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About Me

I'm a native Nevadan. I have the ability to provide great representation to clients in a wide range of legal matters in a variety of different courts.  I have developed those skills from having a diverse history in various legal fields in starting with ciminal capital cases to representing debtors in chapter 7, 13 and 11 bankruptcies, to handling complex domestic cases involving large assets and children, to finally narrowing the practice to primarily personal injury, construction and business.  I founded and manged my own law firm for over 20 years until I merged my practice with my new partners at Hamrick and Evans.  I have an active role in the community from serving as the chairman of the Henderson Planning Commission to coaching and refereeing soccer teams.  I also provide many hours of pro bono work and serve as a committee member for the Anthem County Club.  


Practice Areas


  1. Construction & Development: 30%
    27 years, 400 cases
  2. Business: 20%
    27 years, 200 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 15%
    27 years, 300 cases
  4. Slip and Fall Accident: 10%
    27 years, 100 cases
  5. Other: 25%
  6. More 



Hourly ($100-450/hour), Contingent (20-45%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

23 total 

  • Brett A. Carter

    I endorse this lawyer. True asset to the community. Top notch ethics.


    Brett Carter Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Nadia von Magdenko

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Nadia von Magdenko Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Dickinson Wright, PLLC

8363 West Sunset Road
Suite 200
Las Vegas, NV, 89113


NVAttorney Active198908/10/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2012
Fellow of Justitia OrderLitigation Counsel of America2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Notes EditorThurgood Marshall Law Review1987
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberDickinson Wright, PLLC2014 - Present
Short Trial JudgeClark County Courts2009 - Present
ArbitratorClark County Courts1992 - Present
Nevada Managing PartnerHamrick, Evans & Dobberstein2011 - 2014
Justice Of The Peace Pro TemClark County Courts1999 - 2005
Chairman Planning CommissionCity Of Henderson, Nevada1994 - 1997
Founding PartnerDobberstein & Associates1991 - 2011
AttorneyMorton & McCullough1990 - 1991
AttorneyKeith Gregory & Associates1989 - 1989
Law ClerkZervas & Evans1986 - 1989
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of NevadaBoard of Governors2011 - Present
State Bar of NevadaJudicial Ethics And Election Practices2008 - Present
American Inns of CourtMaster Of The Bench2008 - 2015
State Bar of NevadaFee Dispute Committee2006 - Present
State Bar of NevadaEthics2002 - 2008
American Arbitration AssociationArbitrator Mediator2000 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1991 - 2010
Clark County Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Nevada Justice AssociationAssociate Member1989 - Present
State Bar of NevadaMember1989 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Marion Properties v Goff 108 Nev. 946 (1992)Reveresed on Appeal
Sierra Glass & Mirror v Viking Industries 107 NV 119 (1991)Affirmed
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Publication NameTitleDate
Clark Boardman Callaghan PublicationsFundamentals of Sports Law1990
Thurgood Marshall Law ReviewDrug Testing The Toughest Competition An Athlete Ever Faces1988
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thurgood Marshall School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of Nevada-Las VegasCriminal JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
University of Nevada-RenoCriminal JusticeN/AN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Negotiating And SettlementNegotiating And Settlement2010
Collection Techniques And The LawCollection Techniques And The Law2008
Fundamentals Of Mechanic LiensFundamentals Of Mechanic's Liens2007
Damages In Civil PracticeDamages In Civil Practice2000