Jacey Prupas is a commercial litigator with nearly 20 years of experience representing businesses in federal and state courts throughout Nevada and California. Her litigation experience is broad, encompassing all facets of commercial litigation. She handles cases from inception through trial and arbitration, dealing with complex business torts, real estate and contract disputes, healthcare issues, insurance coverage disputes, and personal injury and products cases. Her clients range from small local businesses to Fortune 500 companies.
What truly sets Jacey apart is her fierce loyalty to her clients and her ability to foster relationships within the legal community. These connections not only reflect her dedication but also ensure that her clients receive the highest level of service and representation. As a commercial litigator, Jacey's efficiency and strategic intelligence make her a formidable force in the legal arena.
Jacey, a second-generation Reno resident, attributes much of her success in her career to the influences of Judge Janet Berry (Ret.), under whom she clerked, Justice Kristina Pickering, and fellow Snell & Wilmer attorney Bill Peterson. Her passion for practicing law lies in the strategic aspect of her work, where she excels at formulating legal strategies and implementing them effectively within a team.
Jacey is a member of the firm's expanded Executive Committee and is the Managing Partner for the Reno office. Jacey is also the Co-Chair of the firm’s Women's Initiative Committee.
Complete defense verdict obtained on behalf of a large ranch owner against claims brought by a railroad related to over $20 million in damages caused by a flood.
Complete defense verdict obtained on behalf of a national cellular company against claims for fraud.
Prosecuting breach of contract and fraud claims based on a real estate transaction and stock purchase agreement between a national real estate firm and manufacturer.
Successfully prosecuted several injunction hearings on behalf of a national insurance brokerage firm.
Successfully defended a national cinema chain and national developer against claims for breach of a construction and operating agreement pertaining to a significant re-development project.
Represented a national insurance company related to insurance bad faith allegations.
Represented a national manufacturer of snow maintenance vehicles in a significant personal injury matter.
Represented a national medical transportation company in a wrongful death matter.
Successfully defended a national beer manufacturer related to a distributorship agreement.
Santa Clara University School of Law (J.D.)
Moot Court Executive Board
CALI Award winner for Legal Research
Santa Clara University (B.S., Political Science)
University of Cape Town, South Africa
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Washoe County Bar Association
Board Member (2016-2020)
State Bar of Nevada
Nevada Board of Bar Examiners, Appointed Member
Nevada Bar Exam Grader (2013-Present)
Second Judicial District Court Jury Trial Task Force, Appointed Member (2020-2021)
Commission on Judicial Selection, Dept. 8 of Second Judicial District Court, Appointed Temporary Member (2012, 2017)
"2014 Employment Tool Kit: Understanding Employment Law in Nevada; Issues Affecting the Workplace Today including enforcing non-compete agreements," Presenter, Snell & Wilmer seminar (Reno, September 18, 2014; Las Vegas, September 23, 2014)
Fellow, American Bar Fellows (2018-2019)
The Best Lawyers in America®
Commercial Litigation (2018-2024)
Insurance Litigation (2024)
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2023)
Top Rank Attorney, Nevada Business Magazine (2013-2023)
Best Up and Coming Attorneys (2014)
Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars Edition, General Litigation (2009, 2011-2018)
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc., Board Member (2016-2022)
PBS Reno, Board Member, Board Chair (2019)
Prupas Medical Student Scholarship Endowment, Founder and Contributor
Morris Pickering Peterson, Associate
Second Judicial District Court, Washoe County, Nevada, Law Clerk to The Hon. Janet J. Berry
First Judicial District Court, Carson City, Nevada, Law Extern to The Hon. Michael Griffin
Supreme Court of California
Supreme Court of Nevada
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
United States District Court, District of Nevada
United States District Court, Eastern District of California