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Lynn V. Rivera

Partner

Direct Dial (775) 398-3065

Fax (877) 648-5288

lrivera@burnhambrown.com

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Practice Experience

  • Routinely represents business of all sizes, including 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 litigation involving employment, professional liability, errors and omissions and directors and officers 
  • Practiced law as a Deputy District Attorney in Nevada and, as lead counsel, prosecuted numerous bench and jury trials involving both misdemeanor and felony 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 businesses in a wide variety of cases involving claims of wrongful death and serious injuries including traumatic brain injury and chronic regional pain syndrome
  • 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 including cases involving the American With Disabilities Act
  • 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, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Nevada Board of Medical Examiners

Advice & Counsel

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

Professional Associations

  • Member of the State Bar of Nevada and the State Bar of California
  • Member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, Nevada Chapter President
  • Member of the Defense Research Institute

Publications

  • Routinely represents business of all sizes, including 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 litigation involving employment, professional liability, errors and omissions and directors and officers 
  • Practiced law as a Deputy District Attorney in Nevada and, as lead counsel, prosecuted numerous bench and jury trials involving both misdemeanor and felony 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
  • Substantial experience representing businesses in a wide variety of cases involving claims of wrongful death and serious injuries including traumatic brain injury and chronic regional pain syndrome
  • 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 including cases involving the American With Disabilities Act
  • 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, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Nevada Board of Medical Examiners
  • Counsels businesses and government entities in general litigation matters, with emphasis on personal injury, employment and business  litigation matters
  • Member of the State Bar of Nevada and the State Bar of California
  • Member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, Nevada Chapter President
  • Member of the Defense Research Institute
  • California Western School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1998)
  • University of California at San Diego (B.A., 1990)
  • California
  • Nevada