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Like many attorneys, the partners and associates at Patti, Sgro, Lewis & Roger went to law school with the intent of helping individuals and the community by becoming zealous advocates for individual rights and liberties. What sets us apart, however, is our continued commitment to these goals as our practice grows with the community. We are proud to serve not only individuals; but families, entrepreneurs and businesses in a wide variety of practice areas with the same determination and dedication to justice that inspired us to pursue our careers.

Having served the Nevada community for over twenty-five (25) years, we receive our business by word of mouth from other satisfied clients. We do not advertise our services on television, billboards, or radio, as we prefer that our work speak for itself. Some of our most dedicated clients include Matador Entertainment, Puradigm, LLC., Focus Investment Group and University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. We are also partnered with many local charities such as Boys Town of Nevada and Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada.

While our firm specializes in Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Family Law, Business Litigation, Corporate Law, Appellate Law and Administrative Law, please do not hesitate to contact our office with any legal concern. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Personal Injury

Whether it be divorce, separation, custody of a child, or child support enforcement, there are many important legal and financial issues to deal with. At Patti, Sgro, Lewis & Roger, we will help you to get the best Family Law solutions.

Criminal Defense

Patti, Sgro, Lewis, & Roger is a full service criminal defense law firm that handles every type of case from misdemeanor DUIs to homicide to federal felonies.

Family Law

Whether it be divorce, separation, custody of a child, or child support enforcement, there are many important legal and financial issues to deal with. At Patti, Sgro, Lewis & Roger, we will help you to get the best Family Law solutions.

Business/Civil Litigation

Businesses at all stages need legal counsel. Whether you’re holding annual meetings or making important management decisions, the attorneys at Patti, Sgro, Lewis & Roger can give you invaluable guidance regarding your business needs.

Appellate Law

If you have been wrongfully convicted of a crime, or have had a civil judgment issued against you, our firm can assist you in taking your fight to the next level.

Administrative Law

Our firm is experienced in handling a wide variety of administrative law claims…

 

 

 

General Counsel

In a company, the person holding the position typically reports directly to the CEO, and their duties involve overseeing and identifying the legal issues in all departments and their interrelation, including engineering, design, marketing, sales, distribution, credit, finance, human resources, production, as well as corporate governance and business policy.

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If you have been injured in an accident that resulted from the carelessness, recklessness, or misconduct of another, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. A personal injury can cause damage to physical and emotional health, impact your earning potential, place a strain on your personal life and lead to costly future medical care. Our law firm specializes in helping clients obtain compensation for these and countless other damages they have suffered at the hands of another’s negligence. Our firm has experience with all types of personal injury cases, including:

Motor Vehicle Accidents

If you have been injured in a car accident, you need experienced representation on your side to ensure that you receive just compensation from the parties responsible. Injuries suffered during an automobile accident can have devastating impacts on all aspects of your life. Without competent legal representation, insurance companies will do anything in their power to avoid compensating you for these injuries. At Patti, Sgro, Lewis, & Roger, we can help you recover maximum compensation for the damage caused to your vehicle, you or your loved one’s necessary medical treatment, the pain and suffering your injuries are causing, your lost wages, and for the impact your injuries have on your quality of life. No matter how severe the accident, our team of personal injury attorneys can help you to get the medical care you need and assist you in achieving the best possible outcome for your case.
 
You do not have to go through this difficult time alone. Give us a call, and let our experience work for you.
 
Throughout the years our office has represented thousands of people injured in automobile accidents.  Taking personal care of all our clients, we have amassed a solid settlement and verdict history.  Not only have we settled hundreds of cases for six and seven figure amounts, but we have received dozens of jury verdicts in that range as well.  In fact, our office has never lost a jury verdict wherein the matter in controversy exceeded $500,000.00.

Medical Malpractice

Medical professionals, health care providers, and even hospitals are capable of making mistakes that adversely affect your health. Despite extensive training and the vast innovations in health care, medical providers can be negligent in administering care. You are entitled to file medical malpractice lawsuits when you have suffered an injury or illness due to physician or medical personnel negligence.
Injuries sustained from medical malpractice can be debilitating. The injury itself may severely diminish your quality and enjoyment of life. It can also create further medical expenses, lost wages, and impact your ability to earn money throughout your lifetime.
 
You may have been a victim of medical malpractice if you received delayed treatment for your condition, if you were misdiagnosed, if you discharged from care to soon, your medical provider failed to refer you to a specialist, or they used faulty equipment in treating you.
 
Determining if you have been a victim of medical malpractice can be very difficult. Our medical malpractice attorneys are committed to insuring you were treated with the level of professionalism we expect from our medical providers. We will investigate your claim of medical malpractice to get you the compensation you deserve.
 
If you believe you or a love one has been a victim medical malpractice, contact Patti, Sgro, Lewis, & Roger and let our experienced team help you through this difficult time.

Notable Cases

Our office had the privilege in representing a young lady against a large regional hospital for the negligent care it levied upon her during her birth. The jury found that all of our client’s severe and permanent injuries were caused by the negligence of the hospital and awarded her over $5 million in damages.   The verdict in this case is one of our firm’s shining moments.

Premise Liability/Slip and Falls

Property owners and others responsible for maintaining property have an obligation to ensure their premises are reasonably safe and free of potential hazards.

When a property owner, landlord or tenant is negligent in providing safe premises or warning of potential dangers, innocent people can sustain injuries. If you suffered a severe injury as a result of dangerous or inadequately maintained property, the premise liability attorneys at Patti, Sgro, Lewis & Roger may be able to help pursue financial compensation on your behalf.  Common types of premise liability cases include:

  • Slip
  • Trip
  • Fall Accidents
  • Dog Bites


  • Animal Attacks 
Hotel
  • Injuries

  • Casino Injuries
  • Restaurant Injuries


  • Elevator/Escalator
  • Accidents

  • Stairway Accidents
  • Swimming Pool Accidents
Slip And Falls


The individual or party in control of a property has a responsibility to warn of any hazards that may exist and take steps to repair potentially dangerous conditions. In Nevada, plaintiffs in premises liability cases must establish that the property owner knew or should have known a hazard existed.

Common factors in premises liability cases include:

  • Negligent Security
  • Inadequate Lighting
  • Electrocution
  • Loose Handrails or Guardrails


  • Defective Sidewalks
  • Wet or Icy Walkways
  • Construction Hazards
  • Inadequate Fencing






  • Inaccessible Emergency Exits
  • Inadequate Warning Signs
  • Dangerous Playground Equipment


Our premise liability lawyers at Patti, Sgro, Lewis & Roger specialize in dangerous premise condition cases that result in severe injuries including:

Brain Injures
Broken Bones
Spinal Cord Injuries
Burn Injuries
Loss of Limb Injuries

Because there are different regulations that apply to property owners, managers and occupants, it’s important to meet with an experienced premises liability attorney if you were hurt due to a dangerous premises condition.

If you believe you are severely injured as a result of a dangerous condition on a premise, please contact Patti, Sgro, Lewis & Roger for your free case consultation. Our experienced premises liability attorneys are ready to listen to your story and guide you through the complex legal process.

Notable Cases

A few years back, our office obtained a slip and fall jury verdict against a large national corporation.  Through our aggressive trial practice, we were able to have a key defense employ admit to “punitive” facts in their business operations.  As a result, we obtained a jury verdict in excess of $6 million; a number which still stands as the largest slip and fall verdict in our state.

Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation is a form of industrial insurance that provides wage replacement and medical benefits to employees that have been injured at work, or suffer from occupational illnesses. Occupational illnesses can include respiratory conditions, carpal tunnel syndrome, repetitive motion injuries and the like.
The workers’ compensation claim process is full of legal complexities, rules and timelines, which can be frustrating and confusing. When an injured employee should be focusing on their recovery, these legal burdens can be an unwelcome distraction. Although employees are advised that they can go through the system on their own, they are dealing with insurance adjusters who know every single rule and regulation that applies to workers’ compensation.

Medical Treatment
Lost Wages
Vocational Rehabilitation

Permanent Partial Disability
Permanent Total Disability
Transportation Fees

If you have questions about your workers compensation claim in Nevada, please contact Patti, Sgro, Lewis and Roger, so we can meet with you and discuss what services we can provide and how we can represent you in your claims process.

Catastrophic Injury

If you have been the victim of an injury that has left you with life changing injuries, it may be considered a catastrophic injury. These injuries can result from car accidents, medical malpractice, product defects, or premise liability. A catastrophic injury affects more than just the immediate victim, family and friends all share in the pain. It can leave you needing long-term medical care and therapy. It also can create a significant strain on your family, as you may become limited physically and financially. Many people who suffer a catastrophic injury will never be able to return to the careers they had before. These lost wages and lost independence can make the injury almost unbearable. Let the experience of Patti, Sgro, Lewis, & Roger help you receive the just compensation you deserve.
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Notable Cases

In 2014, our office obtained the largest single person “injury” settlement in Nevada history.   Our office filed suit on behalf of a young man rendered severely mentally and physically disabled as the result of the negligence of some of Nevada’s largest corporations.  The settlement value exceeded $30 million.  This matter epitomizes the work our attorneys can perform when needed.  We litigated against nine other law firms, over 500 attorneys strong, during a 3 year period.  After almost 60 court hearings, more than 30 depositions, and on the brink of trial, we obtained the largest settlement in Nevada history; and our client deserved every penny. 

Product Liability

When we make purchases, we make them with the assumption that what we’re buying is safe for its intended use. Unfortunately, due to defects in manufacturing or design, these products can pose a threat to you or your loved ones. A product may also cause injury by failing to provide a sufficient safety warning. Product manufacturers and retailers are held legally responsible to you for the injuries their products cause. If you have been injured as the result of a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation. At Patti, Sgro, Lewis, & Roger, we will work with you to insure you receive the compensation you deserve.

 
 
 
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Patti, Sgro, Lewis, & Roger is a full service criminal defense law firm that handles every type of case from misdemeanor DUIs to homicide to federal felonies. When our firm decides to take a case, our strong commitment to the client lays the groundwork and we are involved in every aspect of the criminal justice process.
The investigative phase of our representation begins the moment a client hires us. Our legal team delves into police reports, obtains forensic testimony, and identifies weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. We work closely with our clients, discussing events, and gathering all details pertinent to the defense.  Solid preparation is the key to a proper defense.
Our field of expertise includes:

  • Wire/Bank Fraud
  • RICO violations


  • Firearms Violations
  • Tax Evasion/Tax Fraud


  • Controlled Substances Violations


  • Capital Cases
  • Murder


  • Fraud
  • Kiddnapping
  • Assault


  • Enhanced DUIs & Domestic Violence Charges
  • Drug Charges



  • DUI
  • Domestic Violence


  • Battery
  • Solicitation


  • Traffic
  • Trespass


 
 
 
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Family Law Matters are some of the most difficult emotional experiences in a person’s life. Whether it be divorce, separation, custody of a child, or child support enforcement, there are many important legal and financial issues to deal with. At Patti, Sgro, Lewis & Roger, we will help you to get the best Family Law solutions.

Prenuptial Agreements

A premarital agreement is a contract made in anticipation of marriage that specifies the rights and obligations of the parties. Such an agreement typically includes terms for property distribution in the event the marriage terminates.
 
All states recognize premarital agreements through statutes or court decisions.A premarital agreement is an unusual contract. It is an agreement between marrying persons that, at least in part, contemplates the breakup of the marriage. The subject matter of the agreement is unique: no other contract can address such matters as Child Custody, child education, and spousal maintenance. The relationship of the parties is special: the contract is made not by two parties operating at arm’s length, but by two persons who are preparing to marry. The contract is enforceable without consideration or the exchange of value, whereas most contracts require consideration. Finally, the contract may not be enforced until years after it was first formed. Although they are exceptional, premarital agreements have become increasingly popular in the United States. Let Patti, Sgro & Roger assist with the drafting and enforcement..

Divorce

Patti, Sgro, Lewis & Roger works tirelessly to provide the right legal solution for each individual client involved in Family Law matters. As attorneys, our goal is to protect the rights and best interests of their clients and their children. In matters of divorce law, which is often accompanied by child custody matters and the division of marital property, we work hard to understand our clients’ needs. We achieve positive results through negotiation, mediation or collaborative law. When litigation becomes necessary, clients can rely on our combined experience in Clark County Family Courts to achieve successful results. Whether you are filing for divorce or your spouse has filed for divorce, our office can help you make the right decisions for your family.

Probate and Guardianships

Probate is necessary whenever a deceased person leaves titled assets in their name alone. A party then files a petition for probate which allows distribution of the decedent’s assets. Guardianships are filed for both minors and incapacitated persons. At Patti, Sgro, Lewis & Roger, we work to educate our clients on the intricacies of both probate and guardianship law while working to get the best results possible.

Adoption

Adoption involves the creation of the parent-child relationship between individuals who are not naturally so related. The adopted child is given the rights, privileges, and duties of a child and heir by the adoptive family. The best interests of the child are of paramount importance in policy considerations toward adoption. Elements in determining who will be suitable adoptive parents include race, religion, economic status, home environment, age, and health. Most of these criteria are taken into consideration in placements by agencies or in private placements where state law requires that adoptive parents be investigated.
 
Deciding to adopt can be one of the greatest decisions for a family to make. At Patti, Sgro, Lewis, & Roger we provide step-by-step guidance so that you can focus on what is important- family.
 
If you have questions about the adoptive process, please give Patti, Sgro, Lewis, & Roger a call.

Child Custody

When the custody to your child is threatened, you need experienced legal representation on your side. At Patti, Sgro, Lewis, & Roger we fight for you and your child.
In Nevada, child custody is based on the best interest of the child. This means that preference is not given to one parent over the other. Instead, the court will consider a multitude of factors to decide which custody arrangement would be best for the child. There are two types of custody, physical custody and legal custody. Physical custody means the amount of time each parent is allowed to be physically present with the child. Legal custody refers to the ability of the parent to make decisions on the behalf of their child. These decisions can include healthcare, and education. Both Physical and Legal Custody can be granted as joint custody, primary custody, or sole custody.
 
Don’t allow parental rights be determined without proper legal representation. Give Patti, Sgro, Leiws, & Roger a call to discuss your rights.

 
 
 
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Businesses at all stages need legal counsel. Whether you’re holding annual meetings or making important management decisions, the attorneys at Patti, Sgro, Lewis & Roger can give you invaluable guidance regarding your business needs. Some of the services we provide are:

Employee Contractors
Contract Review
Terms and Conditions
Non-compete Agreements
Nondisclosure Agreements
Confidentiality Agreements
Ongoing General Counsel Representation
LLC Formation

 
Whether you are starting a business, growing a business, or presently own an established business interest, there are many important legal matters that will affect your business. The type of business entity or entities you are using can affect future profits, stability, taxation, and other important matters. Business entities available include corporation / incorporation INC., limited liability companies (LLC), limited partnerships, or a combination of one or more of the above. Running a profitable business is not simply a matter of making a profit; it is also important that you protect what you make, and put it to work in a way most profitable for you and for those who may inherit your business. In managing your business, you will encounter legal pitfalls along the way. Let the attorneys at Patti, Sgro, Lewis & Roger help you recognize and handle these issues before they grow.

 
 
 
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If you have been wrongfully convicted of a crime, or have had a civil judgment issued against you, our firm can assist you in taking your fight to the next level.  Our experienced appellate attorneys have successfully appealed cases to the Nevada Supreme Court, the US District Court for the State of Nevada, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. 
 

Our firm is well versed both bringing and defending Writs of Mandamus/Prohibition, Direct Appeals, Federal and State Writs of Habeas Corpus, and Petitions for Judicial Review.

 
 
 
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Our firm is experienced in handling a wide variety of administrative law claims, including, but not limited to:

Federal EEOC Claims and Defenses
Homeowner’s Association Claims
Real Estate Division Claims
Licensing Issues

 
State Employment Claims
Local Government Employee
Petitions for Judicial Review

 
 
 
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Dean R. Patti, is a partner of Patti, Sgro, Lewis & Roger. He graduated with honors from the University of South Florida in 1986 and continued his education at Southwestern School of Law downtown Los Angeles, California graduating at the top of his class in 1991.

After graduation, he clerked for Nevada Supreme Court Justice, Charles Springer. Following the successful completion of his clerkship, Mr. Patti also clerked for Chief Judge Jack Lehman of the 8th Judicial District Court of Nevada. He went on to spend one year as an associate with a large firm before opening his own practice in 1992.

Throughout his career, Mr. Patti has become well versed in the areas of Personal Injury, Business Law and Civil Litigation. Mr. Patti has obtained settlements and awards in excess of $10 million dollars. In 1996, Mr. Patti partnered with Anthony P. Sgro, Esq., and he continues to focus his practice in three areas.

 

NOTABLE CASES

  • Obtained a settlement value in excess of 30 million dollars on behalf of a young man rendered severely mentally and physically disabled as the result of the negligence of some of Nevada’s largest corporations.
  • Secured 5 million dollar settlement against medical health provider for failure to provide adequate post operative care that resulted in blindness.
  • Obtained a settlement of 5 million dollars against a major tire manufacturer for a Plaintiff injured by a defective tire.
  • Obtained a settlement of over 800,000 dollars against a national supermarket chain for a trip and fall accident incurred by an elderly client.
  • Obtained a settlement in excess of 750,000 dollars against a casino for a Plaintiff injured in a trip and fall accident by an improperly constructed step.

 

PRACTICE AREAS

Personal Injury
Business Law
Civil Litigation

EDUCATION

South Western
School of Law, JD, 1991
University of South Florida,
honors, 1986

ADMITTED

Nevada State Bar

MEMBERSHIPS

Trial Lawyers Association
Clark County Bar of Nevada
National Lawyers Society
International Honor Society
Phi Theta Kappa
Pi Gamma MV

 

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Anthony P. Sgro is a partner of Patti, Sgro, Lewis & Roger, LLC. After attending the University of San Diego for both his undergraduate education and law school, Mr. Sgro returned to Las Vegas and began practicing primarily in the area of criminal defense. After several years, he started his own practice, becoming a “death qualified” attorney focused on defending those charged with capital murder offenses.
In June 1996, Mr. Sgro merged his own firm with that of Dean Patti, Esq. With the inception of Patti & Sgro, Mr. Sgro used his unique trial experience to branch out into other areas of law, including personal injury, entertainment, and business law. Since the beginning of his career, Mr. Sgro has tried over 100 jury trials in both the civil and criminal arena. Most notably, Mr. Sgro secured the largest slip and fall personal injury verdict to be awarded against Walgreens corporation, as well as a real estate verdict in excess of $40 million.

Several years ago, Mr. Sgro again expanding his practice to include the representation of various athletes, musicians, and celebrities as general counsel and part owner for Matador Entertainment, LLC, a boutique entertainment company. Almost immediately after Matador’s formation, Matador confirmed and routed Prince’s 2013 West Coast tour, which spanned 13 U.S. cities. Most recently, with the direction of Mr. Sgro, Matador received the commission to book all the live concerts for the UFC’s Fight Week 2014.
Moving forward, Mr. Sgro continues to practice criminal law while expanding his practice to include the booking of personal appearances for MMA fighters, NFL players, and various artists and musicians.

 

NOTABLE CASES

  • Obtained a settlement value in excess of 30 million dollars on behalf of a young man rendered severely mentally and physically disabled as the result of the negligence of some of Nevada’s largest corporations.
  • Garcia v. Mountainview OB GYN, et al – secured verdict of over 7 million dollars based on hospital’s failure to provide adequate prenatal care and for negligent monitoring of delivery.
  • Mowen v. Walgreen’s – secured a verdict against Walgreen’s Corporation for over 6 million dollars for a slip and fall injury suffered by our client.  At the time it was the largest verdict in a slip in fall action in Nevada history.
  • Rubin v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 292 F.3d 639 (9th Cir. 2002) – successfully represented Plaintiff against insurance company when insurance company refused to provide coverage in both Nevada Supreme Court and before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • State of Nevada v. Charles Early – acquittal on murder charges.
  • State of Nevada v. David Lemmons – acquittal on murder charges.
  • Focus v. SouthEdge, LLC – obtained a verdict and attendant benefit to Plaintiff in excess of 55 million dollars.
  • Two (2) capital murder cases successfully negotiated to manslaughter during trial.
  • United States v Vincent Fogliani – acquittal of Defendant on multiple charges related to extortion.
  • United States v  Lopez-Robles, et al. – acquittal of Defendant on multiple charges related to drug trafficking and racketeering.
  • United States v  Piedra-Caranza – acquittal of Defendant on multiple charges related to drug trafficking.
  • United States v. Gilberto Rodriguez-Navarro – acquittal of Defendant on drug trafficking and racketeering related charges.
  • United States v. Baquero – acquittal of Defendant on drug trafficking and RICO violations.
  • United States v. Dominga Mora Guizar – acquittal of Defendant on drug trafficking charges.
  • Bennett v. Eighth Judicial Dist. Court ex rel. Cnty. of Clark, 121 Nev. 802, 121 P.3d 605 (2005) – successfully struck an aggravator for capital murder on Writ of Mandamus to the Nevada Supreme Court.
  • Ducksworth v. State, 113 Nev. 780, 942 P.2d 157 (1997) – reversed and remanded conviction for Murder.
  • Acquittal of fifteen-year-old juvenile on sexual assault charges.
  • Reversed indictment charge of child abuse and neglect for improperly charged defendant on Writ of Mandamus to Nevada Supreme Court.
  • Reversed decision of lower court on released of sealed records on Writ of Mandamus before Nevada Supreme Court.
  • Worked with the Las Vegas City Council to adopt new regulations to the erotic dance code.

 

PRACTICE AREAS

Criminal Defense
Personal Injury
Entertainment Law
Business Law

EDUCATION

The University of
San Diego,
Bachelor’s Degree

The University of
San Diego,
Juris Doctorate

ADMITTED

Nevada State Bar
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Also handled cases in California, Utah, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Illinois, Texas, Florida and New York

MEMBERSHIPS

American Bar Association
Nevada Attorneys for
Criminal Justice
National Society of
Italian American Lawyers
American Trial Lawyers Association

 

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Mr. Lewis has spent his 16 year litigation carrier representing catastrophically injured people, along with many local, national and international corporations.   He has been lead counsel, taking seven trials to verdict and second chair in three others through verdict.  He has litigated dozens of seven figure injury matters and multiple eight and nine figure contract and commercial fraud cases.   He has tried cases and argued in both the State and Federal Courts in:  Arizona, California and Nevada.  Additionally, he handled a nine figure contract dispute in Canada.

Mr. Lewis has also been asked to draft and negotiate many contract documents for companies he initially represented in litigation matters.   Applying his litigation experience (and drawing upon his experience gained in drafting and publishing three legal articles), he has drafted and negotiated numerous employment, consulting, manufacturing, joint venture, and distributorship agreements.
When not in the office or court, Mr. Lewis spends most of his time outdoors with family and friends.  He has ascended Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Washington (a winter ascent), and many local peaks.

 

NOTABLE CASES

  • Obtained a settlement value in excess of 30 million dollars on behalf of a young man rendered severely mentally and physically disabled as the result of the negligence of some of Nevada’s largest corporations.
  • Secured 5 million dollar settlement against medical health provider for failure to provide adequate post operative care that resulted in blindness.
  • Litigated and settled a 100 million dollar contract dispute in British Columbia, Canada.
  • Litigated a 32 million dollar stock fraud matter in Federal Court in Arizona.
  • Litigated a 4 million dollar alter ego corporate claim in Florida Federal Court.
  • Litigated a 2.5 million dollar fraud claim in California Federal Court.
  • Participated as lead counsel in multiple matters published by various courts.  Hoyt v. Aerus Holdings, LLC, 447 B.R. 283 (2011); Sanchez ex. rel. Sanchez v. Wall-Mart Stores, Inc., 125 Nev. 818 (2009); Bingue v. Prunchak, 512 F.3d 1169 (2008).

 

PRACTICE AREAS

Commercial and Civil Litigation
Catastrophic Personal Injury Litigation
Corporate Transactions

EDUCATION

University of California,
Santa Barbara, B.A.,
(Environmental Studies)
University of the Pacific,
McGeorge
School of Law, J.D
Pennsylvania State University,
M.P.S.,
(Homeland Security to be conferred ’16).

MEMBERSHIPS

American Bar Association
Arizona
Nevada

 

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Retired Clark County District Attorney David Roger joined the law firm of Patti, Sgro, Lewis & Roger in 2013.

David was Las Vegas’ top prosecutor from 2003 to 2012. Clark County voters elected David as District Attorney in 2002 and re-elected him in 2006 and 2010.

As the DA, David took time to try several high profile cases. For example, David prosecuted and won convictions against:

– O.J. Simpson for an armed robbery of sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel;
– James Scholl, who set a cab driver on fire during a robbery; and
– Moises Araujo-Amaya for robbery and attempted murder of a police officer.

Prior to being elected DA, David was a Chief Deputy District Attorney for over 15 years. During that time, he was assigned to the Major Violators Unit where he prosecuted capital murder cases. During his 25-year career as a prosecutor, David handled thousands of cases and approximately 80 jury trials including 38 murder trials.

David became a household name in 2000 when he successfully prosecuted and convicted Richard Tabish and Sandra Murphy for the murder of casino mogul Ted Binion.

David was admitted to practice in Nevada in 1986. He is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and all Nevada Federal and State courts.

David has also received significant recognition from his peers in the legal community. In the Martindale – Hubbell legal guide David has the “AV” rating, which is the highest rating for professional and ethical standards.

A longtime Las Vegan, David graduated from Bishop Gorman High School in 1979. He went on to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he majored in accounting and graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. David earned his law degree from California Western School of Law in 1986.

David is married to Judge Susan Roger. The couple have one daughter, Holly Marie Roger.

 

Ms. Weaver is an Associate with Patti, Sgro, Lewis and Roger. Throughout her career Ms. Weaver has practiced in a variety of disciplines including criminal defense, appeals, complex business litigation and general litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants. Ms. Weaver has successfully represented criminal defendants all the way through trial, securing not guilty verdicts. Ms. Weaver has handled multi‐million dollar business litigation matters. Further, Ms. Weaver has combined her two main areas of practice to represent clients in federal white collar criminal matters.

Ms. Weaver has handled cases from inception through trial and verdict for both civil and criminal matters. Ms. Weaver has argued at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and handled appeals in the Nevada Supreme Court.

 

NOTABLE CASES

  • Obtained a settlement of over 800,000 dollars against a national supermarket chain for a trip and fall accident incurred by an elderly client.
  • Reversed decision of lower court on released of sealed records on Writ of Mandamus before Nevada Supreme Court.
  • Acquittal of Defendant on ten (10) felony theft charges.
  • Negotiation of 20+ count felony juvenile sexual assault case to one (1) gross misdemeanor.
  • Successfully secured a State and local zoning license for a medical marijuana cultivation corporation.
  • Argued complex Wire/Bank Fraud Appeal before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
 

PRACTICE AREAS

State and Federal Criminal Defense
Commercial and Civil Litigation
State and Federal Appellate Practice Administrative Law (employment/HOA/licenses)

EDUCATION

Sarah Lawrence College, B.A., 2001 (International Relations)

Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2007

ADMITTED

State Bar of Nevada
U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
9th Circuit Court of Appeals

MEMBERSHIPS

Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice

 

 

Meredith L. Weiner was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada and joined Patti, Sgro, Lewis & Roger in 2012. Prior to joining PSLR, Ms. Weiner practiced mostly insurance defense and criminal law at a smaller firm in Las Vegas.

Since joining the firm, Ms. Weiner’s practice areas have grown. Initially, Ms. Weiner focusing primarily in criminal defense, including misdemeanor and felony cases, as well as assisting in capital murder cases, although she quickly expanded her practice to include family law, entertainment law, and business/corporate law. During her first year at PSLR, Ms. Weiner helped form Matador Entertainment, LLC., a boutique entertainment company, who confirmed, routed, and produced Prince’s 2013 West Coast tour, which included performances in thirteen U.S. cities. Additionally, Matador Entertainment recently received the opportunity to book all the live concert events for UFC’s “Fight Week” 2014.

Ms. Weiner obtained her bachelor of science in Biology with a minor in Spanish from the American University in Washington, D.C. in 2003. In 2009, Ms. Weiner earned her Juris Doctor degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California, where she spent time as a San Diego County Student Mediator during law school.

Prior to practicing law, before taking the Nevada bar exam, Ms. Weiner clerked at the Clark County Public Defender’s Office, where she gained invaluable knowledge working with indigent clients in the Las Vegas area.

In her spare time, Ms. Weiner is an avid runner and enjoys cooking, shopping, and exercising.

 

NOTABLE CASES

  • Representation of Hollywood producer Bruce Beresford-Redman in Extradition Appeal.
  • Successfully obtained probation for Defendant charged with felony evading police, forgery, and possession and sale of identifying documents.
  • Obtained dismissal of Drug Trafficking charges.
  • Obtained two (2) year temporary protective order for Client harassed by co-worker.
  • Secured guardianship by parents of 16 year-old son addicted to heroin in order to send child to rehabilitation facility.
  • Assisted with the formation of Matador Entertainment, LLC, an entertainment booking company that secured and booked Prince’s 2013 West Coast tour as well as UFC’s 2013 Fight Week.

PRACTICE AREAS

Criminal Defense
Family Law
Entertainment Law

EDUCATION

The American University, Washington, D.C, B.S. Biology, Minor in Spanish

Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA, J.D.

ADMITTED

Nevada 2011
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals 201

MEMBERSHIPS

American Bar Association
Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Women’s Law Association

 

 

Mr. Ortuno has been a practicing attorney in Nevada since 2008. Prior to joining Patti, Sgro, Lewis & Roger, he gained extensive experience litigating various matters on behalf of insurance companies, large corporations and municipal entities in the Las Vegas Valley. Mr. Ortuno’s litigation experience spans automobile accidents, contract disputes, slip and fall accidents, construction defect litigation, civil rights actions and a variety of other substantive areas of the law.

Mr. Ortuno was born and raised in Upstate New York. After finishing his undergraduate studies at the University of Rochester, Joseph traded the snow for sunshine and obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami. Since law school, Mr. Ortuno has been a Las Vegas resident and enjoys spending time with friends, family and his two dogs. He also enjoys watching sports, traveling and outdoor activities.

NOTABLE CASES

·   Orion Portfolio Services 2, LLC v. County of Clark ex rel. University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 39 (2010) – Assisted University Medical Center of Southern Nevada in obtaining an unanimous en banc decision from the Nevada Supreme Court regarding an issue of first impression where a multimillion dollar contract was in dispute. This decision paved the way for a defense verdict at trial.

·   Negotiated multiple six-figure personal injury settlements for clients seriously injured as a result of another’s negligence.

·   Won numerous arbitration awards for individuals injured in automobile collisions, slip and fall accidents and various other personal injury matters.  Successfully awarded attorney’s fees and costs in a majority of these matters.

·   Representation of a variety of corporations and Fortune 500 companies including insurance companies, worldwide gaming, entertainment and hospitality conglomerates, medical providers and manufacturers, industrial manufacturers and retailers, construction companies, as well as municipal entities.

PRACTICE AREAS

Civil Litigation
Personal Injury

EDUCATION

University of Maimi School of Law
Miami, Florida

University of Rochester
Rochester, New York

ADMITTED

Nevada
U.S. District Court (Nevada)
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

MEMBERSHIPS

State Bar of Nevada

 

 

Ms. Murphy obtained her juris doctor degree from the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas and her bachelor of science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is a member of the State Bar of Nevada.

Ms. Murphy was born in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. Ms. Murphy relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1999 where she has resided ever since. Ms. Murphy worked her way through undergraduate and law school as a waiter on the Las Vegas Strip. Living in Las Vegas for over 15 years Ms. Murphy has developed close ties in the Las Vegas community, and before joining Patti Sgro Lewis & Roger ran her own successful law practice for many years. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and practicing yoga.

Ms. Murphy is a member of the State Bar of Nevada, the American Bar Association and the National Professional Women’s Organization. Ms. Murphy is admitted in all courts in Nevada. Ms. Murphy’s areas of practice include civil litigation, family law, bankruptcy, worker’s compensation and personal injury.

 
 

NOTABLE CASES

  • Litigated multi-defendant, multi-million dollar medical malpractice case involving matters of state investigation and permanent hospital policy changes.
  • Litigated appellate matter in effort to protect a minor from having the public-employment benefits of their deceased parent taken by the surviving parent.
  • Litigated multi-party, multi-million dollar federal fraud case involving medical facilities, medical providers, and attorneys.
  • Successfully sought and obtained discovery sanction striking the opposing party’s pleadings which ended the case conclusively without trial and further expense to the client.
  • Successfully barred a party from obtaining a 50% interest in a retirement account after investigation uncovered a thirty (30) year old prior marriage that was not properly terminated.
  • Successfully negotiated millions in settlements, avoiding trial, including obtaining a six-figure settlement where the opposing party initially denied liability.
 

PRACTICE AREAS

Civil Litigation
Family Law
Personal Injury
Worker’s Compensation
Bankruptcy
Real Estate Acquisition

EDUCATION

William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas (J.D.)

University of Nevada Las Vegas (B.S.)

ADMITTED

Nevada 2006

MEMBERSHIPS

State Bar of Nevada
American Bar Association

 

 

Mr. Barrett was born and raised in Reno, Nevada. He graduated from Bishop Manogue High School, before attending the University of Nevada, Reno. He would go on to graduate from Nevada with a BGS and a Minor in Political Science. During his time at Nevada, Joe participated in numerous activities that supported both the University and the community.

Mr. Barrett earned his Juris Doctorate from William S. Boyd School of Law. During law school, he served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable George Foley in the United States District Court, as well as to the Honorable Jennifer Togliatti in the Eighth Judicial District Court. After graduating from law school he was hired on as a law clerk with Patti, Sgro, Lewis, & Roger. Upon passing the bar, Mr. Barrett was hired by Patti, Sgro, Lewis, & Roger as an attorney.

Mr. Barrett also had the honor of serving in the Nevada Army National Guard.

Outside of the Office, Mr. Barrett enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, going hiking, fishing, and camping. Additionally, he enjoys watching sports, particularly football. Go Wolf Pack!


 

NOTABLE CASES

  • As a Judicial Extern for the United States District Court assisted in a complex international copyright dispute.
  • Assisted  in the defense of a multi-million dollar class action lawsuit.
  • Assisted in litigation on behalf of Plaintiff severely injured in a medical malpractice action worth in excess of 5 million dollars.

 

EDUCATION

William S. Boyd School of Law
J.D. 2014

University of Nevada, Reno
BGS 2011

ADMITTED

Nevada

 

 

Ivette Amelburu is of counsel to the firm. Ms. Amelburu is an accomplished trial attorney and has litigated numerous high-profile cases in the State of Nevada. She has spent the majority of her professional career handling every aspect of the most serious felony cases, from the initial legal counseling of individuals and pre-trial litigation, to the representation of clients at jury trials and penalty phases. Ms. Amelburu is recognized by the Nevada courts as qualified to provide representation in both capital and non-capital murder cases. Her level of legal knowledge and experience, combined with her ability as a bi-lingual Spanish speaker, has given Ms. Amelburu the opportunity to successfully represent clients from diverse backgrounds at all stages of the legal process.

Ms. Amelburu obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and her Juris Doctor from the University of Colorado, School of Law. She was a Law Clerk to the Honorable Gloria S. Sanchez, of the Eighth Judicial District Court and became a member of the State Bar of Nevada in October of 1999. Subsequent to joining the Nevada bar, Ms. Amelburu was an Associate Attorney with the Law Offices of Peter J. Bellon, Ltd., and then a private practitioner, practicing in the areas of domestic, criminal, and juvenile law. She later joined the Office of the Special Public Defender, where she spent ten years exclusively litigating homicide cases. Ms. Amelburu has also practiced at the appellate level and has argued before the Nevada Supreme Court. Additionally, she has presented as an Instructor for Training Laboratory Personnel for Courtroom Testimony and Cross-Examination at the Biotechnology Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Ms. Amelburu is a former President of the Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice (NACJ) and of the Latino Bar Association (LBA) in Clark County and has served as a member of the Diversity Committee for the State Bar of Nevada. She also participates in various legal mentorship programs, including Kids In The Courtroom, in North Las Vegas Justice Court before the Honorable Natalie Tyrrell, and Huellas, at the Boyd School of Law, La Voz Student Organization.

 

Jayme Martinez graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, William Boyd School of Law in 2009. Mrs. Martinez joined the firm in 2012, bringing with her an inspiring personal story, and a warmth and generosity that our clients have come to love and appreciate. Since her second year of law school, Ms. Martinez has assisted with the preparation and presentation of more than 25 civil and criminal jury trials.   She has an affection for complex litigation, and is most adept at organizing voluminous amounts of documents. Ms. Martinez subscribes to a personal philosophy of “over-delivery” when it comes to serving the needs of our clients.  She is a mother to three beautiful daughters, and relies on yoga, music, and Muy Thai in her spare time to stay balanced.

 

NOTABLE CASES

  • Assisted in defense of client charged with trafficking more than 400 kilos of cocaine.
  • Assisted with the defense of Las Vegas City Counsel Person which resulted in the dismissal of criminal charges.
  • Assisted in prosecution of 42 U.S.C. 1983 action involving inmate who was severely injured at the Clark County Detention Center.
  • Assisted Plaintiff with successfully maintaining Federal medical device products liability case in state court.
  • Assisted with securing a favorable settlement for victims injured in shooting at a local casino.
  • Participated in the drafting of proposed legislation to increase insurance coverage for combat sports competitors in the state of Nevada.

 

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PERSONAL INJURY

  • Obtained a settlement value in excess of 30 million dollars behalf of a young man rendered severely mentally and physically disabled as the result of the negligence of some of Nevada’s largest corporations.
  • Garcia v. Mountainview OB GYN, et al – secured verdict of over 7 million dollars based on hospital’s failure to provide adequate prenatal care and for negligent monitoring of delivery.
  • Secured 5 million dollar settlement against medical health provider for failure to provide adequate post operative care that resulted in blindness.
  • Mowen v. Walgreen’s – secured a verdict against Walgreen’s Corporation for over 6 million dollars for a slip and fall injury suffered by our client.  At the time it was the largest verdict in a slip in fall action in Nevada history.
  • Obtained a settlement of 5 million dollars against a major tire manufacturer for a Plaintiff injured by a defective tire.
  • Secured a verdict of 1.2 million dollars in favor of a client who was injured by inadequate seat belt protection on a bus.
  • Obtained a settlement of over 800,000 dollars against a national supermarket chain for a trip and fall accident incurred by an elderly client.
  • Obtained a settlement in excess of 750,000 dollars against a casino for a Plaintiff injured in a trip and fall accident by an improperly constructed step.
  • Rubin v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 292 F.3d 639 (9th Cir. 2002) – successfully represented Plaintiff against insurance company when insurance company refused to provide coverage in both Nevada Supreme Court and before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

 

CRIMINAL

  • United States v Vincent Fogliani – acquittal of Defendant on multiple charges related to extortion.
  • United States v  Lopez-Robles, et al. – acquittal of Defendant on multiple charges related to drug trafficking and racketeering.
  • United States v  Piedra-Caranza – acquittal of Defendant on multiple charges related to drug trafficking.
  • United States v. Gilberto Rodriguez-Navarro – acquittal of Defendant on drug trafficking and racketeering related charges.
  • United States v. Baquero – acquittal of Defendant on drug trafficking and RICO violations.
  • United States v. Dominga Mora Guizar – acquittal of Defendant on drug trafficking charges.
  • State of Nevada v. Charles Early – acquittal on murder charges.
  • State of Nevada v. David Lemmons – acquittal on murder charges.

 

APPELLATE LAW

  • Rubin v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 292 F.3d 639 (9th Cir. 2002) – successfully represented Plaintiff against insurance company when insurance company refused to provide coverage in both Nevada Supreme Court and before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Reversed indictment charge of child abuse and neglect for improperly charged defendant on Writ of Mandamus to Nevada Supreme Court.
  • Reversed decision of lower court on released of sealed records on Writ of Mandamus before Nevada Supreme Court.
  • Bennett v. Eighth Judicial Dist. Court ex rel. Cnty. of Clark, 121 Nev. 802, 121 P.3d 605 (2005) – successfully struck an aggravator for capital murder on Writ of Mandamus to the Nevada Supreme Court.
  • Ducksworth v. State, 113 Nev. 780, 942 P.2d 157 (1997) – reversed and remanded conviction for Murder.

 

BUSINESS LITIGATION

  • Focus v. SouthEdge, LLC – obtained a verdict and attendant benefit to Plaintiff in excess of 55 million dollars.
  • Litigated and settled a 100 million dollar contract dispute in British Columbia, Canada.
  • Litigated a  32 million dollar stock fraud matter in Federal Court in Arizona.
  • Litigated a 4 million dollar alter ego corporate claim in Florida Federal Court.
  • Litigated a 2.5 million dollar fraud claim in California Federal Court.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

  • Worked with the Las Vegas City Council to adopt new regulations to the erotic dance code.
  • Successfully secured a State and local zoning license for a medical marijuana cultivation corporation.