Ashley R. Brost

Ashley R. Brost

South Dakota Commercial Litigation Attorney

My Story

 Ashley Brost is a South Dakota commercial litigation and family law attorney at Davenport Evans.  A native of Sioux Falls, Ashley joined the firm in 2018.  She earned a bachelor of arts degree from Augustana University and a master of education degree from the University of Sioux Falls.  She spent several years teaching middle school before attending law school at the University of South Dakota.  In addition to graduating with Sterling Honors, Ashley was the only student to simultaneously serve on law review, moot court, and trial team.  She received numerous scholarships and awards, including a scholarship for demonstrating a high understanding of ethics and awards for best brief writing and oral advocacy.  After completing law school, Ashley clerked for the Honorable Roger L. Wollman of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Ashley has been also appointed as a Criminal Justice Act defense 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.

Outside of work, Ashley serves on the South Dakota Defense Lawyers Association Law School Committee, on the Board of Directors for McCrossan Boys Ranch, and the Family Visitation Center, and volunteers as a Sioux Empire Teen Court judge. She also serves as a Lutheran Social Services Everyday Heroes Mentor and an Augustana University Alumni Mentor. In her free time, Ashley enjoys traveling to new places and spending time with her family and friends.

Position: Associate
Direct: (605) 357-1292
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Professional Experience

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) 

Augustana University 
(B.A., 2007)

Professional Memberships

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


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


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