RICHARD DREITZER

Richard Dreitzer

Richard Dreitzer works out of our Las Vegas office in the business litigation practice group, where he focuses primarily in the areas of labor and employment law, administrative law, and general commercial litigation, including construction. With more than two decades of experience as a business litigator, he has guided a broad range of clients through traditional labor matters such as Title VII defense, ERISA claims, wage and hour disputes, OSHA proceedings, collective bargaining, and representation of employers before the National Labor Relations Board.

In the construction and real estate litigation arena, Richard represents clients in construction law matters, serving as lead counsel on behalf of general contractors, subcontractors and materials suppliers in litigation involving public and private projects in both state and federal courts. Formerly a deputy attorney general in Nevada, he also maintains an administrative law practice and has prosecuted regulatory infractions by professional licensees and served as board counsel during hearings and in appellate proceedings before the Nevada district courts and the Nevada Supreme Court.

Beginning in 1996 with a clerkship in Las Vegas, today Richard is a fixture in the Nevada legal community, and he thoroughly enjoys the mental challenges of working at a large law firm on complex litigation matters with a dynamic team of business litigation attorneys. He views his work like looking at a puzzle — seeking new approaches to solving problems, which may be unseen at first glance.

Rich was elected to the State Bar of Nevada board of directors in 2013 and is a proud liaison to the state board of continuing education. He also serves as the vice chair of Nevada Public Radio, KNPR.

Education

  • J.D., Washington University School of Law
  • B.S., College of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University

Areas of Practice

Experienced, forward-thinking advocates who go beyond the expected for clients in dispute prevention and resolution.

Our construction attorneys have substantial experience with the diverse and often complex aspects of the construction business.

Our attorneys practicing in the employment and labor relations area advise and defend management in virtually all aspects of the employment relationship.

We have an extensive practice counseling employers on all aspects of employee benefits.

Our real estate law practice is one of the largest in the Mountain West and Central California.

OTHER EXPERIENCE

  • Insurance Regulatory and Compliance
  • Life, Health and Disability
  • Manage Care Litigation and Compliance

Awards and Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America®, Employment Law Management, 2019-2021
  • "Legal Elite," Nevada Business Magazine, 2020
  • “Rookie of the Year,” State of Nevada Office of the Attorney General, 2005
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated (the highest rating available), by Martindale-Hubbell

Articles And Presentations

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Small Claims Court Referee, Justice Court, Las Vegas Township, 2009-present
  • Member, Board of Governors, State Bar of Nevada, 2013-present
  • Board Member, Nevada Public Radio, 2013-present
  • Member, Fee Dispute Committee, State Bar of Nevada, 2011-present
  • Member, State of Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education, 2014-present
  • Justice of the Peace, Pro Tempore, Justice Court, Las Vegas Township, 2009-2018
  • Member, Lawyers Referral Information Service Committee, 2011-2014
  • Member, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee, State Bar of Nevada, 2001-2004

ADMISSIONS

  • Arizona
  • Missouri
  • Nevada
  • Supreme Court, State of Missouri
  • Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County, Nevada
  • Supreme Court, State of Nevada
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Nevada