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Robert Rose

Chief Justice Robert E. Rose (Ret.)

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


Chief Justice Robert E. Rose (Ret.) has served the state of Nevada in all three branches of government. He has been a president of the state senate, Nevada’s lieutenant governor, and a chief justice of the Supreme Court of Nevada. Since leaving the Supreme Court in January 2007, Justice Rose has conducted countless mediations and arbitrations in a great variety of cases.

ADR Experience and Qualifications

  • Justice Rose has handled many mediations and arbitrations throughout the western United States in the past 7 years
  • As Supreme Court Justice, he was a moving force in establishing the Supreme Court Civil Settlement Program, which requires all appealed civil cases to go through a mediation process conducted by experienced attorneys 
  •  As Chief Justice, he championed the establishment of the still flourishing Business Court Track in Las Vegas and Reno, emphasizing mediation and arbitration, with the goal to achieve a reliable result in a minimum amount of time
  • As District Judge, he conducted countless settlement conferences, many involving personal injury and medical malpractice cases  

Representative Matters

Justice Rose helped decide well over 10,000 cases at the Nevada Supreme Court and participated in more than 1,000 written decisions. A few of the more significant cases he has handled as a mediator or arbitrator are as follows: 

  • Mediated multiple breach of contract cases involving failure to perform as required by the Services Agreement, breach of Asset Purchase Agreement and violation of Non-Compete provision
  • Heard breach of contract by managing member in Operating Agreement in course of securing loans for purchase of property without prior approval of non-managing members
  • Handled multimillion-dollar complex lien claim dispute
  • Mediated certified class action auto fraud case involving failure to disclose


  • Mediated numerous employment cases involving wage and hour disputes, sexual harassment, breach of employment contracts, and wrongful termination claims


  • Arbitrated dispute between siblings concerning financial shares in family business and assets, breach of Operating Agreement, and breach of banking contracts
  • Mediated consolidated trust proceeding resulting from sale of family business worth $500 million dollars


  • Mediated matter involving negligence and breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing

Medical Malpractice/Professional Liability

  • Heard medical malpractice dispute related to patient neglect at nursing home
  • Mediated medical malpractice dispute related to surgical equipment being left inside of patient
  • Mediated dispute regarding patient being exposed to excessive levels of radiation due to defective and improperly maintained equipment, and treatment that fell below the standard of care
  • Handled wrongful death matter resulting from failure to properly evaluate, treat and diagnose patient admitted to the Emergency Room
  • Arbitrated numerous medical and legal malpractice claims

Personal Injury/Torts

  • Arbitrated personal injury matter related to accident between pedestrian and taxicab, resulting in traumatic brain injury
  • Handled mediation of slip-and-fall claim at popular motel
  • Mediated personal injury matter where claimant alleged injuries caused by media personality
  • Mediated issue related to personal injury claim involving collision between two guests at ski resort
  • Mediated several claims alleging injuries that occurred on premises of major home improvement retailer

Real Property

  • Mediated eminent domain matter between utility energy company and large construction company
  • Handled commercial easement dispute
  • Arbitrated multiparty dispute over ownership of real property and mining claims in Nevada and California

Special Master/Discovery Referee

  • Served as Special Master for distribution of multimillion dollar pharmaceutical class action settlement fund
  • Appointed Special Master to conduct “in camera review” of more than 3,000 documents relating to their admission in litigation involving major metropolitan complex
  • Recipient of the Legacy of Justice Award for exceptional dedication to law and ADR in Nevada, Boyd School of Law Student Body Association, 2013
  • Recipient of the Legacy of Justice Award for his contributions, innovations, and achievements resulting in significant improvements to the judicial system, Nevada Supreme Court, 2009
  • Recipient of PeaceMaker of the Year Award for steadfast support of ADR while on the Supreme Court, Nevada Dispute Resolution Coalition, September, 2006
  • Distinguished Service Award, National Judicial College, Reno, NV, July, 2006
  • Jurist of the Year, American Civil Liberties Union, Nevada Chapter, 2006
  • Judge of the Year, American College of Trial Lawyers, Nevada Chapter, 2001
  • District Judge of the Year, Nevada Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, 1988
  • Taken many seminars and courses in mediation, including the 40-hour course given by the National Judicial College, Reno, Nevada, 2005
  • Justice, Nevada Supreme Court, 1989-2006 (Chief Justice 5 Years: 1993, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2006)
  • Judge, District Court, 8th Judicial District, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1986-1988
  • General Civil Law Practice, Cochrane and Rose, Las Vegas, NV, 1979-1986
  • Lieutenant Governor, State of Nevada, 1975-1978
  • District Attorney, Washoe County (Reno, Sparks, No. Lake Tahoe), 1971-1974
  • General Civil Law Practice, Goldwater Taber and Hill, Reno, NV, 1965-1970 (Associate, 1965-1968; Partner, 1969-1970)
  • Law Clerk, Nevada Supreme Court, Carson City, NV, 1964-1965
  • J.D., New York University School of Law, New York City, NY, 1964 (Root-Tilden Scholarship recipient 3 years); American Jurisprudence Award in Administrative Law
  • B.A., Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA, 1961 (distinction in history)



Practice Areas

  • Administrative Law
  • Arbitration
  • Business/Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property


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