Mitchell A. Peterson
Mitchell A. Peterson
South Dakota Litigation Lawyer
South Dakota lawyer Mitch Peterson is a partner focused on commercial litigation. As such, he assists both large and small clients, as well as individuals, with claims arising out of commercial transactions. He also does a significant amount of general litigation work for both companies and individuals.
This work includes litigation, trials, arbitration, and appellate work in the following areas: conditional use permits and variances, confidential information, construction, contracts, copyright, corporate/ownership, estate/probate, land use, non-competition and non-solicitation, non-disclosure agreements, product liability, professional services/negligence (legal, architectural, engineering, accounting, software development, financial services), real estate, sales of businesses, sales of goods, technology/software, trade secrets, trademark, trust administration, wrongful death, and zoning.
Mitch Peterson has received a Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished Peer Rating, indicating the attorney is widely respected for high professional achievement and ethical standards. He was twice named Best Lawyers® Litigation – Insurance “Lawyer of the Year” for Sioux Falls, SD, in 2016 and 2019. Best Lawyers® has also recognized him for high caliber work in two practice areas, Commercial Litigation and Litigation – Insurance, including in 2018 . Chambers and Partners also listed Mitch as an “Up and Coming” attorney in 2015 and 2016, and identified him as a top-ranked attorney in Litigation: General Commercial in 2018. In 2019, Mitch was accepted as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an invitation-only association of jury trial advocates.
- Lake County Blocks Gravel Mine Expansion Near Racing Stable
- Peterson Receives Patriot Award, Nominated by Paralegal and TSgt Angela TerMeer
- Peterson Discusses Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations on KELO Podcast
- Peterson in Business Journal: Protecting the Playbook Isn’t As Easy As It Sounds
- Where Are They Now? Davenport Evans Scholarship Turns 30.
- Peterson Credits Scholarship with SD Career
Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP
Partner: 2008 – present
Associate: 2002 – 2007
University of South Dakota
(B.S., summa cum laude, 1999)
Vanderbilt University Law School
State Bar of South Dakota
American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
South Dakota Defense Lawyers
Defense Research Institute
Admitted to Practice (State):
South Dakota, 2002
Protecting what you’ve built.