Ashley R. Brost

Ashley R. Brost

South Dakota Commercial Litigation Attorney

My Story

Ashley Brost is a partner and litigation attorney at Davenport Evans. Ashley focuses her practice on commercial litigation with an emphasis in trust and estate litigation. She also has significant 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.

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.

Ashley serves as Chair of Recruitment at Davenport Evans. Outside of work, she serves on the Board of Directors for Feeding South Dakota, McCrossan Boys Ranch, Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation, and the Family Visitation Center. She also volunteers as a Sioux Empire Teen Court judge. In her free time, Ashley enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Position: Partner
Direct: (605) 357-1292
Email: Email: [email protected]

Highlights

Davenport Evans Announces New Partner Ashley Brost

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP is pleased to announce that Ashley R. Brost has become a partner in the firm. Originally from Sioux Falls, Ashley Brost joined Davenport Evans in 2018. Ashley is a litigation attorney focused on commercial litigation with an...

Ashley Brost Awarded SDDLA Associate Lawyer Award (Rising Star)

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...

Professional Experience

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP
Partner: 2024 – present
Associate: 2018 – 2023

Judicial Law Clerk to Honorable Roger L. Wollman, 2017-2018

Education

University of South Dakota School of Law 
(J.D., Sterling Honor Graduate, 2017) 

University of Sioux Falls 
(Master of Education, 2014) 

Augustana University 
(B.A., 2007)

Professional Memberships

State Bar of South Dakota
State Bar of Minnesota
American Bar Association

Licensure

Admitted to Practice (State):
South Dakota, 2017
Minnesota, 2018
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

Accomplishments

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.

Phone Numbers

Driving Directions

Davenport Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP

206 West 14th Street
P.O. Box 1030
Sioux Falls, SD 57101-1030