Brian Blakley is an associate in the firm’s Litigation group and focuses his practice on corporate and commercial litigation. His litigation experience involves all aspects of pretrial and trial work, including the following:
- Briefing and arguing motions for temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions
- Discovery, including motions to compel, motions for protective order, motions to bifurcate discovery, e-discovery, fact witness depositions, and discovery hearings
- Briefing and opposing dispositive motions
- Negotiating and drafting settlements and releases
- Pretrial motions, including motions in limine
- Examining and cross-examining witnesses at evidentiary hearings
- Second-chair trial experience
- Briefing motions to alter or amend a judgment
- Briefing appeals and writ petitions
Brian is also a member of the firm’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Industry Team—a multidisciplinary team of attorneys who advise clients on issues concerning the use of drones.
Prior to joining the firm, Brian served as a law clerk to Judge Robert C. Jones on the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada. He also worked as a judicial extern to Justice Thomas R. Lee on the Utah Supreme Court and Judge Lloyd D. George on the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada.
- Ergon Asphalt and Emulsions, Inc. v. Capriati Constr. Corp., Inc., No. 2:13-cv-1683-GMN-NJK, 2015 WL 1959851 (D. Nev. April 29, 2015) (won summary judgment for all damages claimed against a contractor and bonding company in relation to a freeway expansion project).
- Presenter, “Drones & Privacy,” Colorado CLE, April 2016
- Presenter, “Patent Troll Control 2015: Intellectual Property Litigation Strategies Every Corporate Counsel Should Know Following The U.S. Supreme Court's Patent-Focused 2014 Term,” The Association of Corporate Counsel Nevada Chapter, December 2014
- Author, “From Handbills to Proposed Bills: Suggestions for Regulating the Las Vegas “Strip” Tease”, BYU L. REV. 1297, 2012
- Co-Author, “Nevada’s New ‘Goldilocks’ Asbestos Causation Standard,” Communiqué, April 2015
- Nevada Business Magazine - “Southern Nevada’s Top Attorneys” and “Best Up and Coming Attorneys” - Legal Elite, 2016
- John P. Frank Pro Bono Awards Luncheon - Recognized for commitment to pro bono service, 2015
- J. Reuben Clark Award for Academic Excellence, Integrity, and Service
- BYU Law Review - Lead articles editor