Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith LLP has been named a Top Ranked Leading Firm by Chambers USA, which ranks the nation’s leading law firms and lawyers. In South Dakota, rankings are given in four main categories: Corporate/Commercial Law, Labor & Employment, Litigation, and Real Estate. The following is a roster of ranked Davenport Evans lawyers in each area of practice.
Chambers USA 2017 rankings for Davenport Evans lawyers include:
From the Chambers USA Guide, “What the team is known for: Highly reputable group that acts in the insurance, financial and banking regulatory sectors. Full-service firm with a strong bench of specialized attorneys. Represents a diverse range of local and national clients on complex M&A and other corporate transactions. Also particularly noted for its strengths in bankruptcy work, federal and state tax matters, and trust and estates issues.” Read more on Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP Corporate/Commercial lawyers as ranked by Chambers USA 2017.
- Jonathan P. Brown, Corporate/Commercial
- P. Daniel Donohue, Corporate/Commercial
- Keith A. Gauer, Corporate/Commercial
- Charles D. Gullickson, Corporate/Commercial
- Douglas J. Hajek, Corporate/Commercial
- Robert E. Hayes, Corporate/Commercial
- Dixie K. Hieb, Corporate/Commercial
- Terry N. Prendergast, Corporate/Commercial
Davenport Evans lawyers limit their practice in these areas to representation of creditors and non-debtor parties, and do not represent individuals seeking to file for bankruptcy. Members of the firm practice extensively in state court, federal courts and the bankruptcy court. Representation in state court includes all aspects of creditor claims, including real estate mortgage foreclosures. Representation in the bankruptcy court extends to creditors and non-debtor parties in proceedings under all chapters of the Bankruptcy Code. Members of the firm have extensive experience representing creditors in Chapter 11 and Chapter 12 bankruptcy proceedings.
- Keith A. Gauer, Corporate/Commercial: Bankruptcy/Restructuring
- Robert E. Hayes, Corporate/Commercial: Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Labor & Employment
From the Chambers USA Guide, “What the team is known for: Varied portfolio of work with particular strength in workers’ compensation and employee benefits. Represents a wide variety of clients, including large insurance companies, self-insured employers and small businesses, as well as educational institutions.” Read more on Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP Labor & Employment lawyers as ranked by Chambers USA 2017.
- Jean H. Bender, Labor & Employment
- Rick W. Orr (Retired 2018), Labor & Employment
- Kristi Geisler Holm, Labor & Employment
Labor & Employment: Workers’ Compensation
Davenport Evans workers’ compensation attorneys have extensive experience in the defense of workers’ compensation claims. In addition to representing both nationally recognized and regional insurance companies, the firm provides counsel to self-insured employers and third party administrators.
- Rick W. Orr (Retired 2018), Workers’ Compensation
- Kristi Geisler Holm, Workers’ Compensation
Litigation: General Commercial
From the Chambers USA Guide, “What the team is known for: Preeminent litigation practice with a versatile and experienced bench. Regularly sought after for its counsel in product liability, insurance, employment and trusts litigation. Acts for a diverse client roster including corporations, healthcare providers and financial institutions.” Read more on Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP Litigation: General Commercial lawyers as ranked by Chambers USA 2017.
- Mitchell A. Peterson, Litigation: General Commercial- Named “Up and Coming” 2015, 2016
- Eric C. Schulte, Litigation: General Commercial
From the Chambers USA Guide, “What the team is known for: Distinguished real estate group with a strong bench. Handles sophisticated real estate assignments and financing, including transactions, leases and mortgages. Array of work includes documentation and liaison with governmental regulatory agencies.” Read more on Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP Real Estate lawyers as ranked by Chambers USA 2017.
- Jonathan P. Brown, Real Estate
- P. Daniel Donohue, Real Estate
- Robert E. Hayes, Real Estate
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 www.dehs.com.