Skip to content
DEPARTMENT PROFILE

McDonald Carano

Litigation

2 ranked lawyersBand 1NevadaUSA 2021 View ranking table
chambers review
department information
Ranked Lawyers
chambers review
department information
Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Review

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

What the team is known for

Well-reputed regional firm fielding a strong bench of attorneys experienced in the full spectrum of commercial litigation, often representing clients before trial and appellate courts. Retained by companies hailing from a diverse range of areas including the energy, environmental and education sectors. Particularly strong in construction litigation, handling complex disputes for a range of national and regional construction companies.

Strengths

A client describes the team as "fantastic people, very responsive and thorough," adding that they have had "nothing but positive experiences" with them.

Another client reports: "Both during trial and post-trial, they were excellent, organized and consistently on top of the matter, finding everything quickly when needed."

A third source says: "My overall impression of McDonald Carano is one of extremely competent, well-organized and prepared, very responsive and appropriately tenacious attorneys."

Work highlights

Acted successfully for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization in litigation against a number of Nevada state authorities concerning legislation which undermined the trade secrets protection of the plaintiff bodies' members.

Notable practitioners

George Ogilvie 's practice routinely sees him engaged in complex construction litigation involving both public and private projects.
"He has a very good reputation in construction law cases, where he handles the larger matters." "A very experienced attorney with a very good reputation among both lawyers and judges."

Pat Lundvall specializes in matters of complex commercial litigation. She routinely acts in both state and federal courts on a range of matters including wrongful death claims and complex business disputes, many of which extend beyond Nevada state borders.
"Pat is one of the best trial lawyers I've ever seen, possessing perseverance, tenacity, good judgment and composure under intense pressure." "Pat is our partner on serious litigation matters and has provided outstanding client service. She has our best interests in mind at all times."

Department Information

This content is provided by McDonald Carano.

Overview

McDonald Carano is the go-to Firm for complex, high-stakes litigation in Nevada. We represent business clients in judge and jury trials in state and federal courts, as well as on appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and U.S. Supreme Court. Our expertise is also leveraged before state and federal administrative agencies. Our clients include local, national and international businesses – from early-stage tech companies to Fortune 100 multinationals – in nearly every sector of Nevada’s economy. We also serve as Nevada counsel in multiparty and multidistrict litigation, and out-of-state law firms regularly select us to represent their clients when suit is necessary in Nevada.

Our litigation team differentiates itself in its aggressive approach to our clients’ largest, most challenging, and highest profile matters. We are prominently respected for not being afraid to address difficult issues or lead precedent-setting matters. Our attorneys have litigated all types of commercial claims and class actions, including contract interpretation disputes; fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and tortious interference claims; business entity disputes and dissolutions; joint venture and partnership disputes; unfair trade practices and unfair competition, RICO and antitrust violations, among many others. Our industry experience includes construction, energy, financial services, insurance, healthcare, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, real estate, retail, and technology.

Members

Lundvall, Pat (Head of Department)

Addison, Matthew

Ferguson, Sarah

Gallagher, Kristen

Goddard, Leigh

Hosmer-Henner, Adam

Magrath, William

Ogilvie III, George

Perach, Amanda

Shipley, Aaron

Silvestri, Jeff

Yen, Amanda

Litigation

McDonald Carano

firm
Location

100 W. Liberty Street, Tenth Floor

Reno

Nevada

USA

89501

View Firm Profile

Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Nevada

Litigation: Construction


George Ogilvie III
Band 1

Litigation: General Commercial


Pat Lundvall
Band 2