Bar Admissions
  • Nevada, 1978
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
Education
  • J.D., University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, 1978
  • B.A., with distinction, University of Nevada, Reno, 1975
Bar Admissions
  • Nevada, 1978
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
Education
  • J.D., University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, 1978
  • B.A., with distinction, University of Nevada, Reno, 1975

Professional Background

Mr. Rowe represents a variety of clients from large gaming establishments to small businesses needing assistance in the employment law area. His clients include many of the most prominent gaming, manufacturing, and political entities in the state.

Before merging into McDonald Carano in 1987, Mr. Rowe maintained a substantial practice in construction law and litigation. He continues to represent a number of construction related entities in construction litigation matters.

Employment & Labor Law

Mr. Rowe has over thirty years of experience representing employers in employment and labor law matters. His experience includes all aspects of employment litigation including defending charges before the Nevada Equal Rights Commission, the EEOC, OSHA, the Division of Industrial Relations, and the NLRB. A large portion of Mr. Rowe’s practice is devoted to defending employers in workers’ compensation related matters. Mr. Rowe has handled a number of high profile cases involving death and serious injury that had resulted in high dollar workers’ compensation claims. Mr. Rowe has argued a number of workers’ compensation cases before the Nevada Supreme Court.

Construction Law and Litigation

Mr. Rowe’s experience in the construction arena includes all aspects of construction litigation and law. Mr. Rowe frequently assists the Nevada Chapter of the Associated General Contractors (AGC), as well as a number of local, regional and national contractors and subcontractors. Mr. Rowe’s practice involves litigation in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels.

Representative Engagements

  • Day vs. Washoe County School District, 121 Nev. 387, 116 P.3d 68 (2005)
  • Barrick Goldstrike Mine vs. Peterson, 116 Nev. 541, 2 P.3d 850 (2000)
  • Washoe County vs. Hunt, 109 Nev. 823, 858 P.2d 46 (1993)
  • Goldstine vs. Jensen Pre-Cast, 102 Nev. 630, 729 P.2d 1355 (1986)
  • Ransier vs. State Industrial Insurance System, 104 Nev. 742, 766 P.2d 274 (1988)
  • TransWestern Leasing Corp. vs. Corrao Construction Company, Inc. 98 Nev. 445, 652 P.2d 1181 (1982)

Awards and Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America© ,  “2017 Lawyer of the Year” (Labor Law — Management).

The Best Lawyers in America© (Workers’ Compensation Law — Employers).

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated.

Community Engagement

Past chairman of the Continuing Legal Education Committee, State Bar of Nevada

Chief Volunteer Officer, Board of Directors of The Y (formerly YMCA of the Sierra)

Member, Washoe County School District’s Committees: the Oversight Panel for School Facilities, and the Capital Funding Protection Committee

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