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I recently served as lead counsel in a consortium of 12 law firms, and was responsible for overall coordination and strategy for multiple class and individual actions pending in 8 states, and representing over 200 counties with almost 50 million taxpayers, on the real property transfer tax class action litigation


Languages spoken: French

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 34%
  2. Class Action: 33%
  3. Construction: 33%



Hourly ($450-650/hour), contingent (25-50%)

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  • Cal Johnson Potter

    I endorse this lawyer. I served a number of years with Don on the Board of Governors of the Nevada Trial Lawyer's Association. He is dedicated to helping the consumers that we call clients. He is a man of principle who has served our community and made our State a better place to live and raised the standards in the practice of law.


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Contact info

Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP

3556 E Russell Rd
Second Floor
Las Vegas, NV, 89120


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyers 2014Desert Companion Magazine2014
Top Lawyers 2013VegasInc.2013
2012 Top 100 Lawyers - Southern NevadaVegas Inc. magazine2012
Nevada Trial Lawyer of the YearNevada Trial Lawyers1997
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Judicial Law ClerkSenior United States District Judge Bruce R. Thompson, D. Nevada1979 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
Nevada Justice AssociationBoard of Governors1985 - Present
State Bar of NevadaMember1980 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Clark County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
U.S. v. Orr Water Ditch Co., 600 F.3d 1152 (2010)Win: the 9th Cir. agreed with the Tribe and remanded to the district court.
Painted Desert v. TurnerWin - writ of prohibition granted.
Dark Peak v Del Webb et alWin:
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Yale UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2011 Annual ConferenceGroundwater/Surface Water Connectivity and Nevada Water Law2011
Continuing Legal Education SeminarHot Topics In Construction Defect Litigation and Related Insurance Coverage Issues2010
4th Annual Convention and SeminarCurrent Hot Topics in CD Litigation2010