Craig A. Newby
Areas of Practice
- Illinois, 2000
- Nevada, 2003
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
- J.D., Harvard University Law School
- B.S., with distinction, Political Science and Economics, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Mr. Newby is a skilled litigator and business counselor with particular experience in handling the requirements of complex commercial litigation, including cost-effective discovery and fact investigation, strategic motion practice, settlement from strength, and trial. He regularly advises high net worth individuals, local businesses and national businesses with local issues on navigating Nevada’s unique legal environment, proactively counseling clients on strategies to avoid costly litigation. Mr. Newby also has experience handling intellectual property matters for clients.
When litigation does become necessary, Mr. Newby has handled high-stakes litigation for clients in a variety of industries, including construction. He represented clients in a highly-complex construction dispute for a multi-billion dollar Las Vegas Strip construction project, as well as a dispute over a master planned community, and he has represented clients before the Nevada State Contractors’ Board. He also has experience representing clients in the energy sector, appearing before regulatory agencies in Wisconsin and Nevada.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Newby practiced civil and commercial litigation with Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, LLP in Chicago. During his practice in Chicago, he appeared before the Wisconsin Public Services Commission and argued an appeal before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
- American Ethanol, Inc. v. Cordillera Fund, L.P. 127 Nev. 147C2011. First chair for a jury trial in a shareholder dispute, with the verdict favoring the client after 30 minutes of deliberation and an eventual judgment for the full $1.75 million sought by the client. Upheld an appeal by the Nevada Supreme Court.
- Representation of Nevada Caregivers, a coalition of southern Nevada healthcare providers, in the most recent general rate case for Nevada Power Co., for which he achieved a substantial reduction in the proposed rate increase (PUCN # 08-12002).
- Dynalectric Company of Nevada, Inc. v. Clark & Sullivan Constructors, Inc. v. 127 Nev 480C2011
- Second chair at a bench trial in complex public works construction dispute; eventual judgment for full $2.5 million principal amount sought by client; appeal pending before Nevada Supreme Court
Awards and Recognition
Nevada Business Magazine, “Legal Elite” – Best Up & Coming Attorneys
Nevada Business Magazine, “Legal Elite” – Commercial & Complex litigation; Construction Law & Litigation
Super Lawyers, “Mountain States Rising Stars”
Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating
Leadership Las Vegas – 2016 graduate of the premier executive development program in Southern Nevada, sponsored by the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce
Past Executive Committee Officer of Nevada State Bar Energy, Utilities, and Communications Law Section
Past Barrister, Howard D. McKibben Inn of Court
Past working group member of Green Chips, a public/private partnership to encourage environmental sustainability initiatives in Southern Nevada
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