Tami D. Cowden - Greenberg Traurig LLP

Tami D. Cowden

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

Tami D. Cowden has more than 20 years' experience as an appellate attorney with a focus on representations in the Nevada Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In local state and federal trial courts, she has authored briefs resulting in grants of summary judgment, defeating class certification and obtaining expert witness disqualification. Before joining the firm, Tami was a member of the faculty of the University of Denver College of Law. She also served as a staff attorney with the Colorado Court of Appeals for several years.

Arizona State UniversityBA 1982University of Colorado Law SchoolJ.D. 1987
American Bar AssociationHenderson Symphony Orchestra, Board of DirectorsNevada Bar Association, Appellate Litigation SectionClark County Bar Association, Board of DirectorsCommuniqué, the publication of the Clark County Bar AssociationWriters of Southern Nevada

Case History

Areas of Concentration
  • Commercial litigation
  • Employment law

Significant Representations
  • Obtain Supreme Court ruling overturning administrative determination of liability for  several millions of dollars in live entertainment tax.
  • Secured defense summary judgment on FLSA wage misclassification claims in class action alleging more than $20 million in damages.
  • Secured summary judgments on multiple federal and state claims alleging discrimination in an academic setting.
  • Secured summary judgments on multiple claims in a high profile federal court matter alleging discrimination against an exclusive country club.
  • Secured summary judgment on multiple federal securities violations claims.
  • Authored a brief contributing to a Nevada Supreme Court decision barring from the ballot a referendum that would have eliminated the Redevelopment Plan of the City of Las Vegas and an initiative that would have crippled redevelopment in Las Vegas.
  • Authored the brief that led to a Nevada Supreme Court decision barring from the ballot substantial portions of an initiative that would have crippled development in Nevada.
  • Authored the brief that led to a Nevada Supreme Court decision upholding a substantial judgment against a major casino resort in a construction defect matter.

Office Location

3773 Howard Hughes Parkway, Suite 400 North
Las Vegas, NV 89169
United States

Practice Areas

Appellate Practice