Elizabeth S. Hertz

Elizabeth S. Hertz

South Dakota Litigation Attorney

My Story

Sioux Falls lawyer Elizabeth Hertz joined Davenport Evans as an associate 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, tribal law, professional liability defense, appellate law, plaintiff’s litigation, construction litigation, and intellectual property litigation. Elizabeth currently serves as president of the South Dakota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

Position: Partner
Direct: (605) 357-1263
Email: [email protected]

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

Education

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

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

Licensure

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
Accomplishments

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