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Richard Derby Williamson

Richard Derby Williamson

Practice areas:

Litigation, Real Estate, Contracts & Agreements, Environmental and Natural Resources, Administrative Law, State, Local And Municipal Law

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About Me

Mr. Williamson is admitted to the State Bars of Nevada and California. He received his B.A. in History from the University of San Diego in 2002 and his J.D. from American University's Washington College of Law in 2005. Mr. Williamson began his career as a law clerk to the Honorable Brent Adams of the Second Judicial District Court for the State of Nevada. His practice now focuses on Real Estate Law and Complex Civil Litigation.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Litigation: 40%
  2. Real Estate: 30%
  3. Environmental and Natural Resources: 10%
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 10%
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 


Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Michael Cory Mapes

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Michael Mapes Construction & Development Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

50 W Liberty St #600
Reno, NV, 89501



NVAttorney Active200602/23/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Legal EliteNevada Business Magazine2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Legal EliteNevada Business Magazine2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Legal EliteNevada Business Magazine2013
Legal EliteNevada Business Magazine2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Legal EliteNevada Business Magazine2011

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderRobertson, Johnson, Miller & Williamson2012 - Present
AssociateRobertson & Benevento2006 - 2011
Law ClerkSecond Judicial District Court for the State of Nevada2005 - 2006


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division, Membership BoardChair2014 - Present
American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division, Litigation CommitteeCo-chair2013 - 2014
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionLiaison to the Solo, Small Firm & General Practice Division2012 - 2014
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionABA Journal Liaison2011 - 2013
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division General Practice, Solo and Small Firm CommitteeChair2010 - 2011
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, The Young Lawyer Editorial BoardAssistant Editor2010 - 2011
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionTouch 10,000 Nevada State Coordinator2010 - 2010
Nevada State BarMember, Northern Nevada Disciplinary Board2010 - Present
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division General Practice, Solo and Small Firm CommitteeVice-Chair2009 - 2010
Nevada State BarMember of the Nevada Lawyer Editorial Board2008 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaN/A2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
Washoe County Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Nevada State BarN/A2006 - Present
American Inns of CourtAssociate2005 - 2007


Publication NameTitleDate
The Young LawyerThe Sanctions Merry-Go-Round2011
Commercial Leasing Law & StrategyWhen Drafting Leases, Substance Matters2010
Nevada Lawyer“Flash of Genius” — Law on Film2009
American Bar Association 201 Practice SeriesA Default Judgment Roadmap2009
Nevada LawyerTracking Trends in Juvenile Justice2008
Nevada LawyerIssue Editor's Column2008


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
American U Washington COLN/Alaw2005
Univ of San DiegoN/Aundergraduate2002

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Panel Discussion at St. Mary's University School of LawHow to Find a Job in a Small Law Firm and Ensure You Are Practice Ready2014
Commercial Landlord Tenant LawCommercial Landlord Tenant Law2013
General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Committee Telephone ConferenceTop Resources to Help You Become a Better Lawyer2010
Construction Credit Boot CampA panel discussion on construction lien law and legal issues in Nevada2009
Law Firm 101 - Continuing Legal Education SeminarA panel discussion on law firm culture2008
When Lawyers Get Old, They Can Lose Their Appeal"The Top Ten Ways to Lose an Appeal2007