Michael D. Davidson

Michael D. Davidson

Kolesar & Leatham
400 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 400
Las Vegas, NV 89145
702-362-7800
mdavidson@klnevada.com

Mr. Davidson practices primarily in civil litigation, domestic litigation, criminal defense and significant injury. He has been practicing law in Southern Nevada since 1979. Following 20 years as a private practice civil and criminal trial lawyer, Mike joined the Clark County District Attorney’s Office as Assistant District Attorney where he supervised the Civil and Family Divisions, Coroner’s Inquests and did death penalty assessments. After a brief return to private practice, Mr. Davidson was named Chief Deputy City Attorney, Criminal Division for North Las Vegas.

He has served as a Nevada Supreme Court Settlement Judge, Juvenile Court Alternate Referee and Small Claims Hearing Master. Other service to the legal community includes two terms as a Nevada State Bar Governor; State Chair of the Fee Dispute Committee; Supreme Court Jury Improvement Commissioner; Nevada Children’s Justice Task Force; Nevada Center for Law Related Education Board of Governors.

Mr. Davidson is past Chairman of the Las Vegas Natural History Museum Board of Directors and remains active as a Nevada High School Mock Trial Judge and Advisor to the Relevant Education About the Law Project.

Mr. Davidson received his Bachelor of Science in Biology, cum laude, from University of Miami in 1974. He received his Juris Doctor from University of Arizona College of Law, with distinction, in 1978. While there, he was Executive Editor of the Arizona Law Review.

Affiliations
Member, State Bar of Nevada
Member, State Bar of Arizona
Admitted to practice, United States District Court of Nevada
Admitted to practice, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Admitted to practice, United States Supreme Court
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Clark County Bar Association

Awards • Honors • Recognitions
“AV Preeminent” peer rating, Martindale Hubbell
Access to Justice Award, State Bar of Nevada
Outstanding Pro Bono Domestic Relations Attorney, Clark County Bar Association
CASA Guardian ad Litem Award
“Elite Attorney,” Nevada Business Journal

Speeches • Presentations • Publications
Author, “Publication and Common Law Copyright,” Arizona Law Review, 1976
Author, “First Amendment Protection for Biomedical Research,” Arizona Law Review, 1977
CLE Instructor