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Longtime local leader and respected attorney, Joseph W. Brown, joins Kolesar & Leatham

Kolesar & Leatham, a Las Vegas-based business law firm, announced that Joseph W. Brown has joined the firm as Of Counsel.

A highly respected attorney and longtime leader in the state, Brown will continue his legal practice in the areas of government affairs, administrative law and business law at Kolesar & Leatham.

“Joe has a distinguished record of service to the country, the state of Nevada and his clients,” said Bob Kolesar, managing partner of Kolesar & Leatham. “In our legal community, Joe has a reputation of great integrity. A skilled and dedicated attorney, Joe also has an unwavering commitment to serving his community through various charitable organizations. We are honored to have Joe join our law firm.”

Brown is a former appointee of President Ronald Reagan to the State Justice Institute and the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States. More recently, Brown served as Republican National Committeeman for Nevada. He has served as an officer or director of many businesses, civic and charitable organizations including the Nellis Air Force Base Support Team, the Nature Conservancy, the Department of Wildlife, the Desert Research Institute, the Las Vegas Global Alliance (formerly the Nevada Development Authority), and Wells Fargo Bank. He is the Founder, and past Chairman of the Nevada Military Support Alliance. He also served for several years as a commissioner for the Nevada Department of Wildlife, Nevada Athletic Commission, and Nevada Gaming Commission. Presently, he serves as vice chair of the Nevada Military Support Alliance.

Among his many accolades, Brown is AV® Preeminent ™ Peer Review Rated, the highest rating available by Martindale-Hubbell and was recognized numerous times by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top business and corporate lawyers in the five-state mountain region. He also has been named to Best Lawyers in America list.

Brown holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Washington & Lee University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia. He is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts of Nevada and the District of Columbia. In December 2012, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Law degree by the University of Nevada – Las Vegas, and in 2013, he was given the Outstanding Alumnus Award by the Washington and Lee University School of Law. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps Reserve.

About Kolesar & Leatham

Founded in 1986, Kolesar & Leatham is a full-service, business-based law firm practicing in the areas of banking, bankruptcy, real property, administrative law, business and corporate law, commercial litigation, gaming, construction law, civil litigation, insurance defense, environmental law, professional liability, government affairs, tax law and tax litigation, and trust, estate and fiduciary litigation. One of the largest independent law firms in Nevada, Kolesar & Leatham represents a variety of clients with business and corporate interests around the world at the local, national and international levels. For information, call 702-362-7800 or visit