James W. Puzey

Contact Info:
Jpuzey@nevadafirm.com
775.851.8700
Practice Groups:
Commercial Litigation
Community Service:
President – Volunteer Attorneys of Rural Nevada
News About James:
Mountain States Super Lawyers (2013-2015)
Martindale Hubbell – Preeminent AV Rated
Corporate America Legal Elite of 2015
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James Puzey is a shareholder of the firm and a fifth generation Reno native. Practicing from the firm’s Reno office, Mr. Puzey focuses mainly on the areas of commercial litigation, business litigation, construction, estate planning, gaming law, sports law, entertainment law, and alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Puzey serves as a mediator in the State of Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program, and as an arbitrator in the Second Judicial District Court ADR Program.

Education
B.S., University of Nevada, Reno, 1989
J.D., McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, 1995

Bar and Court Admissions
State Bar of Nevada, 1995
State Courts of Nevada
U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Memberships and Affiliations
State Bar of Nevada
Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevada

Experience
James Puzey is a fifth generation Reno native. Practicing from the firm’s Reno office, Mr. Puzey focuses mainly on the areas of commercial litigation, business litigation, construction, estate planning, gaming law, sports law, entertainment law, and alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Puzey serves as a mediator in the State of Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program, and as an arbitrator in the Second Judicial District Court ADR Program.  Mr. Puzey also appears before the Gaming Control Board, the Board of Accountancy, and the Contractors Board.

Education
Mr. Puzey received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada Reno in 1989, and his J.D. from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in 1995.

Bar and Court Admissions
Mr. Puzey was admitted to practice in Nevada in 1995.  He is licensed to practice before all the state courts of Nevada, the United States District Court, District of Nevada, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Community Involvement – Memberships and Affiliations
Mr. Puzey is active in the community and has been on the Board of Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevada for the past sixteen years, serving as President for eleven of those years.  He also serves as a board member for the Reno High School AAA Club.  He is a member of the Prospector’s Club, YTBD, the UNLV Reno Alumni Club, and the UNLV Reno Dugout Club.

Recognitions
Martindale Hubbell has designated Mr. Puzey as an AV-rated lawyer, which is its highest rating.  Mr. Puzey has been recognized in Super Lawyers as one of the top lawyers in the Mountain States (Nevada, Utah, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming) for 2013-2015, and he has been selected to join the Corporate America Legal Elite of 2015.