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Robert A. Nersesian

Gaming Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

3.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Nevada - NV 37 years
    Michigan - MI 41 years
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State NV
    Acquired 1986
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1982
    Emeritus No misconduct found

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

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Gaming
    Attorney for patrons in disputes with casinos or injured by casinos perpetrating intentional torts (false imprisonment, persecution, battery, etc.).

    29 years, 150 cases

  2. Constitutional
    Generally practiced in conjunction with police conspiring with businesses such as casinos or nightclubs to injure individuals.

    29 years, 50 cases

  3. Transportation
    Represent vehicle manufacturers and dealers in consumer disputes and claims.

    42 years, 250 cases

  4. Appeals
    All forms of appeals, including ghosting appeals for other attorneys.

    37 years, 80 cases

  5. Arbitration
    Court appointed arbitrator in conjunction with a Nevada mandatory arbitration rule in some cases.

    37 years, 400 cases

Internationally recognized as the lawyer representing patrons in disputes with, and torts committed by, casinos. Additionally, thirty years representing automobile manufacturers and dealers in consumer matters.



Robert A. Nersesian
528 S. 8th Street
Las Vegas, NV, 89101
Robert A. Nersesian
528 S 8th St
Las Vegas, NV, 89101
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Posted by Justin | July 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No One Could have Done a Better Job
Robert A. Nersesian, Esq., was retained for my Federal Case. He was able to win on liability against the Corporate Defendants early on; the Judge Granted us Summary Judgment months before trial thanks to his mastery of Federal Law.
Posted by Lori | July 2, 2013
Attorney Par Excellence
Robert A. Nersesian, Esq., was retained to issue an expert opinion in accord with the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure, to be generated as an initial expert report regarding the alleged legal malpractice of a Las Vegas attorney. He was imminently qualified as he had previously represented plaintiffs and defendants in liability/negligence actions, and had been practicing substantive law for thirty (30) years. His report was par excellence. He reviewed documents from the matter, gave the Scope of the report and then proceeded with substantiating Background, followed by his expert Opinion. The content was impressive, made even more so by the high degree of his knowledge of the law and his command of the English language. His review was thorough, accurate, to the point and conclusive. I could not have asked for, nor received, a review more acceptable or more helpful. His supplement review, in the nature of a rebuttal expert to the opinions of opposing attorney, was equally impressive. I would not hesitate to recommend Attorney Nersesian to anyone, from the simplest case to the most challenging or unorthodox. Whatever the situation, I am thoroughly convinced that he can handle it with the utmost efficiency, ease, and with superb composition and performance.
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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Willful negligence & legal malpractice
Mr. Robert Nersesian not only “ did not” represent me zealously but he willfully and intentionally caused harm to my case with his actions that are counter to his oath, responsibilities, and accountability’s under Nevada law. Important, vital dates were allowed to expire intentionally, A failure to bring vital witnesses to deposition during the discovery phase, A failure to obtain relevant evidence along with a failure to file any motions to produce info timely, breached attorney/ client privileged private information shared with the opposing counsel, Failure to return client paid retainer fee on a signed contingency agreement claiming it as a personal bonus for himself, Case abandonment causing prejudice to my ability to retain new counsel at a crucial time within my case, Intentional Age and Gender discrimination claiming because I was a successful “white women” of “mature age” my case somehow was not worth the case of his black client who had a similar case as mine, Abusive retaliation for not agreeing to settle my case with another case he was representing another client in against my same defendant, Gross negligence in handling my case as a whole by not knowing whom had been served on the case and many other violations while representing me in my case. A detailed complaint is being filed with the Nevada State Bar along with evidence that will validate my complaint. I additionally discovered that there is a widespread problem in Nevada of attorneys and judges having back door conversations & relationships that are detrimental to the rule of law being upheld and seeks to alter legal case outcomes leaving people unrepresented, vulnerable and the scales of Justice tipped with willful intent.
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Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
How he speaks and corresponds is in a degrading manner and he is tactless.


  • Hourly Rates $ 250-500 per hour
  • Contingency 40%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Nersesian & Sankiewicz
  • 1992 - Present
  • Referee
  • Las Vegas Justice Court
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Judge, Pro Tem
  • Las Vegas Justice Court
  • 2006 - 2010
  • In house counsel
  • Elias Bros. (Big Boy Franchisor)
  • 1991 - 1991
  • Senior associate
  • Beckley Singleton, Chtd
  • 1991 - 1992
  • Partner
  • Thav Gross Steinway & Bennett, PC
  • 1984 - 1991
  • Associate
  • Maddin Hauser
  • 1980 - 1984
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  • Wayne State University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Western Michigan University
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1978

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Pistor v. Garcia, 791 F.3d 1104 (9th Cir. 2015)
  • Sovereign immunity denied.
  • Walden v. Fiore, 134 S. Ct. 1115, 188 L. Ed. 2d 12 (2014)
  • Denied
  • Goodman v. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, 963 F.Supp.2d 1036
  • Summary judgment for claimant. Reversed and remanded on appeal with directive that the issues be tried. Qualified immunity on cross-appeal denied.
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  • United States Supreme Court
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Federal District of Nevada
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Federal District, Western District of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • Federal District, Eastern District of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • Bar of the Tonto Apache Tribe
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • United States Tax Court
  • Member
  • 1989 - 1991
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Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Blackjack Hall of Fame
  • Professional Gamblers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2008
  • Selected
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Final Table
  • Blackjack Ball
  • 2006
  • Book Award, Advanced Sales Law
  • Wayne State
  • 1982
  • Book Award, Constitutional Law
  • Wayne State
  • 1981
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  • Law for Gamblers
  • Book
  • 2016
  • Nevada Appellate Manual
  • Contributing Chapter Author
  • 2016
  • Nevada Pattern Jury Instructions
  • Contributing author
  • 2011
  • All In Magazine
  • Asset Forfeiture and Professional Gamblers
  • 2007
  • Beat the Players, Casinos, Cops and the Game Inside the Game
  • Book
  • 2006
  • Nevada’s International Conference on Gambling & Risk-Taking at Lake Tahoe
  • Presentation
  • 2006
  • “CASINO 'SECURITY'?,” Special to the Review Journal
  • Article
  • 2005
  • Las Vegas Review Journal Article
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Civil Litigation Skills in Nevada
  • Using Evidence to Support Your Proposed Damages
  • 2016
  • Casino Journal's Cutting Edge Table Games Conference
  • Keynote
  • 2014
  • Interivew;
  • Constitutional supermajority requirement under Nevada law for tax increases
  • 2003
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Las Vegas Gaming Lawyer Robert A. Nersesian
Robert A. Nersesian
Gaming Attorney
Las Vegas, NV
Licensed for 41 years