South Dakota federal prosecutor honored with top american bar association award for young lawyers

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SIOUX FALLS, SD – United States Attorney Ron Parsons is pleased to announce that Tamara Nash, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Sioux Falls Office, has been just been named as one of the American Bar Association’s Top 40 young lawyers as recognized by the ABA On The Rise Award.

Nash graduated from the University of South Dakota School of Law with honors in 2013 and began working as a clerk for the Second Judicial Circuit in Sioux Falls. In 2014, she was hired to serve as the Deputy States’ Attorney for Union County as a prosecutor, handling misdemeanor and juvenile offenses in rural South Dakota.

“Tamara Nash’s strength of character and dedication to the rule of law bring honor to the Department of Justice,” said U.S. Attorney Ronald Parsons.

Nash transitioned into her current position as Special Assistant United States Attorney for the State of South Dakota three years ago. In this capacity, Nash represents both the federal and state arms of prosecution.

Nash works with both the Attorney General’s Office as well as the United States Attorney Office to prosecute firearm and high intensity drug cases.

The On The Rise Award program provides national recognition for ABA young lawyer members who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, innovation, vision, leadership, and legal and community service.

Nash maintains her commitment to public service by remaining active in the legal community.  In the South Dakota State Bar, Nash serves as President of the South Dakota State Bar Young Lawyers Section.  She also serves on the State Bar Law School Committee and Committee for Diversity and Inclusion.  Nash also is active within the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.

This year, Nash serves as the Chair of the Minorities in the Profession Committee and a Liaison to the Women in the Profession Committee.

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