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Pursuing South Dakota Kristi Geisler Holm
Kristi Geisler Holm

Kristi Geisler Holm

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP

27 years of experience

Workers' Compensation, Insurance Defense, Employment Law

South Dakota


Kristi has been with Davenport Evans since 1995. Her practice is focused upon representing employers and insurers in all stages of workers’ compensation and employment matters. She regularly provides advice to clients on compensability issues and defenses involved with workers’ compensation claims before litigation is commenced, but also continues to assist them by defending litigated claims before the Department of Labor and on appeal. Employers also look to her for guidance and the aggressive defense of Title VII cases involving claims of harassment and discrimination, claims involving other laws that impact employers, such as the ADA and FMLA, as well as the defense of bad faith claims. Kristi has received a Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished Peer Rating, indicating the attorney is widely respected for high professional achievement and ethical standards. She has also been selected by Best Lawyers® in the area of Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers, and has been ranked by Chambers and Partners in the area of Labor & Employment and Labor & Employment: Workers’ Compensation. Kristi is active in a variety of community organizations. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Washington Pavilion Husby Performing Arts Center and Habitat for Humanity – South Dakota. She is also active in her local school district, serving on the Brandon Valley Band Parents Board and previously on the Athletic Booster Club Board. View More ›

Practice Area

Workers' Compensation
Insurance Defense
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination,

Professional Experience

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP
2000 - Current


University of Nebraska College of Law

J.D. (1994)

University of Nebraska College of Law
University of Minnesota - Morris

B.A. (1991)

University of Minnesota - Morris

Professional Associations

Nebraska State Bar # 20860



Nebraska State Bar  # 20860
State Bar of South Dakota # 2364



State Bar of South Dakota  # 2364

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206 W 14th Street P.O. Box 1030 Sioux Falls, SD 57101
Telephone: (605) 336-2880

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