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Josephine E. Sansone

Associate

Admitted to practice in both Nevada and California, Josephine Sansone’s practice focuses on catastrophic injury and other similar high exposure claims. Josephine specializes in ski industry and outdoor recreation litigation. Additionally, she handles transportation and other general premises liability matters. Josephine has experience representing trucking companies, hotels, and nightclubs. Josephine also serves as a member of the firm's pro bono committee.

Prior to joining the firm, Josephine served as a law clerk to Judge Eric Johnson of the Eighth Judicial District Court. 

Education

Arizona State University, B.S.,
magna cum laude, 2011


Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., 2015
Lead Articles & Technical Editor, Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary 

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada 

    U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Representative Experience

Obtained defense verdict for ski resort where the plaintiff collided with a ski lift tower.

Achieved dismissal of a lawsuit following Motion to Dismiss claims against ski resort for fraud and breach of contract based on season ski pass.

Prevailed in a Motion to Dismiss lawsuit against acute care facility based on the statute of limitations where the plaintiff characterized her claims for ones of ordinary negligence rather than medical malpractice. 

Obtained dismissal of lawsuit against insurer for declaratory relief where underlying litigation involved commercial property damage. 

Achieved stipulated dismissal of all claims for no consideration on behalf of large design firm in construction defect suit involving over 60 different homes.

Awards & Recognitions

Super Lawyers Magazine, Mountain States Rising Stars List, Personal Injury General: Defense, 2021

Vegas Inc., Top Lawyers, Insurance and Health, 2020 - 2021

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Pro Bono Project, 50 Hours Club, 2020

Professional & Community Activities

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Pro Bono Project

Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys

Association of Ski Defense Attorneys

Events & Speaking Engagements