Tami D. Cowden

Tami D. Cowden


Greenberg Traurig LLP

Recognized since 2013

Las Vegas, Nevada

Practice Areas

Appellate Practice

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Tami D. Cowden has 30 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 represented clients in such varied industries as entertainment, construction and gaming in commercial and employment litigation matters, as well as public interest entities in election and constitutional issues. 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.

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Location

  • 10845 Griffith Peak Drive
    Las Vegas, NV 89135

Education

  • Arizona State University, BA, graduated 1982

Bar Admissions

  • Nevada, State Bar of Nevada
  • Colorado, Colorado (inactive)

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Member, delegate.
  • Clark County Bar Association, Board of Directors - President
  • Communiqué, the publication of the Clark County Bar Association - Associate Editor
  • Nevada Bar Association, Appellate Litigation Section - Member, founding Chair
  • Writers of Southern Nevada - Volunteer

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 10th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Nevada
  • U.S. District Court, Colorado

State Clerkships

  • Colorado - Court of Appeals

Greenberg Traurig LLP
Headquarters: New York, New York

421 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

164 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Appellate Practice

Awards:

  • Clark County Bar Association, "Circle of Support Award," 2006-2007
  • Law360 "Appellate Practice Group of the Year," 2010
  • Nevada Business magazine, "Legal Elite: The Silver State's Top Attorneys," 2011
  • VEGAS INC, "Top Lawyers," Lawsuits/Disputes, July 2012
  • Law360 "Employment Practice Group of the Year," 2011 & 2013
  • Super Lawyers magazine, Mountain States Super Lawyers, 2013
  • Clark County Bar Association, Board Member of the Year, 2009, 2011, 2013

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.

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