Elizabeth S. Hertz
Elizabeth S. Hertz
South Dakota Litigation Attorney
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.
Direct: (605) 357-1263
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
(B.A., magna cum laude, 2004)
University of Michigan
(J.D., magna cum laude, 2009)
Admitted to Practice (State):
South Dakota, 2011
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
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Davenport Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP
206 West 14th Street
P.O. Box 1030
Sioux Falls, SD 57101-1030