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Associate Attorney

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 as Spearfish's first full-time City Attorney.

Eric joined the Nelson Law team in 2019.

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.



University of South Dakota School of Law

Juris Doctor, 2013


University of South Dakota

B.A., English, 2004

Legal Biography

Associate Attorney, Nelson Law

2019- Present


City Attorney, City of Spearfish

2015- 2018


Associate Attorney, Brady Pluimer, PC


Activities and Affiliations


South Dakota Bar Association, Member

South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, Member

South Dakota Criminal Defense, Member

Bar Admission

South Dakota

District Court of South Dakota

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