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Floyd A. Hale Esq.

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Practice Areas
Construction Defect
Personal Injury
Product Liability
Professional Liability
Real Property
Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities
Background and Education
Floyd A. Hale, Esq. is an experienced dispute resolution professional based in Las Vegas, Nevada, with specialized training in personal injury, contracts, medical and legal malpractice claims, wage and employment claims, business and partnership disputes, class actions, insurance coverage, and construction litigation and arbitration. Attorneys who have worked with him appreciate that he is always prepared for the matter at hand and efficiently manages complex proceedings. Mr. Hale is sought after for his informed, evaluative style and his ability to apply his 20 years’ experience in ADR and 25 years as a trial lawyer to bring a practical resolution to a wide-range of matters.

ADR Experience and Qualifications

  • Served as mediator and special master in both state and federal courts in more than 1,000 complex lawsuits and class actions involving personal injury, employment disputes, hotels and casinos, developers, contractors, subcontractors, state agencies, products liability, home owner and condominium associations and medical class actions
  • Served as Co-Chair of Discovery Committee in Mass Disaster Litigation
  • Nevada Supreme Court Settlement Judge
  • After 25 years of practice, he now devotes his efforts full time as a mediator, arbitrator, and special master for 20 years
  • General practice included jury trials and appellate practice in both state and federal courts involving personal injury, contract issues, construction litigation, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, pharmaceutical malpractice, real estate disputes, and insurance coverage issues

Representative Matters

  • Served as mediator and special master in litigation involving the following Las Vegas area hotels: Flamingo Hilton, Venetian Hotel and Casino, Aladdin Hotel and Casino, Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, New York - New York Hotel and Casino, Resort at Summerlin, Bellagio, and others
  • Mediator for personal injury disputes for over 20 years
  • Employment disputes including nationwide class actions
  • Handled numerous class actions, including a case with more than 40,000 plaintiff medical patients
  • Mediated and arbitrated complex personal injury, real estate, multi-district complex litigation, product liability, contract, and construction defect cases
  • Mediated cases involving the FDIC and major banking institutions
  • Served as mediator and arbitrator for Southwest Gas and NV Energy public utility companies
  • Served as mediator or special master in complex litigation involving construction defect and personal injury
  • Served as special master for the Grand Canyon Skywalk case
  • Special master for class action products liability case involving more than 100,000 plaintiffs
  • Mediated numerous partnership or joint venture disputes involving the sale and growth of cannabis products


Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

Completed Virtual ADR training conducted by the JAMS Institute, the training arm of JAMS. 

  • Served 22 years as a Nevada Bar Examiner
  • Recognized as one of the “500 Leading Judges in America,” by Lawdragon Magazine, 2006
  • A/V rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Member, State Bar of Nevada
  • Member, State Bar of Oklahoma
  • Former Director of Clark County Bar Association
  • Appointed as a Nevada Supreme Court Settlement Judge
  • Appointed by the Nevada Supreme Court as a bar examiner for the State Bar of Nevada
  • Admitted to practice: Nevada, 1975; Oklahoma, 1974; United States District Court, District of Nevada, 1975; United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1980; United States Supreme Court, 1980
  • Lecturer for seminars sponsored by the Nevada Bar Association, Clark County Nevada Bar Association, and the National Business Institute, Inc.
  • Author: "Implied Covenants with Common Oil Leasee," Tulsa Law Journal, Vol. 9, No. 2, 1973
  • Contributing author: "Nevada Civil Practice Manual," Nevada Bar Association, 1988

Background and Education

  • Arbitrator, Mediator, and Special Master; former partner for 30 years in litigation firm: Edwards, Hale, Sturman & Cushing (which merged with the Wilson Elser firm with offices worldwide)
  • J.D., University of Tulsa, 1973
  • B.A., University of Missouri, 1971


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