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Sean K. Claggett Selected as 2010 Boyd Alumnus of the Year
Sean K. Claggett ‘03 has been named the 2010 William S. Boyd School of Law Alumnus of the Year, the highest and most prestigious alumni award given by the school.  Sean is the founding attorney of Claggett & Associates, employing eight persons and focusing on personal injury, civil litigation, real estate litigation, and criminal defense. He is a graduate of Durango High School, a 1997 honors graduate of Cerro Coso Community College (Calif.), a 2000 graduate of UNLV with a B.A in political science, and a cum laude alumnus from the Boyd School of Law where he served as staff editor on the Nevada Law Journal and a member of the Moot Court team, where he won first place in intraschool competition.
While at CCCC, Sean was the first baseball player to be named academic athlete of the year. At Boyd he clerked first for Ryan, Marks, Johnson & Todd doing insurance defense and later practiced criminal defense for Michael Cristalli & Associates, where he accepted a position after earning his J.D. before founding his own firm.
Sean is the Vice President of the Boyd School of Law Alumni Association Board and has been a member since 2009. While serving on the board, Sean and members of his firm have been active in hosting Dinner with a Rebel, a social event providing Boyd students opportunities to learn about the practice of law in an informal setting. He was also the primary founder of the inaugural Rebel Rendezvous, an annual CLE retreat in Lake Tahoe.
Sean said his wife Louella and he “share a core belief that as Las Vegas residents, it is their obligation to make our community a better place by giving back with time and money,” a value reflected in their charitable giving to organizations such as the Challenged Athletes Foundation, Three Square, March of Dimes, HELP of Southern Nevada, and Nevada Child Seekers, just to name a few. Additionally, Sean’s commitment to the community was recognized when he was placed on the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada’s 2008 Attorney Honor Role of Volunteers recognized for performing bono hours.  The award was presented at a special VIP reception prior to the annual UNLV Alumni Association Homecoming Dinner on November 10, 2010.
In a related story, Sean helped raise over $1.3 million
for challenged athletes by taking on the Million Dollar
Challenge, a seven-day, 620-mile bike ride from San
Francisco to San Diego. The ride began on Oct. 16 and
finished on Oct. 22.
Claggett was part of a team of 100 riders who each
raised a minimum of $10,000 to support the Challenged
Athletes Foundation (CAF), an organization that helps
pay for equipment and training expenses of challenged


Languages spoken: Tagalog, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
  2. Slip and Fall Accident: 15%
    11 years
  3. Car Accidents: 15%
    11 years
  4. Defective and Dangerous Products: 10%
  5. Other: 20%
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Hourly ($300-400/hour), contingent (25-50%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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  • Ben J. Bingham

    I endorse this lawyer. Sean Claggett is one of the finest tort lawyers. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. They don't come any better- I highly recommend his legal services.


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  • C. J. Potter IV

    Sean Claggett is a great attorney who fights to keep our community safe. He achieves excellent results for his clients and is a mentor to attorneys in our community. I endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

Claggett & Sykes Law Firm

8751 W. Charleston Blvd. Suite 220
Las Vegas, NV, 89117


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top LawyerVegas Inc.2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Alumni of the YearUNLV Boyd School of Law Alumni Association2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerClaggett & Sykes Law Firm2011 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorBoyd School Of Law2013 - 2014
Managing PartnerClaggett & Associates2005 - 2011
Law Clerk and AttorneyCristalli & Associates2002 - 2004
Law ClerkRyan, Marks, Johnson & Todd2001 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
UNLV Boyd School of Law Alumni AssociationPresident2010 - 2011
UNLV Boyd School of Law Alumni AssociationVice President2009 - 2010
Nevada Justice AssociationSustaining Member2005 - Present
American Association for Justicemember2003 - Present
Nevada State BarMember2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Product defect settlements7,500,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
www.claggettlaw.comThe Nevada Accident Law Guide2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of LawLawJuris Doctorate2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law Practice Management CourseLaw Practice Management2013
Bad Faith 101Insurance Bad Faith2012
UNLV Boyd School of Law CLE seriesStarting Your Own Firm2010
Rebel RendezvousLaw Practice Managment2010