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Scott R. Lachman

Associate

Scott Lachman is an associate in the firm's nationally-recognized Litigation Practice group and was the State Bar of Nevada's Young Lawyer of the Year in 2013. Prior to joining the firm, Scott served as judicial law clerk for Chief Justice Michael A. Cherry of the Supreme Court of Nevada.

During his three-year clerkship in the nation’s busiest appellate court, Scott disposed of hundreds of appeals and drafted some of Nevada’s leading opinions. Drafting appellate briefs in both the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Nevada, Scott has imported his appellate experience to Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial.  

Scott serves as Chairman of the State Bar of Nevada’s Disaster Legal Services Program, which provides pro bono legal aid to survivors of natural disasters throughout the State of Nevada. Scott is also a member of the Executive Council of the State Bar of Nevada's Young Lawyers Section and the Howard D. McKibben Chapter of the Americans Inns of Court.  

While at Michigan State, Scott served as vice president of the student body, President of the Jewish Student Union, and as Executive Director of the Association of Big Ten Students.

Education

Michigan State University, B.A., 2007

Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., 2010

 

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Nevada
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Representative Experience

Settled three separate actions for $0 as lead counsel for an international warehouse club in product liability actions.

Obtained favorable verdict below demand as lead counsel for a national healthcare provider in an employment dispute involving alleged unpaid wages. 

Obtained confidential settlement of more than 50 actions as counsel for national healthcare insurance company following a hepatitis C outbreak in Southern Nevada.

Obtained dismissal prior to trial on technical statutory grounds as counsel for global aerial platform manufacturer following an injury resulting from alleged product liability.  

Obtained federal seizure order preventing infringement of patented goods as counsel for prominent beauty products manufacturer in an intellectual property dispute involving counterfeit products.

Awards & Recognitions

Nevada Business Magazine, Legal Elite Southern Nevada, Best Up and Coming (2016)

Super Lawyers Magazine, Mountain States Rising Stars List, Personal Injury - General: Defense (2016)

State Bar of Nevada Young Lawyer of the Year, 2013

Jurisprudence Achievement Award, Estates and Future Interests

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association

American Inns of Court, Howard D. McKibben Chapter, Barrister

Clark County Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

Las Vegas Defense Lawyers

State Bar of Nevada, Disaster Legal Services, Chairman

State Bar of Nevada, Young Lawyers Section, Executive Council

Events & Speaking Engagements

"Nevada's New Appellate Landscape," presentation, Nevada State Bar, Las Vegas, NV, December 2015.

Interviewed by Channel 8 News regarding pro bono activity following severe flooding in Southern Nevada - September 2014 (Las Vegas, NV)

Presenter at the State Bar of Nevada's Annual Meeting, Disaster Preparedness - July 2013 (Lake Tahoe, NV)

Presenter at the Supreme Court of Nevada's Bar Admission Ceremony - October 2012 (Reno, NV) and May 2013 (Carson City, NV)