Celebrating 75 Years of Serving Nevada’s Legal, Business, Government, and Civic Communities

Influential Leader Recognition in Best In Business Awards

McDonald Carano congratulates Matt Addison, Leigh Goddard, and Josh Hicks on being recognized in the “Influential Leader” category in the Best In Business 2023 Awards hosted by Northern Nevada Business Weekly. The Best In Business Awards determine “which business leaders and companies have had the biggest impact in the Northern Nevada business community.” The Influential Leader award recognizes the top three candidates who received the highest number of votes from a six-week on-line nomination and finalist voting period open to the public. We congratulate Matt, Leigh, and Josh on receiving this recognition of their leadership in the business community. 

There were more than 250 finalists in 31 categories. The complete list of winners in all 31 categories is available here, including McDonald Carano receiving 1st Place in the Law Firm category and 1st Place as the Most Philanthropic Company with more than 30 employees.

Influential Leader Highlights
Matt Addison
  • Managing Partner of our Reno office since 2018 
  • Chair of our Construction Law & Litigation Practice 
  • Martindale-Hubbell – AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating (since 2007)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers Magazine – “Super Lawyer” (2023)
  • Northern Nevada Business Weekly Best In Business awards – “Influential Leader” (2022, 2023)
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Commercial Litigation (2008-2024), Construction Litigation (2011-2024), Construction Law (2020-2024), Arbitration (2023, 2024)
  • The Best Lawyers in America – “Lawyer of the Year” in Construction Litigation (2016, 2024)
  • Nevada Business Magazine – “Legal Elite/Top Rank Attorneys” (2011, 2012, 2015-2018, 2020, 2023)
Leigh Goddard
  • Senior Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America
  • Chair of our Trust, Estate & Fiduciary Litigation Practice
  • Martindale-Hubbell – AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating (since 2012)
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Trusts and Estates Litigation (2020-2024)
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Commercial Litigation (2014-2024)
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Labor and Employment Litigation (2018-2024)
  • The Best Lawyers in America – “Lawyer of the Year” in Labor & Employment Litigation (2022)
  • Northern Nevada Business Weekly, Best in Business awards – “Influential Leader” (2023)
  • Nevada Business Magazine – “Legal Elite/Top Rank Attorneys” (2012, 2017, 2018, 2022)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers Magazine – “Super Lawyers” (2009-2021, 2023) and “Top 50 Women Lawyers” (2012)
Josh Hicks
  • Chair of our Government Affairs and Advocacy Group
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Government Relations (2018-2024)
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Tax Litigation and Controversy (2024)
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Real Estate Law (2024)
  • Northern Nevada Business Weekly, Best in Business awards – “Influential Leader” (2023)
  • Nevada Business Magazine – “Legal Elite/Top Rank Attorneys” (2016)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers Magazine – “Rising Stars” (2012)

About McDonald Carano

In 2024, McDonald Carano celebrates 75 years of serving Nevada’s legal, business, government, and civic communities. More than 60 lawyers and government relations professionals serve state, national, and international clients from our offices in Reno, Las Vegas, and Carson City. McDonald Carano provides legal services and government affairs and advocacy counsel to startups, corporations, trade associations, nonprofits, public entities, high-net-worth individuals, investors, and public-private partnerships throughout Nevada. We are proud to be your Nevada law firm since 1949.

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