated (November 2, 2010). "South Dakota News - Marty Jackley Voted S.D. Attorney General". Retrieved January 10, 2014.