Nile Leatham primarily practices in bankruptcy, insolvency, secured transactions, commercial law and commercial litigation. From 1984 to 1986, he served as law clerk to Judge Robert C. Jones, the chief bankruptcy judge for the District of Nevada.

Mr. Leatham received his B.S. in Finance from Utah State University in 1981 and his Juris Doctorate from University of Utah in 1984. While in law school, he served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Contemporary Law and the Journal of Energy Law and Policy.


  • Member, State Bar of Nevada Bankruptcy Section
  • Member, Utah State Bar
  • Admitted to Practice, United States District Court, Districts of Nevada and Utah
  • Admitted to Practice, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, American Bar Association – Business Law Section, Committee on Banking Law, Subcommittee on Loan Workouts and Bankruptcy
  • Member, Association of Southern Nevada Bankruptcy Attorneys (Director, 1989 – 1990)
  • Board-certified by American Board of Certification, Bankruptcy Law

Award, Honors & Recognitions:

  • “AV Preeminent” Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • “Lawyers Who’s Who” 2006, In Business Las Vegas
  • Mountain States Super Lawyer, 2010 – 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America (banking and finance law, bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law, commercial litigation), 2016

Speeches, Presentations & Publications:

  • Co-author, “Basic Bankruptcy in Nevada,” N.B.I. (1987)
  • “Current Issues in Banking Law in Nevada,” N.B.I. (1992)
  • “Effective Mortgage Forclosure Techniques in Nevada,” N.B.I. (1993)
  • CLE Lecturer, State Bar of Nevada