Lynn V. Rivera

Attorney

Direct Dial (775) 398-3065

Fax (877) 648-5288

lrivera@burnhambrown.com

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Education

  • California Western School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1998)
  • University of California at San Diego (B.A., 1990)

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Nevada

Lynn V. Rivera

Practice Experience

  • Routinely represents national retail corporations in complex tort, personal injury and large loss cases involving claims of products liability, premises liability and negligence
  • Represents businesses and public entities in employment litigation, including cases involving discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination 
  • Specializes in representing the hospitality industry in all phases of litigation, including discovery, law and motion, and trial
  • Practiced law as a Deputy District Attorney in Nevada and, as lead counsel, prosecuted numerous bench and jury trials involving both misdemeanor and serious felonies crimes   
  • Defended appeals before the Nevada Supreme Court, the Federal District Courts, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Served as Law Clerk to former Chief Justice Robert E. Rose and a Supervising Attorney at the Nevada Supreme Court

Litigation

  • Substantial experience representing national retailers in a wide variety of cases, including traumatic brain injury, chronic pain syndrome, and other serious personal injuries
  • Defends manufacturers, retailers and distributors of commercial and consumer products in cases involving claims of design defect, manufacturing defect, failure to warn and breach of warranty
  • Represents restaurants and hospitality industry clients in a wide variety of litigation matters
  • Extensive state and federal court litigation practice before all Nevada and California state and federal courts
  • Advocacy for clients in administrative matters before the Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 

Advice & Counsel

  • Counsels businesses and government entities in general litigation matters, with emphasis on personal injury, employment and commercial litigation matters

Professional Associations

  • Member of the State Bar of Nevada and the State Bar of California
  • Member of the Northern Nevada Woman Lawyers Association
  • Member of the Las Vegas Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member of the Western Industrial Nevada Association
     

Publications

Special Recognition

  • Served on Executive Board of California Western Law Review
  • Received West Academic Achievement Award and numerous American Jurisprudence Awards