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David Hagen

Hon. David Warner Hagen (Ret.), FCIArb

Case Manager
Scott Parreno
T: 702-835-7806
F: 702-437-5267
3800 Howard Hughes Parkway, 11th Floor, Las Vegas, NV 89169


Judge Hagen joined JAMS after a distinguished legal career, including more than 11 years as a United States District Judge. While on the bench, he and his colleagues established a settlement environment by requiring court-annexed mediation for every civil case set for trial in his district.

Judge Hagen has specific expertise in the area of intellectual property law including patent infringement, trademark, trade secrets litigation, and copyright issues. He is a judicial member of the Federal Circuit Bar Association where they focus mainly on patent laws and appeals .

Representative Matters

  • Patent Infringement
    • Dispute related to Patent validity
    • Dispute alleging violation of 436 Patent
  • Process Patents cases involving chemical process Patents
  • Patent infringement of business method
  • Protecting copyrights during commercial, music and licensing issues
  • Trademark disputes
    • Allegations that company copied the shape of windshield wipers that were being produced by another company
    • Trademark infringement dispute alleging sales of product resulting in monetary damages
  • IP neutral evaluations while at JAMS involving Patents (device & method patents)
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, State Chair, 1983-1985; Committee on Alternatives for Dispute Resolution, 2000-2004
  • Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Qualified arbitrator, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Lecturer, International Arbitration, University of San Francisco School of Law, 2006
  • Adjunct Trial and Motions Practice Instructor, Department of Justice National Advocacy Center, University of South Carolina, 2000-present
  • Chair, Nevada Bar Exam Study Committee, 2005-2007
  • Best Lawyers in America (Commercial Law), 1991-1992
  • Ninth Circuit Article III Judges Education Committee, 1996-2000; Chair, 1998-2000
  • Judges Committee, Federal Circuit Bar Association, 2001-2005
  • Nevada Board of Bar Examiners, 1972-1991; Chair, 1989-1991
  • Member, State Bar of California and State Bar of Nevada
  • United States District Judge for the District of Nevada, 1993-2005
  • Adjunct Professor, Nevada School of Law at Old College, 1981-1987; Acting Dean 1981-1983
  • Law Lecturer, University of Nevada, 1968-1972
  • LL.B., University of San Francisco Law School
  • B.B.A. (Finance), University of Wisconsin



Practice Areas

  • Arbitration
  • Business/Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment
  • Federal Judge
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Real Property
  • Special Master/Discovery Referee
Available nationwide


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