Brooke N. Schmidt
Brooke N. Schmidt
South Dakota Employment Lawyer
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.
When President Joe Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 in December 2022, pregnant workers and nursing mothers gained expanded protections, explains Davenport Evans Employment Lawyer, Brooke Schmidt. Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) Employers...
Davenport Evans Employment Lawyer Brooke N. Schmidt was recently featured in the Chamber News Magazine, published by the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce. The article is part of the "Five Questions" series, but online, it's expanded to a full 10 questions! The...
Members of the 37th class of the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce’s Evan C. Nolte Leadership Sioux Falls (LSF) program, including Davenport Evans lawyer Brooke N. Schmidt (shown second row center), graduated on Wednesday, May 3. Michael L. Wyland addressed the...
Thirty-seven individuals, including Davenport Evans Employment lawyer Brooke Schmidt, have been selected to comprise the 37th class of the Evan C. Nolte Leadership Sioux Falls program. Class participants, who represent a variety of businesses, industries and...
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) prohibits employment discrimination against an employee based on past military service, current militarily obligations, or the intent to serve. One form of discrimination arises when servicemember...
Davenport Evans Employment Lawyer Brooke Schmidt will present June 9 at 1:30 p.m. for the Siouxland Chapter of the American Payroll Association. She will provide an overview on the Fair Labor Standards Act's Employment Classifications and other wage and hour issues....
UPDATE: On January 25, 2022, OSHA announced that it is withdrawing the vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard (ETS). This action will end the current litigation. OSHA is moving forward to use the directives set forth in the withdrawn ETS as a proposed...
Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP is pleased to announce the addition of a new attorney, Brooke N. Schmidt, to the firm. A native of Aberdeen, South Dakota, Brooke Schmidt joined the firm as an associate attorney in 2021. Brooke is a graduate of the...
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)
State Bar of South Dakota
Admitted to Practice (State):
South Dakota, 2019
CALI Award: Federal Indian Law
Author: A 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
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