Ashley R. Brost
Ashley R. Brost
South Dakota Commercial Litigation Attorney
Ashley Brost is a South Dakota litigation attorney at Davenport Evans. Ashley focuses her practice on commercial litigation with an emphasis in trust and estate litigation. She also has experience in personal injury litigation, appellate practice, criminal defense, and family law. In 2022, Ashley was given the Rising Star Award by the South Dakota [Civil] Defense Lawyers Association.
Ashley serves as a Criminal Justice Act attorney for the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. These federal criminal cases come through appointment by the Court under the Criminal Justice Act.
Ashley is a native of Sioux Falls and joined Davenport Evans in 2018. Prior to law school, she earned a bachelor of arts degree from Augustana University and a master of education degree from the University of Sioux Falls. She then attended the University of South Dakota School of Law where she graduated with Sterling Honors (top 10% of her class). Following law school, Ashley clerked for the Honorable Roger L. Wollman of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
Outside of work, Ashley serves on the Board of Directors for Feeding South Dakota, McCrossan Boys Ranch, and the Family Visitation Center, and volunteers as a Sioux Empire Teen Court judge. In her free time, Ashley enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.
The 2022 South Dakota Defense Lawyers Association (SDDLA) Awards were held November 3. The SDDLA Associate Lawyer Award (Rising Star) was awarded to Ashley Brost, of Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP in Sioux Falls. The SDDLA Associate Lawyer Award (Rising...
Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP
Associate: 2018 – present
Judicial Law Clerk to Honorable Roger L. Wollman, 2017-2018
University of South Dakota School of Law
(J.D., Sterling Honor Graduate, 2017)
University of Sioux Falls
(Master of Education, 2014)
State Bar of South Dakota
State Bar of Minnesota
American Bar Association
Admitted to Practice (State):
South Dakota, 2017
North Dakota, 2019
Admitted to Practice (Federal):
United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2019
United States District Court, District of South Dakota, 2018
United States District Court, District of North Dakota, 2019
Symposium Editor, South Dakota Law Review (2016-2017)
Cali Award, Legal Writing I and II (2014, 2015), Discovery Practice (2015), and Advanced Appellate Advocacy (2015)
George S. Mickelson Award, excellence inside and outside of the classroom (2017)
Harvey C. Jewett Award, South Dakota Law Review writing award (2015)
Protecting what you’ve built.