Civil Litigation

Litigating Diverse and Challenging Civil Matters

The Civil Litigation and Insurance Defense practice at Kolesar & Leatham offers an elite team of attorneys who are well positioned to handle diverse and challenging civil matters. The lawyers at our firm litigate cases in federal and state courts as well as in alternative dispute resolution forums. Our attorneys are recognized as accomplished professionals who provide exceptional representation at every stage of the legal process, from initial investigations through negotiations, trials and appeals.


Complex Civil Litigation

The attorneys at our firm are well positioned to litigate and defend a broad range of sophisticated civil litigation matters. We provide strategic counsel and representation to corporations, insurance carriers, institutions, medical and other professionals, individuals and many other entities in Las Vegas, across the country and around the world. In particular, our legal team has an accomplished background in handling complex civil litigation, both as coordinating counsel and as local counsel, for matters involving catastrophic injury, multi-party litigation and class action lawsuits on behalf of individuals and businesses.

Our attorneys are widely recognized as first rate litigators with the background and knowledge necessary to successfully protect our clients in virtually all types of complex civil litigation claims, including:


Catastrophic Injuries and Wrongful Death

When catastrophic events result in claims or litigation involving multitudes of parties, our attorneys are fully prepared to manage, defend and resolve these matters effectively and efficiently. We have successfully represented clients in many forums throughout the United States and have extensive experience serving as both local and coordinating counsel.

  • Construction Defect
  • Explosions and Fire
  • Medical Device
  • Medical Negligence and Healthcare
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Self-Insured Representation
  • Toxic Torts and Environmental Law
  • Transportation and Maritime
  • Workers Compensation

Insurance Defense

The attorneys at Kolesar & Leatham have a wealth of experience handling complex insurance defense and coverage matters. Our litigators represent insurance carriers and their clients, third party administrators and self-insured entities in a wide variety of insurance defense and related matters, including:

  • Regulatory Matters
  • Primary, Excess and Reinsurance Claims
  • Direct Coverage
  • Third Party Claims
  • Insurance Coverage Issues (including extra-contractual, rescission and fraud claims)
  • Coverage Disputes Between Insurers

We have vast experience analyzing complex coverage issues and are well-versed in virtually all aspects of insurance law, including:

  • Automobile Policies
  • Commercial Insurance Litigation
  • Employment Law Issues
  • Environmental and Toxic Tort Coverage (including claims, defense and disputes)
  • Excess and Umbrella Defense and Disputes
  • Directors and Officers Policies and Defense
  • Extra-Contractual/ Bad Faith Claims and Disputes
  • Fire Coverage
  • Construction and Builder’s Risk Matters
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Health, Hospital and Professional Coverage
  • Multi-Carrier Disputes and Treaty Claims
  • Reinsurance Matters
  • Property and Casualty Claims
  • Risk Management and Insured Loss Prevention
  • Self-Insured Retentions, Subrogation
  • Indian Law Claims
  • Public Entity Coverage and Claims
  • Trucking and Transportation Matters and Claims

In every case that we handle we provide a strong and comprehensive defense. We keep our clients informed throughout each phase of the litigation process and work directly with them to craft legal plans and strategies aimed at resolving the matter as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.