Legal Elite 2013: Top Attorneys in Nevada

06-13-cover-300wWith 5,232 unique votes, this year’s Legal Elite polling had the most participation of any year. Legal Elite is an annual list that highlights the top attorneys in Nevada. The votes are based on peer nominations and the following lists feature the top vote getters throughout Nevada. These attorneys represent the best in an already elite field.

There are just over 200 attorneys on the Southern Nevada List, just over 100 on the Northern Nevada list, just over 50 attorneys on the Best Up and Coming list and nearly 15 on the Best Government attorneys list. The attorneys featured on this list represent the top three percent in Nevada.

Congratulations to all of the attorneys that made it onto the 2013 Legal Elite list.

Southern Nevada’s Top Attorneys

Name
Firm
Practice Emphasis
No. of Yrs Practicing in NV
Eric T. Aldrian
Pisanelli Bice
Commercial Litigation
3
Craig R. Anderson
Marquis Aurbach Coffing
Civil Rights, Insurance Defense and Tort Litigation
14
Paola M. Armeni
Gordon Silver
Government Investigations and Business Crimes
10
David R. Arrajj
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Gaming Law, Hospitality and State & Local Legislation & Policy
17
Alicia R. Ashcraft
Law Office of Alicia R. Ashcraft
Gaming, Liquor & Corporate Law, Regulatory Compliance, Business Formation and Real Estate
14
Ogonna M. Atamoh
Cotton, Driggs, Walch, Holley, Woloson & Thompson
Commercial Litigation and Bankruptcy
12
Brett A. Axelrod
Fox Rothschild
Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy Litigation
17
Shea Backus
Backus, Carranza & Burden
Enviornmental Law and Indian Gaming
10
Kris Ballard
Ballard & Rawson, Chartered
Business, Corporate and Real Estate Transactions
22
Joice B. Bass
Lewis and Roca LLP
Business Torts, Commercial Litigation, Contracts & the UCC and Partnership Disputes
8
Marcus A. Berg
Moss Berg Injury Lawyers
Automobile Accidents, Slip & Falls and Worker’s Compensation Claims
7
Peter C. Bernhard
Kaempfer Crowell
Administrative & Regulatory Law, Bankruptcy, Litigation, Real Estate and Construction
38
Todd L. Bice
Pisanelli Bice
Commercial Litigation, Hotels & Gaming, Political and Appellate
22
Michael J. Bonner
Greenberg Traurig
Corporate & Securities, Gaming and Mergers & Acquisitions
32
Mark Borghese
Borghese Law Office
Trademarks & Copyrights, Business Transcations and Entertainment, Internet & Technology Law
16
John E. Bragonje
Lewis and Roca LLP
Commercial Litigation, Construction, E-Discovery and Data Management
8
Jennifer L. Braster
Pisanelli Bice
Commercial Litigation
7
Darren Brenner
Akerman Senterfitt LLP
Consumer Finance and Insurance Litigation
9
Shemilly A. Briscoe
Briscoe Law Group
Construction & Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury and Contractor Licensing
6
Adam K. Bult
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Commercial and Construction Litigation
8
Jacob Bundick
Akerman Senterfitt LLP
Consumer Finance, Litigation and Compliance
7
Stephanie Buntin
Lewis and Roca LLP
Intellectual Property and Trademark
2
Jeffrey L. Burr
Jeffrey Burr
Estate and Business Planning, Asset Protection, Probate and Trust Administration
32
Patrick Byrne
Snell & Wilmer
Commercial Litigation
12
Donald J. Campbell
Campbell & Williams
Commercial Litigation, Crisis Management, First Amendment & News Media and Personal Injury
35
Justin L. Carley
Snell & Wilmer
Commercial and Real Estate Litigation
7
Candace C. Carlyon
Shea & Carlyon, Ltd.
Appellate, Business Reorganizations, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate and Creditors’ Rights
27
David A. Carroll
Rice Reuther Sullivan & Carroll
Civil, Commercial and Real Estate Litigation
12
Matthew T. Cecil
Fisher & Phillips
Wage & Hour Law, Title VII, Family & Medical Leave Act and Labor & Employment Litigation
8
Andrew Chiu
Ferris & Associates
Defense of Construction Defect and Tort Based Liability Claims
6
Dawn M. Cica
Lewis and Roca LLP
Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights, Corporate & Securities, Gaming and Public Finance
21
Shane W. Clayton
Marquis Aurbach Coffing
Litigation and Construction
9
Terry A. Coffing
Marquis Aurbach Coffing
Complex Corporate & Business Litigation, Defamation and Real Property Litigation
20
Jamie S. Cogburn
Cogburn Law Offices
Business Litigation, Real Estate and Consumer Protection
10
John H. Cotton
Cotton, Driggs, Walch, Holley, Woloson & Thompson
Litigation and Professional Liability
18
John Craig Courtney
John Peter Lee, Ltd
General Civil Litigation, Contracts, Trials and Business Litigation
5
Maximiliano D. Couvillier III
Lionel Sawyer & Collins
Commercial, Intellectual Property & Entertainment Litigation and Appellate Practice
12
Jennifer Craft
Gordon Silver
Intellectual Property, Entertainment and Sports
11
Nick D. Crosby
Marquis Aurbach Coffing
Labor & Employment, Municipal Liability, Construction Law, Civil Rights and Litigation
9
Krisanne S. Cunningham
Snell & Wilmer
Business & Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate & Tax
10
Nadin Cutter
Cutter Law Firm
Business Litigation, Judgment & Debt Collection, Family Law, Contracts and Estate Planning
4
Lindsay Demaree
Lewis and Roca LLP
Commercial Litigation
3
Andrew F. Dixon
Bowler Dixon & Twitchell LLP
Business & Commercial Law, Real Estate, Bankruptcy and Estate Planning
10
Jennifer Dorsey
Kemp Jones & Coulthard
Civil Appeals, Class Actions and Complex Commercial Disputes
16
F. Thomas Edwards
Cotton, Driggs, Walch, Holley, Woloson & Thompson
Commercial Litigation
8
Philip R. Erwin
Campbell & Williams
Complex Commercial Litigation, Corporate Governance and Appellate Practice
4
Chad R. Fears
Snell & Wilmer
Class Action & Commercial Litigation, Insurance and Pharmaceauticals & Medical Devices
14
Michael N. Feder
Gordon Silver
Commercial & Business Litigation, Intellectual Property and Entertainment & Sports
13
Mark E. Ferrario
Greenberg Traurig
Litigation
32
Frank M. Flansburg III
Marquis Aurbach Coffing
Construction, Corporate and Litigation
14
Scott Fleming
Shea & Carlyon, Ltd.
Creditors’ Rights, Commercial Litigation and Real Estate
18
Conor Flynn
Armstrong Teasdale LLP
Commercial Disputes, Insurance Coverage Litigation, Bankruptcy and Criminal Law
4
Christopher P. Ford
Ford & Friedman
Divorce and Family Law
4
Erik W. Fox
Marquis Aurbach Coffing
Construction, Corporate, Litigation and Real Property
9
Matthew H. Friedman
Ford & Friedman
Divorce and Family Law
4
Jamie A. Frost
Marquis Aurbach Coffing
Employment, Corporate and Litigation
4
Alex L. Fugazzi
Snell & Wilmer
Commercial Litigation
9
Krystal J. Gallagher
Holland & Hart
Labor & Employment and Business & Commercial Litigation
4
Pearl Gallagher
Lionel Sawyer & Collins
Business Law and Real Estate
7
Joseph Ganley
Hutchison & Steffen, LLC
Business & Commercial Litigation, Construction & Employment Law, Real Estate and Insurance
18
Puneet K. Garg
Gordon Silver
Commercial Litigation, Appellate and Healthcare
7
Gregory E. Garman
Gordon Silver
Business Restructuring & Bankruptcy and Appellate
15
Rex Garner
Morris Law Group
Litigation in State and Federal Court
8
Elias P. George
Gordon Silver
Entertainment, Sports, Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property
2
Jason M. Gerber
Marquis Aurbach Coffing
Business, Corporate and Commercial Litigation
7
Timothy J. Geswein
Kravitz, Schnitzer, Sloane and Johnson
Commercial, Corporate & Catastrophic Injury Litigation and Coverage
7
Nedda Ghandi
Ghandi Law Offices
Business Restructuring, Bankruptcy and Family Law
5
Leslie Godfrey
Greenberg Traurig
Litigation, Foreclosure, Receivership, Bankruptcy and Deficiency Actions
7
Anthony B. Golden
Fisher & Phillips
Wage & Hour Law, Title VII, Appellate Practice Employment Discrimination, Non Competes & Trade Secrets
7
Aviva Gordon
Ellis & Gordon
Business Law and Commercial Litigation
19
Gerald M. Gordon
Gordon Silver
Creditors’ Rights, Business Restructuring and Bankruptcy
40
Richard C. Gordon
Snell & Wilmer
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business & Finance, Insurance and Litigation
9
Jared P. Green
McCormick Barstow
Civil Litigation
7
Robert D. Grossman
Tax Law Center, LLC
Tax Law
13
John H. Gutke
Fox Rothschild
Directors & Officers Liability, Corporate Governance Disputes and Litigation
7
Joseph P. Hardy
Gordon & Rees
Commercial Litigation, International Law, ERISA, Business Transactions and Drug & Medical Device
13
Brian R. Hardy
Marquis Aurbach Coffing
Business Litigation, Licensing, Intellectual Property and Constitutional, Municipal, Gaming & Regulatory Law
7
James Harper
Hall Jaffe & Clayton
Insurance Defense
7
Marjorie Hauf
Ganz & Hauf
Personal Injury, Insurance Bad Faith, Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice
11
Mark Hawkins
Fennemore Craig Jones Vargas
Commercial Real Estate, Business & Finance and Creditors Rights
10
Joel D. Henriod
Lewis and Roca LLP
Appeals
10
Justin S. Hepworth
Snell & Wilmer
Commercial and Product Liability Litigation
7
Kenneth E. Hogan
Gordon Silver
Commercial Litigation and Construction
7
Richard F. Holley
Cotton, Driggs, Walch, Holley, Woloson & Thompson
Bankruptcy
26
Kirk D. Homeyer
Gordon Silver
Business Restructuring and Bankruptcy
2
Eric D. Hone
Gordon Silver
Intellectual Property Litigation
10
Jeffrey Hulet
Hulet Law Office
Commercial Litigation
6
Mark Hutchison
Hutchison & Steffen, LLC
Commercial & Complex Tort Litigation, Trust Litigation and Constitutional Litigation
21
Daniel Ivie
Houser & Alllison
Commercial Litigation
7
John C. Jeppsen
Greenburg Traurig
Corporate & Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions
22
Jack Chen MinJuan
Marquis Aurbach Coffing
Appellate, Construction, Corporate, Litigation and Real Property
16
Christopher L. Kaempfer
Kaempfer Crowell
Administrative Law, Land Use, Zoning, Government Affairs, Real Estate and Construction
37
Dennis Kennedy
Bailey Kennedy
Class Actions and Complex Litigation, Antitrust Law, Hospital & Healthcare Law and Legal Ethics
38
Jay Kenyon
Yan Kenyon Law Firm
Personal Injury
16
Robert Kim
Ballard Spahr LLP
Business & Finance, Securities, Real Estate, Energy, Resort & Hotel
17
Howard C. Kim
Howard Kim & Associates
Bankruptcy and Commercial Litigation
6
Kelly L. Kindelan
Sylvester & Polednak
Creditors’ Rights, Commercial & Civil Litigation and Construction Defect
6
Christopher D. Kircher
Lawrence J. Semenza, III, P.C.
Commercial Litigation, Collections, Landlord/Tenant and Construction
5
Joseph Kistler
Hutchison & Steffen, LLC
Business & Commercial Litigation and Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights
25
Michael Kling
Kling Law Offices
Wills, Revocable & Irrevocable Living Trusts, Guardianships and Family Limited Partnerships
17
Scott Knight
Shumway Van & Hansen
DND
9
David Koch
Koch & Scow
Business, Intellectual Property & Real Estate Litigation and Trademarks & Copyright
9
James Kohl
Howard & Howard
Business & Corporate Law, Commercial Litigation, Financial Services and Real Estate
18
John L. Krieger
Lewis and Roca LLP
Copyright, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Trademark and Interactive Gaming
17
Margaret Lambrose
Lambrose Brown
DND
4
Zachariah Larson
Marquis Aurbach Coffing
Consumer & Business Bankruptcy, Corporate Restructuring and Formation & Dissolution
12
Kendelee Leascher Works
Weide & Miller
Business and Intellectual Property Litigation
8
Patricia Lee
Hutchison & Steffen, LLC
Business & Commercial Litigation, Family Law, Trademarks & Copyrights and Mechanic’s Lien Law
11
David S. Lee
Lee Hernandez Landrum Garofalo & Blake
Casualty, Tort & Business Litigation, Domestic & Administrative Law and Construction & Contract
17
Michael B. Lee
Michael B. Lee, P.C.
Civil Litigation, Business, Personal Injury, Appeals and Criminal Defense
7
Kirk B. Lenhard
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Commercial and Complex Litigation
38
Bruce A. Leslie
Armstrong Teasdale LLP
Gaming, Hospitality, Real Estate Development, Construction and General Business
35
Samuel S. Lionel
Lionel Sawyer & Collins
Business Litigation
59
Anne Loraditch
Bach Law Firm
Bankruptcy
11
Nicole E. Lovelock
Holland & Hart
Appellate, Banking, Business & Commercial Litigation
5
Kate C. Lowenhar-Fisher
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Gaming Law
11
Charlie Luh
Luh & Associates
Insurance Defense and Consumer Bankruptcy
15
Michael Lynch
Howard Kim & Associates
Bankruptcy
10
Bradley S. Mainor
Mainor Wirth
Personal Injury
13
Donald G. Martin
Lewis and Roca LLP
Land Acquisition & Development, Real Estate, Lending Transactions and Corporate & Securities
15
Peter Mazzeo
Barron & Pruitt
Personal Injury, Insurance Defense, Products & Premises Liability, Contracts and Bad Faith Claims
8
Michael J. McCue
Lewis and Roca LLP
Copyright, Intellectual Property & Litigation, Sports & Entertainment, Patent and Trademark
17
Kelly S. McIntosh
Nutile Pitz & Associates
Healthcare, Corporate/Business and Estate Planning
6
Dan McNutt
Carbajal & McNutt
Business Litigation
12
William Miller
Cotton, Driggs, Walch, Holley, Woloson & Thompson
Litigation and Construction
4
Christopher R. Miltenberger
Pisanelli Bice
Commercial Litigation
7
Andrew D. Moore
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Gaming Law
9
Steve Morris
Morris Law Group
Commercial Contract and Tort Litigation
44
David J. Mortensen
Alverson Taylor Mortensen & Sanders
Healthcare Law and Litigation, Defense of Professionals and Business Entities
29
Boyd B. Moss III
Moss Berg Injury Lawyers
Automobile Collisions, Wrongful Death, Trucking Mishaps, Slip & Falls and Unsafe Products
9
Eileen Mulligan Marks
Marks Law Group
Construction Defects and Insurance Defense
18
Timothy Mulliner
Ballard Spahr LLP
Real Estate, Construction, Commercial, Consumer Financial, Healthcare and Labor & Employment
6
Linda M. Norcross
Lewis and Roca LLP
Intellectual Property, Trademark and Sports & Entertainment
9
Bob L. Olson
Snell & Wilmer
Bankruptcy & Reorganization, Commercial Finance & Litigation, Foreclosure and Real Estate
24
Timothy R. O’Reilly
O’Reilly Law Group
Litigation, Gaming, Hospitality, Entertainment, Personal Injury and Commercial Law
9
Christian Orme
Hutchison & Steffen, LLC
Commercial Litigation, Product Liability and Premises Liability
7
Richard L. Peel
Peel Brimley
Business Formation & Planning, Complex Construction, Business & Commercial Litigation
22
Ryan Petersen
Kolesar & Leatham
Business, Construction, Intellectual Property and Insurance Defense Litigation
6
Summer J. Petersen
Lee Hernandez Landrum Garofalo & Blake
Civil Litigation and Construction Defect Litigation
5
Erika Pike Turner
Gordon Silver
Bankruptcy Litigation, Receivership and Commercial Litigation
16
James J. Pisanelli
Pisanelli Bice
Commercial Litigation, Construction and Defamation
23
Alexis Plunkett
Law Office of Alexis Plunkett
Criminal Defense
4
Daniel F. Polsenberg
Lewis and Roca LLP
Appeals
31
Tara H. Popova
Marquis Aurbach Coffing
Bankruptcy, Corporate, Commercial Litigation and Immigration
3
Chelsea Pyasetskyy
Barron & Pruitt
Civil Litigation, Personal Injury Defense, Products & Premises Liability
4
Taylor Randolph
Randolph Law Firm
Foreclosure Prevention, IRS Tax Problems and Bankruptcy
7
Renee R. Reuther
Rice Reuther Sullivan & Carroll
Acquisition & Disposition, Real Property, Commercial, Residential and Mixed-Use Planning
23
Jason Revzin
Lewis Brisbois
General Liability, Consumer Litigation Defense, Financial Services and Hospitality
9
Jacob Reynolds
Hutchison & Steffen, LLC
Business & Commercial Litigation, Healthcare Law and Insurance Defense
7
Jarrod Rickard
Pisanelli Bice
Commercial Litigation, Political and Appellate
7
Jennifer Roberts
Lionel Sawyer & Collins
Gaming, Administrative Law, Licensing and Land Use & Zoning
10
L. Christopher Rose
Jolley Urga Wirth Woodbury & Standish
Business, Commercial and Real Estate Litigation
13
Jeffrey S. Rugg
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Commercial Litigation and Antitrust
5
Micaela Rustia Moore
Fox Rothschild
Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy Litigation
8
Nicholas J. Santoro
Santoro Whitmire
Commercial & Tort Litigation and Professional Liability Claims
30
Jordan P. Schnitzer
Kravitz Schnitzer Sloan & Johnson
Litigation, Personal Injury, Commercial, Corporate and Real Estate
6
Frank A. Schreck
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Gaming Law, Securities & Corporate Finance and Hospitality
45
Ellen Schulhofer
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Gaming Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business & Corporate Advisory and Hospitality
19
Robert E. Schumacher
Gordon & Rees
Construction, Commercial Litigation, Tort & Prod. Liability, Environmental/Toxic Tort and Insurance
13
Samuel A. Schwartz
The Schwartz Law Firm
Restructuring, Bankruptcy, Real Estate and General Corporate Representation
6
Mandy S. Shavinsky
Snell & Wilmer
Real Estate Transactions, Development and Commercial Finance
13
James Patrick Shea
Shea & Carlyon, Ltd.
Appellate, Business Reorganizations, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate and Creditors’ Rights
31
Ambrish S. Sidhu
Sidhu Law Firm
Bankruptcy, Litigation and Real Estate
13
Jeffrey A. Silver
Gordon Silver
Government Relations, Gaming & Regulatory Compliance, Internet Gaming and Land Use & Zoning
42
Jeff Silvestri
McDonald Carano Wilson LLP

Appellate, Commercial & Complex Litigation

and Gaming & Administrative Law

18
Jacob Smith
Hall Jaffe & Clayton
Insurance Defense and Personal Injury Defense Litigation
7
Jason D. Smith
Santoro Whitmire
Business, Civil, Commercial and Contract Litigation
8
James E. Smyth
Kaempfer Crowell
Litigation, Real Estate and Construction
16
Doreen Spears Hartwell
Lionel Sawyer & Collins
Litigation
13
Debra Spinelli
Pisanelli Bice
Commercial Litigation
8
Shannon G. Splaine
Lincoln Gustafson & Cercos
Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Construction Defect, Wrongful Death and Subrogation
11
John Steffen
Hutchison & Steffen, LLC
Personal Injury, Landlord Tenant and Transactional Law
22
Jeffrey J. Steffen
Lewis and Roca LLP
Construction, Corporate & Securities, Real Estate, Trusts and Estates
7
Daniel Stewart
Koch & Scow
Government Relations, Administrative & Election Law, Civil, Constitutional and Appellate Litigation
5
Amanda Stewart
Luh & Associates
Insurance Defense, Commercial Litigation and DUI/DWIs
5
David Stoft
McDonald Carano Wilson LLP
Commercial & Complex and Landlord/Tenant Litigation, Bankruptcy
7
Kevin Stolworthy
Armstrong Teasdale LLP
Civil Litigation, Construction, Banking, Bad Faith Insurance and Criminal Litigation
27
Kevin M. Sutehall
Fox Rothschild
Commercial & Business Litigation, Attorneys & Law Firms, Directors & Officers Liability and Corporate Governance Disputes
8
Sarah K. Suter
Ryan Mercaldo LLP
Civil Litigation, Insurance Defense, Trucking & Transportation, Prod. Liability and Refrigeration
6
Scott Swain
McDonald Carano Wilson LLP
Trust & Estates, Tax Law, Business Entities & Transactions, Real Estate and Land Use Planning
20
Raya Swift
Cooper Castle Law Firm
Civil Litigation, Real Estate and Breach of Contract
5
Kumen Taylor
Hutchison & Steffen, LLC
Appellate, Business & Commercial Litigation and Healthcare Professionals Advocacy
6
Seetal Tejura
Alverson Taylor Mortensen & Sanders
Civil Litigation, Professional Negligence, Employment Law & Construction Defect
11
Jefferson Temple
Stokes & Stokes
Criminal Law
8
Maria D. Toto
Murchison & Cumming
General, Product and Equine Liability, Personal Injury and Coverage
5
Angela Turriciano Otto
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Hospitality, Distressed Asset Advisory Services and Finance & Lending
15
Christopher Turtzo
Wolfe & Wyman
Construction, Insurance, Lender Liability Defense, Mortgage Banking and Title Insurance
7
Kristin Tyler
Gordon Silver
Estate Planning, Probate and Guardianships
7
William Urga
Jolley Urga Wirth Woodbury & Standish
Business & Real Estate Litigation, Administrative, Commercial, Transactional and Gaming Laws
43
Sandy Van
Van and Associates Law Firm
Real Estate
6
Franchesca Van Buren
Van Buren Law Firm
Business Litigation and Asset Protection
7
Gregg Vermeys
Greenberg Traurig
Real Estate and Land Development
21
Abran Vigil
Ballard Spahr LLP
Real Estate, Banking, Class Actions, Mergers & Acquisitions and Insurance
13
Dan R. Waite
Lewis and Roca LLP
Commercial Litigation and Real Estate
23
Liane K. Wakayama
Marquis Aurbach Coffing
Asset Protection, Corporate, Litigation, Probate Guardianships and Wills & Trusts
5
Michael K. Wall
Hutchison & Steffen, LLC
Appellate, Business & Commercial Litigation and Insurance & Professional Liability Defense
28
Justin Watkins
Atkinson & Watkins
Personal Injury and Civil Litigation
9
Marni Watkins
Fidelity National Law Group
General Litigation
8
Matthew E. Watson
Lionel Sawyer & Collins
Banking and Real Estate Law
18
James E. Whitmire
Santoro Whitmire
Commercial, Insurance & Employment Litigation and Professional Liability
16
J. Colby Williams
Campbell & Williams
Commercial Litigation, Corporate Governance, Products Liability and First Amendment Law
19
Joseph J. Wirth
Mainor Wirth
Personal Injury
7
Ryan Works
McDonald Carano Wilson LLP
Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy, Commercial & Complex Litigation and Government Affairs
9
Richard Wright
Wright Stanish & Winckler
Criminal and Gaming Law
41
Tina Yan
Yan Kenyon Law Firm
Real Estate Development, Construction Law and General Commercial Litigation
16
Amanda Yen
McDonald Carano Wilson LLP
Commercial & Complex Litigation, Energy-Environment & Natural Resources and Employment & Labor Laws
8
Shane Jasmine Young
Ballard Spahr LLP
Litigation, Consumer Financial Services, Mortgage Banking, Compliance & Investigations, Public Finance and Housing
8
Matthew Zirzow
Gordon Silver
Business Restructuring & Bankruptcy, Litigation and Creditors’ Rights
14

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Northern Nevada’s Top Attorneys

Name
Firm
Practice Emphasis
No. of Yrs Practicing in NV
Soraya Aguirre
Holland & Hart
Estate Planning
7
Ann Alexander
Erickson, Thorpe & Swainston
Civil Litigation, Labor & Employment Law, Special Education and Insurance Defense
13
Michael G. Alonso
Lewis and Roca LLP
Gaming and Government Relations
21
Bryce Alstead
Holland & Hart
Energy, Natural Resources, Real Estate, Land Use and Water Law
7
Sallie Armstrong
Downey Brand, LLP
Bankruptcy and Commercial
32
Robert Armstrong
McDonald Carano Wilson LLP
Trust & Estates, Tax Law, Business Entities & Transactions and Real Estate & Land Use Planning
34
John Arrascada
Arrascada & Arrascada
DND
21
James Barnes
Fahrendorf, Viloria, Oliphant & Oster
Divorce and Family Law
3
John Boyden
Erickson, Thorpe & Swainston
Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Medical/Nursing Malpractice, Construction Defect and Social Security Disability
23
Rayna Brachman
Surratt Law Firm
Family Law
10
Douglas Brown
Lemons, Grundy & Eisenberg
Commercial and Business Litigation
12
Louis Bubala III
Armstrong Teasdale
Financial Reconstructuring, Reorganization & Bankruptcy and Commercial Litigation
9
Richard Campbell Jr.
Armstrong Teasdale
Business Litigation, Construction and Design
32
Severin Carlson
Kaempfer Crowell
Administrative & Regulatory Law, Natural Resources and Litigation
8
Janet Chubb
Armstrong Teasdale
Financial Reconstructuring, Reorganization & Bankruptcy and Alternative Dispute Resolution
39
Timothy Clausen
Lewis and Roca LLP
Energy & Alternative Energy and Telecommunications & Utilities
7
Sarah Cooper
Cooper Hardy-Routsis
Family and Criminal Law
12
Joshua D. Correlli
Kaempfer Crowell
Business Law, Real Estate and Construction
7
Scott Daniel
The Daniel Firm
DND
2
Tricia Darby
Darby Law Practice, Ltd.
Bankruptcy
12
Kevin A. Darby, Esq.
Darby Law Practice, Ltd.
Bankruptcy
12
Lauren Davis
Allison Mackenzie
Family Law, Divorce, Custody, Bankruptcy and Estate Planning
2
Jordan A. Davis
Lionel Sawyer & Collins
Litigation
2
Karen Dennison
Holland & Hart
Government, Legislative & Regulatory Affairs, Real Estate & Construction and Resorts & Lodging
42
Gordon H. DePaoli
Woodburn and Wedge
Water Law & Real Estate Law and Business & Civil Litigation
41
John Desmond
Gordon Silver
Appellate, Commercial Litigation, Mediation, Receivership and Intellectual Property
18
Robert Dotson
Laxalt & Nomura
General Civil Litigation
19
Kathleen Drakulich
McDonald Carano Wilson LLP

Energy, Environment & Natural Resources

and Gaming & Administrative Law

27
Bonnie Drinkwater
Drinkwater Law Offices
Business & Corporate, Employment and Intellectual Property Law
19
Kerry Eaton
Drinkwater Law Offices
Incorporation, Business & Corporate Law, Bankruptcy and Corporate Governance
8
Robert Eisenberg
Lemons, Grundy & Eisenberg
Mediators & Arbitrators and Appellate Practice
33
Holly E. Estes
Law Offices of Alan R. Smith
Chapter 11 Reorganizations
3
Melissa Exline
Surratt Law Firm
Family Law and Estate Planning
10
Elizabeth Fielder
Fennemore Craig
Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights & Restructuring and Business and Finance
16
Courtney G. Forster
Gunderson Law Firm
Commercial & Business Litigation, Real Estate & Commercial Transactions and Business Formation
6
Leigh Goddard
McDonald Carano Wilson LLP
Commercial & Complex Litigation, Construction, Employment & Labor Laws and Trust & Estates
16
Garrett Gordon
Lewis and Roca LLP
Government Relations, Real Estate, Sports & Entertainment and Zoning, Planning & Land Use
8
David Grundy
Lemons, Grundy & Eisenberg
Lawyer Liability Defense, Business Litigation, Mediators and Arbitrators
35
Mark H. Gunderson
Gunderson Law Firm
Commercial & Business Litigation, Real Estate & Commercial Transactions and Construction Defect
34
Steven Handelin
Steven Handelin Law
Estate Planning, Probate and Living Wills & Trusts
8
Jeffrey Hartman
Hartman & Hartman
Business Bankruptcy
31
Elizabeth High
Elizabeth High Attorney at Law
DND
7
Katherine Hoffman
Lionel Sawyer & Collins
Public Utilities, Gaming and Administrative Law
3
Scott S. Hoffmann
Lewis and Roca LLP
Commercial Litigation, Construction and Pharmaceutical & Medical Device
10
L. Edward Humphrey
Humphrey Lopez PLLC
Commercial Litigation, Commercial & Consumer Bankruptcy and Adversary Proceeding Litigation
8
Alicia Johnson
Johnson Law Practice
Small Business, Real Estate, Estate Planning and Family Law
6
Kirk C. Johnson
Robertson, Johnson, Miller & Williamson
Commercial Landlord/Tenant, Civil Appeals, Real Estate Law, Commercial/Business/Corporate Law and Complex Civil Litigation
22
Wayne Klomp
Fennemore Craig
Construction Law and Litigation
7
Mark Knobel
Avansino, Melarkey, Knobel, Mulligan & McKenzie
Estate Planning, Wealth Transfer, Business & Corporate Law, Federal and State Tax
31
Michael Knox
Downey Brand, LLP
Litigation
11
Darren J. Lemieux
Lewis and Roca LLP
Commercial Litigation, Energy & Alternative Energy and Telecommunications & Utilities
8
Debbie Leonard
McDonald Carano Wilson LLP
Appellate Practice, Energy-Environment & Natural Resources, Real Estate & Land Use Planning and Commercial & Complex Litigation
11
Patrick Leverty
Leverty & Associates Law Chtd.
Insurance, Class Action and Complex Litigation
9
K. Beth Luna
Luna Law Firm
Divorce, Child Custody & Visitation, Annulment, Military Divorces and Child Support
6
Chris MacKenzie
Allison MacKenzie
Business, Real Estate & Water Rights Law, Governmental Affairs and Estate Planning
20
Robert C. Maddox
Maddox & Associates
Construction Defect, HOA’s, Catastrophic Damage, Real Estate and Civil Litigation
23
William A.S. Magrath II
McDonald Carano Wilson LLP
Commercial & Complex Litigation, Construction, Employment & Labor Laws and Business Entities
36
Paul A. Matteoni
Lewis and Roca LLP
Class Actions, Commercial Litigation, Construction and Products Liability
25
Ernest J. Maupin
Maupin, Cox & LeGoy
Probate, Trust, Estate Planning and Taxation Law
42
Jim McCarty
Becket Yott McCarty & Spann
Workers’ Compensation
27
Sean McGuinness
Lewis and Roca LLP
Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights and Tribal Affairs & Gaming
12
Bret Meich
Armstrong Teasdale
Business Litigation and Municipal Law
5
Courtney Miller O’Mara
Lionel Sawyer & Collins
Litigation, Bankruptcy, Creditor-Debtor Rights
6
Patrick Millsap
Fahrendorf, Viloria, Oliphant & Oster
Business, Construction & Development Law and Corporate Matters
3
Christian Moore
Lemons, Grundy & Eisenberg
Construction, Healthcare, Property & Transportation Law and Insurance Defense
24
Jason C. Morris
Woodburn and Wedge
Taxation, Estate Planing, Probate, Estate & Trust Administrationand Real Property
6
G. Barton Mowry
Maupin, Cox & LeGoy
Tax, Entity Formation, Acquisitions and Reorganization
34
John F. Murtha
Woodburn and Wedge
Bankruptcy & Business Law and Trial Practice
33
Michael Novi
Novi & Wilkin
Criminal Defense
11
David O’Mara
O’Mara Law Firm
Litigation, Corporate & Financial Services and Government & Legislative
10
Bill O’Mara
O’Mara Law Firm
Litigation, Corporate & Financial Services and Government & Legislative
45
Tiffinay Pagni
Lemons, Grundy & Eisenberg
Appellate, Employment & Healthcare Law and Insurance Defense & Insurance Coverage
16
Mike Pavlakis
Allison MacKenzie
Education, Healthcare & Real Estate Law, Estate Planning and Business Entity Formation
34
Shawn G. Pearson
Woodburn and Wedge
Corporate & Real Property Law and Commercial Transactions
16
William E. Peterson
Snell & Wilmer
Commercial Litigation and Energy & Utilities
37
Brian Pick
Downey Brand, LLP
Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities, Banking/Financial Institutions and Real Estate
7
Kevin Pick
Thorndal Armstrong Delk Balkenbush & Eisinger
Civil Litigation and Civil Appeals
3
Andrea Pressler
Erickson, Thorpe & Swainston
Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Premises Liability and Insurance Defense
10
Brandon R. Price
Thorndal Armstrong Delk Balkenbush & Eisinger
Civil Litigation and Civil Appeals
4
Janine Prupas
Snell & Wilmer
Commercial Litigation
9
Catherine Reichenberg
Gunderson Law Firm
Commercial Litigation and Transactions
6
Timothy Riley
Holland & Hart
Private Client, Estate Planning, Wealth Transfer and Estate Administration
6
Jess Rinehart
Leverty & Associates Law Chtd.
Litigation, Insurance & Class Action Litigation, Wills, Trusts and Estates
4
G. David Robertson
Robertson, Johnson, Miller & Williamson
Advanced Trial Science, Arbitration/Mediation, Aviation Litigaion and Business & Corporate
29
Kent Robison
Robison, Belaustegui, Sharp & Low
Business Tort, Commercial, Personal Injury and Construction Litigation
42
Ryan Russell
Allison MacKenzie
Administrative, Business, Education, Family & Healthcare Law, Litigation and Personal Injury
10
John Sande
Fennemore Craig
DND
39
Brian H. Schusterman
Lionel Saywer & Collins
Business Law and Real Estate
6
Jennifer A. Smith
Lionel Sawyer & Collins
Bankruptcy, Creditor-Debtor Rights and Commercial Litigation
29
Charles Spann
Becket Yott McCarty & Spann
Product Liability, Complex Civil & Insurance Litigation and Trucking Law
31
S. Timothy Summers
Guild, Russell, Gallagher & Fuller, Ltd.
Administrative & Public Utility Law, Appellate, Banking, Bankruptcy and Corporation
2
Kimberly Surratt
Surratt Law Firm
Insurance Defense and Family Law
11
Austin K. Sweet
Gunderson Law Firm
Commercial & Business Litigation, Real Estate & Commercial Transactions and Business Formation
4
John D. Tennert III
Lionel Sawyer & Collins
Litigation
4
Jonathan Tew
Robertson, Johnson, Miller & Williamson
Complex Civil Litigation, Business Organization & Corporate, Real Estate Law and Litigation
3
Clark V. Vellis
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Commercial Litigation and Employment
19
F. McClure Wallace
Michael A. Rosenauer, Ltd.
Estate & Civil Litigation, Probate Law, Property, Business and Guardianship Law
7
Anjali Webster
Gordon Silver
Commercial Litigation and Appeals
2
Richard Williamson
Robertson, Johnson, Miller & Williamson
Commercial Real Estate Law and Complex Civil Litigation
7
Allen J. Wilt
Lionel Sawyer & Collins
Commercial, Healthcare and Contract & Construction Litigation and Business Torts
21
Jason Woodbury
Kaempfer Crowell
Litigation
15
Laurie Yott
Becket Yott McCarty & Spann
Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury and Subrogation
27
Tara Zimmerman
Lewis and Roca LLP
Commercial Litigation
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Best Up & Coming Attorneys

First Last
Firm
Practice Emphasis
No. of Yrs Practicing in NV
Eric T. Aldrian
Pisanelli Bice
Commercial Litigation
3
Ryan A. Andersen
Lionel Sawyer & Collins
Litigation and Bankruptcy
2
Gabriel A. Blumberg
Gordon Silver
Commercial Litigation
2
Z. Kathryn Branson
Hutchison & Steffen, LLC
Business and Commercial Litigation
4
Shemilly A. Briscoe
Briscoe Law Group
Construction & Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury and Contractor Licensing
6
Stephanie Buntin
Lewis and Roca LLP
Intellectual Property and Trademark
2
Marek P. Bute
Snell & Wilmer
Commercial Litigation, Construction, Hospitality, Insurance and Sports & Entertainment
7
M. Magali Calderon
Pisanelli Bice
Commercial Litigation
4
Justin L. Carley
Snell & Wilmer
Commercial and Real Estate Litigation
7
Edward Chang
Ballard Spahr LLP
Real Estate, Banking & Class Action Litigation and Consumer Financial Services
4
Dylan T. Ciciliano
Gordon Silver
Commercial Litigation
2
Joshua D. Correlli
Kaempfer Crowell
Business Law, Real Estate and Construction
7
Nick D. Crosby
Marquis Aurbach Coffing
Labor & Employment, Municipal Liability, Construction Law, Civil Rights and Litigation
9
Nadin Cutter
Cutter Law Firm
Business Litigation, Judgment & Debt Collection, Family Law, Contracts and Estate Planning
4
Lindsay Demaree
Lewis and Roca LLP
Commercial Litigation
3
Richard Doxey
Hutchison & Steffen, LLC
Business,Commercial & Appellate Litigation, Real Estate Law, Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy
9
Conor Flynn
Armstrong Teasdale
Commercial Disputes, Insurance Coverage Litigation, Bankruptcy and Criminal Law
4
Christopher Ford
Ford & Friedman
Divorce and Family Law
4
Courtney G. Forster
Gunderson Law Firm
Commercial & Business Litigation, Real Estate & Commercial Transactions and Business Formation
6
Elias P. George
Gordon Silver
Entertainment, Sports, Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property
2
Leslie Godfrey
Greenberg Traurig
Litigation, Foreclosure, Receivership, Bankruptcy and Deficiency Actions
7
John H. Gutke
Fox Rothschild
Directors & Officers Liability, Corporate Governance Disputes and Litigation
7
Kirk D. Homeyer
Gordon Silver
Business Restructuring and Bankruptcy
2
Talitha Gray Kozlowski
Gordon Silver
Business Restructuring and Bankruptcy
9
Margaret Lambrose
Lambrose Brown
DND
4
Kendelee Leascher Works
Weide & Miller
Business and Intellectual Property Litigation
8
Lesley Miller
Kaempfer Crowell
Administrative, Regulatory & Gaming Law, Litigation and Real Estate & Construction
11
Courtney Miller O’Mara
Lionel Sawyer & Collins
Litigation, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debitor Rights
6
Jason C. Morris
Woodburn & Wedge
Taxation, Estate Planing, Probate, Estate & Trust Administrationand Real Property
6
Cody S. Mounteer
Marquis Aurbach Coffing
Construction, Litigation and Real Property
5
Alisa Nave-Worth
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Commercial Litigation and State & Local Legislation & Policy
8
Alissa Neufeld
Ballard Spahr LLP
Business & Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions/Private Equity and Securities
4
Craig Newby
McDonald Carano Wilson LLP

Commercial & Complex Litigation and

Gaming, Administrative & Construction Law

10
Kelley Nyquist Goldberg
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Intellectual Property & Technology and Entertainment
7
Christian Orme
Hutchison & Steffen, LLC
Commercial Litigation, Product Liability and Premises Liability
7
Cami Perkins
Hutchison & Steffen, LLC
Corporate & Real Estate Transactions, Business Planning and Business & Commercial Litigation
8
Robin E. Perkins
Snell & Wilmer

Commercial, Financial Services and

Construction Litigation

7
Ryan Petersen
Kolesar & Leatham
Business, Construction, Intellectual Property and Insurance Defense Litigation
6
Catherine Reichenberg
Gunderson Law Firm
Commercial Litigation and Transactions
6
Candice E. Renka
Marquis Aurbach Coffing
Appellate, Construction, Corporate and Litigation
4
Jacob Reynolds
Hutchison & Steffen, LLC
Business & Commercial Litigation, Healthcare Law and Insurance Defense
7
Jarrod Rickard
Pisanelli Bice
Commercial Litigation, Political and Appellate
7
Jordan Smith
Pisanelli Bice
Commercial Litigation and Appellate
3
Daniel Stewart
Koch & Scow
Government Relations, Administrative & Election Law, Civil, Constitutional and Appellate Litigation
5
Amanda Stewart
Luh & Associates
Insurance Defense, Commercial Litigation and DUI/DWIs
5
Sarah K. Suter
Ryan Mercaldo LLP
Civil Litigation, Insurance Defense, Trucking & Transportation, Prod. Liability and Refrigeration
6
Austin K. Sweet
Gunderson Law Firm
Commercial & Business Litigation, Real Estate & Commercial Transactions and Business Formation
4
Liane K. Wakayama
Marquis Aurbach Coffing
Asset Protection, Corporate, Litigation, Probate Guardianships and Wills & Trusts
5
Christopher Walther
Lionel Sawyer & Collins
Business Law
7
Shannon Wilson
Hutchison & Steffen, LLC
Family Law and Insurance Defense
7
Jessica Woelfel
McDonald Carano Wilson LLP
Commercial & Complex Litigation, Construction, Employment & Labor Laws and Intellectual Prop.
3
Amanda Yen
McDonald Carano Wilson LLP
Commercial & Complex Litigation, Energy, Environment, and Employment & Labor Laws
8
Jamie Zimmerman
Ogletree Deakins
Employment Law and Litigation
4

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Best Government Attorneys

Name
Firm
City
No. of Yrs Practicing in NV
Jeffrey Barr
City of North Las Vegas
North Las Vegas
13
Samuel Bateman
Clark County District Attorney’s Office
Las Vegas
9
Alexander Chen
Clark County District Attorney’s Office
Las Vegas
6
Lucas Foletta
Office of Governor of Nevada
Carson City
1
Sally Galati
City of Henderson
Henderson
8
Brent Gunson
City of Henderson
Henderson
10
Orrin Johnson
Lyon County District Attorney’s Office
Yerington
6
Kali Fox Miller
Office of the Attorney General
Las Vegas
4
Sandra Douglass Morgan
North Las Vegas City Attorney’s Office
North Las Vegas
10
Rafael Nones
Clark County Public Defender
Las Vegas
4
Jeremy Reichenberg
Lyon County District Attorney’s Office
Yerington
6
Josh Reid
City of Henderson
Henderson
13
Stephen Rini
City of Henderson
Las Vegas
6
Bethany Rudd Sanchez
City of North Las Vegas
North Las Vegas
8

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Methodology

To make it onto the Legal Elite list, strict guidelines must be met. These guidelines have been a constant over the last several years. Balloting for Legal Elite began earlier this year when an invitation to participate was sent out to Nevada attorneys. After the nominations closed, each ballot was sorted and each individual vote was verified for eligibility. Furthermore, each attorney that vote was vetted through the Nevada Bar Association to confirm their status as an active Nevada attorney. All qualified votes were then counted and scored.

Each attorney was given a score based on the number and type of votes received. If a vote came from within the same firm, they received one point. For votes that came in from another firm, the attorney received three points. The final scores for each attorney were tabulated and the top scorers went through yet another round of verification. The lists represented on these pages are those top scorers after the multiple rounds of checking and double checking. Congratulations to all of the attorneys that represent the best of Nevada’s legal industry.