Byron L. Ames

Managing Partner

BAmes@AmesFirm.com

Byron is a Managing Partner in the Firm and is responsible for management of the Firm's Nevada and Utah offices. His practice includes all phases of general litigation and transactional work, with an emphasis in the transportation, hospitality and construction industries.

Mr. Ames previously was a Partner in a mid-sized Western-Regional law firm where he managed that firm's Las Vegas, NV and Salt Lake City, UT offices. Mr. Ames was also an Intern at the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Washington. Mr. Ames now handles cases in state and federal courts in Nevada and Utah, as well as matters before state and federal administrative agencies. Mr. Ames has taken numerous cases to trial before juries and the bench, and has successfully arbitrated and mediated countless cases.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
• Transportation Law – Trucking, Buses, Cargo Claims, Auto Dealerships, Car Rental Companies, OSHA, EEOC, DOT, Compliance, Administrative Claims
• Hospitality Law – Hotels, Resorts, Restaurants, Truck Stops/Travel Centers
• General Civil Litigation – Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Employment
• Construction Law – Construction Defects, Contracts, Insurance Issues
• Workers' Compensation Defense
• Bicycle Law
• Employment Law
• Insurance Claims
• Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith
• Corporate Transactions
• Intellectual Property

In addition to his educational degrees set forth below, Mr. Ames grew up in Japan and also attended Oxford Brookes University in England where he studied Anthropology. As an avid outdoorsman, he enjoys cycling, downhill skiing, whitewater canoeing, photography and travel. He has been a University instructor for a "Wilderness Survival" course, and also works regularly with the Boy Scouts of America.

EDUCATION
J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law, 2001
B.A. (Anthropology), Brigham Young University, 1998

BAR ADMISSIONS
Nevada State Bar
Utah State Bar

COURT ADMISSIONS
State of Nevada
State of Utah
United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States District Court, Central District of Utah
United States District Court, District of Nevada
U.S. Supreme Court

MEMBERSHIPS
Trucking Industry Defense Association
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

LANGUAGES
Japanese

 

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