Legal Elite 2014: Nevada’s Top Attorneys

This year’s Legal Elite polling garnered 6,454 nominations of attorneys from across the Silver State, highlighting top attorneys as chosen by their peers.This year’s Legal Elite polling garnered 6,454 nominations of attorneys from across the Silver State. This annual list highlights Nevada’s top attorneys as chosen by their peers. All votes are based on nominations from other attorneys and the following pages highlight the top vote getters in Northern Nevada, Southern Nevada, the Best Up and Coming attorneys and the top 10 Government lawyers.

According to the the Nevada Bar Association’s annual report, there are 8,599 active members, with 60 percent of those members practicing in Clark County. The Legal Elite list features nearly 200 attorneys from Southern Nevada, nearly 100 from Northern Nevada and just over 50 attorneys are featured in the Best Up and Coming list. The top vote getters in each category were chosen for the cover and include Elias George from Gordon Silver as the Best Up and Coming attorney, Catherine Reichenberg from Gunderson Law as the top Northern Nevada attorney and Matthew Friedman from Ford & Friedman as the top Southern Nevada attorney.

Congratluations to all of the 2014 Legal Elite attorneys.


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Southern Nevada’s Top Attorneys

Name
Firm
Practice Emphasis
No. of Yrs Practicing in NV
Eric T. Aldrian
Pisanelli Bice
Commercial Litigation
4
Ryan A. Andersen
Andersen Law Firm, Ltd.
Bankruptcy, Commercial Disputes and Personal Injury
3
Brian G. Anderson
Holland & Hart
Business and Commercial Litigation
7
Ogonna M. Atamoh
Cotton, Driggs, Walch, Holley, Woloson & Thompson
Commercial Litigation and Bankrupty
13
Troy L. Atkinson
Atkinson & Watkins
Personal Injury, Business Litigation and Real Estate
10
Brett A. Axelrod
Fox Rothschild LLP
Financial Restructuring & Bankrupty Litigation
18
John R. Bailey
Bailey Kennedy, LLP
Commercial Corporate Litigation, Healthcare Law and Gaming Law
29
Christian T. Balducci
Marquis Aurbach Coffing
Corporate, Litigation and Real Estate
2
Jeffrey F. Barr
Ashcraft & Barr
Medical Marijuana, Government Affairs, Crisis Management, Business Dispute Resolution and Contract & Real Estate Litigation
14
Joice B. Bass
Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP
Business Torts, Commercial Litigation, Privacy Law, Contracts & the UCC and Partnership Disputes
9
Marcus A. Berg
Moss Berg Injury Lawyers
Autombile Accidents, Slip & Falls and Worker’s Compensation Claims
8
Peter C. Bernhard
Kaempfer Crowell
Administrative & Regulatory Law, Bankrupty, Litigation, Real Estate and Construction
39
Todd L. Bice
Pisanelli Bice
Commercial Litigation, Hotels & Gaming, Political and Appellate
22
Brian L. Blaylock
Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP
Corporate & Securities and Real Estate
2
Michael J. Bonner
Greenberg Traurig LLP
Corporate & Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions and Gaming
33
John E. Bragonje
Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP
Commercial Litigation, Construction, E-Discovery and Data Management
9
Darren T. Brenner
Akerman LLP
Insurance Coverage and Consumer Finance
10
Shemilly A. Briscoe
Briscoe Law Group
Construction & Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury and Nevada Contractor’s Licensing & Disciplinary Complaints
7
Jacob D. Bundick
Greenberg Traurig LLP
Consumer Finance, Litigation and Compliance
8
Marek P. Bute
Snell & Wilmer LLP
Commercial Litigation, Construction, Insurance Coverage and Sports & Entertainment
8
Anthony N. Cabot
Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP
Gaming, Corporate & Securities, Taxation and Interactive Gaming
32
M. Magali Calderon
Pisanelli Bice
Commercial Litigation and Construction
5
Donald J. Campbell
Campbell & Williams
Commercial Litigation, Crisis Management, First Amendment & News Media and Personal Injury
36
Justin L. Carley
Snell & Wilmer LLP
Commercial and Real Estate Litigation
8
David A. Carroll
Rice Reuther Sullivan & Carroll, LLP
Civil, Commercial and Real Estate Litigation
13
Dawn M. Cica
Fox Rothschild LLP
Financial Restructuring & Bankrupty and Gaming
22
Mark A. Clayton
Lionel Sawyer & Collins
Gaming Law
24
Terry A. Coffing
Marquis Aurbach Coffing
Complex Corporate & Business Litigation, Defamation and Real Property Litigation
21
Jennifer Ko Craft
Gordon Silver
Intellectual Property, Entertainment and Sports
12
Nicholas D. Crosby
Marquis Aurbach Coffing
Labor & Employment, Municipal Liability, Civil Rights and Litigation
10
Krisanne S. Cunningham
Cunningham Law
Business Law, Business Entities & Transactions, Corporate, Securities, Tax, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate and Intellectual Property
11
Kendal L. Davis
Lionel Sawyer & Collins
Bankrupty, Probate, Guardianship and Family Law
4
Alex J. De Castroverde
De Castroverde Law Group
Personal Injury and Criminal Defense
15
Orlando De Castroverde
De Castroverde Law Group
Personal Injury and Criminal Defense
13
Jack F. DeGree
Marquis Aurbach Coffing
Commercial Litigation, Probate Litigation, Corporate, Tax and Real Property
6
Lindsay C. Demaree
Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP
Litigation
4
Tracy A. DiFillippo
Armstrong Teasdale LLP
Construction, Medical & Dental Malpractice, Civil Litigation and Insurance
13
Anthony J. Diraimondo
Rice Reuther Sullivan & Carroll, LLP
Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, and Construction Litigation
6
Merielle R. Enriquez
Kring & Chung
Insurance Law, Personal Injury, Construction and Business Litigation
6
Philip R. Erwin
Campbell & Williams
Complex Commercial Litigation, Corporate Governance and Appellate Practice
5
Chad R. Fears
Snell & Wilmer LLP
Commercial & Product Liability Litigation, Insurance and Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices
14
Michael N. Feder
Gordon Silver
Commercial & Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation and Entertainment & Sports
14
Mark E. Ferrario
Greenberg Traurig LLP
Litigation and Construction Law
33
Kelly J. Fessler
Luh & Associates
Construction Defects and Insurance Defense
1
Tabitha D. Fiddyment Simmons
Kaempfer Crowell
Administrative Law, Licensing, Land Use & Zoning and Hospitality Law
10
Frank M. Flansburg, III
Marquis Aurbach Coffing
Complex Corporate & Business Litigation, Appellate and Construction
15
Conor P. Flynn
Armstrong Teasdale LLP
Civil Litigation, Banking and Criminal Law
5
Christopher Ford
Ford & Friedman, LLC
Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody, Criminal Law and Personal Injury
5
Jennifer A. Fornetti
Springel & Fink LLP
General Liability, Personal Injury, Construction and Real Estate Litigation
13
Matthew Friedman
Ford & Friedman, LLC
Divorce and Family Law
5
Jamie A. Frost
Marquis Aurbach Coffing
Complex Corporate & Business Litigation and Labor & Employment
5
Alexander L. Fugazzi
Snell & Wilmer LLP
Business and Real Estate Litigation
10
Adam R. Fulton
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Complex Litigation, Construction-Related Disputes, Breach of Contract and Landlord/Tenant Disputes
5
Pearl L. Gallagher
Lionel Sawyer & Collins
Business Law and Real Estate
8
Tracy A. Gallegos
Fox Rothschild LLP
Corporate, Real Estate and Entertainment
10
Joseph R. Ganley
Hutchison & Steffen, LLC
Business & Commercial Litigation, Construction & Employment Law, Real Estate and Insurance
19
Joseph P. Garin
Lipson Neilson Cole Seltzer Garin, P.C.
Professional Liability, Business Litigation, Ethics, Insurance, Litigation & Litigation Management and Mass Torts
16
Gregory E. Garman
Gordon Silver
Business Restructuring & Bankruptcy and Appellate
16
Rex D. Garner
Morris Law Group
Litigation in State and Federal Court
9
Elias P. George
Gordon Silver
Intellectual Property, Commercial Litigation, and Entertainment & Sports
3
Jason M. Gerber
Marquis Aurbach Coffing
Corporate & Business Litigation
8
Nedda Ghandi
Ghandi Deeter Law offices
Bankruptcy, Family Law and Probate
6
Charles E. Gianelloni
Snell & Wilmer LLP
Bankruptcy & Reorganization and Commercial Litigation
2
Neal D. Gidvani
Silvestri Gidvani, P.C.
Creditor Rights and Banking
5
Kelley N. Goldberg
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Intellectual Property & Technology, Trademarks, Copyrights, Rights of Publicity, Internet and Entertainment
8
Anthony B. Golden
Fisher & Phillips
Wage & Hour Law, Title VII, Appellate Practice Employment Discrimination, Non-Compete and Trade Secrets
8
David R. Gordon
Luh & Associates
Construction Defects and Insurance Defense
5
Talitha B. Gray Kozlowski
Gordon Silver
Business Restructuring & Bankruptcy
10
Jared P. Green
McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte and Carruth, LLP
Civil and Commercial Litigation
8
John H. Gutke
Fox Rothschild LLP
Directors’ & Officers’ Liability and Corporate Governance
8
David W. Gutke
Gordon & Rees
Commercial Litigation, Employment Law and Drug & Medical Device
8
Ann Marie Hansen
Ballard Spahr LLP
Litigation, Distressed Real Estate, Franchise and Distribution, Insurance, Product Liability and Mass Tort
8
Joseph P. Hardy
Gordon & Rees
Commercial Litigation, International Law, ERISA, Business Transactions and Drug & Medical Device
14
James E. Harper
Hall Jaffe & Clayton, LLP
Insurance Defense & Coverage and Appeals
8
Doreen M. Spears Hartwell
Lionel Sawyer & Collins
Litigation
14
Dale A. Hayes, Jr.
The Hayes Law Firm
Civil Litigation and DUI Defense
10
Kara B. Hendricks
Greenberg Traurig LLP
Litigation and Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Healthcare Litigation
13
Joel D. Henriod
Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP
Appeals
11
Justin S. Hepworth
Snell & Wilmer LLP
Insurance Coverage and Product Liability Defense
8
Robert W. Hernquist
Lionel Sawyer & Collins
Litigation
7
Mark D. Hesiak
Bailey Kennedy, LLP
Complex Civil Litigation & Appellate Advocacy, Commercial & Corporate Law, Business Torts, Healthcare Law, Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics
3
Kenneth E. Hogan
Iglody Hulet Hogan
Civil and Business Litigation
8
Kirk D. Homeyer
Gordon Silver
Business Restructuring and Bankrupty
3
Eric D. Hone
Gordon Silver
Commercial Litigation, Entertainment & Sports, Intellectual Property Litigation, Construction and Receivership
11
Dana L. Howell
Jackson Lewis
Employment Law
5
Jeffrey L. Hulet
Iglody Hulet Hogan
Commercial Litigation
7
Mark A. Hutchison
Hutchison & Steffen, LLC
Commercial & Complex Tort Litigation, Trust Litigation and Constitutional Litigation
22
Daniel S. Ivie
Houser & Allison
Commercial Litigation
8
J. Randall Jones
Kemp, Jones & Coulthard, LLP
Civil Litigation
33
Jack Chen Min Juan
Marquis Aurbach Coffing
Appellate, Construction, Corporate, Litigation and Real Property
17
Christopher L. Kaempfer
Kaempfer Crowell
Administrative Law, Land Use, Zoning, Government Affairs, Real Estate and Construction
38
Michael E. Kearney
Ballard Spahr LLP
Business and Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and Tax
33
Dennis L. Kennedy
Bailey Kennedy, LLP
Class Actions and Complex Litigation, Anti-trust Law, Hospital & Healthcare Law and Legal Ethics
39
Jay A. Kenyon
Yan Kenyon
Personal Injury
17
Robert Kim
Ballard Spahr LLP
Business & Finance, Securities, Real Estate, Energy and Resort & Hotel
18
Kelly L. Kindelan
Sylvester & Polednak, Ltd.
Creditors’ Rights, Commercial & Civil Litigation and Construction Defect
7
Christopher D. Kircher
Lawrence J. Semenza, III, P.C.
Commercial Litigation, Real Estate, Construction and Collections
6
Scott A. Knight
Shumway Van & Hansen
Commercial, Real Estate, Landlord/Tenant and Construction Law
10
David R. Koch
Koch & Scow
Business, Intellectual Property & Real Estate litigation and Trademarks & Copyright
10
Matthew J. Kreutzer
Howard & Howard
Franchise and Distribution Law
10
John L. Krieger
Gordon Silver
Copyright, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Trademark and Interactive Gaming
18
Margaret W. Lambrose
Lambrose and Brown
Eminent Domain
5
Zachariah Larson
Larson & Zirzow
Commercial and Consumer Bankruptcy
13
Patricia Lee
Hutchison & Steffen, LLC
Business & Commercial Litigation, Family Law, Trademarks & Copyrights and Mechanic’s Lien Law
12
Michael Lee
Michael B. Lee, P.C. Law Firm
Business Law/Commercial Litigation, Appeals, PI, Real Estate Litigation, Criminal Defense, Family Law
8
Kristan E. Lehtinen
Global Business Lawyers – Lovaas & Lehtinen, P.C.
Business Litigation and Entity Formation
12
Paul A. Lemcke
Pecos Law Group
Family Law
26
Kirk B. Lenhard
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Commercial and Complex Litigation
39
Erin E. Lewis
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Intellectual Property and Technology, Trademarks, Copyrights, Rights of Publicity, Internet and Entertainment
6
Joseph Liebman
Bailey Kennedy, LLP
Civil Litigation, Contract & Real Estate Disputes, Product Liability Defense, Professional Liability Defense and Healthcare Litigation
8
Samuel S. Lionel
Lionel Sawyer & Collins
Business Litigation
60
Sarah P. Long
Koeller, Nebeker, Carlson & Haluck, LLP
Construction Litigation, Insurance Coverage and General Legal Defense
7
Anne M. Loraditch
Bach Law Firm
Bankruptcy
12
Ryan M. Lower
Morris Law Group
Commercial Litigation, Liability and Legal Malpractice
10
Charlie H. Luh
Luh & Associates
Insurance Defense and Consumer Bankruptcy
16
Aaron R. Maurice
Kolesar & Leatham
Commercial Litigation
17
Daniel R. McNutt
Carbajal & McNutt, LLC
Business Litigation
13
David J. Merrill
David J. Merrill, P.C.
Commercial Litigation
18
William N. Miller
Cotton, Driggs, Walch, Holley, Woloson & Thompson
Litigation and Construction
5
Christopher R. Miltenberger
Pisanelli Bice
Commercial Litigation, Hotels & Gaming and Construction
8
Samuel R. Mirkovich
Campbell & Williams
Catastrophic Personal Injury and Commercial Litigation
5
Andrew D. Moore
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Gaming Law
9
Terry A. Moore
Marquis Aurbach Coffing
Real Estate litigation, Landlord-Tenant law, Title Insurance and Escrow Litigation
13
Steve Morris
Morris Law Group
Construction, Commercial Contracts and Business Tort Litigation
45
Boyd B. Moss III
Moss Berg Injury Lawyers
Automobile Collisions, Wrongful Death, Trucking Mishaps, Slip & Falls and Unsafe Products
10
Cody S. Mounteer
Marquis Aurbach Coffing
Construction, Litigation, Real Property, Insurance and Corporate
6
Timothy R. Mulliner
Ballard Spahr LLP
Real Estate, Construction, Commercial, Consumer Financial, Healthcare and Labor & Employment
7
Alissa L. Neufeld
Ballard Spahr LLP
Business and Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and Securities
5
Allyson R. Noto
Sylvester & Polednak, Ltd.
Commercial Litigation, Construction Defect, Civil Litigation, Family Law andCreditors’ Rights
12
George F. Ogilvie
McDonald Carano Wilson
Construction Law, Commercial & Complex Litigation and Energy, Environment & Natural Resources
26
William J. O’Grady
O’Grady & Wedemeyer
Real Estate, Residential Short Sales, Loan Modifications, Commercial Short Sales, Consumer Debt, Landlord Tenant Issues, Mortgage Litigation, Property Management Disputes, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
7
Timothy R. O’Reilly
O’Reilly Law Group
Litigation, Gaming, Hospitality, Entertainment, Personal Injury and Commercial Law
10
Anthony M. Paglia
Anthony Paglia Injury Lawyer
Personal Injury
6
Oliver J. Pancheri
Santoro Whitmire
Complex Commercial Litigation, Business Law, Real Estate Disputes, Creditor’s Rights and Construction Law
14
Casey G. Perkins
Snell & Wilmer LLP
Product Liability Litigation, Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
4
Erika Pike Turner
Gordon Silver
Commercial Litigation, Bankruptcy Litigation and Receivership
17
James J. Pisanelli
Pisanelli Bice
Commercial Litigation, Construction and Defamation
24
Daniel F. Polsenberg
Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP
Appeals
32
Taylor L. Randolph
Randolph Law Firm
Foreclosure Prevention, IRS Tax Problems and Bankruptcy
8
Richard A. Rawson
Ballard Rawson, Chartered
Business and Real Estate Transactions
10
Patrick J. Reilly
Holland & Hart
Business and Commercial Litigation
18
Joshua H. Reisman
Reisman Sorokac
Commercial Litigation and Appeals
15
Candice E. Renka
Marquis Aurbach Coffing
Corporate, Business & Real Estate Litigation and Appellate
5
Jacob A. Reynolds
Hutchison & Steffen, LLC
Business & Commercial Litigation, Healthcare Law, Insurance Defense, Patents and Federal Courts
8
Berna L. Rhodes-Ford
Rhodes-Ford & Associates
Corporate, Employment and Healthcare Law
14
Jarrod L. Rickard
Pisanelli Bice
Commercial Litigation, Political and Appellate
8
Wilbur M. Roadhouse
Fennemore Craig Jones Vargas
Real Estate Law, Real Estate Finance and International Business & Finance
22
Jennifer Roberts
Lionel Sawyer & Collins
Gaming Law, Administrative Law, Licensing and Land Use & Zoning
11
Stephen Rosen
Wood Smith Henning & Berman
Catastrophic Injury, Construction, Commercial & Business Litigation, Real Estate & Business Transactions, Products Liability, Professional Liability and Transportation
7
Micaela Rustia Moore
Fox Rothschild LLP
Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy and Litigation
9
Thomas G. Ryan
Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP
Litigation, Labor & Employment, Products Liability, Pharmaceutical & Medical Device, Securities Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Broker/Dealer, Restrictive Covenants and Class Actions
9
Nicholas J. Santoro
Santoro Whitmire
Commercial & Tort Litigation and Professional Liability Claims
30
Anthony R. Sassi
Pite Duncan, LLP
Commercial and Civil Litigation
3
Frank A. Schreck
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Gaming Law, Securities & Corporate Finance and Hospitality
46
Robert E. Schumacher
Gordon & Rees
Construction, Commercial Litigation, Tort & Product Liability, Environmental/Toxic Tort and Insurance
14
Samuel A. Schwartz
The Schwartz Law Firm, Inc.
Restructuring, Bankruptcy, Real Estate and General Corporate Representation
6
Jared M. Sechrist
Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, LLP
Construction Litigation
7
Damian R. Sheets
Mayfield Gruber & Sheets
Criminal Defense, Personal Injuries and Family Law
7
Ambrish S. Sidhu
Sidhu Law Firm
Bankruptcy, Litigation and Real Estate
14
Rachel R. Silverstein
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Employment Law and Litigation
6
Jacob S. Smith
Hall Jaffe & Clayton, LLP
Insurance Defense and Personal Injury Defense Litigation
8
Jordan T. Smith
Pisanelli Bice
Commercial Litigation, Hotels & Gaming and Appellate
4
Jason D. Smith
Santoro Whitmire
Business, Civil, Commercial and Contract Litigation
9
Mark A. Solomon
Solomon Dwiggins & Freer
Trust & Probate Administration, Trust & Estate Litigation, Business Litigation, Estate Planning and Asset Protection
38
Debra L. Spinelli
Pisanelli Bice
Commercial Litigation
9
Kimberly P. Stein
Howard & Howard
Business & Corporate Law, Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property, Real Estate and Securities
11
David J. Stoft
McDonald Carano Wilson
Bankrupty, Commercial & Complex and Landlord/Tenant Litigation
8
Kevin R. Stolworthy
Armstrong Teasdale LLP
Construction Litigation, Banking Litigation, Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Criminal Defense
28
Kevin M. Sutehall
Fox Rothschild LLP
Attorneys and Law Firms, Directors’ & Officers’ Liability & Corporate Governance and Litigation
9
Jessica S. Taylor
Hutchison & Steffen, LLC
Administrative Law, Commercial Litigation, Healthcare, Professionals Advocacy, Insurance Defense and Professional Liability Defense
6
Marissa R. Temple
American Family Insurance Group
Insurance Defense
10
Jefferson C. Temple
THE702FIRM
Criminal Law and Personal Injury
9
Raleigh C. Thompson
Morris Law Group
Commercial and Civil Litigation
6
Joshua Tomsheck
Hofland and Tomsheck
Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving Defense and Civil Litigation
9
Kristin M. Tyler
Gordon Silver
Estate Planning, Probate and Guardianship
8
William R. Urga
Jolley Urga Woodbury & Little
Business & Real Estate Litigation, Administrative, Commercial, Trransactional and Gaming Laws
44
Abran E. Vigil
Ballard Spahr LLP
Real Estate, Banking, Class Actions, Mergers & Acquisitions and Insurance
14
Charles M. Vlasic, III
Bogatz Law Group
Civil Litigation, Commercial Real Estate Financing, Development & Construction Disputes and Complex Business Torts
6
Liane K. Wakayama
Marquis Aurbach Coffing
Complex Corporate & Business Litigation, Real Property, Probate, Guardianships and Wills & Trusts
6
Justin L. Watkins
Atkinson & Watkins
Personal Injury and Commercial & Civil Litigation
10
Marni R. Watkins
Fidelity National Law Group
Litigation
9
James E. Whitmire
Santoro Whitmire
Commercial, Insurance & Employment Litigation and Professional Liability
17
Keith D. Williams
Bogatz Law Group
Real Estate, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Lien and Foreclosure Matters, Landlord/Tenant Disputes, Eminent Domain and Bid Protests
7
J. Colby Williams
Campbell & Williams
Commercial Litigation, Corporate Governance, Products Liability and First Amendment Law
20
Joseph J. Wirth
Mainor Wirth
Personal Injury
8
Kendelee L. Works
Eglet Wall Christiansen
Litigation
9
Ryan J. Works
McDonald Carano Wilson
Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy, Commercial & Civil Litigation and Government Affairs
10
Tina Yan
Yan Kenyon
Real Estate, Business Transactions & Litigation and Estate Planning
17
Amanda C. Yen
McDonald Carano Wilson
Complex Commercial and Construction Litigation, Appellate and Employment Law
9
Shane J. Young
Ballard Spahr LLP
Litigation, Consumer Financial Services, Mortgage Banking, Compliance & Investigations, Public Finance and Housing
9
Jay Young
Howard & Howard
Business & Corporate Law, Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property, Real Estate and Private Arbitrator
20
Kristopher T. Zeppenfeld
Kravitz, Schnitzer & Johnson, CHTD
Commercial, Corporate, Real Property and Catastrophic Injury
4
Jamie L. Zimmerman
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Employment Law and Litigation
5
Matthew C. Zirzow
Larson & Zirzow
Business Restructuring & Bankruptcy, Litigation and Creditors’ Rights
15

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Northern Nevada’s Top Attorneys

Name
Firm
Practice Emphasis
No. of Yrs Practicing in NV
Soraya T. Aguirre
Holland & Hart
Estate Planning, Trust Administration & Wealth Transfer
8
Stephanie H. Allen
Kaempfer Crowell
Government Affairs, Land Use & Zoning, Administrative Law, Real Estate Law and Litigation
11
Tory D Allen
Law Office of Tory D Allen
Immigration, Trust and Wills, Personal Injury and Employment Law
2
Michael G. Alonso
Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP
Gaming, Government Relations and Nevada Representation & Experience
22
Jack G. Angaran
Georgeson Angaran
Business & Commercial, Professional Liability, Product Liability, Coverage, Insurance Bad Faith, Real Estate, Personal Injury and Employment Law
32
Sallie B. Armstrong
Downey Brand LLP
Bankruptcy & Insolvency and Complex Business Litigation
33
Robert E. Armstrong
McDonald Carano Wilson
Trust & Estates, Business Entities & Transactions, Tax Law and Real Estate & Land Use Planning
35
Tara C. Barnes
Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP
Litigation
4
Frederick R. Battcher
Holland & Hart
Emerging Growth, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities & Capital Markets, Venture Capital & Private Equity and Business, Corporate & Finance
13
Lauren D. Berkich
Woodburn & Wedge
Family Law
3
Dan C. Bowen
Bowen Hall
Commercial and Business Litigation
38
Rayna L. Brachmann
Surratt Law Practice
Family Law
11
Marilee Breternitz
Laxalt & Nomura, Ltd.
General Civil Litigation
2
Greg Brower
Snell & Wilmer LLP
Appellate, Commercial Litigation, Export Controls & Economic Sanctions, Gaming, Professional Liability Litigation and White Collar Defense & Investigations
20
Severin A. Carlson
Kaempfer Crowell
Administrative Law, Governmental Regulations and Commercial Litigation
9
Janet L. Chubb
Armstrong Teasdale LLP
Financial Reconstructuring, Reorganization & Bankruptcy and Alternative Dispute Resolution
40
Timothy M. Clausen
Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP
Energy, Alternative Energy, Telecommunications and Utilities
8
Joshua D. Correlli
Kaempfer Crowell
Business, Corporate, Real Estate, Finance Transactions and Civil Litigation
8
Jordan A. Davis
Lionel Sawyer & Collins
Litigation
3
John P. Desmond
Gordon Silver
Appellate, Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property, Receivership and Mediation, Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution
19
Bonnie F. Drinkwater
Drinkwater Law
Corporate Law, Business Law, Intellectual Property, Trademarks, Copyright Law, Employment Law, Real Estate Law and Medical & Legal Issue
20
Kerry J. Eaton
Drinkwater Law
Incorporation, Business & Corporate Law, Corporate Governance, Business Acquisitions & Sales, Real Estate Leases, Trademark Acquisition & Protection and Non-Profit/Tax-Exempt Entities
9
Robert L. Eisenberg
Lemons Grundy Eisenberg
Civil Appeals
34
Holly E. Estes
Law Offices of Alan R. Smith
Chapter 11 Reorganizations
4
Melissa L. Exline
Surratt Law Practice
Family Law
11
Elizabeth M. Fielder
Fennemore Craig Jones Vargas
Business Law, Real Estate Law and Loan Workouts
17
Douglas C. Flowers
Holland & Hart
Real Estate & Construction, Banking, Commercial Finance & Secured Transactions and Banking & Financial Institutions
13
Megan M. Fogarty
Holland & Hart
Real Estate & Construction, Leasing, Common Interest Communities, Residential & Multifamily Development, Banking, Commercial Finance, & Secured Transactions, Licensing & Commercialization and Banking & Financial Institutions
11
Courtney G. Forster
Gunderson Law Firm
Commercial & Business Litigation, Real Estate & Commercial Transactions, Business Formation, Governance, & Licensing, Construction Defect Litigation & Pre-Litigation Requirements and Appellate Practice
7
John R. Funk
Gunderson Law Firm
Appellate Practice, Judgment Enforcement, Commercial & Business Litigation, Real Estate & Commercial Transactions and Business Organization & Governance
3
Stephanie K. Funk
Fahrendorf, Viloria, Olphant & Oster LLP
General Civil & Commercial Litigation, Business Law, Corporate Matters, Construction Law and Development Law
2
David A. Garcia
Holland & Hart
Emerging Growth, Venture Capital & Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities & Capital Markets, Cleantech, Business, Corporate, & Finance
17
Garrett D. Gordon
Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP
Zoning & Land Use, Real Estate and Government Relations
9
Mark H. Gunderson
Gunderson Law Firm
Commercial & Business Litigation, Real Estate & Commercial Transactions, Business Organization, Governance & Licensing, Construction Defect Litigation, Administrative Law, Insurance Law and Aviation Law
35
Jack R. Hanifan
Law Office of Jack R. Hanifan
Business and Estate Planning
22
Jessica S. Hanson-Anderson
Anderson Keuscher PLLC
Family Law
12
Sarah F. Hardy-Cooper
Routsis Hardy-Cooper
Family Law
13
Marjorie L. Hauf
Ganz Hauf Carpenter
Personal Injury, Insurance Bad Faith, Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice
12
Daniel T. Hayward
Laxalt & Nomura, Ltd.
Legal Malpractice Defense, Professional Liability Defense, Business Litigation and Personal Injury Law
18
Elizabeth A. High
Cecilia Lee, Ltd.
Bankruptcy, Litigation and Immigration
8
Katherine L. Hoffman
Lionel Sawyer & Collins
Administrative Law, Utilities and Gaming
4
Scott S. Hoffmann
Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP
Litigation, Construction and Pharmaceutical & Medical Device
11
L. Ed Humphrey
Humphrey Lopez PLLC
Bankruptcy and Litigation
9
Brian R. Irvine
Gordon Silver
Commercial Litigation, Bankruptcy Litigation, Business Restructuring & Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights
13
Alicia G. Johnson
Johnson Law Practice, PLLC
Small Business Counsel, Real Estate, Estate Planning and Family Law
7
Kirk C. Johnson
Robertson, Johnson, Miller & Williamson
Appellate, Commercial Landlord/Tenant, Commercial Transactions, Complex Civil Litigation and Real Estate Law & Litigation
23
John F. Keuscher
Anderson Keuscher PLLC
Family Law
13
Michael D. Knox
Downey Brand LLP
Employment Litigation, Real Property & Land Use Litigation, Appellate & Writ Practice and Complex Business Litigation
12
Dora V. Lane
Holland & Hart
Labor and Employment
11
Ryan W. Leary
Laxalt & Nomura, Ltd.
General Litigation
5
Patrick R. Leverty
Leverty & Associates Law Chtd.
Civil Litigation, Insurance Regulation and Class Action Litigation
10
David M. Lewandowski
Drinkwater Law
Incorporation, Business & Corporate Law, Bankruptcy, Corporate Governance, Business Acquisitions & Sales, Real Estate Leases, Trademark Acquisition & Protection and Non-Profit/Tax-Exempt Entities
4
Paul A. Matteoni
Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP
Banking, Lending & Regulatory Compliance, Construction Law, Litigation, Class Actions, Complex Litigation and Products Liability
26
Sean M. McGuinness
Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP
Gaming, Tribal Affairs & Gaming and Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights
13
Lance N. McKenzie
Avansino, Melarkey, Knobel, Mulligan & McKenzie
Asset Protection, Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Administration, Charitable Organizations and Business Transactions
15
Lesley B. Miller
Kaempfer Crowell
Commercial Litigation, Real Estate and Administrative Law
12
Patrick R. Millsap
Fahrendorf, Viloria, Olphant & Oster LLP
Criminal Law and Personal Injury
4
Christian L. Moore
Lemons Grundy Eisenberg
Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Defense Law, Products Liability Law and Construction Defect Law
25
Ann Morgan
Fennemore Craig Jones Vargas
Employment & Labor RelationsLitigation, Estate & Trust Litigation andAviation, Aerospace & Autonomous Systems
35
Jason C. Morris
Woodburn & Wedge
Taxation, Estate Planning, Probate, Estate & Trust Administration and Real Property
7
G. Barton Mowry
Maupin, Cox & LeGoy
Probate & Trust Law, Estate Planning, Tax Exempt Organizations, Corporate, LLC & Partnership Law, Business Transactions and Taxation Law
35
John F. Murtha
Woodburn & Wedge
Bankruptcy Law, Business Law and Trial Practice
34
James Newman
Holland & Hart
Mergers & Acquisitions, Business, Corporate, & Finance, Project Development, Securities & Capital Markets
19
Courtney M. O’Mara
Lionel Sawyer & Collins
Civil Litigation, Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights, Employment and Probate
7
David C. O’Mara
O’Mara Law Firm
Civil Litigation, Family Law and Probate
11
Catherine M. O’Mara
Snell & Wilmer LLP
Commercial Litigation
3
Lara A. Pearson
Exemplar Law LLC
Trademark & Copyright Law
15
Shawn G. Pearson
Woodburn & Wedge
Corporate Law, Real Property Law and Commercial Transactions
17
William E. Peterson
Snell & Wilmer LLP
Commercial Litigation, Energy & Utilities, Personal Injury and Public Utilities
38
Kevin A. Pick
Thorndal Armstrong Delk Balkenbush & Eisinger
Insurance Defense and Commercial Litigation
4
James L. Porter, Jr.
Porter Simon
Real Estate, Construction, Business, Land Use and Foreclosure Law
32
Andrea K. Pressler
Erickson, Thorpe & Swainston, Ltd.
Civil Litigation, Construction Litigation, Personal Injury, Premises Liability and Insurance Defense
10
Brandon R. Price
Thorndal Armstrong Delk Balkenbush & Eisinger
Civil Litigation
4
Janine C. Prupas
Snell & Wilmer LLP
Commercial Litigation, Insurance and Personal Injury
10
Eric A. Pulver
PulverLaw
Family Law
13
Catherine A. Reichenberg
Gunderson Law Firm
Commercial & Business Litigation, Real Estate & Commercial Transactions andBusiness Organization, Governance & Licensing
8
Molly M. Rezac
Gordon Silver
Employment Law and Estate Planning, Probate & Guardianships
14
Timothy J. Riley
Holland & Hart
Estate Planning, Trust Administration & Wealth Transfer, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Business, Corporate & Finance
7
Jess P. Rinehart
Leverty & Associates Law Chtd.
Litigation, Insurance & Class Action Litigation, Wills Trusts and Estates
5
G. David Robertson
Robertson, Johnson, Miller & Williamson
Aviation Litigation, Business & Corporate, Complex Civil Litigation, Catastrophic Personal Injury, Environmental Law, Estate Planning & Probate and Trustee Services
30
Christopher M. Rusby
Lemons Grundy Eisenberg
Civil Litigation and Insurance Defense
5
Ryan D. Russell
Allison MacKenzie Pavlakis Wright & Fagan, Ltd.
Litigation, Administrative Law, Business Law and Family Law
11
Robert C. Ryan
Holland & Hart
Intellectual Property, Patent Prosecution, Counseling & Opinions, Trademarks & Foreign Portfolio Management, Copyrights, Licensing & Commercialization
15
Steven M. Silva
Chapman Law Firm
Eminent Domain, Appellate Practice, Real Property and Commercial Litigation
3
Mark G. Simons
Robison Belaustegui Sharp & Low
Commercial Litigation, Business Law and Real Estate Law
21
Kimberly M. Surratt-Tierney
Surratt Law Practice
Family Law
12
Austin K. Sweet
Gunderson Law Firm
Commercial & Business Litigation, Real Estate & Commercial Transactions,Business Formation, Governance, & Licensing, Labor / Management Dispute Resolution & Arbitration and Appellate Practice
5
John D. Tennert III
Lionel Sawyer & Collins
Litigation
5
Jonathan J. Tew
Robertson, Johnson, Miller & Williamson
Complex Civil Litigation, Business Organization & Corporate and Real Estate Law & Litigation
4
Caryn S. Tijsseling
Lemons Grundy Eisenberg
Construction and Commercial Litigation
17
F. McClure Wallace
Rosenauer & Wallace
Estate Litigation, Probate Law, Civil Litigation, Property Law, Trust Administration, Business Law and Guardianship Law
8
Anjali D. Webster
Gordon Silver
Appellate, Commercial Litigation and Employment Law
3
Shay L. Wells
Woodburn & Wedge
Commercial Law, Commercial Litigation, Bankruptcy Law
4
Richard D. Williamson
Robertson, Johnson, Miller & Williamson
Business & Corporate, Commercial Landlord/Tenant, Complex Civil Litigation, Condemnation/Eminent Domain, Real Estate Law & Litigation and Water Law
8
Allen J. Wilt
Lionel Sawyer & Collins
Commercial Litigation, Healthcare Representation &Litigation and Trust & Estate Litigation
22
Laurie A. Yott
Beckett, Yott McCarty & Spann
Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury and Subrogation
28

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Best Up & Coming Attorneys

Name
Firm
Practice Emphasis
No. of Yrs Practicing in NV
City
Eric T. Aldrian
Pisanelli Bice
Commercial Litigation
4
Las Vegas
Steven C. Anderson
Lionel Sawyer & Collins
Litigation
4
Las Vegas
Christian T. Balducci
Marquis Aurbach Coffing
Corporate, Litigation and Real Estate
2
Las Vegas
Tara C. Barnes
Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP
Litigation
4
Reno
Ketan D. Bhirud
Lionel Sawyer & Collins
Litigation
7
Las Vegas
Gabriel A. Blumberg
Gordon Silver
Commercial Litigation and Government Investigations & Business Crimes
3
Las Vegas
M. Magali Calderon
Pisanelli Bice
Commercial Litigation and Construction
5
Las Vegas
Christopher S. Connell
Brooks Bauer LLP
Civil Litigation, Intellectual Property, Commercial Transactions and Bankruptcy
2
Las Vegas
Joshua D. Correlli
Kaempfer Crowell
Business, Corporate, Real Estate, Finance Transactions and Civil Litigation
8
Reno
Lindsay C. Demaree
Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP
Litigation
4
Las Vegas
Anthony J. DiRaimondo
Rice Reuther Sullivan & Carroll, LLP
Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, and Construction Litigation
6
Las Vegas
Kelly J. Fessler
Luh & Associates
Construction Defects and Insurance Defense
1
Las Vegas
Conor P. Flynn
Armstrong Teasdale LLP
Civil Litigation, Banking and Criminal Law
5
Las Vegas
Christopher P. Ford
Ford & Friedman, LLC
Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody, Criminal Law and Personal Injury
5
Henderson
Matthew H. Friedman
Ford & Friedman, LLC
Divorce and Family Law
5
Henderson
Adam R. Fulton
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Complex Litigation, Construction-Related Disputes, Breach of Contract and Landlord/Tenant Disputes
5
Las Vegas
Rex D. Garner
Morris Law Group
Litigation in State and Federal Court
9
Las Vegas
Elias P. George
Gordon Silver
Intellectual Property, Commercial Litigation, and Entertainment & Sports
3
Las Vegas
Charles E. Gianelloni
Snell & Wilmer LLP
Bankruptcy & Reorganization and Commercial Litigation
2
Las Vegas
Leslie S. Godfrey
Greenberg Traurig LLP
Litigation and Emerging Technology
8
Las Vegas
Blakeley E. Griffith
Snell & Wilmer LLP
Bankruptcy and Reorganization
3
Las Vegas
John H. Gutke
Fox Rothschild LLP
Directors’ & Officers’ Liability and Corporate Governance
8
Las Vegas
Kirk D. Homeyer
Gordon Silver
Business Restructuring and Bankrupty
3
Las Vegas
Marla J. Hudgens
Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP
Litigation
6
Las Vegas
Moorea L. Katz
Greenberg Traurig LLP
Litigation
4
Las Vegas
Ryan W. Leary
Laxalt & Nomura, Ltd.
General Litigation
5
Reno
Joseph A. Liebman
Bailey Kennedy, LLP
Civil Litigation, Contract & Real Estate Disputes, Product Liability Defense, Professional Liability Defense and Healthcare Litigation
8
Las Vegas
William N. Miller
Cotton, Driggs, Walch, Holley, Woloson & Thompson
Litigation and Construction
5
Las Vegas
Kade D. Miller
Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP
Gaming Law
2
Las Vegas
Jason C. Morris
Woodburn & Wedge
Taxation, Estate Planning, Probate, Estate & Trust Administration and Real Property
7
Reno
Anthony M. Paglia
Anthony Paglia Injury Lawyer
Personal Injury
6
Las Vegas
Tara H. Popova
Fox Rothschild LLP
Litigation
4
Las Vegas
Janine C. Prupas
Snell & Wilmer LLP
Commercial Litigation, Insurance and Personal Injury
10
Reno
Catherine A. Reichenberg
Gunderson Law Firm
Commercial & Business Litigation, Real Estate & Commercial Transactions and Business Organization, Governance & Licensing
8
Reno
Candice E. Renka
Marquis Aurbach Coffing
Corporate, Business & Real Estate Litigation and Appellate
5
Las Vegas
Timothy J. Riley
Holland & Hart
Estate Planning, Trust Administration & Wealth Transfer, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Business, Corporate & Finance
7
Reno
Karl O. Riley
Snell & Wilmer LLP
Commercial Litigation and Labor & Employment Law
4
Las Vegas
Karl F. Rutledge
Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP
Gaming
8
Las Vegas
Anthony R. Sassi
Pite Duncan, LLP
Commercial and Civil Litigation
3
Las Vegas
Colin Seale
Greenberg Traurig LLP
Litigation and Intellectual Property
2
Las Vegas
Damian R. Sheets
Mayfield Gruber & Sheets
Criminal Defense, Personal Injuries and Family Law
7
Henderson
Jordan T. Smith
Pisanelli Bice
Commercial Litigation, Hotels & Gaming and Appellate
4
Las Vegas
David J. Stoft
McDonald Carano Wilson
Bankrupty, Commercial & Complex and Landlord/Tenant Litigation
8
Las Vegas
Austin K. Sweet
Gunderson Law Firm
Commercial & Business Litigation, Real Estate & Commercial Transactions, Business Formation, Governance, & Licensing, Labor / Management Dispute Resolution & Arbitration and Appellate Practice
5
Reno
Jamie L. Thalgott
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Real Estate
3
Las Vegas
Raleigh C. Thompson
Morris Law Group
Commercial and Civil Litigation
6
Las Vegas
Melissa L. Waite
Jolley Urga Woodbury & Little
Real Estate Transactions, Real Estate Finance, Commercial Transactions, Business Formation, Gaming Law, Privilege Licensing and Medical Marijuana Establishment Licensing
7
Las Vegas
Liane K. Wakayama
Marquis Aurbach Coffing
Complex Corporate & Business Litigation, Real Property, Probate, Guardianships and Wills & Trusts
6
Las Vegas
Paul C. Williams
Bailey Kennedy, LLP
Complex Commercial Litigation & Appellate Advocacy, Commercial & Corporate Law, Business Torts, Professional Responsibility & Legal Ethics and Healthcare Law
3
Las Vegas
Brenoch Wirthlin
Fennemore Craig Jones Vargas
Commercial Litigation, Bankruptcy, Creditors Rights & Financial Restructuring, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
8
Las Vegas
Diana A. Zuccarini
Surratt Law Practice
Family Law
4
Reno

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Best Government Attorneys

Name
Firm
City
No. of Yrs Practicing in NV
F. Travis Buchanan
Henderson City Attorney’s Office
Henderson
9
Sandra Douglass Morgan
City of North Las Vegas
North Las Vegas
11
Kristina E. Gilmore
City of Henderson
Henderson
5
Orrin J. H. Johnson
Lyon County District Attorney’s Office
Yerrington
7
Brandon Kemble
City of Henderson
Henderson
6
Michael W. Large
US Attorney’s Office for the District of Nevada
Reno
8
Rafael Nones
Clark County Public Defender
Las Vegas
5
Jeremy R. Reichenberg
Lyon County District Attorney
Yerrington
7
Josh M. Reid
City of Henderson
Henderson
14
John P. Witucki
Attorney General’s Office
Las Vegas
7