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Joel E Engel Attorney at Woods Fuller

Joel E. Engel III


University of North Dakota B.A., J.D.; Order of the Coif, Order of Barristers

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Joel is a Sioux Falls native and proud Lincoln High School alumnus.  He graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Law at the top of his class in 2012, and then clerked for the North Dakota Supreme Court.  Joel joined the firm in August 2013, and has worked as a litigator since that time.

Joel’s practice is focused on business and commercial litigation, and Joel is part of the firm’s intellectual property practice group.  He has experience representing businesses and individuals in numerous types of cases, including contractual disputes, trademark and copyright infringement suits, and negligence suits.  Joel also counsels clients on business and intellectual property issues to help avoid future litigation. 

Joel has appeared before the South Dakota Supreme Court and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.  He is also licensed in North Dakota and Minnesota. 

Joel is a member of the  American Intellectual Property Law Association, the South Dakota Defense Lawyers Association, and the Defense Research Institute.  He is a graduate of the South Dakota Trial Academy. 

Outside the office, Joel enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, reading, and travelling.  


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