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Cynthia L. Alexander

Cynthia L. Alexander

Partner| Las Vegas|Reno

Cynthia Alexander is a trial attorney with vast experience handling lawsuits in federal and state courts, and in arbitration. She serves as Loss Prevention Partner for the Las Vegas office with responsibility for counseling the firm’s lawyers in professional liability matters.

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Cynthia has long handled construction law matters, representing public and private owners, developers, general contractors, and suppliers on a variety of needs, including contract negotiation, risk avoidance and allocation, analysis and preparation of construction claims. In addition, she represents clients in the arbitration, mediation, and litigation of construction disputes.

Financial Services

For financial institutions, mortgage lenders, and servicers, Cynthia represents clients in disputes involving federal and state consumer protection statutes, various statutory and common law tort claims, lender liability, and in dissenters' rights actions. She also provides guidance in commercial and residential lending, credit card accounts, and the foreclosure process, including Nevada’s Foreclosure Mediation Program.

Professional Liability

Cynthia represents attorneys and other professionals in claims involving malpractice, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and negligence. She has broad experience in defending claims brought against corporate officers and directors in shareholder derivative actions, along with defending against self-dealing claims, breach of loyalty and fiduciary duty, and usurpation of corporate opportunities.

Real Estate

For more than 15 years, Cynthia has litigated real estate matters, handling title and escrow disputes, real estate contract and easement disputes, and wrongful liens.

  • University of Wyoming College of Law (J.D., 1998)
  • University of Michigan (B.A., 1994)
  • Nevada Bar Foundation
    • Board of Trustees (2014-present)
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
  • UNLV Boyd School of Law Public Interest Law Advisory Board
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Nevada Bankers Association
  • Transitioning into Practice (TIP): A State Bar of Nevada Mentor Program
    • Volunteer appointed by the Nevada Supreme Court (2012-present)
  • "Many Lawyers for Many Laws," Featured, The Sunday/Vegas Inc. (July 6, 2014)
  • "Rocky Mountain Innocence Center: Innocence Law Primer," Keynote Speaker, Soroptimist International of Greater Las Vegas Program Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada (June 19, 2014)
  • "Construction Lien Law in Nevada," Presenter, Lorman Education Services (March 2014)
  • "Foreclosure Mediation Program Encouraging Judicial Review of Mediations," Author, Snell & Wilmer Legal Alert (March 2012)
  • "Nevada Ethics Update for In-House Counsel Recent Changes," Presenter, Association of Corporate Counsel Ethics Series (May 2007)
  • Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • State Bar of Nevada, Medal of Justice Award (2015)
  • Women to Watch Award, Vegas Inc. (2014)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Construction Litigation (2012-2015)
  • 16th Annual Women of Distinction Awards, Professional Services Category, Finalist, National Association of Women Business Owners (2014)
  • Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Lied Award for most Pro Bono hours (2012)
  • Women Who Mean Business, Nominee, Las Vegas Business Press (2010)
  • Person of Influence, In Business Las Vegas (2006)
  • Las Vegas Rescue Mission
    • Board of Directors
  • Nevada Public Radio
    • Chair (2014-present)
    • Vice-Chair (2012-2014)
    • Board of Directors (2006-present)
  • Rocky Mountain Innocence Center
    • Board of Directors (2011-present)
    • Board President (2012-2014)
  • Soroptimist International of Greater Las Vegas (2013-present)
  • S.A.F.E. House
    • Board of Directors (2008)
  • Nevada
  • Supreme Court of Nevada
  • United States District Court, District of Nevada