Mike Pavlakis was born April 2, 1952, in Ely, White Pine County, Nevada, of Greek immigrant parents. His undergraduate studies were at Chapman College, Orange, California, where he participated in the World Campus Afloat program in the Spring, 1972. Upon graduation in 1974, Mike attended law school at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, in San Francisco, graduating in 1978. Mike's diverse educational background includes a diploma in European Integration from the University of Amsterdam.
Mike was admitted to practice law in the State of California in 1978, and in the State of Nevada in 1979. He served as a law clerk for Justice Manoukian at the Nevada Supreme Court for one year, 1978-1989.
Mike joined the law offices of Allison MacKenzie in 1979, and he now offers expertise in corporate governance, business, real estate, health, and education law. He is respected for his representation of hospitals, health care providers, employers, and school districts, and he is often called upon for general business matters.
Mike is a member of the Washoe County Bar Association, First Judicial District Bar Association, State Bar of Nevada. He is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2017 Law Firm with the Most Pro Bono Participants||Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevadans||2017|
|Legal Elite||Nevada Business Magazine||2013|
|Top Ranked Law Firms||Fortune Magazine||2013|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale Hubbell||N/A|
|Partner||Allison MacKenzie, Ltd.||1984 - Present|
|Attorney||Allison MacKenzie, Ltd.||1979 - Present|
|Law Clerk to Hon. Noel E. Manoukian, Justice||Nevada Supreme Court||1978 - 1979|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washoe County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|First Judicial District Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of Nevada||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Carson City Senior Citizens Center||Board of Directors||N/A|
|Northern Nevada Business Weekly||Impact of Affordable Healthcare||2016|
|Northern Nevada Business Weekly||Know Your Healthcare Rights, Responsibilities||2016|
|Allison MacKenzie Website||Importance of Written Rental Agreements for both Landlords and Tenants||2015|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1978|
|University of Amsterdam||Certificate||1976|
|Western Nevada College Students||Education Law||2015|
|Carson Tahoe Hospital v Building & Trades Council||Prevailing wages need not be paid.|
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