Kirk B. Lenhard - Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

Kirk B. Lenhard

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1993

Kirk's practice focuses on commercial and complex litigation. He has served clients that have included Clark County, McCarran Airport, Republic Services and Shuffle Master, and he has defined himself as a fixture in the Las Vegas legal community.

As an experienced trial attorney, Kirk has taken over 175 trials to verdict, and has argued before all courts in the state of Nevada, as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is also an experienced arbitrator and mediator.

Kirk was selected to be a fellow by the American College of Trial Lawyers, an organization comprised only of those lawyers demonstrating unparalleled skill in their practice. He has also been a perennial selection in the Top 75 Mountain State Super Lawyers.

Prior to joining the firm, Kirk was a shareholder at Jones Vargas in Las Vegas for 21 years where he chaired the litigation practice group.  Prior to that, he was a chief deputy public defender in the Clark County Public Defender's Office specializing in the defense of capital cases.

Additional Information


Successfully defended homeowner's association in wrongful foreclosure action where plaintiff sought to set aside the association's nonjudicial foreclosure sale upon 114 parcels of real property pursuant to NRS Chapter 116, and sought over $48 million in damages.

Represented a telecommunications company in the successful settlement of its partnership claim in excess of $30 million.

Defended Clark County, Nevada against a landowner's inverse condemnation airspace takings claims alleging damages in excess of $2.7 billion. The result was a summary judgment entered in favor of Clark County on issue of liability and the Court disposed of the case in its entirety. 70 Limited Partnership v. Clark County, Nevada et al.

Achieved complete dismissal of a breach of contract case regarding the alleged purchase of a gas station in favor of BP West Coast Products.


Court Admissions — U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
University of Northern ColoradoBA 1972University of TulsaJ.D. 1974
State Bar of NevadaAmerican Bar AssociationClark County Bar AssociationFederal Bar AssociationAmerican College of Trial Lawyers

Office Location

100 North City Parkway, Suite 1600
Las Vegas, NV 89106-4614
United States

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation