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Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP
206 W. 14th Street
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 605-336-2880
Fax: 605-335-3639
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Client Information
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1030, Sioux Falls, SD 57101-1030
Established: 1939

Practice Areas
  • Professional Negligence Litigation
  • Personal Injury and Employment Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Products Liability
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About Us
Founded in 1939, Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, L.L.P., is one of South Dakota's largest and most highly respected law firms. Today, the firm's members are represented within the litigation section and the business and commercial practice groups. The greatest part of the firm's trial practice is the defense of cases for corporations and insurance companies. Our litigation section is widely respected for its trial work and provides an experienced legal team already tested and proven highly successful in trials in state and federal court, administrative hearings, state and federal appeals, and alternative dispute resolution.

Davenport Evans is extensively involved in insurance coverage and general insurance matters. In addition to South Dakota, firm members are admitted to practice law in Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska, as well as the Tax Court, various federal district and circuit courts, and the United States Supreme Court. The firm has attorneys who are members of American Bar Association, American Academy of Health Care Attorneys, American Board of Trial Advocates, Defense Research Institute, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the International Association of Defense Counsel.
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Liberty Mutual InsuranceMidwest Family Mutual Insurance Company
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Personnel Information
Eric C. Schulte
Sioux Falls, SD
  • South Dakota, 2000
  • American Bar Association
  • The State Bar of South Dakota (President, 2015-2016)
  • South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • University of South Dakota, J.D., 1999
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