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Sylvia Harrison Receives 18th Year of Prestigious Ranking in Chambers USA

McDonald Carano congratulates Sylvia Harrison on her 18th year of receiving a prestigious ranking in Environmental Law from Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Chambers ranks lawyers who are the “most highly regarded practitioners” based on research in the categories of “technical legal ability, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, professional conduct, experience, and effectiveness.”

In addition to a previous career as a geologist that compliments her areas of legal expertise, Sylvia’s specialty background includes a Ph.D. in Geology and an M.S. in Earth Sciences. Sylvia joined McDonald Carano after graduating first in her law school class and for more than 30 years she has been a prominent force in our Environment & Natural Resources Law Practice, which received the highest Band 1 ranking in Chambers USA 2022. 

During the ranking evaluation process, clients described Sylvia to Chambers as:

  • “She is a good operator whom we hold in very high regard,” 
  • “We have engaged her on an array of environmental matters and have found her to be extremely knowledgeable and efficient.” 
  • “She is a very high-caliber, top-notch lawyer, especially on water rights and permitting issues as well as public utility work.”
  • “Sylvia is pleasant to work with and very knowledgeable.”

Sylvia received Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Peer Review rating and has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America since 2013, including receiving a Lawyer of the Year award in 2021.

About McDonald Carano

In 2024, McDonald Carano celebrates our 75th year of shaping Nevada’s legal, business, and government landscape. 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 advice 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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