Davenport Evans is pleased to welcome its 2022 summer associate class, (as shown, left to right:) Nicholas R. Walter, Carsten M. Archer, Preston J. Tetzlaff, and Pedro Negrão de Assis. Davenport Evans has a long history of hiring law students who participate in the firm’s summer associate program.

2022 Davenport Evans Summer Associates (as shown, left to right)

Nicholas R. Walter attends the University of Baylor School of Law and just completed his 1L year. During his first year, Nicholas competed in Baylor’s Faegre Drinker Spring Moot Court Competition and currently serves as a research assistant for one his professors. Originally from Sioux Falls, Nicholas earned his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy after studying for three years at the University of South Dakota. In his free time, Nicholas enjoys exercising, playing basketball, and spending time with his family.

Carsten M. Archer attends the University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law and just completed his 2L year. Carsten competes nationally as the President of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Board at USD. In addition to serving as a graduate assistant to Associate Dean Eric Young, Carsten will spend the next school year serving as a student attorney in USD’s low-income tax clinic on campus. Originally from Sisseton, SD, Carsten earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from South Dakota State University before attending law school. In his free time, Carsten enjoys golfing, watching sports, and spending time with friends and family.

Preston J. Tetzlaff attends the University of Nebraska College of Law and just completed his 1L year. Originally from Brookings, SD, Preston earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Economics and a minor in Banking and Financial Services from South Dakota State University. While at SDSU, Preston was a member of the Jackrabbit football team. In his free time, Preston enjoys hunting, golfing, and spending time with family and friends.

Pedro Negrão de Assis attends the University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law and will graduate in May 2023. Pedro competes nationally as a member of the Moot Court Board at USD. He also serves as a graduate assistant at USD. Originally from Guaxupé, Minas Gerais, Brazil, Pedro earned his bachelor’s degree in Science and Technology from the Federal University of Alfenas. Pedro studied abroad at Dublin City University as part of his undergraduate program. Following his undergraduate education, Pedro spent 3 years researching stem cells and pediatric rare diseases in Sioux Falls before starting law school. Pedro enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and dog in his free time.

Davenport Evans seeks to provide summer associates a broad range of legal experience. Each summer associate works with supervising attorneys from the law firm’s litigation and business sections to help provide a realistic glimpse into the practice of law. Summer associates conduct research, draft substantive legal documents, and accompany attorneys on a variety of legal matters.

For more information on summer associate recruitment, please contact Davenport Evans partner Brendan W. Reilly at 605-336-2880.

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.