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Pat Lundvall Awarded Highest Band 1 Ranking in Chambers USA

McDonald Carano congratulates Pat Lundvall on receiving the highest Band 1 ranking in Commercial Litigation from Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2022. Chambers’ rankings are based on surveys and interviews with clients and extensive independent research on an attorney’s “legal knowledge and experience, ability, effectiveness and client service.” Pat is also the only Band 1 ranked woman attorney in Commercial Litigation in Nevada.

In addition to her individual Band 1 ranking, Pat is Chair of McDonald Carano’s Commercial & Complex Litigation Practice which also received the prestigious Band 1 ranking. Rankings for practice groups assess “legal ability, client service, team depth, commercial vision, business understanding, professional conduct, diligence, and value.”

Chambers USA is one of the most highly respected and comprehensive guides to lawyers who are considered by clients and peers to be leaders in their field. Pat has established herself and McDonald Carano as a litigation powerhouse in Nevada.

What Do Clients Say?
During the client research component of Chambers’ ranking process, clients provided the following descriptions of Pat’s legal expertise, results, and service.

Chambers 2022

  • “Pat is highly respected in Nevada.”
  • “She is an outstanding strategic thinker.”
  • “Pat is very creative in crafting winning strategies.”
  • “She has an excellent in-court presence.”
  • “Pat is a goddess; meticulous and absolutely brilliant.”

Chambers 2021, 2020

  • “Pat is a zealous advocate and an excellent litigator.”
  • “She provides a clear understanding of the legal process every step of the way.”
  • “She is extremely knowledgeable and an expert in her field.”
  • “Pat is one of the best trial lawyers I’ve ever seen, possessing perseverance, tenacity, good judgment and composure under intense pressure.”
  • “Pat is our partner on serious litigation matters and has provided outstanding client service. She has our best interests in mind at all times.”

20+ Years of Professional Recognition and Accolades
McDonald Carano honors more than 20 years of local and national recognition that Pat Lundvall has received for her litigation expertise and leadership in the legal profession. In 2001, Pat became Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and Civil Practice Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is the first attorney Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocacy Specialist by the State Bar of Nevada. Pat is a Senior Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a co-Founder and Advisory Board member of the Complex Commercial Litigation Institute, and a Nevada Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. In addition to Chambers USA, Pat is recognized in Martindale-Hubbell with the highest AV Peer Review rating and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation since 2006.

In 2022, Pat was named among the “Top 100 Mountain States Super Lawyers” in Business Litigation by SuperLawyers magazine and she has been named in the magazine’s “Top 50 Women Mountain States Super Lawyers” list every year since 2010. Nevada Business Magazine also named her among Nevada’s “Legal Elite/Top Attorneys” for four years as well as including her on the list of “Women to Watch: Profiles of Nevada’s Business Leaders.” Pat is one of only twelve women who received a “Women Inspiring Nevada” award from Las Vegas Weekly in 2022 and is one of only eight women who received a “Vegas Gives” award from Vegas Magazine in 2019. She has also received a “Distinguished Nevadan” Award presented by the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents and a “New Thinking About Thinking” Award from Keep Memory Alive/The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

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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