Careers

Davenport Evans lawyers and staff strive to provide extraordinary service and successful outcomes for our clients. We apply that same drive in working to ensure our community is strong and successful by giving back, volunteering, and serving on non-profit Boards. Below are a few ways you can consider joining Team Davenport Evans!

 

Join us as a Davenport Evans Lawyer

The attorneys of Davenport Evans provide exceptional legal representation to local, national, and international clients, with a thriving business practice and a well-earned reputation in litigation. Davenport Evans estate planning, probate and trust administration attorneys are considered among the most prestigious and trusted teams in the region.

Davenport Evans is home to 35 attorneys, enjoying a friendly, collegial atmosphere in beautiful Downtown Sioux Falls, SD. If you’re new to the area, we invite you to check out the Experience Sioux Falls page, as well as DTSF.com. Sioux Falls is a great city with a lot to offer. If you’d like to learn more about joining the firm as a Davenport Evans Lawyer, please contact lawyer Ashley Brost.

LEGAL – ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP reviews applications for attorney positions on a rolling basis. Ideal candidates should have strong analytical and research skills, the ability to communicate effectively with clients, and at least 2-5 years’ experience in the legal field. Candidates should have a desire to live in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and must be admitted to, or eligible to sit for admission to, the South Dakota Bar. Interested candidates may direct a resume, unofficial transcript, and cover letter to Chair of Recruitment, Ashley Brost, at [email protected] or to her attention at Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP, 206 West 14th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57104. All inquiries will be kept confidential. Learn more about Davenport Evans at www.dehs.com.

 

Join us as a Summer Associate

Davenport Evans chooses its summer associates from students at the top of their classes at top regional and national law schools. Each summer associate is assigned supervising attorneys in both the litigation and business sections of the firm. This, plus the size and depth of our firm, allows us to involve summer associates in all areas of the firm’s practice.

In the business practice, summer associates perform a variety of tasks, including drafting corporate documents relating to commercial transactions. In addition, summer associates research a variety of legal issues for business clients. Associates also participate in client meetings and closings for a well-rounded experience.

In the litigation area, summer associates commonly draft pleadings, motions and briefs. They perform in-depth research with respect to on-going cases. They are also encouraged to attend depositions, hearings and trials on a regular basis.

We work with second-year summer associates to obtain 2-L certification from the South Dakota Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota. This allows our summer associates to represent clients in discovery proceedings and in court if and when the opportunity arises. Prior summer associates have argued motions and conducted depositions as part of their duties.

To learn more about the Davenport Evans Summer Associate program, please contact lawyer Ashley Brost.  

Join us as a Staff Member

STAFF – LEGAL ASSISTANT

Essential Job Functions:

Davenport Evans is seeking a full-time Legal Assistant for duties to include file and document preparation/management functions, correspondence, calendars, and other related duties. The position requires excellent communication, organizational skills, and attention to detail. Applicants should be proficient in Microsoft Office applications and be able to transcribe dictation.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree and bookkeeping education/experience preferred; two-year Associate’s degree and/or prior legal assistant experience required.

About Davenport Evans:

Davenport Evans Law Firm in Sioux Falls, SD is one of the region’s oldest, largest, and most highly respected law firms. The firm has a thriving business practice and a well-earned reputation in litigation. Davenport Evans estate planning, probate and trust administration attorneys are also considered among the most prestigious and trusted teams in the region.

Davenport Evans Law Firm is located in downtown Sioux Falls, within blocks of local dining, boutiques, entertainment, and cultural events. Nearby loft living, the Sculpture Walk, and the Bike Trails make our neighborhood a fun place to live, work and play. At Davenport Evans, the majority of our employees have celebrated 5, 15, or even 25-year anniversaries with our firm. We offer employer-paid health, life, long-term disability, and long-term care insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, 401(k) retirement plan, free parking, and a quality work environment. Davenport Evans is a great place to continue your career.

Apply on indeed.com or send resume to:

Human Resources

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP

206 W. 14th St. Box 1030

Sioux Falls, SD 57101-1030

www.dehs.com

 

 

Protecting What You’ve Built