Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright

Firm Overview

Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright is one of the oldest and most well=respected law firms in Southern Nevada. We are Nevada lawyers who know and understand how to practice law here. Our lawyers have decades of experience practicing law in Nevada. While our experience rivals that of any of the big firms in Southern Nevada, our smaller size allows us to offer far better rates and service to our clients. In fact, new clients tired of paying large fees to huge law firms, only to have their important legal matters handled by junior associates, can take comfort that our youngest attorney has been practicing law for over a decade.

Our firm belongs to the Martindale-Hubbell Directory of Preeminent Lawyers, and enjoys the highest AV ranking, an honor bestowed upon only the top 50% of all U.S. law firms. This rating is intended to acknowledge our firm as "one of the most distinguished and respected law firms in the country."

In 2013, Global Law Experts named Albright Stoddard the Client ChoiceLitigation Law Firm of the Year in Nevada! Mark Albright has been awarded Martindale-Hubble's highest AV rating. AVVOs highest Superb rating, and has been recognized by Who's Who in American Law, and this year was granted a Fellowship as one of top one-half percent of attorneys by Litigation Counsel of America. In 2013, Mark was selected as a "Top Lawyer in Commercial Litigation" by The American Lawyer Media, Corporate Counsel and the National Law Journal. Vegas Inc. Magazine named Mark as one of its Top Lawyer award recipients in September 2013, in its annual listing of the Best of the Best attorneys in Southern Nevada.
The firm's attorneys have many years of combined experience, aggressively trying cases in state and federal court, as well as handling large commercial transactions. Our attorneys are knowledgeable, skilled trial lawyers, and effective transactional counsel.

We combine the experience of a large law firm with the individualized service that only a small firm can provide. Here you will not be assigned to a junior associate in remote satellite office of a larger firm. The partners will help you directly!
Main Office
Main Office
801 S Rancho Dr Suite D4
Las Vegas  NV  89106
Phone
  • (702) 384-7111
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Personal Injury
The aggressive litigators at Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright handle personal injury matters, toxic torts, medical malpractice and various other types of injury related matters, such as those listed below.
Mark Albright was selected in 2014 as one of the "10 Best" Personal Injury Attorneys for the State of Nevada by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA). The AIOPIA is an impartial third-party Attorney rating service recognizing excellence of fellow practitioners in the field of Personal Injury law. In 2015, our injury attorneys successfully recovered $1,000,000 for a client involved in an accident and then recovered an additional $750,000 for the injured client from his UIM policy.

We have handled countless major accident cases, both for plaintiffs and defendant, including multi-car head-on collision on U.S. 95, double fatality; car drove off highway at Lake Mead National Park, resulting in deaths of both occupants; construction accidents; glass fixture falling on head of restaurant customer at Four Seasons; victim crushed between two semi-tractor trailers at truck stop, resulting in two crushed femurs and insertion of titanium rods; single car roll-over in Arizona injuring occupants, with multiple injuries to occupants; rear-end collision on Blue Diamond Road at intersection, causing multiple neck and back injuries; child injured on school play-ground tug-of-war when rope wrapped around student's wrist; class action regarding workers injured at construction project at Yucca Mtn.; pedestrian trip and fall over parking lot broken tire bumper; ready mix truck collision with fork lift, resulting in fall and broken leg, and countless other matters.

Our firm is not a paralegal mill where you never meet the attorneys. In fact, our litigation teams look forward to meeting with our clients face to face to discuss your case. In high stakes litigation, multiple attorneys will be involved in handling various aspects of your case. In a recent serious accident case, four of our experienced attorneys drove to the accident scene for an inspection and analysis. We have handled countless vehicle accidents, premises liability matters, and pedestrian-auto cases. We also handle medical malpractice and legal malpractice matters.

Opposing parties know that we are prepared to take your case to trial if necessary. The firm successfully defended a general contractor in a bench trial, which lasted intermittently for well over a year, arising out of the construction of a major Strip hotel. At the time, it was the longest bench trial in Clark County history. The firm recently won a jury verdict in excess of $1 million in a case involving complex negligence and malpractice issues.

The firm has also represented numerous claimants in various hotel construction trials, and recently successfully defended the lender against dozens of lien claimants relating to the construction of the Aladdin hotel/mall project in Las Vegas. The firm played a key role in the three-week federal jury trial against Equinox International, which resulted in the recovery of some $40 million for victims of an illegal pyramid scheme. Other trials include the Resort at Summerlin, MGM and Sunrise Suites Hotel. The firm also represented one of the main defendants (mechanical engineer) in the famous Hilton Hotel fire cases (where 8 died and over 200 were injured). The firm also recently defended Bridgestone Japan from a major product liability claim.

Mr. Bud Stoddard joined the firm 2006 after leaving the Los Angeles office of a major, international law firm where he practiced in one of the most highly regarded products liability defense practice groups in the nation (Bud graduated number 1 in his class from the UNLV law school). Since joining ASWA, Bud also represents a select group of personal injury clients, using his experience as a former insurance defense trial attorney. Of course, Bud also continues to assist in insurance defense matters, using his background as a former insurance defense trial attorney and Federal law clerk.

Representative Personal Injury Actions:

Client's legs crushed by semi-trailer accident in Utah due to negligence of truck driver, resulting in two titanium rods being placed in both broken femurs.

Client sustained severe wrist and shoulder injuries when his motorcycle collided with car making negligent turn on East Sahara Ave, requiring titanium plates and screws.

Client suffered back and neck injuries when her car was rear ended at intersection near Blue Diamond Rd.

Client was passenger in car and suffered multiple injuries when driver rolled car off the highway in Arizona.

Client suffered severe mouth, neck, back and head injuries when large disco ball dislodged from ceiling in Golden Nugget hotel/casino showroom and fell on his head (12 broken teeth).

Client sustained broken spine, pelvic when car hit at intersection on Boulder Highway.

Double fatality on U.S. 95 involving head-on collision between two trucks (settlement in excess of million dollars).

Double fatality near Lake Mead when car left roadway due to lack of adequate signage (settlement for maximum amount allowed by Federal Tort Claims Act).

Mark Albright

Mark supervises the litigation department and has published widely on a variety of legal topics, including articles in the BYU Law Review, Nevada Lawyer Magazine, Nevada Civil Practice Manual, Clark County Bar Communiqu Magazine, Construction Company Strategist magazine, and has published dozens of other legal articles on his firm blog. He also publishes a weekly article in Meridian Magazine. Mark has been awarded Martindale-Hubble's highest AV rating, AVVOs highest Superb rating, and has been recognized by Who's Who in American Law, and this year was granted a Fellowship as one of top one-half percent of attorneys by Litigation Counsel of America.

Personal:

Mark was raised in Las Vegas; his grandfather moved here in the 1930's and became a County Commissioner in the 1950's and 60's, instrumental in building the convention center, airport, and courthouse. In Law School, he served as an author and editor to the law review and later clerked for Federal Judge Lloyd D. George in Las Vegas. After law school, Mark received offers from a prominent downtown Los Angeles law firm, as well as from the largest firm in Arizona, but he opted instead to return home to Las Vegas to join his father's law practice. Mark received his AV rating (based on attorney and judicial surveys) in 1996, after just 15 years of practice. In 1999, U.S. Senator Reid included Mark in his list of nominees for a federal judgeship appointment.
AUTHOR:

NEVADA CONSTRUCTION DEFECT LAW LITIGATION PRIMER, use at CLE seminar presented by Mark Albright as instructor (2007)
Nevada's Treatment of Covenants Not-to-Compete, an analysis of noncompete clauses, Sept. 2012
CHANGES TO NEVADA LAW REGARDING FORECLOSURES AND DEFICIENCIES, ASWA Blog 2012
Nevada Mechanics Lien Validity Checklist, ASWA Blog 2012
NEVADA ATTORNEY DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS GRIEVANCES AND COMPLAINTS, ASWA Blog 2012
NEVADA'S ELDER ABUSE STATUTE, ASWA Blog, 2012
Nevada Commercial Lease Transactions: Status of Trade Fixtures, ASWA Blog, 2012
Alternative Dispute Resolution/ ASWA Blog, 2012
A GUIDE TO CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT CLAUSES, ASWA Blog, CLE presentation
A Necessary Defense; Nevada Lawyer Magazine, Nov. 2002
THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF ADR; ASWA 2012
Sample Motion to Stay Litigation and Compel Arbitration (ADR); ASWA 2012
A GUIDE TO STATUTES OF LIMITATIONS AND REPOSE IN NEVADA, 2012
Consolidation and Severance in Nevada Civil Litigation; 2011 Civil Practice Manual
Use of Equitable Recoupment to Revive Time Barred Claims In Nevada Business Litigation; ASWA 2012
Recent Changes in LLCs and Charging Orders In Nevada; ASWA October 2012
Nevada's Licensing StatutesCan an Unlicensed Contractor Ever Recover? ASWA Oct. 2012
A Brief Review of the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA)
Nevada's Modified Comparative Negligence Doctrine as applied to Legal Malpractice; ASWA Nov. 2012
The Need for Civility and Ethics in the Practice of Law; Federal Court Admittees Program
SAMPLE MOTION TO TRANSFER FEDERAL VENUE FROM CALIFORNIA TO NEVADA (IN LAS VEGAS); Nov. 2012
Apportionment of Damages in Nevada When Two Accidents Injure the Plaintiff; Dec. 2012
Enforcement of Foreign Judgements in Nevada; Jan. 2013
Three Teens who Defied Hitler (http://www.ldsmag.com/article/1/11597) October 2012 Meridian Magazine
"Pretrial Detainees May Be Subjected to Conditions of Confinement Reasonably Related to Legitimate Governmental Objectives," 1979 B.Y.U. Law Rev. 1022 (Constitutional Law-Pretrial Detainees Conditions of Confinement)
Judge Jonathan Napela on Molokai, Hawaii(http://www.ldsmag.com/article/1/11975) Dec. 24, 2012
"Consolidation and Severance, A History, Purpose and Basis of Rule NRCP 42(a)" written by G. Mark Albright, Esq. for Nevada Civil Practice Manual, State Bar of Nevada, multiple editions (2006 to present)
CLE Ethics presentation approved by State Bar of Nevada, Dec. 2012 (copies available upon request);
"The Role and Challenges of the Regional Transportation Commission in the Fast Growing Las Vegas Community," Communique Magazine, August, 1997
"Joint Checks to Subcontractors," Construction Company Strategist, September, 1997
"The Virgule Rule in Joint Checks," Communique Magazine, September 1997
Contributing Author: Nevada Civil Practice Manual, 3rd Edition, 1993, 2003
CLE Author and Lecturer, Construction Contract Clauses, 1995 and 1996
Robert Thorn, Unsung Hero of the BYU Jerusalem Center (www.ldsmag.com/article/1/12060)
Zimbabwe Youth Conference (http://www.ldsmag.com/article/1/11383)
The Gladys Knight Story (http://ldsmag.com/article/1/12092) Jan. 2013
COMMUNITY SERVICE:

Member, Boy Scouts of America Advisory Council. Member, United Blood Services Community Council. City Chairman, Las Vegas Performing Arts Foundation Presentation: Tabernacle Choir in Concert, Orleans Arena, 2004. Served as President of Church affiliated nonprofit organization in Washington DC with over 500 volunteers 2010-2011.
Education
  • Brigham Young University
    B.A. , 1978
    cum laude
  • Brigham Young University
    J.D. , 1981
    Editor and Author, BYU Law Review, 1980-81

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