Justin T. Clarke

Justin T. Clarke

South Dakota Litigation Attorney

My Story

Justin Clarke is a partner at Davenport Evans and practices in the firm’s litigation section. Justin has practiced at the firm since 2010, focusing on commercial and complex litigation, workers’ compensation, and insurance coverage. He has successfully represented clients in a wide variety of personal injury, insurance coverage, and business disputes. Additionally, Justin has substantial experience representing clients in trusts and estates litigation. Justin has been recognized by Great Plains Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, an achievement recognizing no more than 2.5% of lawyers in South Dakota.

Justin is a native of Estelline, SD and graduated from South Dakota State University and the University of Kansas School of Law, where he served as a staff editor for the Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the SDSU Alumni Association and the Teddy Bear Den. Justin and his wife, Beth, have one daughter, Chloe.

Position: Partner
Direct: (605) 357-1232
Email: [email protected]

Super Lawyers Rising Stars Justin Clarke


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Professional Experience

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


South Dakota State University 
(B.S., cum laude, 2006) 

University of Kansas School of Law
(J.D., 2010)

Professional Memberships

State Bar of South Dakota
American Bar Association
South Dakota Defense Lawyers Association
Defense Research Institute


Admitted to Practice (State): 
South Dakota, 2010 

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


Staff Editor, Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy, 2009 – 2010

CALI Award, Insurance Law

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