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Davenport Evans Honors Dave Knudson

Davenport Evans Alumnus Dave Knudson Honored with Renaming of USD School of Law

Davenport Evans is proud to celebrate the recognition of Dave Knudson at the University of South Dakota School of Law. Philanthropist T. Denny Sanford generously pledged $12.5 million to the law school to establish an endowment to provide scholarship money for law students. The school will now be known as the USD Knudson School of Law. Dave worked as a law partner at Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith for 35 years, until 2010. Read more… 

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Protecting our clients is our mission.

Davenport Evans lawyers are here for you during the uncertain times of the COVID-19 national crisis. Like most businesses, our law firm has made some adjustments. We are no longer seeing clients in the building, but are serving clients by phone, video conference, and conference call, and are exchanging documents by email and fax.

You can call our main number, 605-336-2880, email, or reach a specific lawyer through the Our Lawyers directory page for consistent service. Thank you for choosing Davenport Evans, and please be well.

Our Practice Areas

Corporate and Business

Davenport Evans Business lawyers serve business, professional, and non-profit entities of all types and sizes, including publicly-traded and closely-held corporations.

Financial Services

Davenport Evans banking lawyers handle all aspects of South Dakota banking law, including acquisitions, branching, establishment of new banks in lending, creditors’ rights, and more.

Labor and Employment

Davenport Evans employee benefits lawyers serve a wide range of clients, from small professional corporations to large educational and health care institutions with numerous employees.


Davenport Evans lawyers have long been recognized for their experience and reputation in the appellate levels of both state and federal courts.

Trusts and Estates, Tax

Davenport Evans estate planning attorneys are members of the SDTA, offering wills, powers of attorney, and South Dakota trusts.

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Protecting What You’ve Built

Davenport Evans lawyers in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, make up one of the region’s largest and most highly-respected law firms. Our lawyers are known for a thriving business practice and have a well-earned reputation in litigation.

The experienced litigation attorneys of Davenport Evans are battle-tested in both federal and state trial courts as well as in courts of appeal. Our South Dakota lawyers also have extensive experience before federal and state administrative tribunals and routinely represent national clients on major transactions and in complex litigation matters.

Whether you’re a small business owner, a family in need of an estate plan, or a Fortune 500 company seeking local counsel, Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP is the South Dakota law firm trusted to Protect What You’ve Built.

Protecting What You’ve Built