Rusty Graf, Esq.
Rusty Graf is the Litigation Department Chair at Black & Wadhams.
Rusty is an A-V rated attorney and practices primarily in the areas of Real Estate transactions and Commercial Litigation. He has been licensed to practice in the State of Nevada for 22 years.
Mr. Graf began his legal career as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Joseph Pavlikowski, Eighth Judicial District Court from 1996 to 1997, and to the Honorable Nancy A. Becker, Eighth Judicial District Court from 1997 to 1998. Mr. Graf practices in the State, Federal, and Administrative Courts in Nevada. Mr. Graf has litigated over 27 jury trials to verdict as both plaintiff and defense counsel. While at Black & Wadhams, Mr. Graf practices in the areas of Construction Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Transactions, and Personal Injury Litigation.
Mr. Graf is a member of the State Bar of Nevada, the Las Vegas Defense Lawyers, and the Defense Research Institute (DRI). Currently a Board Member of the Las Vegas Defense Lawyers, he has served on the State Bar of Nevada’s Southern Disciplinary Panel, and he currently is a mediator/arbitrator for the Fee Dispute Panel. Mr. Graf has also been an Arbitrator for the Mandatory Arbitration Program of the Eighth Judicial District Court for the last five (5) years.
Mr. Graf obtained a B.S.B.A. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Thereafter, he received his Juris Doctorate from Seattle University (previously the University of Puget Sound) School of Law. Mr. Graf has served on the board of several non-profit organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Make-A-Wish Foundation.
- Construction Litigation
- Commercial Litigation
- Real Estate Transactions
- Personal Injury Litigation
- Administrative and Regulatory Practice
- Insurance Litigation
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