Dickinson Wright Continues to Expand in Las Vegas; Adds Reno Office.
June 7th, 2015


LAS VEGAS, June 8, 2015 – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that it has once again expanded its Las Vegas office with the addition of seven attorneys, bringing the total number of Las Vegas attorneys to 24. Dickinson Wright is also announcing the addition of a new office in Reno, Nev. with six attorneys. All 13 attorneys are joining the firm from Gordon Silver and will be reuniting with Gordon Silver’s co-Founder and Gaming Attorney Jeffrey Silver, who joined Dickinson Wright last month.

“With the addition of these talented and experienced attorneys, Dickinson Wright continues to expand its capabilities in important practice disciplines, particularly gaming, intellectual property, complex commercial litigation, and media, sports and entertainment law,” says William T. Burgess, CEO of Dickinson Wright. “Our additional depth in these key areas will complement the rest of our practice offerings across North America and will offer to our clients a wider range of services throughout Nevada, with locations in Las Vegas, Reno and Carson City.”

“We are excited to be joining Dickinson Wright in Las Vegas and opening the firm’s Reno office,” says John Desmond, member in the firm’s Reno office. “The opportunity with Dickinson Wright gives our attorneys and their clients access to Dickinson Wright’s 400 attorneys and 15-office network while still providing the high level of quality and service they have come to expect from us. We look forward to working with our colleagues to deepen Dickinson Wright’s presence in Las Vegas and establishing the firm’s presence within Reno and its business community.”

“Joining Dickinson Wright gives us the opportunity to expand our practice on a national basis while strengthening the firm’s bench in Nevada with our expertise in litigation, gaming, intellectual property, and media, entertainment and sports,” says Michael Feder, member in the firm’s Las Vegas office. “We are pleased to join our longtime partner Jeff Silver and the cadre of sophisticated practitioners that Dickinson has put together in Nevada and elsewhere.”

Joining Dickinson Wright’s Las Vegas office are Attorneys Jennifer Ko Craft, Michael Feder, Eric Hone, and John Krieger as Members along with Joel Schwarz as Of Counsel and Joanna Myers and Gabriel Blumberg as Associates. Dickinson Wright’s new Reno office will be home to six attorneys including John Desmond and Brian Irvine as Members as well as Benjamin Kennedy and Justin Bustos as Of Counsel and Kathleen Brady and Anjali Webster as Associates.

Dickinson Wright opened its first Nevada office in Las Vegas in 2010 and expanded earlier this year with the addition of eight lawyers from Lionel Sawyer and Gaming Attorney Kate Lowenhar-Fisher in January 2015. Together with the 13 attorneys from Gordon Silver, Dickinson Wright’s Nevada operations are now home to 30 attorneys.

To learn more about Dickinson Wright, please visit our website at www.dickinsonwright.com.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC:

Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 400 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has fifteen offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and eight other domestic offices in Columbus, Ohio; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn. (2); Las Vegas, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Reno, Nev.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canada office is located in Toronto.

The firm offers clients a distinctive combination of superb client service and exceptional quality. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.