BRANDON | SMERBER

LAW FIRM

702.380.0007

Aerial view of Las Vegas strip in Nevada
 

OUR LEGAL PRACTICE AREAS

 

Publications

  • State v. Miller: Nevada’s Mistaken Application of the Jacobson Doctrine and Oversight of the Rodriguez Apparent Authority Doctrine, Idaho Law Review, Vol. 32, No. 1, 1995, Nevada Supreme Court.

  • Nevada Power Company v. Horseshoe Club Operating Company, 115 Nev. 353 (1999) (Matter of first impression in Nevada successfully limiting overhead line statutes in face of Nevada Industrial Insurance Act’s exclusive remedy).

  • Hansen, et al. v. Terrible Herbst, Inc., Nev. S.Ct. Case No. 45082 (2006) (Successfully upholding District Court decision to dismiss Plaintiffs’ Complaint on Summary Judgment based upon the lack of dram shop laws in the State of Nevada).

  • Kane, et al. v. Hard Rock Hotel, Inc., Nev. S.Ct. Case No. 47759 (Matter before the Nevada Supreme Court to uphold a Motion for Summary Judgment based upon the lack of any duty on behalf of the landowner).

  • Burrows v. Riley, 2018 Nev. App. Unpub. LEXIS 15, *1, 2018 WL 565431 (Appeal following jury trial wherein Plaintiff alleged juror misconduct). 

  • Maxim v. FP Holdings, LP, No. 2:13-cv-00415-GMN-GWF, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 439 (D. Nev. Jan. 2, 2014) (Case involving spoilation of surveillance video).​

  • C​ontreras v. Am. Family Mut. Ins. Co., 135 F. Supp. 3d 1208 (D. Nev. 2015) (Case involving third party liability for spoilation of evidence, as well as contractual indemnity for negligence).

  • Pitti v. Albertsons, Inc., No. 2:11-cv-00280-MMD-CWH, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 73638 (D. Nev. May 29, 2012)  (Grant of Summary Judgement regarding false imprisonment, defamation, assault and battery).

  • Brown v. Albertsons, LLC, No. 2:16-cv-01991-JAD-PAL, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 72118 (D. Nev. May 10, 2017) (Denial of Motion to Strike Answer and Comparative Fault Defenses based on spoliation of evidence). 

  • Carrillo v. B&J Andrews Enters., LLC, No. 2:11-cv-01450-RCJ-CWH, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 13358 (D. Nev. Jan. 31, 2013) (Grant of Motion to Strike Liability Expert for failure to properly disclose in accordance with FRCP 26).

  • Mastrion v. Blue Martini Las Vegas, Ltd. Liab. Co., No. 2:10-cv-00662-HDM-RJJ, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 51754 (D. Nev. May 13, 2011)  (Grant of Motion to Dismiss based upon lack of subject matter jurisdiction).

MEET THE ATTORNEYS

Lew Brandon, Jr.

Partner

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Lew has seen the area grow exponentially.  This experience lends itself to the challenges businesses face in our growing city and state. 


Education

Lew is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Science and Finance and a Minor in Economics, 1992.  He then attended the University of Idaho School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctorate in 1996 and served as fall edition editor on the Idaho Law Review.
 

Member/Credentials

  • President, Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, 1992

  • Idaho Law Review, Fall Edition Editor, 1996

  • Hastings College of Law Trial Advocacy, 1999

  • City of Las Vegas Traffic and Parking Commission, 2000-04

  • Hispanics in Politics, 2000-07

  • Appointed to the City of Las Vegas Architectural Review Committee, 2001-04

  • Elected Vice Chair of Las Vegas Architectural Review Committee, 2002-03

  • Appointed to Fee Impact Review Committee for the City of Las Vegas, 2002-04

  • Appointed to State Bar of Nevada Fee Dispute Arbitration Committee, 2002-05

  • Elected Chairman Las Vegas Architectural Review Committee 2003-04

  • Barrister, American Inn of Courts, 2003-08

  • Anthem Country Club- Vice President Board of Directors, 2013-16

  • Master, American Inn of Courts 2016-present

Licenses

  • Nevada State Bar – 1996

  • U.S. District Court of Nevada – 1996

Justin Smerber

Partner

Justin originally resides from California.  He has seen the tremendous shift in business from our neighboring state. This, complemented by his college and law school education from the  University of Nevada, Las Vegas, gives him an up- close understanding of our city with both local and transplant businesses.
 

Graduate

  • University of Nevada Las Vegas, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Economics – 2004

  • University of Nevada Las Vegas  - Boyd School of Law – Juris Doctor – 2007

 

Licenses

  • Nevada State Bar – 2007

  • U.S. District Court of Nevada – 2007

Professional Presentations

  • Hospitality Law, TISOH: The International School of Hospitality - 2014

  • NRCP 30(b)(6) Depositions, RIMS Nevada Chapter, The Risk Management Society – 2015

  • Business Formations, UNLV School of Dentistry – 2016

  • Punitive Damages, When are you exposed as a Corporate Defendant? RIMS Nevada Chapter, The Risk Management Society – 2016

Member

  • Nevada Trial Lawyers Association – 2006

  • American Bar Association – 2007

  • Clark County Bar Association – 2007

  • Las Vegas Defense Lawyers

  • State Bar of Nevada Insurance and Health Law Section

  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance - sNevada Chapter

  • Fellow with The National Association of Distinguished Counsel

Awards

  • American Society of Legal Advocates Top 40 Under 40 - 2016

  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys Top 10 Under 40 – 2016

  • 2019 Lawyers of Distinction – Distinguished Member Civil Litigation

Adam Davis

Associate

Adam Davis is a graduate of Drake University School of Law.  He clerked in the Iowa District Court for Polk County and was a legal clinic student attorney while attending law school.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Urban Studies-Malone College in 1997.  Adam has vast experience in administrative law, commercial law, workers compensation,  employer defense,  complex litigation, 
civil litigation and insurance defense.

Jeff was raised in the Los Angeles area.  He graduated from UCSB in 1998 and Pepperdine Law School in 2001.  Since then, he has litigated a wide variety of personal injury cases in Nevada state and federal courts and has tried multiple cases to verdict.  Jeff represents many businesses in all facets of litigation in binding arbitration and mediation.  He has tried multiple cases which resulted in defense verdicts.  He has been licensed to practice before all state and federal courts in Nevada since 2001.  When not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two young sons.  

Susan Lee

Associate

Susan was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She has been living in Las Vegas since 2003, where she worked as a table games dealer for various casinos thoughout the city.  In 2015, Susan earned a bachelors degree in criminal justice.  She earned her Juris Doctorate from UNLV's William S. Boyd School of Law.  In her time off, Susan enjoys spending time with her two young children, watching sports and attending hockey games in Las Vegas.  She is an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Vegas Golden Knights fan. 

Homero Gonzalez

Associate

Homero was born in Bronx, New York, and raised in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico.  In 2000, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he served for over fourteen years.  He received a bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland while serving tours of duty at Misawa Air Base, Japan; Camp Blackhorse, Kabul, Afghanistan; and Spangdahlem Air base, Germany.  In 2019, Homero received his Juris Doctorate from UNLV's William S. Boyd School of Law.  During his third year, Homero served as student attorney at the UNLV Immigration Clinic .  In his time off, Homero enjoys reading law, Caribbean cooking and watching sports.

Sara was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, but moved to Las Vegas in 2004 and never looked back.  Sara graduated with a bachelors of Science in Molecular Biology and received her Juris Doctorate from California Western School of Law, cum laude. Sara has held numerous customer service positions, including working front desk at many Las Vegas properties.  This has translated well into the legal realm where she strives to provide her clients the best service possible.   When not advocating for her clients, Sara enjoys volunteering in her local community, spending time with her husband and playing with her five rescue dogs.

Sara Pasquale

Associate

 
 
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NEGLIGENCE AND PREMISES LIABILITY LAW

  • Civil Litigation

  • Complex Litigation

  • Insurance Defense

  • Premises Liability Defense

  • Insurance Coverage Law

  • Class Action and Tort Defense

CIVIL AND COMMERCIAL

  • Civil Litigation

  • Business and Commercial Litigation

  • Complex Litigation

CRIMINAL LAW

  • Defense of individuals and businesses in State, Federal and all Clark County Municipalities

  • Major Felonies

  • Gross Misdemeanors

  • Misdemeanors

  • DUI Defense

About the Firm

With over 100 years of combined experience, the attorneys at our firm are skilled litigators, tireless advocates, and expert negotiators. We provide a wide range of legal services to individuals and businesses throughout the state of Nevada.  

Our firm is dedicated to aggressively and ardently representing the interests and causes of our clients. Our success is based on our legal experience, skills, and long-standing relationships developed in the state of Nevada, and particularly Las Vegas.

Our firm has represented thousands of clients over the years in legal areas which include complex litigation, general commercial liability litigation, complex claims litigation, commercial and business litigation, insurance defense, premises liability defense, business and criminal law.

Andrew Guzik

Associate

Andrew Guzik earned his law degree from Pace University School of Law in White Plains, New York. He completed the law school's demanding environmental law program which is consistently ranked as one of the top programs in the nation.

He earned a certificate in environmental law from Pace University and graduated

from the program with honors.


Andrew was licensed to practice law in Tennessee in 2009 (currently inactive) and has been licensed to practice law in Nevada since 2012. His practice has focused primarily on insurance defense litigation including premises liability, product 

liability, wrongful death, and construction defect cases. His experience also

includes a background in administrative law.  

Jeffrey Orr

Associate

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

If you are would like to join our team please send your resume to us at inquiries@bsnv.law

 

Contact Us

139 E Warm Springs Rd

Las Vegas, Clark County 89119

USA

702.380.0007

fax 702.380.2964

 

702.380.0007