Our experience rivals that of any of the big firms in southern Nevada. Our smaller size allows us to offer far better rates and service to our clients.
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William H. “Bud” Stoddard

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Practice Areas

  • Real Estate and Commercial Transactions
  • Secured Finance
  • Business Litigation
  • Contract Law
  • Zoning and Land Use Law
  • Natural Resource Law
  • Business Formations and Start-ups
  • Water Law; Gaming Law
  • Mediation / Arbitration
  • Personal Injury
  • Car Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Slip-and-Fall
  • Work Injuries
  • Wrongful Death



Mr. Stoddard joined the firm 2006 after leaving the Los Angeles office of a major, international law firm. Since joining Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright, Mr. Stoddard represents clients in various industries, including construction, mining, health care, finance, retail and hospitality, in commercial transactions, including real estate, stock and asset-based transactions, and financing transactions. He also handles commercial litigation matters, employment law related matters of all kinds (including in advising employers on policy and handling litigation matters, including matters pending before the EEOC and NERC, as well as in state and federal courts). He also represents a select group of personal injury clients. He regularly represents clients in land use and zoning matters, and has successfully represented clients in obtaining federal and state governmental approvals and licenses, from Nevada gaming licenses and federal HUD subdivision approvals, to local and municipal licenses throughout Southern Nevada. By 2009, Mr. Stoddard was voted one of the top 100 attorneys in the State of Nevada as published in Nevada Business Magazine. Mr. Stoddard is licensed to practice in the State and Federal courts in Nevada and California



  • William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada
    • J.D. - 2001
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: Ranked No. 1 in his class
    • Honors: James E. Rogers Outstanding Scholar Award
    • Honors: Full academic scholarship (all three years of law school); Law Student Extern
  • Ed W. Clark High School
    • 1993
  • Brigham Young University
    • B.A. - 1998
    • Major: English

Past Positions

  • Senior U.S. District Judge, Robert C. Broomfield, District of Arizona, Judicial Clerk, 2002 to 2004
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Nevada
  • Kaye Scholer (Los Angeles Office), 2004-2006


  • Spanish

Published Works

  • Making Sense of Nevada’s Alter Ego Doctrine, Nevada Law Journal, December 2012
  • Revised Article 9-315(b)(2); Careless Drafting or an Invitation to Creative Lawyering?, Nevada Law Journal, Spring 2003 edition

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2002
  • Nevada, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2004
  • U.S. District Court District of Nevada, 2006


  • Voted One of the Top 100 Attorneys in the State of Nevada, Nevada Business Magazine
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award 2019

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Thomas & Mack Legal Clinic, Juvenile Justice Program