Joel R. Rische

Joel R. Rische

South Dakota Litigation Attorney

My Story

Joel Rische is a South Dakota litigation attorney at Davenport Evans.  Joel joined the firm in 2015 and is originally from Wessington Springs, South Dakota.  He earned a bachelor of science degree in Contemporary Media and Journalism from the University of South Dakota and spent several years working in broadcast television before attending law school.  After graduation from the University of Nebraska College of Law, Joel clerked for the Honorable Roberto A. Lange in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota in Pierre.

Outside of work, Joel enjoys traveling with his wife, Jackelyn, and playing the drums.

Position: Associate
Direct: (605) 357-1259

Professional Experience

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

Judicial Law Clerk to Honorable Roberto A. Lange, 2014-2015


University of South Dakota 
(B.S., 2005) 

University of Nebraska College of Law 
(J.D., with Highest Distinction, Order of the Coif, 2014)

Professional Memberships

State Bar of South Dakota


Admitted to Practice (State): 
South Dakota, 2015


Executive Editor, Nebraska Law Review, (2013-2014)

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