Boyd Professors and Alumni Named to Top Lawyers List

Tue, 10/15/2013

Desert Companion Top LawyersSeveral William S. Boyd School of Law professors and alumni were recently named top lawyers in southern Nevada.

Editors of the October issue of Desert Companion magazine worked with Martindale-Hubbell, the authoritative resource for information on the worldwide legal profession, to compile a list of southern Nevada’s top lawyers. The list of 700 leading local lawyers in their areas of expertise was generated based on peer review ratings.

Among those recognized were Professor Mary Berkheiser as well as several alumni and adjunct professors.

Professor Berkheiser was featured in the Appellate Practice area of expertise. After earning her J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Arizona in 1984, Professor Berkheiser spent eight years working as an attorney in Phoenix, Arizona practicing in the areas of employment law, appellate litigation, and professional liability defence. Throughout her career, she has prosecuted and defended appeals in the Arizona Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Arizona Court of Appeals. She additionally taught in the areas of employment, housing and consumer law at Arizona State University College of Law from 1995 to 1998.

Desert Companion’s top lawyer list also identified a number of Boyd alumni and adjunct professors, including the following:

Alumni
Shemilly A. Briscoe ‘06
Laura Ellen Browning ‘02
Adam K. Bult ‘04
Sean K. Claggett ‘03
John Craig Courtney ‘08
Brian R. Dziminski ‘03
Sally L. Galati ‘05
Timothy J. Geswein ‘06
Dennis C. Gutwald ‘03
Brian R. Hardy ‘06
Marjorie Hauf ‘02
Michael B. Lee ‘06
Terry A. Moore ‘01
Christian M. Orme ‘06
Cal J. Potter ‘12
Rosa Solis-Rainey ‘01
Richard Rawson ‘04
Gregory Eli Smith ‘02
William H. Stoddard ‘02
William T. Sykes ‘05
Ryan J. Works ‘04

Adjunct Professors
Robert D. Faiss
Frances Alice Forsman
Gregory R. Gemignani
Dominic Gentile
Dean J. Gould
Stanley Hunterton
Douglas McLellan Edwards
Thomas F. Pitaro