Backus, Carranza & Burden

  • Established in 1997
  • Firm Size 5
  • Civil Litigation, Construction, Corporate, Insurance, International Law, Professional Malpractice.
  • Peer Reviews

    4.7/5.0 (35)
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About this firm

The lawyers and legal staff at Backus, Carranza & Burden have major civil litigation experience extending over 35 years in the fields of construction, health care, real estate, business and others. We are reknown for our competence in handling complex legal matters. Our firm is rated by Martindale Hubbell as a Preeminent Law Firm with the highest rating of AV. Mr. Backus has achieved numerous distinctions, including being recognized as a Superlawyer for Nevada and the Mountain States and being inducted into the trial lawyer honorary society of Litigation Counsel of America. When you ask other lawyers of our reputation - which we invite you to do - you will most likely get very positive comments about us. We have been involved in handling some of the largest and most complex cases in the country. We have successfully represented very large international businesses and local Nevadans. We pride ourselves in our ability to represent our clients in tough cases.

In order to achieve a high level of success in negotiating, arbitrating or litigating a matter for one of our clients, we believe that it is of paramount importance to take the time necessary to not just meet with our clients, but to listen intently to what they have to say.

We pride ourselves in being called upon to educate our brother and sister lawyers locally, nationally and internationally. We have presented educational seminars to our clients, to industry participants and to the public. We have in house seminars to update and train our legal team. Most importantly, in every case, we strive to educate our client, since a well-informed client has the best advantage at getting a victory. Knowledge is Power!

Every case is different and will take a different path to resolution. We at Backus, Carranza & Burden believe that it is essential to plan out each case early on. We try to develop a critical analysis of what it will take both from a cost- and time-perspective to achieve a successful result for our clients. Providing our clients with a litigation plan and budget gives them the opportunity to make decisions during critical milestone stages in the representation to be better able to control their destiny.

This is what we believe in and these are the established long-term "firm values" at Backus, Carranza & Burden:

-Do fabulous work.

-Be known for innovativeness.

-Attract exciting people.

-Have a collegial, zany and laughter-filled environment.

-Be ethical.

-Be responsive to clients.

-Have exciting clients.

-Make a technology statement.

-Take risks.

-Take initiative.

-Spend energy on solutions, not on emotions.

-Shoot for total quality.

-Break with tradition.

-Experiment wisely.

-Try easier, not harder.

-Stay calm, cool and deliberate.


-Smile more.

-Have lots of fun.

-Love what you do.

Areas of Practice (35)

Specific Practice Area and Industry Group Details across multiple offices:

  • Complex Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Business Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Franchises
  • Limited Liability Company Law
  • Partnerships
  • Business Planning
  • Contracts
  • Business Litigation
  • Internet E-Commerce
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Joint Ventures
  • Disability Accommodation
  • Employee Contracts
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Employment Law
  • Indian Law
  • Family Law
  • Adoption Law
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Visitation Rights
  • Indians and Native Populations
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Casinos and Gambling
  • Adult Guardianship
  • Guardianship Administration
  • Employer Rights
  • Employer Liability
  • Employment Contracts

People (5)

Construction Law, Health Law, Complex Litigation, Travel and Tourism, Products Liability, Insurance Bad Faith

Peer Reviews
5.0/5.0 (1) Review

Employment Law, Commercial Litigation, Professional Liability, Mass Torts, Insurance Defense

Peer Reviews
4.7/5.0 (13) Reviews

Insurance Defense, Premise Liability, General Liability, Professional Liability Defense, Commercial Litigation, Products ...

Peer Reviews
4.7/5.0 (18) Reviews

Litigation, Construction Law, Legal Malpractice, Family Law, Indians and Native Populations

Peer Reviews
4.5/5.0 (3) Reviews

Peer Reviews

Bar Registry

  • Construction Law

  • Insurance Law

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