Reece M. Almond
Reece M. Almond
South Dakota Litigation Attorney
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, employment 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.
In 2022, Reece was awarded the South Dakota Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award for dedication to pro bono service through the State Bar of South Dakota’s Legal Aid Program, Access to Justice, Inc. Reece was selected to the Great Plains Rising Stars in 2019, 2020 and 2021 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 chairs the South Dakota State Bar’s Ask-A-Lawyer program, serves as Vice Chair of the Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation board, and as Vice Chair of the Friends of the Big Sioux River. He has also served as a volunteer judge for the Sioux Empire Teen Court program. He enjoys golf, basketball, kayaking, hiking, and biking.
- Reece Almond Receives South Dakota Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award
- 12 Davenport Evans Lawyers Named by Great Plains Super Lawyers, Three Named “Rising Stars” 2021
- 2019 Banking Seminar: Protecting Your Bank’s Future
- 15 Davenport Evans Lawyers Named by Great Plains Super Lawyers, Four Named, “Rising Stars”
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
University of South Dakota
(B.S., magna cum laude, 2009)
University of Minnesota Law School
(J.D., Order of the Coif, 2012)
State Bar of South Dakota
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
South Dakota Defense Lawyers Association Rising Star Award, 2018
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