It is with much sadness that Woods, Fuller, Shultz and Smith recognizes the untimely passing of Comet Haraldson, in a tragic aviation accident, on January 13, 2019.
Comet attended the University of South Dakota, earning his BA and MA, before becoming a professional musician, performing throughout the Midwest and California. He returned to USD and graduated from law school in 1979, followed by a clerkship in Pierre.
Comet joined Woods Fuller in 1980 as a litigation attorney, specializing in workers’ compensation law.Comet was a member of the State Bar of South Dakota and a member and former secretary of the Second Circuit Bar Association. He served on the State Bar of South Dakota Worker’s Compensation Committee and appeared as a featured speaker at workers’ compensation seminars throughout the Midwest. Comet received numerous recognitions by “Best Lawyers”, “Chambers USA” and “Great Plains Super Lawyers”.
When not practicing law, he enjoyed music, playing the guitar, flying his own airplane and touring on motorcycles.We are blessed to have worked with Comet. He will be missed as both a colleague and friend.
Haraldson has been a member of the firm since 1980 and has been a
Shareholder since 1983. He is a litigation attorney with emphasis on
defense and worker’s compensation.
Comet is a member of the State Bar of South Dakota and a member and former secretary of the Second Circuit Bar Association. He has served on the State Bar of South Dakota Worker’s Compensation Committee and has appeared as a featured speaker at numerous workers’ compensation seminars throughout the Midwest. He has also published several workers’ compensation outlines for the National Business Institute.
He has appeared in The Best Lawyers in America since 1995 for his work in Workers’ Compensation Law, and is also listed in Chambers USA’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Comet has been listed in Great Plains Super Lawyers in the area of Workers’ Compensation for several years. Comet has handled well over 5,000 workers compensation cases during his time at Woods Fuller.