Welcome to Julius & Simpson LLP

Julius & Simpson, unlike many firms, limits its practice to representing injured people. We do not regularly handle divorces, wills, criminal matters or business disputes. We do not represent and will not represent insurance companies. For many years, Margo Julius and Michael Simpson have limited their practice to the following cases:

  1. Workers’ Compensation
  2. Social Security Disability and SSI claims
  3. Personal Injury and Automobile Accident cases

In all of these cases, we only receive attorney fees if we collect for our clients. Because we have helped hundreds of clients, we know how the workers compensation, social security, and tort systems work. We have been successful in many cases, and have received many referrals from satisfied former clients.

On a more basic level, because we have gotten to know our clients as individuals and as human beings, we are deeply committed to treating each client with the utmost respect and dignity. Injury claims, whether workers’ compensation, social security disability, or tort claims, are often long, stressful and emotionally draining for clients and their families.

At Julius & Simpson:

  • Clients are treated as human beings and not as just another case number
  • Calls are returned promptly and questions answered directly
  • Clients receive fair evaluations of their chances of success
  • Cases are handled efficiently and aggressively, in order to speed up the claims process and reduce client costs

If you hire a lawyer at Julius & Simpson, we will get to know you and your family, listen to your concerns, and work hard to help you protect your legal rights and receive the compensation you and your family deserve.

Phone: (605) 716-1000
Fax: (605) 716-1078
Email: margo@juliussimpson.com


About Us

For the best legal assistance in the Rapid City, South Dakota area, trust the dedicated lawyers at Julius & Simpson LLP Our team has years of experience in the legal field and we will work hard to ensure the best possible outcome for you. We have the experience, skill and open communication required to successfully litigate each case.

  • Margo Tschetter Julius

    Margo Tschetter JuliusMargo Julius graduated from the University of South Dakota with a BS degree majoring in Criminal Justice Studies in 1988. She recieved her JD from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 1991. Margo began her law practice as a law clerk for the Federal District Court, Western Division, before entering private practice in 1993.

    Since 1993, Margo has represented primarily injured people in workers’ compensation, personal injury, and Social Security Disability cases. She has handled cases before the Social Security Administration, South Dakota Department of Labor, State Circuit Courts, the South Dakota Supreme Court, United States District Court, Western Division, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

    Margo is a member of the State Bar of South Dakota, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG), and the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, where she served two terms on the Board of Governors from 1999 to 2003. She currently serves on the Disciplinary Board for the State Bar of South Dakota.

    Margo and her husband John have three children. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Zonta Club of the Black Hills (since 1995) and Youth and Family Services (since 1996).

  • Michael J. Simpson

    Michael J SimpsonMike Simpson graduated with honors from the University of South Dakota in 1989 and from the University of Michigan School of Law in 1992. He worked as a Legal Services attorney on an Indian Reservation in northeastern Nebraska before relocating to Rapid City, South Dakota in 1995.

    Since beginning private practice in 1995, Mike has represented primarily injured people in workers’ compensation, personal injury, and Social Security Disability cases. He has handled cases before the Social Security Administration, South Dakota Department of Labor, State Circuit Courts, the South Dakota Supreme Court, United States District Court, Western Division, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

    Mike is a member of the State Bar of South Dakota, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives, the Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group, and the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association.

    He has served on the Board of Directors of the South Dakota State Bar Worker’s Compensation Section and Western Resources for Disabled Independence, a Rapid City organization assisting disabled persons.

    In 2008, he was selected by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the area of workers’ compensation on behalf of claimants. Mike has been listed in this publication every year since.

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Press Release

Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Margo Tschetter Julius as the “Rapid City Best Lawyers Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants Lawyer of the Year” for 2012.

After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 18th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2012) is based on more than 3.9 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

The lawyers being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in our surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

Steven Naifeh, President of Best Lawyers, says, “We continue to believe – as we have believed for more than 25 years – that recognition by one’s peers is the most meaningful form of praise in the legal profession. We would like to congratulate Margo Tschetter Julius on being selected as the ‘Rapid City Best Lawyers Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants Lawyer of the Year’ for 2012.”

With warm regards,

Steve Naifeh
President
Best Lawyers
steve.naifeh@bestlawyers.com
T: 803-648-0300 | F: 803-641-4794


Services by Julius & Simpson LLP

Workers’ Compensation

Margo Julius and Michael Simpson have represented many injured and disabled clients seeking South Dakota Workers’ Compensation benefits. We regularly try cases before the South Dakota Department of Labor. We have handled many workers’ compensation appeals to the South Dakota Circuit Courts and the South Dakota Supreme Court. We help gather medical evidence, take depositions of doctors, vocational experts and other witnesses, prepare you to testify at hearing, and assist in presenting your case to the Department of Labor Judge.

In workers’ compensation cases, attorney fees are a percentage of money collected. If no money is recovered, there are no attorney fees. All fees are discussed in detail the first time we meet with you.

Personal Injury

Margo Julius and Michael Simpson have represented many clients injured in automobile and other accidents. Initially, we will assist you in presenting your claim to the other party’s insurance company. In our experience, many cases are successfully resolved before trial. If settlement is not reached, we will try your case and ask a judge or jury to award appropriate damages for medical expenses, lost wages, lost enjoyment of life, pain and suffering and other damages.

In personal injury cases, attorney fees are a percentage of money collected. If no money is recovered, there are no attorney fees. All fees are discussed in detail the first time we meet with you.

Social Security Disability/ SSI

Margo Julius and Michael Simpson have represented many clients in their claims for Social Security Disability and SSI (Supplemental Security Income). We regularly represent clients in Administrative Hearings before federal Administrative Law Judges employed by the Social Security Administration. We have handled many Social Security appeals to the Federal District Court and to the United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. We help gather medical evidence, prepare you to testify at hearing, and assist in presenting your case to the Social Security Administration.

Social Security sets the rules concerning how much attorneys can charge. The fee is 25% of “back benefits” with a maximum fee of $6000 (Currently as of 2012). No fees are charged on future disability benefits. If no money is recovered, there are no attorney fees. All fees are discussed in detail the first time we meet with you.


Inquiries for Julius & Simpson LLP

At Julius & Simpson LLP, we will provide you with knowledgeable legal counsel that will always be fully prepared and ready to fight for you! Whether you are currently setting up a settlement conference or walking into a full trial, we can help! For more information about our legal services, fill out the form below and we will contact you shortly. Once we meet with you, we will explain the entire process and let you know what you can expect.

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Contact Julius & Simpson LLP

Julius & Simpson LLP is ready to help protect your legal rights and will work hard to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. We outline the entire process and ensure we keep you completely up to date throughout your case. From personal injury to workers’ compensation and social security, we have the experience, knowledge and resources to handle your case!

Julius & Simpson LLP

Margo Tschetter Julius & Michael J. Simpson
801 Mt. Rushmore Rd. Suite 203
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 8025
Rapid City, South Dakota 57709

Phone: (605) 716-1000
Fax: (605) 716-1078
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