My practice focuses on commercial and complex civil litigation, with an emphasis on business torts such as fraud, unfair trade practices and violations of intellectual property rights. The bulk of my caseload arises from investments, business contracts and leases, banking and real estate transactions, shareholder disputes, and construction projects. I have also successfully litigated cases involving non-compete agreements, libel/defamation and Constitutional issues. And at any given time, I usually have at least one bizarre case that simply cannot be categorized. A number of those disputes have garnered national media attention.
Because of the multifaceted nature of the litigation I specialize in, I also have significant experience in associated procedural areas of law that are complex or nuanced such as alter-ego claims, derivative actions, receiverships, injunctions, claim and delivery/replevin, contempt proceedings, evictions, execution upon judgments, and the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act.
My clients have ranged from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations to government agencies such as the FDIC, and they represent a broad variety of industries including gaming, sports and entertainment, banking and investment funds, solar energy, health care, manufacturing, aerospace, commercial landlords, taverns and nightclubs, and contractors and materialmen.
I was a paralegal prior to attending law school, and continued working as a law clerk while pursuing my law degree as a part-time evening student. While in law school I also volunteered at a tenant's rights nonprofit organization and worked as a student attorney at my school’s legal clinic where I served as a guardian ad litem, presented guardianship petitions in court, and helped victims of domestic violence obtain temporary restraining orders. I remain strongly committed to pro bono service.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Listed||Nevada Business Magazine, Legal Elite||2016|
|Listed||Mountain States Super Lawyers - Business Litigation||2016|
|Listed||Mountain States Super Lawyers - Business Litigation||2015|
|Listed||Nevada Business Magazine, Legal Elite||2015|
|Listed||Desert Companion Magazine, Top Lawyers List||2014|
|Listed||Nevada Business Magazine, Legal Elite||2014|
|Listed||Mountain States Super Lawyers - Business Litigation||2014|
|50 Hour Club Award||Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada||2014|
|Listed||Vegas Inc., Top Lawyers||2013|
|50-Hour Club Award||Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada||2013|
|Listed||Desert Companion Magazine, Top Lawyers List||2013|
|Listed||Mountain States Super Lawyers - Business Litigation||2013|
|Listed||Super Lawyers, Mountain States Rising Stars||2012|
|Listed||Desert Companion Magazine, Top Lawyers List||2012|
|Attorney||Howard & Howard Attorneys||2014 - Present|
|Attorney||Lionel Sawyer & Collins||2007 - 2014|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Nevada||Member||2007 - Present|
|Clark County Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Nevada Lawyer||Drafting Business Contracts||2016|
|Communique (Clark County Bar)||Appellate Practice in the Information Age||2008|
|38 LOY. U. CHI. L.J. 169||Arthur v. Catour: An Examination of the Collateral Source Rule in Illinois||2006|
|Loyola University Chicago School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|DePaul University||BS - Bachelor of Science||1996|
|Association of Corporate Counsel (Nevada chapter)||Practical Pointers to CYA when Drafting Business Contracts||2015|
|Downtown Seminar Series: Understanding Business Legal Issues||Small Claims Court||2013|