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, 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 2023, Reece was nominated for the YPN 4 Under 40 Award, through the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce. The awards will be awarded in August 2023. 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 and serves as Chair of the Friends of the Big Sioux River. He previously served on the board of the Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation. He enjoys golf, basketball, kayaking, hiking, and biking.

Position: Partner
Direct: (605) 357-1251
Email: [email protected]

Reece Almond, Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Highlights

Using AI in the Workplace

As the adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to grow in workplaces, it's crucial to approach its integration with a critical eye. While AI offers potential benefits such as increased efficiency, it also presents significant challenges, particularly...

Best Lawyers® 2024 Recognizes 18 Davenport Evans Lawyers

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP in Sioux Falls, SD is pleased to announce that 18 Davenport Evans lawyers were listed in Best Lawyers® 2024 for South Dakota, in 22 different practice areas. In addition, two Davenport Evans lawyers were named 2024 Best...

Reece Almond Nominated for 4 Under 40 Award

The Young Professionals Network (YPN) of the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce has announced the nominees for its 4 under 40 Awards, which honors young professionals who are changemakers in their business, industry and community. Davenport Evans litigation...

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