Dixie K. Hieb

Dixie K. Hieb

My Story

Dixie is a member of the firm’s Banking and Financial Services Practice Group.  Her practice focuses on bank regulatory compliance and trust company formation and operation.  Dixie’s regulatory practice covers all facets of consumer disclosures, including those related to credit cards, prepaid cards, student loans, other closed-end loans, and deposit accounts.  Dixie has expertise in electronic banking and electronic delivery of disclosures, and she advises clients on CRA issues.  She has been a member of the Governor’s Task Force on Trust Review and Reform since 2018. Dixie is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Dixie has received a Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished Peer Rating, indicating the attorney is widely respected for high professional achievement and ethical standards. She has been selected as a 2023 Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year in the area of Banking and Finance Law, and by Best Lawyers® in the areas of Banking and Finance Law, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships,) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, and Corporate Law, and has been ranked by Chambers and Partners in the area of Corporate/Commercial Law.

Dixie has a passion for preserving historic buildings, and previously served as Chair on the Sioux Falls Board of Historic Preservation.  Dixie also serves on the Board for Volunteers of America, Dakotas and has been a member of other community boards, including Ronald McDonald House Charities and the South Dakota Bankers Foundation. Dixie is an active member of the First United Methodist Church. She and her husband, Glen, have four adult children and four lovely grandchildren.

Position: Partner
Direct: (605) 357-1277
Email: [email protected]


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Why Your Bank Must Have a Marijuana Banking Policy

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Professional Experience

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP 
Partner: 1998 – present
Associate: 1995 – 1997 

Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison 

Certified Public Accountant, 
South Dakota


Dakota Wesleyan University 
(B.A., 1981) 

University of South Dakota 
(Masters of Public Accountancy, 1986) 

Stanford Law School 
(J.D., 1991)

Professional Memberships

State Bar of South Dakota
American Bar Association
State Bar of California


Admitted to Practice (State): 
South Dakota, 1994


Executive Editor, Stanford Law Review (1990 – 1991)

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