Awards & Recognition

McDonald Carano is proud to help clients with their complex litigation, sophisticated transactions, nuanced advice and counsel issues, and strategic government relations and legislative advocacy needs. While repeat client work is the most valued reward for our dedication, service and results, we are also proud when our practices, attorneys and government affairs professionals receive recognition from prestigious publications and ranking organizations. On this page we share our celebration of recent awards, rankings and other forms of recognition that we have received.

Pat Lundvall and Leigh Goddard Named Senior Fellows of the Litigation Counsel of America

Adam Hosmer-Henner Receives the Vince Consul Memorial Pro Bono Award

Pat Lundvall is the First Attorney Certified as a Civil Trial Advocacy Specialist by the State Bar of Nevada

McDonald Carano Receives 17 Tier 1 Practice Group Awards in “Best Law Firms” Report

McDonald Carano Celebrates a Record Number of “Lawyer of the Year” Awards from Best Lawyers in America

Best Lawyers in America Recognizes Construction Law & Litigation Practice Group Expertise

Best Lawyers in America Recognizes Seven Lawyers’ Expertise in Trust & Estate Planning, Litigation and Tax

Best Lawyers in America Recognized Eight Lawyers and Six Specialty Areas of Business Law Expertise

Best Lawyers in America Recognized Seven Lawyers for Real Estate Law Expertise

Best Lawyers in America Recognized 11 Women Lawyers from 9 Practice Groups

37 McDonald Carano Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2022

Mackenzie Warren Receives “Ones to Watch” Recognition from Best Lawyers in America

Best Lawyers in America Recognized All Members of Our Gaming & Administrative Law Practice

McDonald Carano’s Reno Office Earns 5 “Lawyer of the Year” Awards from Best Lawyers in America 2022

Nevada’s Litigation Powerhouse: 19 Litigators Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2022

John Galvin Receives “Lawyer of the Year” Award in Tax Law from Best Lawyers in America 2022

Aaron Shipley Receives “Lawyer of the Year” Award in Trusts & Estates Litigation from Best Lawyers in America 2022

Rick Trachok Receives “Lawyer of the Year” Award in Gaming Law from Best Lawyers in America 2022

Michael Pagni Receives “Lawyer of the Year” Award in Real Estate Law from Best Lawyers in America 2022

Andrew Gabriel Receives “Lawyer of the Year” Award in Corporate Law from Best Lawyers in America 2022

Lisa Wiltshire Alstead Receives “Lawyer of the Year” Award from Best Lawyers in America 2022 in Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring Law

Leigh Goddard Receives “Lawyer of the Year” Award in Labor & Employment Litigation from Best Lawyers in America 2022

Robert McPeak Receives Chambers “Up and Coming” Award in Real Estate Law

McDonald Carano’s 5th Consecutive Year as the Only Nevada Law Firm Ranked Band 1 by Chambers in Private Wealth Law

Robert Armstrong Receives Chambers Highest Band 1 Ranking in Private Wealth Law

Scott Swain Receives Chambers Highest Band 1 Ranking in Private Wealth Law

Adam Hosmer-Henner Named 2021 “West Trailblazer” by The American Lawyer

McDonald Carano Receives Three Band 1 Practice Group Rankings in Chambers USA 2021

Corporate and Commercial Law Expertise Ranked Band 1 in Chambers USA 2021

Sylvia Harrison Leads Chambers Band 1 Ranking of Environmental Law Practice

George Ogilvie Receives Chambers’ Highest Band 1 Ranking in Construction Litigation

Chambers Awards High Ranking to Pat Lundvall and our Commercial and Complex Litigation Practice

Five McDonald Carano Attorneys Receive “Lawyer of the Year Award” from Best Lawyers in America

Mackenzie Warren Receives “Ones to Watch” Recognition from Best Lawyers in America

Legal Elite 2021: Nevada’s Top Attorneys

Mackenzie Warren Recognized As a Southern Nevada “Top Lawyer”

15 McDonald Carano Attorneys Selected as 2021 Mountain States Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

McDonald Carano Attorneys and Practices Achieve High Ranks in Chambers USA 2021

McDonald Carano Attorney Adam Hosmer-Henner Named to Reno Tahoe YPN Twenty Under 40 List for 2020