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Medical Insurance

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
May 13, 2019

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Las Vegas, Nevada 89128

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AV Peer Rated Attorney

Kolesar & Leatham

Las Vegas

Shareholder-Litigation Lead (Insurance and Complex Litigation)

AV Rated – Martindale Hubbell

Rocky Mountain Super Lawyer – Litigation

America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Award

America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators (Nevada)

Complex/Catastrophic litigation – tort, personal injury, products, environmental, fire litigation

Healthcare – professional negligence, healthcare institutions, administrative

Medical Devices

Mass Tort – Medical/Personal Injury

Fire/Explosion- certified in natural gas and propane

Professional negligence – medical, health, long term care, legal

Food/food service litigation

Insurance Law

Gordon & Rees LLP

Las Vegas, Denver, Phoenix

400 attorney firm with 17 offices in 11 states at the time (responsible for establishing Denver, Las Vegas and Phoenix offices)

Managing Partner of the Las Vegas office

Active handling of complex tort and product litigation, licensure and health care related matters for physicians, nursing facilities, surgical centers, medical professionals, medical device manufacturers and insurance companies

Member of health care, commercial litigation, tort and product liability, insurance, hospitality practice groups

Complex/catastrophic damage and injury litigation including fire, personal injury, food, professional negligence

Tuverson & Hillyard

Las Vegas

Medical Malpractice Attorney

Of Counsel to California based professional defense firm

Medical, hospital and general complex/catastrophic liability litigation

Professional licensure and credentialing matters

General representation to national hospital groups

The Law Office of V. Andrew Cass

Las Vegas

Of Counsel to Phoenix based insurance defense firm (now Lewis Brisbois)

Medical professional liability litigation and general complex and catastrophic liability matters

Credentialing, licensure and policy issues

Cook Fitch & Hames


Managing Attorney for Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company in a seven state region

General legal, litigation and negotiation representation to Allianz Insurance Company, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company and Chicago Interstate Insurance Company

Supervision, retention and quality control of outside counsel within the seven state region

Acted as general counsel for local branch providing legal advice, education and training, legislative updates, staff training and client legal contacts

Greengard, Blackman and Senter


General legal practice

Emphasis on litigation and employment law matters


All admissions current and in good standing

State of Colorado (All Courts), United States District Court (Colorado)

State of Nebraska (All Courts), United States District Court (Nebraska)

State of New Mexico (All Courts) (inactive)

State of Arizona (All Courts) United States District Court (Arizona)

State of Nevada (All Courts)

United States Tenth District Court of Appeals

United States Eighth District Court of Appeals

United States Ninth District court of Appeals


JD University Of Nebraska College of Law

Allen Moot Court Competition winner, community legal education project, law school curriculum auditor; ASUN Chief Justice

BA University Of Nebraska Political Science

Outstanding Senior Award, Distinguished Service Award;

Athletic Trainer, Nebraska Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Athletic Medicine division

Member, Intercollegiate Athletic Committee

Member, Stadium Expansion Committee


Seminar Lecturer, “Medical Records Management for Paralegals” Institute for Paralegal Education

Panelist “Medical Records Law”, Lorman Education Services (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

Faculty Lecturer (national), “Medical Record Management and Destruction”, Lorman Educational Services (2011-Present)

Faculty Lecturer, “Nursing Home Malpractice in Nevada: Successful Management from Investigation to Trial” National Business Institute

Lecturer, 36th Annual Continuing Medical Education Convention, Academy of Family Physicians “Emerging Malpractice Trends”

Medical Education Instructor, Valley Hospital OB/GYN nursing units “Medical Documentation”

Medical Education Instructor, Desert Springs Hospital nursing supervisors, “Patient Rights”

Medical Education Instructor, Desert Springs Hospital operating nurses, “The Importance Of Medical Documentation and Charting”

Speaker, Nevada Risk and Insurance Management Society “Overview of Nevada Litigation And Courts”

Speaker, Self Insured Institute of America National Convention, “Evaluating Litigated Cases”

Speaker, Nevada Risk and Insurance Management Society “Premises Liability in the Commercial Setting”

Speaker, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company “Litigation Management”

Panelist, 54th Annual CPCU Society National Convention, “Who’s Watching the Children Liability for Children on the Commercial Premises”

Speaker, UNLV Institute for Insurance & Risk Management Annual Education Day, “Liability for Minors in the Commercial Setting”

Speaker (8/2011) “Medical Records Law” – Phoenix, Arizona

Arbiter, Maricopa County Arizona Superior Court

Recipient, “Achieving Legal Excellence” Award-National recognition from Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company for legal excellence and quality

Member, Colorado Bar Association Grievance Policy Committee

Member, Colorado Supreme Court Grievance Policy Committee

Judge/Mentor American Mock Trial Regional and Local Tournaments

Speaker, Institute for Law Firm Management “Controlling Legal Fees”

Speaker, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company “Litigation, Budgeting and Reporting”

Speaker, Institute for Law Firm Management “Legal Bill Audits”

Instructor, University of Phoenix, Business Law I and II

Instructor, Arapahoe Community College/Metropolitan State College, Business Law

Special Master, Eighth Judicial District, Arapahoe County, Colorado


Colorado, New Mexico, Nebraska, Arizona, Nevada, Denver and Clark County Bar Associations, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Defense Research Institute


University of Nebraska “N” Athletic Letter winners Club

Elected member Highlands Ranch (CO) Community Association

Elected delegate Summerlin North Community Association Board (NV)

Vestry member Grace in the Desert Episcopal Church and St Gabriel the Archangel Episcopal church

Douglas County Schools (CO) Long Range Planning committee

Family Promise Homeless Project Las Vegas

“Shoes that Fit” project/sponsor

American Youth Soccer Association Coach

Secretary, Belaire Estates Property Owners Board

Elected Director “Project REAL” (Relevant Education About the Law) – Las Vegas, NV

Training/Professional Development

Technology Courtroom (1/12)

Social Net Sanction Law (1/12)

DRI Medical Liability and Healthcare Law (3/12)

ESI Protocols and Case Long Budgets (8/12)

Colorado Defense Lawyers Association Annual Conference (Annual participation/2012)

Five Legal Liability Issues for School (1/13)

Application of the New SMART Act (1/13)

How to Prepare Your Expert Witness for Deposition (1/13)

Wage Loss in Personal Injury Cases (4/13)

PowerPoint Presentations That Make an Impact (5/13)

Food Safety Data Documentation Requirements (6/13)

HIPAA Compliance for Professional Advisors (7/13)

Healthcare/Health Insurance Market Place (7/13)

Colorado Defense Lawyers Association Annual Conference (Annual participation/2013)

Avoiding Unnecessary Lawsuits in Schools (9/13)

Managing Health Care Reform (10/13)

Role and Functions of a Vocational Expert in Litigation (11/13)

Food Safety Forensics (11/13)

HIPAA Action Plan Workshop (11/13)

Workers’ Compensation Orientation (1/14)

Webinar Presentation - TASA HIPPA/Hitech/Omnibus Rule (2/14)

Nevada State Bar High School Mock Trial Southern Regionals (2/14)

ABA Law Student Division 2013-14 National Appellate Advocacy Las Vegas (2/14)

The State of the Affordable Care Act in Nevada (3/14)

Understanding, Avoiding & Defending Accessibility Lawsuits (3/14)

State Bar of Nevada 2014 Annual Meeting (7/14)

Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department (8/14)

Complete the Picture: A Spotlight on the EPLI Market (10/14)

Voir Dire/Jury Selection (11/14)

Coping with Stress in the Legal Profession (12/14)

Preview of the Upcoming 78th Nevada Legislature Session (1/15)

Why ISIS Hates Islam & Everyone Else (5/15)

Differences Between the Democratic & Republican Views of the Constitution (7/15)

Colorado Defense Lawyers Annual Conference 2015 (7/15)

Harassment Prevention (9/15)

Making the Best Record (12/15)

Judicial Activism & the Nevada Judiciary: A National Perspective (1/16)

Entertaining Ethics with Oscar B. Goodman (2/16)

ABA Law Student Division 2015-16 National Appellate Advocacy Las Vegas (2/16)

The Most Transparent Administration Ever? FOIA, 1966-2016 R.I.P. (3/16)

Colorado Defense Lawyers Annual Conference 2016 (7/16)

Federal Indian Law 101 (8/16)

Mediation Preparation & Tactics (9/16)

Carbon Monoxide Exposure (4/17)

Marijuana & Driving: Can a blood test really determine impairment? (5/17)

Presentation to ALA Re: HR Trends (4/18)

Westlaw – Practical Law (4/18)

Extensive References upon request

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