Brooke N. Schmidt

Brooke N. Schmidt

South Dakota Employment Lawyer

My Story

Brooke joined the firm in 2021 and is a native of Aberdeen, SD. She primarily focuses on all areas of employment law. Brooke counsels clients on issues involving employee benefits, harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. She is also a member of the Davenport Evans Transactions and General Business practice group. 

Brooke graduated from the University of South Dakota, magna cum laude, in 2015. She received her J.D. from Washburn University School of Law in 2019, graduating with Dean’s Honors. During law school, Brooke served as a Staff Writer and the Comments Editor, on the Editorial Board, for the Washburn Law Journal. Her work was subsequently published. Following graduation, Brooke served as the Pro Se Law Clerk for the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota. She researched and wrote proposed opinions for the consideration of the Honorable Karen E. Schreier, the Honorable Roberto A. Lange, the Honorable Lawrence L. Piersol, and the Honorable Jeffrey L. Viken. 

Brooke is the current Second Circuit Representative for the South Dakota Bar Association Young Lawyers Section and volunteers for the Sioux Empire Teen Court. She serves on the Board of Directors for Sioux Falls Thrive and was recently selected as a member of Class 37 for the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce’s Evan C. Nolte Leadership Sioux Falls program.

Outside of work, Brooke enjoys spending time with her husband and three young children. She is an active member of her church, a roller blader, and she frequently visits the public library. 

Position: Associate
Direct: (605) 357-1214

Professional Experience

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP
Associate: 2021 – present

Pro Se Law Clerk, U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota: 2019-2021


University of South Dakota 
(B.S., magna cum laude, 2015) 

Washburn University School of Law
(J.D., Dean’s Honors, 2019)

Professional Memberships

State Bar of South Dakota


Admitted to Practice (State):
South Dakota, 2019


CALI Award: Federal Indian Law

AuthorA Decision that Carries Weight: A Look at How the American Education System Would be Affected if Obesity is Considered a Disability under the Americans with Disabilities, Act, 58 Washburn L. J. 4 (2019).

Washburn Law Journal Volume 58 Editorial Board, Comments Editor

Washburn Law Journal Volume 57, Staff Writer

Protecting what you’ve built.

Phone Numbers

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Davenport Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP

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