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Few lawyers in the State of Nevada have as much complex litigation experience and success as Kent Robison. Even fewer have had as many trials. Having tried over 100 jury trials in six different states, Kent’s unique persuasive talents have resulted in over $600 million in verdicts and judgments. Kent has been lead counsel in over a dozen major multi-party cases and has successfully handled numerous appeals in the Nevada Supreme Court and Ninth District Court of Appeals.Kent’s leadership skills are evident in his having served on the Nevada State Board of Bar Governors for 10 years and having served as board member and President of the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association and Reno Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Kent’s competitive nature does not end in the courtroom. He has excelled in his passion of competing in Triathlons and has distinguished himself as having won his age-group in the world championship Hawaii Ironman Triathlon and having won six national and world championships in off-road Xterra Triathlons.

Experience, integrity and success as a trial advocate have been the cornerstones of a distinguished 38 year career as one of Nevada’s premier litigators.

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Practice Areas:

  • Business Tort Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation (Plaintiff and Defense)
  • Construction Litigation

Education:

  • University of Nevada – B.S. 1969
  • University of San Francisco – J.D. 1972, Phi Alpha Delta

Admitted to Bar:

  • 1972, Nevada, U.S. Claims Court and U.S. Tax Court
  • 1973, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, District of Northern California, District of Hawaii, District of Nevada, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • 1977, U.S. Supreme Court

Bar Associations:

  • State Bar of Nevada
  • Nevada State Board of Bar Governors, 1980-1989
  • Nevada Trial Lawyers Board of Governors, (1977-1988, President 1979)
  • Washoe County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association (Member, Litigation Section and Professional Negligence Section)
  • American Trial Lawyer’s Association (Nevada Delegate)
  • American Board of Criminal Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Ex Officio Member of Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct, 1985-1990
  • Ex Officio Member of Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct, 1985-1990

Memberships & Achievements:

  • Washoe County Public Defender’s Office, 1972-1975
  • Washoe County Juvenile Master Pro Tem, 1977-1978
  • Northern Nevada Disciplinary Board, 1979-1982
  • Northern Nevada Legal-Medical Screening Panel, 1979-1981
  • Executive Committee to Establish Appellate Court, 1979-1980
  • Commission to Implement Cameras in the Courtroom, 1979-present
  • Governor’s Commission on Sentencing Criminal Offenders, 1985
  • Supreme Court’s Committee to Revise Rules of Civil Procedure, 1988-1990
  • Committee for Revision of Pattern Jury Instructions
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (President, Reno Chapter)
  • American Board of Criminal Lawyers
  • American Inns of Court (Bruce R. Thompson Chapter) (Master, 1991)
  • Ad Hoc Committee to Improve Federal Courtroom Technology. (Certified Civil Trial Advocate and Criminal
  • Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy)
  • Best Lawyers in America for Civil Litigation, 1990 and Personal Injury Litigation, 1991
  • Who’s Who in the West; Marquis’ Who’s Who in American Law
  • Certified by National Board of Trial Advocacy – Civil
  • Certified by National Board of Trial Advocacy – Criminal

 

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Recognition:

  • Best Lawyers in America – Civil Litigation, 20+ years
  • Best Lawyers in America – Personal Injury, 20+ years
  • Chambers & Partner’s Clients Guide – Commercial Litigation, Band I Rating
  • Best Lawyers – Bet the Company Litigation, 2010 & 2014
  • American Lawyers and Corporate Counsel – Top Commercial Litigation Lawyers, 2006
  • American Lawyer – Top Lawyers in Litigation, 2009
  • American College of Barristers – Senior Counsel
  • College of Master Advocates and Barristers
  • Certified Civil Trial Advocacy – National Board of Trial Advocates
  • Certified Criminal Trial Advocacy – National Board of Trial Advocates
  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • Who’s Who in the West
  • American Board of Trial Advocacy
  • American Board of Criminal Lawyers
  • ALTA – Sustaining Member
  • Nevada Trial Lawyers – Pillar of Justice
  • Preeminent Lawyers – American Registry
  • Fellow in Litigation Counsel of America
  • Western States Super Lawyers – Top 5% of Nevada Lawyers
  • Outstanding Lawyers of America, 2003
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rated

Reported Cases:

  • Martin v Arroyo
  • Williams v Sierra Foods
  • L & L Roofing v Amorosa Construction
  • Oak Grove v Bell and Gossett
  • Hazelwood v Harrah’s
  • Eikelberger v Tolotti
  • Serrett v Liberty Mutual
  • Fusco v Westar Federal Credit Union
  • State v Kaplan
  • State Bar v Flanga and Ross
  • Bell v Alpha Tau Omega
  • Swain v Meyer
  • Fondi v Fondi
  • Parker v St. Marys
  • Landmark Homes v Sierra Gateway
  • Ferguson v Sierra Gateway
  • Patraw v Nevada System of Higher Education
  • Hussein v Dugan
  • Mack v Fondi
  • BACM v Edgewood Properties
  • Wild Game Ng v Wong’s International
  • Pitts v Montreux
  • EcoEnergy v Sulphco
  • Conway v Circus Circus
  • Furer v Furer