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

Reno Office Lawyers Ranked Among Best Lawyers in America 2023

McDonald Carano proudly announces that 20 of our Reno office lawyers have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Three of our Reno office lawyers also received Lawyer of the Year awards and one lawyer received a Ones to Watch award. Best Lawyers in America recognizes only the top 5% of practicing lawyers and only one lawyer receives the Lawyer of the Year award for achieving the highest peer review rating in a specific area of law and geographic region. The Ones to Watch award recognizes “extraordinary lawyers who have been in private practice for less than 10 years for outstanding professional excellence.” 

Best Lawyers recognition is based on a peer review process that evaluates the professional abilities and quality of legal services provided by lawyers who are practicing in the same geographic region and area of law. The list of recognized lawyers from our Reno office is provided below.

Ones to Watch 2023 Reno Office

Lawyer of the Year 2023 Reno Office

Best Lawyers in America 2023 Reno Office

  • Matt Addison – Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Construction Litigation
  • Robert Armstrong – Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Corporate Law, Nonprofit/Charities Law, Real Estate Law, Tax Law, Trust and Estates Law
  • Sallie Armstrong – Commercial Litigation, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law 
  • Kelci Binau – Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • James Bradshaw – Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Construction Litigation 
  • A.G. Burnett – Administrative/Regulatory Law, Gaming Law
  • Lucas Foletta – Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • John Galvin – Real Estate Law, Tax Law, Trust and Estates Law
  • Leigh Goddard – Commercial Litigation, Labor and Employment Litigation, Trust and Estates Litigation
  • Sylvia Harrison – Energy Law, Environmental Law
  • A. J. “Bud” Hicks – Administrative/Regulatory Law, Gaming Law, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Josh Hicks – Government Relations Practice
  • Adam Hosmer-Henner – Commercial Litigation, Gaming Law
  • Mark Knobel – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate Law, Trust and Estates Law, Trust and Estates Litigation, Nonprofit/Charities Law, Tax Law
  • William Magrath – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Construction Litigation, Corporate Law, Trust and Estates Litigation
  • Brian Pick – Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Real Estate Law
  • Brian Schusterman – Corporate Law, Real Estate Law
  • Richard Trachok – Administrative/Regulatory Law, Energy Law, Gaming Law
  • Lisa Wiltshire Alstead – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

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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