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Ms. Padgett is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in the State of Nevada. She is also licensed to practice in the States of Oregon and Arkansas. 

Ms. Padgett has practiced insurance defense, including automobile liability, premises liability, products liability and construction defect litigation, in the Las Vegas area since October, 1998. In her practice, she has defended private individuals and clients from a wide range of industries, including large corporate entities and small businesses. She has defended interstate motor carriers and household goods shippers against personal injury claims and Carmack Amendment claims. Ms. Padgett has represented insurers in insurance coverage, uninsured motorist and bad faith litigation.  Ms. Padgett also has experience handling appeals in the Nevada Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit.


Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 20%
  2. Transportation: 20%
  3. Litigation: 20%
  4. Insurance: 20%
  5. Construction: 20%

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Contact info

713 Morrocco Drive
Henderson, NV, 89002


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyers in the Las Vegas ValleyDesert Companion magazine2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMcCormick Barstow Sheppard Wayte & Carruth, LLP2005 - 2015
AssociateStephenson & Dickinson P.C.2001 - 2005
Staff AttorneyHanlon & Associates2000 - 2001
AssociateHelm & Associates1998 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Las Vegas Defense LawyersDirector/Chair of Social Media/Website2011 - Present
State Bar of NevadaMember1998 - Present
Arkansas Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Oregon State BarMember1994 - Present
Phi Delta PhiMember1994 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
Clark County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
The Brief: Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar AssociationThe Private Right of Action Under 49 U.S.C. § 14704: A New Theory of Recovery for Personal Injury Plaintiffs?2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
California State University, SacramentoBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
1st Annual Intermountain Construction Defect & Dispute Conference (CDDC)Nevada Construction Defect Law2015