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Thomas Wilson - Partner

Thomas Wilson
Partner
twilson@mcwlaw.com
Phone 775-788-2000
Fax 775-788-2020


AREAS OF PRACTICE

Commercial & Complex Litigation Business Entities & Transactions Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Construction Law

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Mr. Wilson is a partner of the firm with extensive experience in business, environmental and natural resources litigation, arbitration and mediation.  He is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Nevada, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

In addition to his respected legal practice, Mr. Wilson has made notable contributions in public service as Assistant U.S. Attorney from 1961 to 1964, Nevada State Senator from 1970-1986 and Chairman of the Nevada Commission on Ethics in Government from 1989 to 1996.   

Mr. Wilson's service as a Nevada state senator included four terms in office and eight legislative sessions (1970-1986) and a few special sessions.  Service in the State Senate is a part-time obligation requiring sessions of four months every two years and short special sessions when called by the Governor.

After admission to the State Bar of Nevada, Mr. Wilson served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the prosecution and trial of federal criminal cases and federal civil cases in the U.S. District Courts. 

His work in private practice in trying cases in both state and federal courts and in arbitration has involved complex and substantial litigation. He has also been requested and has served as an arbitrator in deciding complex and substantial civil cases.

Mr. Wilson has represented clients in the Nevada District Courts and the Supreme Court and in the U.S. District Courts of the District of Nevada, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. 


AREAS OF EXPERIENCE

Commercial & Complex Litigation

Mr. Wilson’s background and experience in commercial and complex litigation has involved arbitration and litigation in State and federal courts on various complex issues, such as the following examples:

  • Aircraft design and performance requirements and specifications involving the enforcement of royalty rights
  • Building design and construction requirements and specifications, involving contract requirements
  • Tortious conduct on the part of a state government agency
  • Special counsel appointed for the Nevada Tax Commission in proceedings before the Nevada District Court and the Nevada Supreme Court
  • Appellate counsel in challenging on constitutional grounds a business tax initiative petition on behalf of businesses.

Mr. Wilson recently served as an arbitrator (panel chair) in a complex and substantial construction matter involving many issues and many weeks of hearings.


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ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
1961, Nevada; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; and U.S. Supreme Court

LAW SCHOOL
Georgetown University Law Center, 1961

BAR ADMISSIONS AND LICENSES
American Bar Association
Nevada State Bar Association
Washoe County Bar Association

UNDERGRADUATE
Stanford University, 1957

RESIDENT OFFICE
Reno, Nevada

MARTINDALE HUBBELL RATING
AV Peer Review Rated

AWARDS/RECOGNITION
Best Lawyers in America: 1995- 2014

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Assistant U.S. Attorney - 1961 to 1964

Nevada State Senator - 1970 to 1986

Chairman of the Nevada Commission on Ethics in Government - 1989 to 1996

Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers

Member, Nevada Supreme Courts' Bench-Bar Committee

Member, Nevada Supreme Courts' Article 6 Commission

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