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Hon. David Wall (Ret.)

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3800 Howard Hughes , 11th Floor , Las Vegas , NV 89169
Hon. David Wall (Ret.) was elected to the District Court bench to serve Las Vegas as a trial judge and was re-elected without opposition in 2008. Judge Wall was consistently rated by attorneys as one of the top two trial judges in the Las Vegas Review-Journal's "Judging the Judges" surveys each year the survey was conducted (2004, 2006, 2008, and 2010).

In 2006, he was named one of the "500 Leading Judges in America" by Lawdragon Magazine after less than four years on the bench. Judge Wall has had a successful career as both a trial lawyer and a trial judge. While on the bench, he presided over jury trials and conducted numerous settlement conferences in a variety of areas of civil law.

Representative Matters

  • Business/Commercial
    • Breach of contract dispute related to entitlement of real estate commissions
    • Dispute involving counterclaim for destruction of business inventory in eviction process
    • Breach of contract dispute regarding construction contract for outlet mall
    • Numerous matters related to breach of commercial leases and residential purchase agreements
    • Disputes related to failure to pay for materials obtained on credit
    • Breach of loan agreement and counterclaim surrounding entitlement to portion of lottery winnings
    • Lawsuit arising from construction contract between general contractor and subcontractor
    • Claim involving buyout agreement between co-owners of original and successor entities, including real property assets
    • Partnership dispute over control of electrician business
    • Lawsuit related to enforcing proprietary information agreements and non-competition agreements
    • Dispute related to contract providing imaging system to medical practice
    • Commercial lease lawsuit involving tenant allegedly depleting corporate assets to frustrate Confession of Judgment
    • Dispute related to right to receive proceeds from sale of commercial real estate
    • Lawsuits involving failure to pay commissions, violation of non-competition agreement, constructive discharge, and defamation
    • Matter arising from physician’s departure from practice to practice’s detriment
    • Dissolution dispute with allegations of mismanagement and disparagement
  • Construction Defect
    • Breach of contract dispute with issues arising from alleged defects in quality of concrete supplied to contractor
    • Counterclaim resulting from defects in construction of casino resort
    • Matter involving approximately 100 homes with various defects
    • Lawsuit related to defective construction of residences and excessive costs
    • Matter involving defects in over 160 units where general contractor filed third party complaints against over a dozen subcontractors
  • Education/Schools
    • Matter related to disabled minor’s eligibility for special education
  • Employment
    • Lawsuit arising from alleged promised partnership interest
    • Wrongful termination dispute where employee was terminated following claim for Workers’ Compensation
    • Numerous lawsuits arising from wrongful termination
  • Entertainment and Sports
    • Lawsuit with matters arising from legal relationship between heavyweight boxer and fight promoter
  • Estate/Probate/Trusts
    • Dispute involving capacity of decedent to enter transactions, including IRA, annuity, and wills
  • Insurance
    • Matter arising from insurer’s failure to pay under Uninsured Motorist policy
    • Subrogation dispute arising from employee injury by cases of glassware damaged during overseas transit
    • Lawsuit regarding insurance producer agreement
    • Bad faith matter involving failure to pay on disability policy
  • Personal Injury
    • Dispute arising from lawsuit regarding defective recreational vehicle
    • Matter involving inhalation of chemicals while staying at time share resort
    • Lawsuit resulting from pedestrian being hit by motor vehicle
    • Numerous disputes related to injuries from motor vehicle accidents
    • Lawsuit arising from damages from alleged negligence in city’s flood control plan
    • Matters related to exploitation of the elderly, including claims of converting elderly person’s property by fraud or deceit
    • Dispute resulting from hitched trailer disengaging and striking another vehicle
    • Lawsuit arising from slip and fall in grocery store resulting in $2.5 million in damages
    • Lawsuit resulting from injuries inflicted by night club security personnel
    • Wrongful death dispute resulting from mold in apartment complex
    • Wrongful death dispute arising from helicopter crash at national park
    • Claims arising from being knocked down and bitten by guard dog, resulting in head and neck injuries
    • Dispute related to injury claims resulting from stolen limousine hitting a light pole
    • Lawsuit resulting from food service cart striking individual and causing injury to Achilles tendon
    • Matter involving construction foreman who drove through picket line and struck individual
    • False imprisonment claims against casino after allegedly threatening coworker
    • Matter related to individual injured riding motorcycle arcade game
    • Lawsuit related to ceiling stucco falling on pregnant woman’s head causing cervical and lumbar spine injuries
    • Dispute involving taxicab passenger’s injuries resulting from driver running red light
    • Negligence matter involving individual shot outside of nightclub following altercation that occurred inside
    • Matter related to issue of application of Family Purpose Doctrine in regards to stepfather whose stepchild was struck in crosswalk
  • Professional Liability
    • Medical malpractice dispute with issues arising from cervical spine injections
    • Matter related to claim that cervical epidural injection pierced spinal cord
    • Multiple lawsuits arising from failure to diagnose
    • Malpractice lawsuit related to surgical spine surgery on professional athlete
    • Lawsuit arising from real estate agent’s failure to disclose material facts in lease/option agreement
    • Negligence dispute alleging improper prescriptions of pain medications causing addiction in patient group
    • Claims against automaker for injuries allegedly resulting from defect in side airbag
    • Legal malpractice dispute regarding settlement of divorce case
    • Dental malpractice dispute related to oral implants
    • Medical malpractice matter arising from laceration of bladder during hysterectomy surgery
    • Dispute related to minor’s compromise between treating physician and minor’s guardian
  • Real Property
    • Heard mechanics lien foreclosure dispute regarding subcontractor for construction of casino resort
    • Matter related to property line dispute
    • Lawsuit regarding issue of unrecorded utility easement and inverse condemnation
    • Many disputes related to breach of residential lease and/or option agreements
    • Contract matter regarding lot sold free and clear by seller without clear title
    • Lawsuit by Homeowners Association against condominium owner regarding water damage to unit resulting in damage to common areas
  • Selected as a Mountain States Super Lawyer, 2012, 2014
  • Member, State Bar of Nevada Board of Governors, 2011-2013
  • Chairman, Committee to Select Clark County District Attorney Candidates, 2012
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, American Trial Lawyers Association, 2010
  • Highest Rated District Court Judge, Las Vegas Review-Journal Biennial Survey of Clark County Attorneys, 2004 and 2010
  • Graduate, Mediation for Judges, American Bar Association, 2009
  • 2nd Highest Rated District Court Judge, Las Vegas Review-Journal Biennial Survey of Clark County Attorneys, 2006 and 2008
  • Named one of 500 Leading Judges in America, Lawdragon Magazine, Winter 2006
  • Contributor, Take the Witness: The Experts Speak on Cross-Examination, a compilation of essays on cross-examination selected by Court TV host, R. Klieman, Juris Publishing, Inc., 2006
  • Board Member, YMCA of Las Vegas, 2002-2003
  • Graduate, Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Leadership Las Vegas program, 2002
  • Member, Las Vegas Founders Club, 1994-2007
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Clark County Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Nevada
  • Member, Nevada Judges Association (former)
  • Partner, Eglet Wall Christiansen, 2010-2014
  • Judge, Eighth District Judicial Court, Clark County, 2003-2010
  • Chief Deputy District Attorney, Clark County, 1996-2002
  • Deputy Public Defender, Nevada Public Defender’s Office, 1994-1996
  • Associate Attorney, Gentile, Porter and Kelesis, P.C., 1991-1994
  • Deputy Public Defender, Nevada Public Defender’s Office, Clark County, 1987-1991
  • J.D., Marquette University Law School
  • Bachelor of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin

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