Bar Admissions
  • Nevada, 1988
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Education
  • J.D., University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, 1988
  • B.A., Philosophy, University of California, Los Angeles, 1985
Bar Admissions
  • Nevada, 1988
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Education
  • J.D., University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, 1988
  • B.A., Philosophy, University of California, Los Angeles, 1985

Professional Background

Mr. Ogilvie practices primarily in complex construction and commercial litigation. He is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, Construction Law Group and Litigation Group. Mr. Ogilvie regularly appears before the state and federal bench in Nevada, as well as before various municipal boards and governmental agencies in southern Nevada.

Mr. Ogilvie is recognized for his skills in the courtroom in both the commercial and construction disciplines. He has successfully first-chaired dozens of jury trials, bench trials, and private arbitrations in both construction disputes and complex litigation matters, in addition to presenting several oral arguments before the Nevada Supreme Court, the most recent having been presented in January, 2017 in a matter in which the Supreme Court recently affirmed a $20 million dollar judgment in favor of Mr. Ogilvie’s client.

The clients Mr. Ogilvie represents include publicly traded multinational corporations, national and regional construction companies,  and medium-size to large local businesses.

A native Las Vegan and fifth-generation Nevadan, Mr. Ogilvie has been highly involved in the Las Vegas community, including his long-time service on the Colorado River Commission. After serving two years as a commissioner, in 2009, Mr. Ogilvie was appointed as Chairman of the Colorado River Commission, which is charged with acquiring, managing, and protecting Nevada’s water and hydroelectric power resources from the Colorado River. Governor Sandoval reappointed Mr. Ogilvie as Chairman of the Commission in June 2013.

Construction Law

Mr. Ogilvie’s construction work primarily involves public works projects and large private commercial projects, including contractor-owner disputes, general contractor-subcontractor disputes, and construction defects, as well as licensing, bonding and lien issues.  He was lead counsel for the general contractor in the 1.1 billion dollar litigation involving the construction of Project CityCenter.  He was also lead counsel for the general contractor in the litigation involving the 500 million dollar Planet Hollywood Towers project.  He was also lead counsel for the general contractor in the litigation involving the River Mountains Water Treatment Facility and the litigation involving the Raw Water Pumping System Expansion at Lake Mead (the “Second Straw”).

Commercial & Complex Litigation

Mr. Ogilvie has substantial experience in lending, collateralization and insurance coverage disputes.

Awards and Recognition

Chambers USA, Band 1; Chambers USA 2017, Band 1, Litigation

The Best Lawyers in America©

Super Lawyers, “Mountain States Super Lawyers”

America’s Leading Litigation Attorneys

Nevada Business Magazine, “Legal Elite”

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated

Community Engagement

Chair, Colorado River Commission

Member, Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs Committee

Member, Las Vegas Founders Foundation

Past chair, Callaway Golf Las Vegas Intercollegiate Tournament, hosted by UNLV

Past coach, Nevada’s Olympic Development Program

Attorney News

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05.30.2017

Las Vegas, NV – Chambers USA, one of the leading legal ratings agencies in the United States, has released its 2017 rankings. McDonald Carano once again received high honors, maintaining…

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