Vince M. Roche
Vince M. Roche
South Dakota Commercial Litigation Attorney
Vince Roche is a South Dakota Commercial Litigation attorney at Davenport Evans. Vince focuses his practice on commercial litigation, primarily trusts and estates litigation, business litigation and defending financial institutions. He also has substantial experience representing clients in arbitration and mediation matters arising out of commercial disputes. Prior to joining the firm in 2008, Vince practiced for five years in Chicago with Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Novack & Macey LLP.
Vince has successfully defended a number of lawsuits alleging breach of fiduciary duty and related claims against the trustees of large, multi-generational trusts sitused in South Dakota to take advantage of its favorable trust climate. He has also represented multiple firm clients in complex business disputes in state, federal and appellate courts around the country.
Vince has received an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, for the highest level of professional excellence in legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards. In addition, Vince was ranked in the top 5% of practicing attorneys in South Dakota by Great Plains Super Lawyers in the area of business litigation. He also serves on the Federal Practice Committee for the United States District Court of the District of South Dakota, to which he was appointed by the federal judges of the District of South Dakota.
In his spare time, Vince enjoys the outdoors, spending time with his wife, Andrea, and their three sons and coaching his kids’ youth sports teams. He is a Vermillion, SD, native and a graduate of Augustana University and the University of Virginia School of Law.
- 15 Davenport Evans Lawyers Named by Great Plains Super Lawyers, Four Named Rising Stars
- A Livestock Branding Primer for Bankers
- What is a Charging Order: Transforming a Judgment Into Cash
- 3 Steps to Responding to a Subpoena
- Non-Compete Agreements in the Banking Industry
- Roche Named to Augustana University Alumni 40 Under 40
- Using the Tort of Conversion as a Weapon to Chase Collateral
- Nebraska Supreme Court Affirms Dismissal of Lawsuit Against Davenport Evans Clients
- Arbitration Isn’t Always Quickest, Easiest Solution
Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP
Partner: 2011 – Present
Associate: 2008 – 2010
Novack & Macey LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
(B.A., magna cum laude, 2000)
University of Virginia School of Law
(J.D., 2003, Order of the Coif)
(John M. Olin Fellow of Law & Economics; Senior Editor, Virginia Law Review)
State Bar of South Dakota
American Bar Association
Admitted to Practice (State):
South Dakota, 2008
Illinois, 2003 (inactive)
Admitted to Practice (Federal):
District of South Dakota
Central District of Illinois
Northern District of Illinois
Southern District of Illinois
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
Author: Road Hunting and Regulatory Takings: An Examination of the South Dakota Supreme Court’s Opinion in Benson v. State, 11 Great Plains Nat. Resources J. 1 (2007)
Author: Bashing the Corporate Shield: The Untenable Evisceration of Freedom of Contract in the Corporate Context, 28 J. Corp. L. 289 (2003)
Author: Road Hunting Shot Down: Reflecting on the South Dakota Supreme Court’s Decision in State v. Rumpca, 7 Great Plains Nat. Resources J. 56 (2003)
Protecting what you’ve built.