Elizabeth S. Hertz

Elizabeth S. Hertz

South Dakota Litigation Attorney

My Story

Sioux Falls lawyer Elizabeth Hertz joined Davenport Evans in the litigation section in 2010, and became a partner in 2016. She received her B.A. from Macalester College in 2004 where she studied classical history and biology. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and clerked for the Honorable James B. Loken of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Elizabeth practices in the areas of commercial and complex litigation, family law, tribal law, professional liability defense, appellate law, workers’ compensation, plaintiff’s litigation, construction litigation, and intellectual property litigation. Elizabeth currently serves as president of the South Dakota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

Elizabeth has been selected by Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch 2021, 2022, and 2023 in the areas of Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, and Litigation – Construction. She was ranked in the top 5% of practicing lawyers in South Dakota by Great Plains Super Lawyers in the area of Business Litigation, and was selected to the Great Plains Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in 2018 and 2019.

Position: Partner
Direct: (605) 357-1263
Email: ehertz@dehs.com

Elizabeth Hertz Super Lawyers

Professional Experience

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP 
Partner: 2016 – present 
Associate: 2010 – 2015 

Judicial Law Clerk to Honorable James B. Loken, U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 2009 – 2010


Macalester College 
(B.A., magna cum laude, 2004) 

University of Michigan 
(J.D., magna cum laude, 2009)


Admitted to Practice (State): 
South Dakota, 2011
Minnesota, 2009 

Admitted to Practice (Federal): 
United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2010
United States District Court, District of South Dakota, 2011

Admitted to Practice (Tribal): 
Tribal Court – Oglala Sioux Tribal Court, 2015

Professional Memberships

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