Reece M. Almond

Reece M. Almond

South Dakota Litigation Attorney

My Story

Reece Almond is a partner and litigation attorney at Davenport Evans with a wide range of civil litigation experience, including in the areas of commercial litigation, zoning and land-use litigation, trust litigation, personal injury, and insurance defense. Originally from Huron, South Dakota, Reece joined the firm in 2014 after clerking for the Honorable Karen E. Schreier of the U.S. District Court of South Dakota.  Reece received his bachelor of science degree from the University of South Dakota in mathematics and political science. He then graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School and was admitted to University of Minnesota’s chapter of the Order of the Coif.

Reece was selected to the Great Plains Rising Stars 2019 in the area of Business Litigation by Great Plains Super Lawyers. Each year, no more than 2.5% of lawyers in a state are selected for this honor.

Outside of work, Reece serves on the boards of the Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation and the Friends of the Big Sioux River, and also as a volunteer judge for the Sioux Empire Teen Court program.  He enjoys golf, basketball, kayaking, hiking, and biking.

Position: Partner
Direct: (605) 357-1251
Email: ralmond@dehs.com

Professional Experience

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP 
Partner: 2020 – present
Associate: 2014 – 2019

Judicial Law Clerk to Honorable Karen E. Schreier, U.S. District Court of South Dakota: 2012-2014

Education

University of South Dakota 
(B.S., magna cum laude, 2009) 

University of Minnesota Law School
(J.D., Order of the Coif, 2012)

Professional Memberships

State Bar of South Dakota

Licensure
Admitted to Practice (State):
Minnesota, 2012
South Dakota, 2014
Colorado, 2015 (inactive)

Admitted to Practice (Federal):
United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2016
United States District Court, District of South Dakota, 2015

Accomplishments
Note and Comment Editor,Minnesota Law Review (2011-2012)
South Dakota Defense Lawyers Association Rising Star Award, 2018

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