Daniel E. Ashmore

Partner - Rapid City

Contact (605) 342-1078 (605) 342-9503

Daniel E. Ashmore is a senior partner with Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson, & Ashmore, LLP, Rapid City office. He practices in the areas of Insurance Defense; Workers' Compensation; Civil Litigation; Product Liability Defense; and Personal Injury.

He received his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of South Dakota School of Law and is licensed to practice law in South Dakota and North Dakota. Dan has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA- America's Leading Lawyers, The 20th edition of Best Lawyers in the United States for Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Labor & Employment, and Workers' Compensation Law - Employers, Great Plains Super Lawyers List, and was past Chairman of the South Dakota State Bar Workers' Compensation Committee. Dan was additionally named Best Lawyers' 2013 Rapid City Bet-the-Company Litigation "Lawyer of the Year," Super Lawyers’ 2018 Great Plains Super Lawyers, and Best Lawyers in America as 2018 "Lawyer of the Year" in Practice Area of Insurance Law in Rapid City.

Dan is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), Defense Research Institute, South Dakota Defense Lawyers Association, American Board of Trial Advocates, the American Bar Association, South Dakota & North Dakota State Bar Associations, and the Pennington County Bar Association. Martindale-Hubbell Rating- AV.

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  • University of South Dakota, J.D., with honors
  • University of South Dakota, B.S. Business Administration 

Admitted to the Bar

  • The State Bar of South Dakota
  • The State Bar of North Dakota
  • Federal Court
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Memberships

  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • South Dakota Defense Lawyers Association
  • State Bar Association of North Dakota
  • State Bar of South Dakota - Past Commissioner
  • American Bar Association
  • Pennington County Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

Honors and Recognition

  • Super Lawyers of the Great Plains
  • Chambers USA-America’s Leading Lawyers
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • The best Lawyers 2013 Rapid City Bet-the-Company Litigator of the year
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating-AV

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