In 2016, Sean had the fourth most influential verdict in the United States according to Courtroom View Network, stemming from a slip and fall at Lowes in which his client suffered a TBI after she slipped, fell, and knocked down a three-foot yellow warning cone. Lowes top offer before the verdict was $1,400,000.00, and the referring plaintiff attorney offered to resolve the case for $1,749,999.99. The jury returned a verdict in the amount of $16,430,000.00.
In 2017, Sean was recognized as Nevada’s Trial Attorney of the Year.
Sean’s trial success continued with two verdicts in 2018 in the amounts of $20,000,000.00 and $3,382,000.00. Sean’s verdict of $20,000,000.00 was recognized as the fourth most influential verdict in the United States according to Courtroom View Network, stemming from a negligence case against an HOA for failing to maintain its swing set. The HOA’s top offer before trial was $400,000.00, and the referring plaintiff offered the HOA to resolve the case for $949,000.00. The plaintiff in the case suffered a TBI.
Sean’s trial success continued in 2019 as he obtained a verdict of $645,814.33 in which there was a 16-day gap in treatment after the initial wreck, and then, after eight months of physical therapy treatment, there was a three and a half year gap in treatment before the plaintiff obtained further treatment for his back injury. The top offer from the defense was $50,000.00, and the referring attorney agreed to accept $180,000.00 to resolve the case prior to trial.
In addition to Sean’s success at trial, he has also resolved more than $100,000,000 through settlements leading up to trial.
Sean is a proud graduate from the University of Las Vegas. In 2000, he received a Bachelor or Arts in Political Science. Soon after, he graduated cum laude from UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law in 2003. During his time at the Boyd School of Law, he was a staff editor of the Nevada Law Journal as well as a member of the National Moot Court team. As a law student he won the Society of Advocates oral argument competition.
After graduating from Boyd School of Law, Sean was employed at a high-profile criminal defense law firm. After working for this firm for over two and a half years, Sean made the decision to start his own firm. On January 1, 2005, Sean opened his own law firm with a single client and one employee. Today Claggett & Sykes Law Firm has twenty-eight employees, including 9 attorneys, and has hundreds of active litigation and claims files.
In 2009, Sean was elected by his peers to serve on the board of the Boyd School of Law Alumni Association. Sean has served as both the Vice President and President of this board. In 2010, Sean was named Alumni of the Year for the Boyd School of Law, which is the highest and most prestigious alumni award given by the school.
Sean has also been recognized by Legal Aid of Southern Nevada for his Pro Bono work he has done over the year and also acts as an arbitrator for personal injury cases throughout the Las Vegas area. Additionally, in 2013, Sean became an adjunct professor at UNLV Boyd School of Law, where he currently teaches Law Practice Management.
Sean spent several years as a dean and as a faculty member of one of the most prestigious trial colleges in the country. Sean has been recognized by many attorneys as one of the top trial attorneys in Nevada. It is no wonder that attorneys all over the country have requested him to consult or co-counsel on cases that are proceeding to trial.
|HI||Limited license to appear with local counsel||2008||09/14/2018|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Top Lawyer||Vegas Inc.||2013|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Alumni of the Year||UNLV Boyd School of Law Alumni Association||2010|
|Managing Partner||Claggett & Sykes Law Firm||2011 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||Boyd School Of Law||2013 - 2014|
|Managing Partner||Claggett & Associates||2005 - 2011|
|Law Clerk and Attorney||Cristalli & Associates||2002 - 2004|
|Law Clerk||Ryan, Marks, Johnson & Todd||2001 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Nevada Justice Association||Sustaining Member||2005 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||member||2003 - Present|
|Nevada State Bar||Member||2003 - Present|
|UNLV Boyd School of Law Alumni Association||President||2010 - 2011|
|UNLV Boyd School of Law Alumni Association||Vice President||2009 - 2010|
|www.claggettlaw.com||The Nevada Accident Law Guide||2008|
|University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law||Juris Doctorate||2003|
|Law Practice Management Course||Law Practice Management||2013|
|Bad Faith 101||Insurance Bad Faith||2012|
|UNLV Boyd School of Law CLE series||Starting Your Own Firm||2010|
|Rebel Rendezvous||Law Practice Managment||2010|
|Product defect settlements||7,500,000|
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