Michael D. Rawlins
Michael D. Rawlins enjoys a diverse commercial litigation practice, including construction litigation, real estate litigation, intellectual property litigation, contract disputes, corporate law, and partnership disputes. He represents shopping center developers in landlord/tenant disputes and creditors in bankruptcy proceedings.
Mr. Rawlins serves as a District Court Judge, Pro Tempore, presiding over cases in the short-trial program. He also volunteers for the Children’s Attorneys Project, representing abused and neglected children in court proceedings.
Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School - J.D., magna cum laude (1994)
- Order of the Coif
- Managing Editor, Brigham Young University Law Review
Brigham Young University - B.A., Finance, with honors (1991)
- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
- United States District Court, District of Nevada
- United States District Court, District of Utah
- Clark County Bar Association
- State Bar of Nevada
- Utah State Bar
- Clark County District Judge Pro Tempore
- Children’s Attorneys Project
- "Taxation, Equal Protection and Inquiry into the Purpose of a Law: Nordinger v. Hahn and Allegheny Pittsburgh Coal Co. v. County Commission," 1993 BYU Law Review 1001.
- Defended publishing company and its management from suit brought by minority owner alleging breach of judiciary duties and minority member oppression
- Defended telecommunications company and its management from suit brought by minority shareholders seeking receivership
- Defended high-tech start-up entrepreneur from claims brought by former employer alleging trade secret misappropriation
- Defended a national shopping center developer in a partnership dispute relating to a prominent Las Vegas Strip luxury mall. The case involved claims of securities fraud, RICO, and breach of fiduciary duty.
- Represented a major Las Vegas resort and its parent company in litigation to enforce a purchase and sale agreement of an operating property when the sale of the property fell through.
- Prosecuted a trademark infringement action to protect one of Las Vegas’s most famous trademarks.
- Represented Clark County in construction litigation on a major public construction project and in inverse condemnation proceedings relating to McCarran Airport.
- Regularly represents numerous large and small shopping centers in landlord/tenant, construction and mechanic’s lien disputes.