Daniel E. Ashmore

Daniel E. Ashmore: Attorney with Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore, LLP AV stamp icon


Daniel E. Ashmore is a senior partner with the Rapid City law firm of Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore, LLP where he practices in the areas of Insurance Defense; Workers' Compensation ; Civil Litigation; Bad Faith Defense; Construction Law; Product Liability Defense; and Personal Injury.

He received his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 1979 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 United States for Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Labor & Employment and Workers' Compensation Law - Employers, 2012 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 and 2019 Rapid City Bet-the-Company Litigation "Lawyer of the Year".

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

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Insurance Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Civil Practice
  • Workers Compensation
  • Corporate Law
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Banking Law
  • Products Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
605-388-2839  Phone
605-342-1078  Phone
605-342-0480  Fax
University Attended:
University of South Dakota, B.S., Business Administration, 1977
Law School Attended:
University of South Dakota, J.D., with honors, 1979
Year of First Admission:
1997, North Dakota; 1979, South Dakota
American Bar Association; State Bar of South Dakota (Past Commissioner); State Bar Association of North Dakota; South Dakota Defense Lawyers Association; Defense Research Institute; International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC).
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
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  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Rapid City, South Dakota

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