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Attorney Wayne Shaffer among Best Lawyers top picks

Attorney Wayne Shaffer has been selected by Best Lawyers as a 2018 Lawyer of the Year for the Northern California / Reno region in the area of Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants. Wayne was one of only four lawyers chosen … Continue reading

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Dan Hayward to serve as President of Reno Chapter of ABOTA

Dan Hayward has been selected to serve as the President of the Reno Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (“ABOTA”).  Mr. Hayward had previously served as the Chapter’s Secretary / Treasurer from 2015-2016.  Mr. Hayward and fellow Laxalt & Nomura attorneys Don Nomura … Continue reading

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Attorney Jim Murphy appointed arbitrator by Supreme Court of Nevada

On February 6, 2015, Laxalt & Nomura shareholder Jim Murphy was appointed by the Supreme Court of Nevada to the attorney panel of arbitrators.  He is now a member of a panel within the Eighth Judicial District Court in Clark County from which civil … Continue reading

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Attorney Jim Murphy obtains summary judgment in negligent entrustment case

Jim Murphy, a shareholder in the firm’s Las Vegas office, obtained summary judgment last week in a hard-fought automobile accident case involving allegations that his client negligently entrusted a vehicle to an individual who was involved in an accident with the … Continue reading

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Madelyn Shipman featured in Nevada Lawyer magazine

Laxalt & Nomura attorney Madelyn Shipman was featured in the September 2014 issue of Nevada Lawyer magazine, the official publication of the State Bar of Nevada.  The article noted Ms. Shipman’s extensive volunteer legal work, including as an advisor to the … Continue reading

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Attorneys Ryan Leary and Daniel Hayward selected by Nevada Business magazine

Laxalt & Nomura attorneys Ryan Leary and Daniel Hayward were named among Northern Nevada’s Top Attorneys in the June 2014 edition of Nevada Business magazine.

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Attorney Justin Vance serving on board of directors of charter high school

On August 7, 2014 Laxalt & Nomura attorney Justin Vance was selected to serve on the board of directors of the Alpine Academy College Prep High School, a charter high school located in Sparks, Nevada.

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Summary judgment granted in trade secret misappropriation case

Attorney Daniel Hayward obtained summary judgment in the Second Judicial District Court in Reno on August 26, 2014 on behalf of client RJT Whelchel Development Company LLC in a case involving allegations of misappropriation of trade secrets, slander of title, … Continue reading

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Jim Murphy featured in Fall 2013 edition of The Primerus 180

Shareholder Jim Murphy was featured in the Fall 2013 edition of The Primerus 180 publication.  The article focused on Jim’s interest in skeet shooting.  Jim, who began skeet shooting during college, competes in tournaments through the National Skeet Shooting Association, and has reached the … Continue reading

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Summary judgment granted in professional liability case

On November 15, 2013 Laxalt & Nomura attorney Daniel Hayward obtained summary judgment in the Second Judicial District Court in favor of the firm’s client in a legal malpractice case arising out of alleged negligent estate planning.

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