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John D. Tennert

John D. Tennert

also known as John D. Tennert III

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About Me

My practice is focused on helping businesses and individuals pursue creative solutions to legal disputes and, when necessary, the aggressive pursuit and defense of their interests before Nevada state and federal courts. 


I am an attorney in Fennemore Craig’s Reno office and a member of the firm’s Business Litigation Practice.  I have represented clients in a variety of complex civil litigation, financial service, and natural resource matters, including contract disputes, business torts, fraud, environmental issues, creditors’ rights and real estate disputes in several different forums.


My firm is a full service law firm with over 200 attorneys spread across offices in Reno, Las Vegas, Denver, Phoenix, Tucson and Nogales.  I am part of a team of dedicated attorneys with the unique experience and ability to meet the needs of local, national and international clients.


I am a graduate of the University of Nevada where I was a member of the Wolf Pack football team.  I earned my law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law. When I am not practicing law, I can be found spending time with my family, traveling, and exploring Tahoe.


Practice Areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 25%
  3. Appeals: 25%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Fennemore Craig, P.C.

300 E. Second Street
Suite 1510
Reno, NV, 89501


NVAttorney Active200902/23/2013

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Legal EliteNevada Business Magazine2015
Legal EliteNevada Business Magazine2014
Legal EliteNevada Business Magazine2013
Legal EliteNevada Business Magazine2012
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyFennemore Craig, P.C.2015 - Present
AttorneyLionel Sawyer & Collins2009 - 2014
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Young Professionals CommitteeExecutive Board Member2014 - Present
University of Nevada Planned Giving Advisory CouncilCouncil Member2014 - Present
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionDistrict Representative2010 - 2012
Nevada State BarMember2009 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
In re Braun, 2014 WL 5334733 (B.A.P. 9th Cir. Oct. 20, 2014)Favorable
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Publication NameTitleDate
Northern Nevada Business WeeklyUnderstanding Nevada's Mechanic's Lien Law: What Every Contractor, Supplier and Property Owner Should Know2015
20 E. Wash. Bankr. Notes 18Non-Bankruptcy Debt Validation Laws: Valuable Accounting Tools for Advising Consumer Clients Facing Foreclosure2009
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of Nevada-RenoBiologyBS - Bachelor of Science2005
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Bruce R. Thompson American Inn of CourtMagna Carta - Good to be the King; Better to Have a Great Charter; Best to Have a Just Legal System2015
Bruce R. Thompson American Inn of CourtThe Fine Art of Federal Practice2014