McDonald Carano Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America©

August 20, 2018 – McDonald Carano is pleased to announce new recognition in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.  Attorneys recognized include:

  • Matthew C. Addison, Partner, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Construction Trusts and Estates
  • Robert E. Armstrong, Partner, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law, Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
  • Sallie B. Armstrong, Partner, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Leo P. Bergin III, Partner, Litigation – Real Estate; Real Estate Law
  • James W. Bradshaw, Of Counsel, Commercial Litigation
  • Andrew S. Gabriel, Partner, Corporate Law; Real Estate Law
  • John Galvin, Partner, Tax Law
  • Paul J. Georgeson, Partner, 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” – Reno, Construction Law
    Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Litigation – Construction; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • P. Gregory Giordano, Partner, Gaming Law
  • Leigh T. Goddard, Partner, Commercial Litigation; Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Matthew A. Gray, Partner, Trusts and Estates
  • Sylvia L. Harrison, Partner, Environmental Law
  • A. J. “Bud” Hicks, Partner, Gaming Law
  • Joshua J. Hicks, Partner, Government Relations Practice
  • Rory T. Kay, Attorney, Appellate Practice
  • Mark W. Knobel, Partner, 2019 “Lawyer of the Year– Reno, Tax Law; Litigation – Trusts and Estates; Corporate Law, Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Non-Profit/Charities Law, Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
  • Pat Lundvall, Partner, Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • William A. S. Magrath II, Partner, 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” – Reno, Litigation – Construction
    Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Litigation – Construction
  • John B. Mulligan, Of Counsel, Trusts and Estates
  • George F. Ogilvie III, Partner, 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” – Las Vegas, Litigation – Construction
    Commercial Litigation; Construction Law, Litigation – Construction
  • Michael A. T. Pagni, Partner, Corporate Law; Real Estate Law
  • Amanda M. Perach, Attorney, Appellate Practice
  • Brian S. Pick, Partner, “Lawyer of the Year” – Reno, Corporate Law
    Corporate Law, Real Estate Law
  • Timothy E. Rowe, Partner, Labor Law – Management, Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Thomas R. Sheets, Of Counsel, Energy Law
  • Aaron D. Shipley, Partner, Litigation – Trusts and Estates
  • Jeff Silvestri, Partner, Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation
  • Scott Swain, Partner, 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” Las Vegas – Trusts and Estates
    Trusts and Estates
  • Richard M. Trachok II, Of Counsel, Gaming Law
  • Lisa Wiltshire Alstead, Attorney, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Ryan J. Works, Partner, Commercial Litigation
  • Amanda C. Yen, Partner, Appellate Practice


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McDonald Carano has been shaping Nevada’s legal, business, and policy landscape since our founding in 1949. With more than 60 lawyers and government affairs professionals working from offices in Reno, Las Vegas, and Carson City, we are Nevada’s law firm for business. Our local, national and international clients include Fortune 500 corporations, fast-growth and mid-market companies, entrepreneurs and startups, non-profit organizations, government entities, and high-net-worth individuals. Our attorneys deliver cross-discipline, one-stop, business law and government affairs counsel. Please visit

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