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Representative Cases

Litigation Experience

Trevor Hatfield has significant litigation experience, having participated in jury and bench trials, short trials, and arbitrations, and has extensive motion, deposition and evidentiary hearing practice in nearly all types of cases, and appellate experience, as well as transactional/estate planning experience. Below is a list of representative or exemplar significant trial / arbitration cases or settlements:

New Bethel Baptist Church Of Las Vegas vs Jesse Wesley Sr, Allen Kirk, et al, Case No. A475069 2003-2005: represented plaintiff church members in protracted litigation regarding theft of $180k in church funds by former church pastors and elders. Bench trial before J. Cory, verdict for plaintiffs resulting in post-trial confidential settlement.

Paul Vultaggio, Jennifer Vultaggio, et al vs Colorado Casualty, Homeland Central Insurance, Case No. A462660, 2003-2005: represented plaintiffs in first party underinsured motorist bad faith action, settlement on eve of trial for $275k.

Thomas Hansen, Jean Hansen vs Land Title Of Nevada Inc, Michael Smith, et al, Case No. A477633, represented plaintiffs in real estate seller v. broker/agent listing contract dispute, arbitration in favor of plaintiffs, Larry Johns, arbitrator, verdict for plaintiffs. Settlement in post-arbitration for additional monies for plaintiff.

John Hinkle vs James Sousa, Judy Klein, et al, Case No. A494507, Greenberg Traurig law firm for defendants: represented plaintiff web designer in intellectual property dispute resulting in confidential settlement on eve of trial.

Gary H Kent Inc, Gary Kent vs Glenn Anderson, Mark Mummey, et al, Case No. A514053, Kennedy Bailey law firm for defendants, 2005-2007: represented appraisal company owner in trade secret action against former employees and competitors resulting in bench trial stipulation and dismissal upon confidential settlement. J. Glass presiding.

Southwest Foundations Inc vs Rinker Materials Nevada Inc., Case No. A529949, Lionel Sawyer law firm for defendants, 2005-2007, represented concrete paving company in breach of contract / product defect action resulting in note forgiveness and settlement in excess of six figures.

Inn Room Video Inc vs Shalimar Hotel Enterprises, Ali Faeghi, et al., Case No. A531813, defended Howard Johnson hotelier in contract case, dispositive motion granted in favor of defendants.

Sin Wu vs Albert Tang, Miki Tang, Case No. A532701: defended contentious landlord/tenant case of Chinese-speaking client in case against allegations of willful destruction of tenant’s property / violation of court order, verdict for defense in bench trial after two all-day evidentiary hearings. J. Johnson presiding.

Manhattan West LLC, Plaintiff(s) vs. George Rogers, Defendant(s), Case No. A538163, represented nightclub developers in action for negligent design against architect, interior designers and subcontractors. Settlement well in excess of six figures regarding most defendants.

Living Word Ministry Church Of God vs Patrick Murray, Albert Murray, et al., Case No. A499348: represented plaintiff church in contested property bequest action. Bench trial in favor of plaintiff and award of six figures and quiet title. J. Glass, presiding.

Carrie Lewis, Estate Of Cedric Lewis, et al vs Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Wal-Mart Real Estate Business Trust, et al., Case No. A514759: represented plaintiffs’ estate and heirs in wrongful death / negligent security case in co-chaired two week jury trial, J. Herndon presiding.

Shirley Baker vs Gerald Gillis, Stanley Steemer International Inc. Case No. A533286, 2007-2010, represented defendants in car/bus collision, settlement on eve of trial for $400k, demand $3.5m.

William Boston vs Mandalay Corporation, NBA Properties Inc, et al. Case No. A573212, defended the National Basketball Association and Mandalay Bay casino in multiple party litigation regarding premises liability case. Settled case for de minimis contribution amongst defendants.

William Roberts v. Samsung America and Albertsons, LLC, et al., United States District Court, defense of blood pressure monitor and cuff manufacturer and distributor in product defect action. Verdict in favor of defendants upon summary judgment. Judgment affirmed upon appeal by plaintiff to the Ninth Circuit.

Estate of McNelis, et al. v. Sumitomo Tire Co., et al. Case No. A554370, Crockett & Meyers plaintiffs, defense of tire manufacturer in wrongful death car collision action alleged to have been caused by product defect. Prepared trial witness outlines, trial motions, and argument. Case settled for low six figures after two week trial just before verdict, April 8, 2011.

Ahlers v. Trump/Ruffin LLC. Case No. A563815 represented thirty-plus plaintiffs under contract to purchase condominium units and hotel services in Las Vegas high-rise in arbitration and settlement of claims. Snell & Wilmer law firm for defendants.

Laidman v.Clark, et al., Case No. 2-11-cv-00704-LRH-PAL: representation of plaintiff investor/inventor resulting in settlement of $200k.