Award-winning attorney Adam Wax is a Las Vegas local who has been practicing law in Nevada for over a decade. He primarily practices in the areas of plaintiff personal injury litigation, criminal defense, business litigation, insurance defense, insurance coverage, bad faith, and transactional matters. Adam represents companies ranging from small businesses to several Fortune 500 Companies with gross annual revenue exceeding $1Billion.
Adam gravitates toward personal injury matters involving complex and/or catastrophic injuries. Additionally, Adam enjoys drafting and reviewing contracts of all types for any size business. Martindale-Hubbell® awarded him the highest possible rating of AV® Preeminent™ for ethical standards and legal ability.
Adam has been admitted to practice law and remains in good standing in both the State of Nevada and the United States District Courts. Adam earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, with a Minor in Law and Society, from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2006. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from the William S. Boyd School of Law in 2010, during which time he served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Mark R. Denton, District Court Judge, Department XIII.
Adam has been named a Mountain States Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine, a member of the Legal Elite by the Nevada Business Magazine, a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers, and one of the Top 40 Litigation Lawyers Under 40 in Nevada by the American Society of Legal Advocates.
Clients appreciate Adam’s availability, attention to detail, and always knowing the status of their matters. He strives to return every phone call and email within 24 hours, generally returning calls and emails within minutes. In his personal time, Adam enjoys playing sports, especially hockey, skiing, and skydiving. He is an avid fan of the Vegas Golden Knights hockey team and anything involving the USC Trojans.
William S. Boyd School of Law (J.D. 2010, Judicial Extern to the Honorable Mark R. Denton, District Court Judge, Department XIII)
University of Southern California (B.A. Political Science, Minor Law and Society, 2006)
State Bar of Nevada (2010)
United States District Court for the District of Nevada (2010)
9th Circuit Court of Appeals (2019)
‘AV Preeminent’ peer rating as recognized by Martindale- Hubble with the highest possible rating for ethical standards and legal ability.
Super Lawyers Magazine, Mountain States Rising Star (2016 – 2021)
Avvo.com, Clients’ Choice, Top Attorney, 10.0 Rating (2015 – 2021)
Nevada Business Magazine, Legal Elite (2017 – 2018)
National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2015 – 2016)
American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA), Top 40 Litigation Lawyers Under 40 for Nevada (2015 – 2016)
National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDA), Top 10 Under 40 (2015 – 2016)
Nat’l Fire & Marine Ins. Co. v. Holper, Case No.: 2:18-cv-1338-JCM-BNW, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 174251 (D. Nev. October 8, 2019) (Representing Plaintiff National Fire Insurance Company) – Order granting Summary Judgment and Declaratory Relief in favor of Plaintiff National Fire on all of its Claims; Order granting Summary Judgment in favor of Plaintiff National Fire on all of Defendant’s Counterclaims; Declaration from Court that no coverage exists under the subject insurance policy and that Plaintiff has no duty to defend nor indemnify Defendant in a separate lawsuit brought against Defendant.
Keresey adv. Gertrude Rudiak et al., 2019 Nev. App. Unpub. LEXIS 751 (Nev. Ct. App. August 21, 2019) (Representing Rudiaks (Plaintiff)) – NV Court of Appeals affirming Order granting Rudiaks’ Motion to Strike Defendant Keresey’s Answer and Award of Attorney’s Fees and Costs to Rudiaks.
Amatrone v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., Case No.: 2:17-cv-01279-APG-PAL, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19817, 2018 WL 772078 (D. Nev. February 7, 2018) (Representing State Farm) – Order granting State Farm’s Motion for Summary Judgment. Filings included an Anti-SLAPP Special Motion to Dismiss on behalf of State Farm in response to Plaintiffs’ claims.
Century Surety Company v. Dana Andrew et al., Nevada Supreme Court Case No.: 73756, 134 Nev. Adv. Op. 100 (Dec. 13, 2018) (“Certified question pursuant to NRAP 5 concerning insurer’s liability for breach of its duty to defend” from U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada Judge Andrew P. Gordon, Case No.: 2:12-cv-00978-APG-PAL (Representing Insurer Century Surety) – Assisted with drafting Briefs for the Nevada Supreme Court, Nevada Federal Court, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of Insurer Century Surety Company in Nevada’s preeminent lawsuit involving issues of Insurance Coverage and an Insurance Company’s Duty to Defend.
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