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Elliot Anderson is a member of the Appeals & Legal Issues and Litigation Practice in Greenberg Traurig's Las Vegas office. He has been involved with cases in many areas of law, including consumer bankruptcy, complex commercial litigation, criminal law, general civil law, HOA superpriority litigation, and post-conviction collateral review. Elliot’s practice focuses on multiple industries, including aviation, banking, financial services, and health care.

Elliot is also an experienced appellate advocate who has represented clients, in all industries, throughout Nevada. He also works with clients and trial teams in resolving business and contract disputes, and other issues of importance to his clients. 

In addition, Elliot has a substantial administrative law and regulatory practice given his extensive experience in, and deep understanding of, all parts of Nevada government. Elliot served the public as an Assemblyman in the Nevada Legislature from 2010-2018, and before that time, on active duty in the United States Marine Corps from 2001-2005. Elliot has clerked at both the Nevada Supreme Court and at the Eighth Judicial District Court of Nevada, which primarily handled business matters.

Concentrations

  • Construction Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Presentation of Error
  • State & Federal Appeals
  • Business Commercial Litigation
  • Administrative Law
  • Aviation Litigation

Capabilities

Experience

  • Law Clerk, Clark County District Attorney’s Office, 2018-2019
  • Assemblyman, Nevada Legislature, 2010-2018
  • Foreclosure Clerk, Legal Aid Center for Southern Nevada, 2013-2014
  • Served, United States Marine Corps, Machine-gunner 2001-2005
  • Student Attorney, Clark County District Attorney’s Office, 2015
  • Law Clerk, City of Henderson, 2015
  • Legislative Intern, Nevada State Legislature, 2009
  • Participated in trial team preparation and supported trial team that obtained a complete defense verdict for client Sbarro, LLC in an employment harassment case after a two-week federal jury trial in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada.
  • Represented a Nevada Healthcare provider in a high stakes original writ proceeding before the Nevada Supreme Court and litigated to a successful conclusion.
  • Obtained published opinion creating new generally applicable appellate procedure law, on behalf of a casino in the Nevada Court of Appeals, affirming dismissal of claims on all grounds asserted.
  • Represented transportation company in high stakes, high dollar personal injury action and received a substantially favorable settlement.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Mountain States Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2023
  • 50 Hour Club, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
  • Selected; University of Nevada, Las Vegas Distinguished Veteran Alumni, 2022
  • Selected; University of Nevada, Las Vegas – College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Department Alumni, 2022
  • Named, The Council of State Governments, Toll Fellow, 2015
  • Recipient, Nevada Assembly Committee on Taxation, Rising Star Award, 2009
  • Listed, Las Vegas CityLife, “Local Heroes List,” 2007
  • Recipient, United States Marine Corps, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Rifle Expert Badge, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (third award), 2001-2005
  • Member, State Bar of Nevada
    • Member, Business Law Section
    • Member, Appellate Litigation Section
  • Chair of Financial Services and Legal Policy Committee, Vegas Chamber
  • Member, Eighth Judicial District Court Business Court Bench-Bar Committee
  • “Making the Law” Judge, William S. Boyd School of Law Policy & Legislation Society, 2020-2021
  • Mock Trial Judge, Nevada Justice Association 2019-Present
  • Mock Trial Judge, State Bar of Nevada 2018-Present
  • Observer, Uniform Law Commission Tort Law Relating to Drones Committee, 2018
  • We the People Judge, Nevada Center for Civic Engagement, 2015-Present

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, 2015
  • B.A., magna cum laude, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2009
Clerkships
  • Hon. Kristina Pickering, Nevada Supreme Court, 2019-2021
  • Hon. Kathleen Delaney, Eighth Judicial District Court of Nevada, 2017-2018
Admissions
  • Nevada
  • Colorado
  • Utah
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit