Celebrating Trial Pros: Pat Lundvall and Leigh Goddard
Named Senior Fellows of the Litigation Counsel of America

McDonald Carano proudly congratulates Pat Lundvall, Chair of the Commercial & Complex Litigation Practice, and Leigh Goddard, Chair of the Trust, Estate & Fiduciary Litigation Practice, for achieving the prestigious status of Senior Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. The Litigation Counsel of America is a nation-wide invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society limited to 3,500 Fellows, and only Fellows who hold such status for seven consecutive years may be designated Senior Fellows. Pat achieved her Senior Fellow status in 2015 and Leigh achieved her recognition in 2021.

Two of Only 17 Senior Fellows in Nevada
There are only 17 Senior Fellows in Nevada and McDonald Carano is the only law firm with more than one Senior Fellow. As Senior Fellows, Pat and Leigh demonstrate “effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation and trial work, along with ethical reputation.” LCA describes its “experienced and highly qualified” members as a “roster of elite trial and appellate lawyers” who help promote “superior advocacy and ethical standards in the practice of law.” LCA Fellows also volunteer to establish and lead independent educational and practice development groups called Institutes of the LCA. In 2012, Pat co-founded the Complex Commercial Litigation Institute and her long-term leadership of the national group includes currently serving as a member of the CCLI Advisory Board.

Outstanding Record of Professional Accolades
Pat leads McDonald Carano’s Commercial & Complex Litigation Practice and Leigh leads the firm’s Trust, Estate & Fiduciary Litigation Practice. Both practices are ranked in the highest Tier 1 category in the “Best Law Firms” 2022 report published by U.S. News–Best Lawyers. Pat is also a highly regarded appellate and employment litigator and Leigh is also a well-known commercial and employment litigator. The local, state and national recognitions that Pat and Leigh receive include both being awarded Martindale-Hubbell’s AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review rating, both being named among the “Top 50 Women” in the Mountain States Region by Super Lawyers Magazine, and both being selected numerous times for the Nevada Business Magazine’s annual list of “Legal Elite.”

Pat is the first attorney Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and Civil Practice Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the first attorney Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocacy Specialist by the State Bar of Nevada. In addition to leading a commercial litigation practice that Chambers USA ranks in the highest Band 1 category, Pat has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation since 2006 and Labor & Employment Litigation since 2011. In 2022, Best Lawyers in America awarded Leigh the esteemed Lawyer of the Year award in Labor & Employment Litigation for the greater Reno metropolitan area. Best Lawyers in America has also recognized Leigh in Commercial Litigation since 2014, Labor & Employment Litigation since 2018, and Trusts & Estates Litigation since 2020.

McDonald Carano congratulates Pat and Leigh for the well-deserved recognition they receive for their legal expertise, outstanding results, and excellent client service. We greatly appreciate their leadership at McDonald Carano, throughout the legal profession, and across the communities we serve.

 


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