Best Lawyers® has recognized the following Davenport Evans lawyers in their 2022 Business Edition: Litigation Issue. Using information excerpted from the recently released 2022 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America, this publication features more than 20,000 lawyers across the nation recognized for their top legal talent in litigation-related practice areas.

The following are the Davenport Evans Lawyers selected to the 2022 Business Edition: Litigation Issue, by practice area. 

Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Robert E. Hayes

Bet-The-Company Litigation

Robert E. Hayes

Personal Injury Litigation

Thomas M. Frankman (Defendants)

Mitchell A. Peterson (Plaintiffs)

Trusts and Estates

Vince M. Roche 

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is one of the state’s largest law firms. The firm’s attorneys provide business and litigation counsel to individuals and corporate clients in a variety of practice areas. For more information about Davenport Evans, visit