David E. Lust is a
partner with Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore, LLP and is a member of
the firm's Business/Estate Planning group where he assists businesses and
individuals with their business planning and litigation needs.
Prior to joining
Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore, LLP., he served as a law clerk for
United States District Court Judge Richard H. Battey. David is licensed to
practice law in the federal and state courts of South Dakota.
David is an active member
of various legal groups and organizations including the National Conference of
Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL), the Business Law Section and the
Bench-Bar Liaison Committee of the State Bar of South Dakota. He is also a
member of the Business Section of the American Bar Association and was the
South Dakota representative for the development of the Revised Model Business
Corporation Act. David served for eight years in the South Dakota House of
Representatives from 2006 to 2014. He was House Majority Leader for four of
those years. David is also the Coach Heir of Elevate Rapid City, serves on
the School of Mines Foundation Board, and is involved with the South Dakota
State Legislature in Economic Partnership Development.
David was named
Legislator of the Year by the South Dakota Wildlife Federation (2013), the 2012
Domestic Violence Victim’s Champion by Working Against Violence, Inc. and has
been listed as a Super Lawyers since 2001. He was also named in Best Lawyers in
America as “Lawyer of the Year for Real Estate Litigation" in 2014-2015,
and was recently recognized as the 2018 Exceptional Lawyer of the Year by the
Pennington County Bar Association.