ERIC T. DAVIS
Attorney at Law
University of South Dakota School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2013
University of South Dakota
B.A., English, 2004
Associate Attorney, Nelson Law
City Attorney, City of Spearfish
Associate Attorney, Brady Pluimer, PC
SD Bar Association, Member
SD Trial Lawyers Association, Member
SD Criminal Defense Attorney, Member
District Court of South Dakota
EVALUATING THE POTENTIAL CONFLICTS OF INTEREST OF MUNICIPAL ELECTED OFFICIALS: A STATUTORY AND CONSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS,
63 S.D. L. REV. 521
CURB APPEAL: MUNICIPAL SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS AFTER HUBBARD V. CITY OF PIERRE
57 S.D. L. REV. 443
Eric Davis grew up in the Black Hills of South Dakota. After college, Eric served for seven years as the executive director of the Booth Society, a citizen-based nonprofit associated with the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives in Spearfish.
In 2007, Eric ran for and was elected to a seat on the Spearfish City Council, where he was later elected Council Vice President and appointed chair of the City's Legal and Finance Committee.
In 2010, Eric attended the University of South Dakota School of Law where he was managing editor of the South Dakota Law Review and a faculty research assistant. After law school, Eric joined a large general-practice law firm with a focus on litigation, insurance defense, local government representation, and complex real estate transactions.
In 2015, Eric was hired to be city attorney for a first-class South Dakota municipality. He later served on the board of the South Dakota municipal attorneys association. Eric joined the Nelson Law team in 2019 where his practice focuses on civil litigation and criminal defense. Eric regularly practices before the South Dakota Supreme Court and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Eric enjoys spending his free time outdoors. He particularly enjoys fly fishing, whitewater rafting, backpacking, upland hunting, camping, hiking, skiing, biking, and floating various kinds of boats down rivers.
Eric is licensed to practice law in South Dakota and admitted to practice in all courts in South Dakota and the United States District Court.