We have covered 24 regular and 18 special sessions


Members of the firm began in Nevada in 1977


Our team has a depth and breadth of legislative advocacy unmatched in Nevada.

Black & Wadhams Government Affairs team has been involved in most of the major legislative issues in every regular and special session for decades, representing a broad spectrum of industries that contribute to the sustainability of our state.

From James’ interview for the Masters of Business Law series on ReelLawyers.com.

While identifying issues and developing strategies for addressing those issues is fundamental to optimizing outcomes for any legislative issues, the process of modern lawmaking requires significant degree of agility, resilience, and perseverance in pursuing the optimum outcome for the client.

Most importantly, our attorneys work with each other to ensure that each client receives the benefit of our combined knowledge, if necessary. We find that this approach results in time and cost efficiencies and provides our clients with a comprehensive solution.

In addition to our ongoing relationship with members of the legislative body, the Governor and the Attorney General and their staffs, our Government Relations team are recognized experts in administrative and regulatory law, practcing and counseling clients that have issues before the many government agencies that administer the laws once they have been passed.

Our team has maintained its edge by continuing to integrate and develop new talent, boasting the top freshman lobbyists of the 2007 and 2013 Sessions, and two lobbyists inducted into the Nevada Lobbyists Hall of Fame. Our commitment to diversity in recruiting is based upon our belief that perception of policy is enhanced by differing perspectives. Our experience is both historic but relevant to today’s society.

From James’ interview for the Masters of Business Law series on ReelLawyers.com.

Practicing Attorneys

James L. Wadhams, Esq.

Founding Partner

Joe Guild, Esq.

Affiliated Attorney