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Courtney Miller O'Mara

Courtney Miller O'Mara

also known as Courtney Miller, Courtney M. O'Mara

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About me

My practice focuses on civil litigation, including business litigation, creditor's rights, employment, trusts and estates litigation (probate), and bankruptcy litigation for creditors. In recent years my practice has included a good deal of litigation involving rights under commercial loans, both inside and outside of bankruptcy. I have also worked extensively on matters involving other types of contract and business disputes as well as on other assorted civil litigation matters. I am experienced in helping clients navigate civil discovery, including depositions and expert issues. Over the last few years I have helped obtain many favorable results for my clients, including millions of dollars of judgments, dismissal of claims through dispositive motions, favorable settlements, and other victories. I enjoy helping clients figure out how to achieve their goals using the law and appreciate that at Lionel Sawyer & Collins we have the benefit of being able to work across departments to use our multiple skill sets for the client's benefit. Each case presents a puzzle, some more simple, some more complex, and the challenge of those puzzles is something that excites me. Oftentimes litigation is just one tool needed to resolve a client's challenges, but my clients have the benefit of my litigation experience as well as access to the regulatory and business lawyers who form part of our Lionel Sawyer & Collins team.

In 2010, Mountain States Super Lawyers selected me as a "Rising Star" in the fields of general litigation and bankruptcy & creditor/debtor rights. I have been named to Nevada Business Magazine's "Legal Elite" in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 as one of Northern Nevada's top attorneys.

When I am not practicing law, I can be found spending time with my husband and our two young children. As a family we enjoy gardening, hiking, boating, cooking, traveling, and spending time with our large extended family.


Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 25%
  2. Litigation: 25%
  3. Chapter 11: 25%
  4. Probate: 25%


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Contact info

Fennemore Craig, P.C.

300 East 2nd Street.
Suite 1510
Reno, NV, 89501


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal EliteNevada Business Magazine2014
Legal EliteNevada Business Magazine2013
Legal EliteNevada Business Magazine2012
Legal EliteNevada Business Magazine2011
Rising StarMountain States Super Lawyers2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLionel Sawyer & Collins2014 - Present
AttorneyLionel Sawyer & Collins2007 - 2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
Northern Nevada Bankruptcy Bar AssociationCo-President2013 - Present
State Bar of NevadaMember2007 - Present
Northern Nevada Probate Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Northern Nevada Bankruptcy Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Northern Nevada Women Lawyer's AssociationMember2006 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Nevada LawyerPublic Employees and the First Amendment: the Intersection of Free Speech Rights and Social Media2012
Southern California Review of Law and Social JusticeReflections on Protecting Conscience for Health Care ProvidersN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern California Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of Notre DameProgram of Liberal StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NNBBACommercial Real Estate in Northern Nevada2014
Bruce R. Thompson American Inns of CourtThe Fine Art of Federal Practice2014
KJFK RadioEmployment Law Mythbusters: a Crash Course for Employers2012
District of Nevada Court ConferenceThe Vanishing Associate2008