Joshua H. Reisman, Esq.

Joshua H. Reisman, Esq.: Attorney with Reisman Sorokac

Biography

Joshua H. Reisman is an owner and founder of the Reisman Sorokac law firm. He is a former litigation partner of an Am Law 100 national law firm and has been an active trial lawyer in Clark County, Nevada, since 1999. His roots in Nevada, however, date back to 1972. Mr. Reisman has been recognized as a "Rising Star" in Commercial Litigation by the Mountain States Super Lawyers publication.

Before returning to Las Vegas in 1999, Mr. Reisman practiced at a premier, white-collar litigation firm in New York City and served as law clerk to the Honorable Eric L. Clay, U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (Detroit, Michigan), from 1997-1998, and to the Honorable Jorge A. Solis, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas (Dallas), from 1996-1997. Mr. Reisman also served as a deputy district attorney for White Pine County, Nevada.

Mr. Reisman concentrates his practice in state and federal courts, administrative agencies, and private mediations and arbitrations, focusing on commercial litigation and complex tort litigation. Mr. Reisman manages the firm's litigation efforts from inception through trial, post-judgment and appeal.

Practice Highlights

- Represented the largest law enforcement association in the state of Nevada in federal and state court constitutional challenges of Clark County's newly amended Coroner's Inquest Ordinance; obtained a favorable ruling from the Supreme Court of Nevada, striking down the Ordinance as unconstitutional

- Representing a former Derivatives Group Managing Director against credit rating Powerhouse Moody's Corporation in a whistleblower retaliation claim under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

- Representing plaintiffs, as the court-appointed Liaison Counsel, in a derivative shareholder lawsuit against Las Vegas Sands' Board of Directors concerning alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

- Represented the nation's premier builder of luxury homes in a lawsuit claiming approximately $100 million in damages

- Argued a case of first impression before an en banc panel (eleven judges) of the Ninth Circuit (the Ninth Circuit has approximately 15,000 filings per year but only averages 19.6 en banc cases per year) - listen to the argument here

- Obtained in the Ninth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court a landmark, favorable ruling for developers of multi-family housing

- Negotiated a favorable settlement for an Italian wine supplier involved in an international, multi-million-dollar contract dispute

- Represented a world-renowned, international theatrical show in a lawsuit filed in United States District Court for copyright and trademark infringement

- Represented a major public electric company in several high-profile condemnations where the state of Nevada had taken easements for high-power transmission lines across valuable, developing resort property

- Represented a major developer of urban, luxury high-rises against organized condominium-unit owners who were seeking to be released from their purchase contracts

- Obtained in the Ninth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court a favorable ruling for Clark County School District administrators in a religious-speech case of national importance - read the brief here

- Argued a case of first impression, deemed a "high profile case" by the Supreme court of Nevada, before the En Banc Court

Professional Organizations

- State Bar of Nevada

- Clark County Bar Association

- Nevada Justice Association (formerly, the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association)

Volunteer Work/Awards

- The Anti-Defamation League (the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency)

— Associate National Commissioner

— Treasurer, ADL's Nevada Executive Board

— Founding Chairman of the Las Vegas Division of the Glass Leadership Institute (a nationally-recognized leadership development program)

— Chairman of the Civil Rights Committee for ADL's Nevada Regional Board

- Received annual Pro Bono Award from a national law firm with more than 550 lawyers

- Received ADL Daniel R. Ginsberg National Leadership Award

- Jewish Federation of North America

—Cabinet Member, National Young Leadership Cabinet

- Jewish Federation of Las Vegas

— Member, Board of Directors

Speaking Engagements/Publications

- Mr. Reisman has spoken on numerous topics, including, among other things,

— Sports and entertainment law for the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and for the American Bar Association

— Fair Housing Act issues for the National Apartment Association

— Landlord/tenant issues for the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Institute

— Separation of church and state for the Anti-Defamation League

— "Sun-tzu and the Art of Litigation" for the Association of Corporate Counsel, as part of an ongoing lecture series

— "The Coroner's Inquest Process in Clark County" before Nevada's Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice

- Mr. Reisman has appeared as a recurring guest on "Face to Face with Jon Ralston," a television news program featuring in-depth interviews with community leaders on Nevada's most important issues

- Mr. Reisman has testified as an expert on United States law concerning personal and subject matter jurisdiction before the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, and the High Court of New Zealand, Christ Church Registry

- Anatomy of Garcia v. Brockway: My Case That Could Go to the United States Supreme Court - But I Sure Hope It Doesn't, Communique', August 2008.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Tort Litigation
  • Appeals

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
702-727-6258  Phone
702-446-6756  Fax
www.rsnvlaw.com
University Attended:
University of Southern California, B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude; Graduate of National Institute for Trial Advocacy, NITA intensive professional training program in Trial Advocacy Skills
Law School Attended:
New York University School of Law, J.D., 1996 Executive Editor of the Review of Law and Social Change
Year of First admission:
1998
Admission:
The United States District Court for the District of Nevada; The United States Court for the Southern District of New York; The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; The United States Supreme Court; 1999, Nevada; 1998, New York
Memberships:
State Bar of Nevada
Clark County Bar Association.
ISLN:
913338023

Peer Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 (12 reviews)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.9/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    5.0/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.9/5.0
  • Communication

    5.0/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.8/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 09/28/13 in Civil Litigation

    Josh is a very capable trial lawyer. He is passionate about his cases, cares about his clients, and can go toe-to-toe with any opposing litigator.

    Josh is a very capable trial lawyer. He is passionate about his cases, cares about his clients, and can go toe-to-toe with any opposing litigator. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 09/12/13 in Complex Litigation

    Mr. Reisman is an outstanding attorney in all regards. He is experienced in all aspects of litigation and is held in high esteem by the bench and bar. He is a highly ethical and professional practitioner who gives his full effort to his clients and... Read more

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    Mr. Reisman is an outstanding attorney in all regards. He is experienced in all aspects of litigation and is held in high esteem by the bench and bar. He is a highly ethical and professional practitioner who gives his full effort to his clients and to the standards of the legal profession. Read less

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