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Bar Admissions
  • Nevada
  • Utah
Education
  • J.D., University of Utah, College of Law, 2001
  • B.S., Communications, University of Utah, 1996
Bar Admissions
  • Nevada
  • Utah
Education
  • J.D., University of Utah, College of Law, 2001
  • B.S., Communications, University of Utah, 1996

Professional Background

Aaron Shipley practices in the areas of commercial and complex litigation, trusts and estate litigation, and employment and labor law. He has extensive experience in every phase of litigation, from pleading and motion practice through discovery, settlement, and trial. 

One of only a few attorneys in Nevada who specialize in trust and estate litigation, he has received many accolades for his practice, in which he represents clients whose trusts and estates are being contested. Mr. Shipley also has experience handling complex business disputes involving breach of contract, interference with contract, business entity dissolutions, fraud, conversion, breach of fiduciary duty, and bad faith. He has more than 15 years of experience representing local businesses, several national and multinational corporations, and government agencies.

Awards and Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America – “Lawyer of the Year” in Trusts and Estates Litigation (2022)
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Commercial Litigation (2021-2024)
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Trusts and Estates Litigation (2018-2024)
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Employment and Labor Litigation (2024)
  • Nevada Business Magazine – “Legal Elite/Top Rank Attorneys” (2018, 2020)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers Magazine – Rising Star (2009)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Clark County Bar Association

Attorney News

9th “Lawyer of the Year” Award in Trust & Estates Law and Litigation

In the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, McDonald Carano celebrated our ninth “Lawyer of the Year” award in Trust & Estates Law and Trust, Estate & Fiduciary…

17 Las Vegas Office Lawyers Recognized in Best Lawyers® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch®

McDonald Carano proudly announces that 15 of our Las Vegas office lawyers have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® and…

Las Vegas Office Lawyers Ranked Among Best Lawyers in America 2023

McDonald Carano proudly announces that 15 of our Las Vegas office lawyers have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in America and…

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