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

McDonald Carano proudly announces that Best Lawyers in America 2022 has named Leigh Goddard “Lawyer of the Year” for the Reno metropolitan region in Labor & Employment Litigation. Best Lawyers in America recognizes only the top 6% of private practicing attorneys and only one lawyer receives the “Lawyer of the Year” award for achieving the highest peer review ratings in a specific practice area and geographic region.

Leigh practices in commercial and complex litigation, trust, estate and fiduciary litigation, and labor and employment litigation. 

  • Employment Litigation
    Leigh represents employers and management. Her experience includes defending against discrimination claims and wrongful termination claims in state and federal courts, defending against charges before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Nevada Equal Rights Commission, counseling employers in personnel issues, investigation of illegal harassment and discrimination complaints, and evaluating demotion and termination decisions.
  • Trust, Estate & Fiduciary Litigation
    Leigh is Chair of the Trust, Estate and Fiduciary Litigation Practice at McDonald Carano. She represents beneficiaries, trustees, adult guardians, conservators, personal representatives, and executors in all manner of estate, trust and fiduciary litigation matters, including will and trust contests, breach of fiduciary duty, fiduciary misconduct, fraud, financial elder abuse and adult guardianships.
  • Commercial & Complex Litigation
    Leigh’s commercial and complex litigation experience includes the representation of local, national, and international businesses in claims involving contract disputes, trade secret violations, tortious interference, breach of fiduciary duty, business entity dissolutions, enforcement and defense of non-competition covenants, fraud, misrepresentation, conversion, defamation, unfair trade practices, and appointment of receivers.

For more information about Leigh Goddard and her areas of expertise, please click here. 

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 Nevada, national, and international clients from our offices in Reno, Las Vegas, and Carson City. McDonald Carano provides legal services and government affairs and advocacy advice to startups, corporations, private companies, trade associations, nonprofits, public entities, high-net-worth individuals, and family offices throughout Nevada. We are proud to be your Nevada law firm since 1949.

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