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. Stoddard

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Construction Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Entitlements and Special Use Permits
  • Business Licensing
  • Natural Resources and Water Law
  • Handling Private Mediations and Arbitrations
  • Corporate Law, including Business Start-Ups and Formation
  • Personal Injury
  • Business Litigation
  • Car Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Slip-and-Fall
  • Work Injuries
  • Wrongful Death


Mr. Stoddard has practiced law in Southern Nevada since 1976, with a strong emphasis on business, corporate and real estate law, including litigation and transactions. He regularly litigates matters in State and Federal Courts and also handles private mediations and arbitrations.

Mr. Stoddard handles business transactions of various types, including stock and asset-based business sales and acquisitions, real estate and lease matters (including work-outs) and secured financing. His clients range from start-ups to major international businesses. He also regularly handles licensing and entitlement issues before local and federal government agencies.

Mr. Stoddard represents clients in a range of industries, including health care, mining, construction, finance, insurance, retail and hospitality.

Mr. Stoddard enjoys the highest A-V rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which rating evidences his preeminence in the legal profession.

Mr. Stoddard is also actively engaged in various community and charitable activities, including the Boy Scouts of America.


  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo, Utah
    • J.D. - 1976
  • Utah State University and Brigham Young University
    • B.A. - 1973
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Economics

Classes & Seminars

  • Construction Law, Law Seminars International, 1995


  • Spanish

Published Works

  • The Sales Contract Basic Real Estate Law in Nevada (Seminar Book), 1988

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, 1988
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1989
  • Nevada Trial Lawyers Association, 1988
  • American Subrogation Attorneys, Inc., 1988
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Nevada

Representative Cases

  • Greenberg v. Sala, 822 F.2d 882, 1987, C.A.9 (Nev.), 1987090448
  • Holmby, Inc. v. Dino, 647 P.2d 392, 1982, Nev., 1982129899
  • Title Ins. and Trust Co. v. Chicago Title Ins. Co., 634 P.2d 1216, 1981, Nev., 1981144961
  • Union Petrochemical Corp. of Nevada v. Scott, 609 P.2d 323, 1980, Nev., 1980109236
  • Dahlgren v. First Nat. Bank of Nevada, 580 P.2d 478, 1978, Nev., 1978129419

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Bar Admissions

  • Nevada, 1976
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1976
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1977
  • U.S. District Court District of Nevada


  • Martindale-Hubbell A-V Rating

Current Employment Position

  • Managing Partner

Representative Clients

  • Community Bank of Nevada, 1400 S. Rainbow Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Nevada Ready Mix Corp., P.O. Box 42725, Las Vegas, Nevada 89116
  • North American Health Care, Inc., 3 Monarch Bay Plaza, Dana Point, CA
  • Royal Insurance Company

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Boy Scouts of America


  • Darrell Thornton, P.O. Box 42725, Las Vegas, Nevada 89116
  • David E. Sorensen, 2117 Plaza Del Cerro, Las Vegas, Nevada 89102
  • Harold P. Stewart, Star Rt. 2, Box 942, Cave Creek, Arizona 85331
  • Paul Dino, 3110 East Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, Nevada 89119