Kurt Wm. Kingler

Kurt Wm. Kingler

South Dakota Litigation Attorney

My Story

Kurt Kingler is an associate and litigation attorney at Davenport Evans. Originally from Wheaton, Illinois, Kurt joined the firm in 2022 after completing a clerkship with the Honorable Veronica L. Duffy, United States Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota.

Kurt received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wheaton College (IL) in Theology. He then graduated from Loyola University Chicago School of Law with high honors.  While at Loyola Chicago, Kurt was inducted into the Alpha Sigma Nu national honor society and served as lead online articles editor for the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal.

Kurt practices in the areas of commercial and complex litigation, insurance litigation, intellectual property litigation, and employment litigation. 

Outside of work, Kurt enjoys making ceramics, woodworking, bicycling, and coaching lacrosse.

Position: Associate
Direct: (605) 357-1221
Email: kkingler@dehs.com

Professional Experience

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP
Associate: 2022 – present

Judicial Law Clerk to Honorable Veronica L. Duffy, U.S. District Court of South Dakota: 2021-2022


Wheaton College (IL)
(B.S., 2015)

Loyola University Chicago School of Law
(J.D., magna cum laude, 2020)

Professional Memberships

State Bar of South Dakota (pending)


Admitted to Practice (State):
South Dakota, (pending) 


Lead Online Articles Editor, Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, Volume 51

CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Appellate Advocacy

CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Legal Writing II

Dr. Jeffrey L. and Denise L. Zimm Scholarship Fund Award, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Woodruff Johnson & Evans Scholarship, DuPage (IL) Bar Foundation

Member, Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society

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