John P. Desmond: Lawyer with Gordon Silver

John P. Desmond

Shareholder
Reno,  NV  U.S.A.
Phone(775) 343-7505

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Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Receivership
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Mediation, Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution
 
University University of Nevada, Reno, B.A., 1990
 
Law SchoolThomas M. Cooley Law School,, J.D., magna cum laude, 1994
 
Admitted1995, Nevada; 1995, California; 1995, U.S. District Court, Nevada; 1995, U.S. District Court, California; 2000, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
 
Memberships 

Affiliations

Washoe County Bar Association, Past President

State Bar of Nevada, Board of Examiners

Washoe Legal Services, President, Board of Directors

Reno Cancer Foundation, Board of Directors

Nevada Supreme Court Jury Improvement Commission, Member

Nevada Supreme Court Bench-Bar Committee, Member

Nevada Supreme Court Statewide Access to Justice Committee, Member

 
Biography

John P. Desmond is a shareholder and the firm's Reno Litigation group leader. He focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation and appellate work. He regularly represents and counsels clients in commercial and business litigation matters involving contract disputes, buy/sell agreements and disputes over intellectual property. He has also represented physician groups in regard to compliance and contractual matters. His representation of clients includes a significant number of matters before the Nevada Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Representative Clients

Exxon Mobil

Google, Inc.

State of Nevada

Cal PERS

Before joining the firm, Mr. Desmond was a shareholder at the Nevada law firm of Jones Vargas for many years.

Distinctions

Mr. Desmond was active in leading the opposition effort that lead to the defeat of the statewide judicial term limits initiative in 1997. He received recognition from the State Bar of Nevada and the Nevada District Judges Association for his efforts.

Mr. Desmond currently serves on several Nevada Supreme Court Commissions, as well as the Supreme Court Bench Bar Committee. He is currently president of the Board of Directors of Washoe Legal Services, past president of the Washoe County Bar Association and is a member of the Board of Bar Examiners for the State Bar of Nevada.

BV Certification Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

Master, Bruce R. Thompson Chapter of the American Inns of Court

Mountain States Super Lawyers, 2013 - 2014

Nevada Business: Legal Elite, 2013 - 2014

Publications

Interview, In his own words: John Desmond, Gordon Silver shareholder, Northern Nevada Business Weekly, 2012

Interview, Views From The Corner Office, YLS Newsletter March 2014

In the News

Fifteen Gordon Silver Attorneys Featured In The 2014 Nevada Legal Elite

Gordon Silver is delighted to announce that fifteen of our attorneys have been recognized in Nevada Business Magazine as Nevada's Legal Elite of 2014.

Posted on: Jun 18th, 2014 Posted In: Press Releases Source:

YLS Interview - Views From The Corner Office

John Desmond is the Reno Litigation group leader for Gordon Silver. He regularly represents and counsels clients in commercial and business litigation matters involving contract disputes, buy/sell agreements, and disputes over intellectual property. By Anjali D. Webster

Posted on: May 05th, 2014 Posted In: Publications Source: YLS Newsletter

YLS Interview - Views From The Corner Office

John Desmond is the Reno Litigation group leader for Gordon Silver. He regularly represents and counsels clients in commercial and business litigation matters involving contract disputes, buy/sell agreements, and disputes over intellectual property.

Posted on: May 05th, 2014 Posted In: GS In the News Source: YLS Newsletter

Thirty Gordon Silver Lawyers Selected As Super Lawyers For 2014 Mountain States Super Lawyers

Gordon Silver is pleased to announce that 19 of our lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of Mountain States Super Lawyers. In addition, 11 of our lawyers have been selected as Rising Stars.

Posted on: Apr 11th, 2014 Posted In: Press Releases Source:

John Desmond Cited in Article: Councilman Dortch responds regarding Reno mayor term-limits nears

Gordon Silver shareholder, John P. Desmond, quoted in the Reno Gazette-Journal's article entitled Councilman Dortch responds to fellow candidate's petition; possible Supreme Court hearing on Reno mayor term-limits nears on November 16, 2013.

Posted on: Nov 25th, 2013 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Reno Gazette-Journal

Gordon Silver Attorney Rezac New President of Step2 Board of Directors

Gordon Silver Ltd. is pleased to announce that Molly R. Rezac, a shareholder in the firm's Reno office, has been elected to a two-year term as president of the Board of Directors for Step2, Inc.

Posted on: Nov 21st, 2013 Posted In: Press Releases Source:

Gordon Silver Attorney Webster Elected To American Lung Association in Nevada Board of Directors

Gordon Silver Ltd. is pleased to announce that Anjali D. Webster, an associate in the firm's Reno office, was elected to the Board of Directors for the American Lung Association in Nevada, Reno office.

Posted on: Aug 29th, 2013 Posted In: Press Releases Source:

Gordon Silver Lawyers Listed in Mountain States Super Lawyers 2013

Several attorneys from the Las Vegas office of Gordon Silver were recently recognized in Mountain States Super Lawyers for the 2013 magazine's annual survey of lawyers.

Posted on: Jul 10th, 2013 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Super Lawyers Magazine, Mountain States, 2013

Twenty Gordon Silver Lawyers Named in 2013 Mountain States Super Lawyers

We are pleased to announce that 20 of our lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of Mountain States Super Lawyers.

Of note, four of our shareholders are in the Top 100 List: Gerald Gordon, Jeffrey Silver, Michael Feder and Eric Hone. Shareholder Erika Pike Turner is included on the Top 50 Women List.

Posted on: Jun 27th, 2013 Posted In: Press Releases Source: 2013 Mountain States Super Lawyers

 
Reported CasesRepresentative Cases; Successfully represented a full service securities broker dealer firm in a case of first impression in which the Nevada Supreme Court recognized the enforceability of arbitration clauses in the employment context. Kindred v. A.G. Edwards, 116 Nev. 405,996 P.2d 903 (2000); Obtained dismissal of a false claims complaint seeking damages of nearly $100 million, the first case argued under Nevada's qui tam statute, before the Nevada Supreme Court. International Game Technology, Inc. v. Second Judicial District Court, State of Nevada, 127 P.3d 1088 (Nev. 2006); Represented client in a case of first impression to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals involving the First Amendment rights of anonymous bloggers on the Internet (2010). Obtained a judgment for the largest gas station and convenience store operator in Nevada in excess of $100 million on claims for fraud and misrepresentation after an eight-week trial, with the court awarding both compensatory and punitive damages. Successfully represented a large manufacturer on a certified question to the Nevada Supreme Court as to whether Nevada recognizes a cause of action for medical monitoring in products liability actions.
 
ISLN912171881
 


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John P. Desmond

100 West Liberty Street, Ste. 940
RenoNV 89501




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