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Phillip Sandford Aurbach

Phillip Sandford Aurbach

also known as Phil Aurbach

About me

I graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1973 in Business Administration with a Finance emphasis. I then attended the University of San Diego School of Law and graduated in 1977 after serving as the Research Editor of the San Diego Law Review.  After a brief period with the Clark County District Attorney’s office and several law firms, In 1987 I became a partner in the firm of Lehman & Aurbach.  A year later, Jack Lehman was appointed District Court Judge by Governor Bryan, and in 1988 I merged his firm with Mr. Marquis' firm.

Currently, I am one of the founding shareholders at Marquis & Aurbach.  I was admitted to practice in Nevada in September 1977.  I enjoy contract law, commercial litigation, real estate law, partnership and corporate dissolution, as well as mediating and arbitrating business disputes.  

I have taken numerous matters to trial before juries and judges as well as representing clients in arbitration and on appeal.  I only take civil cases.  One of the largest was winning a multi-million dollar breach of contract award on behalf of a health care provider after 22 days of arbitration against an HMO. 

I addition to representing clients in arbitrations, I am a AAA arbitrator and a Nevada Supreme Court Settlement Judge.

I have lectured for the Nevada Bar, the Clark County Bar and various national legal education companies on evictions, deed of trust foreclosures, repossession of personal property under the U.C.C, effective use of the trial notebook in preparing for and conducting personal injury and contract trials, techniques for enforcing judgments (most notably: "How to Grab a Debtor by the Assets and Not Let Go" and "How to Fire Employees Without Making Them Cry" as well as "How to Win Trials with your Computer Without Looking Like a Total Geek."

My hobby is playing in national tennis tournaments for my age division.


Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 25%
  2. Commercial: 25%
    35 years
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 25%
  4. Arbitration: 15%
    23 years, 100 cases
  5. Real Estate: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Steven J. Klearman

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Aurbach is well known and well respected in the Nevada legal community.


    Steven Klearman Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jamie S. Cogburn

    I endorse this lawyer. Phil is one of the best lawyers in town and always 2 or 3 steps ahead of opposing counsel.


    Jamie Cogburn Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Marquis Aurbach Coffing

10001 Park Run Dr.
Las Vegas, NV, 89145


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Litigation-Real Estate ListingBest Lawyers in America2016
Super LawyerMountain States Super Lawyers2015
Rated Attorney (Civil Litigation)Lead Counsel2015
Top Lawyer (Commercial Law)Desert Companion Magazine2014
Super LawyerMountain States Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerMountain States Super Lawyers2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Super LawyerMountain States Super Lawyers2012
Top Lawyer (Commercial)Desert Companion Magazine2012
Super LawyerMountain States Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerMountain States Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerMountain States Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerNevada Super Lawyers2008
Super LawyerNevada Super Lawyers2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderMarquis Aurbach Coffing1985 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of NevadaN/AN/A
Clark County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Nevada Lawyer MagazineStriving for Fairness: The One Action Rule and Fair Value Defenses2014
CCIMDisconnecting Credibility2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Western Kentucky UniversityBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1973
Mesa Community CollegeNoneAA1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Live WebinariPad Apps: Can They Fulfill All Your (Trial) Needs?2013