Marla J. Hudgens

Marla J. Hudgens

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602.262.5773 office
602.262.5747 fax
201 East Washington Street
Suite 1200
Phoenix, AZ 85004
3993 Howard Hughes Parkway
Suite 600
Las Vegas, NV 89169
50 West Liberty Street
Suite 410
Reno, NV 89501

Marla Hudgens is a partner in the firm’s Regulatory and Government practice group who actively practices in both Arizona and Nevada. Marla primarily represents businesses and business owners in complex civil and commercial litigation and transactional matters. Marla also has extensive experience handling administrative law and regulatory matters and navigating those matters through state and federal courts and regulatory schemes. In addition to trying cases before state and federal courts, she has represented clients in contested administrative matters before various governmental agencies including the departments of taxation, the Department of Water Resources, the Nevada Gaming Commission, the Public Utility Commission and various other state and local boards. 

Prior to joining Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, Marla worked as an attorney for the preeminent Nevada law firm of Lionel Sawyer & Collins, and clerked for Justice Hardesty of the Nevada Supreme Court. She is also licensed to practice law in California.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Nevada Supreme Court Bench-Bar Committee, Appointed Member, 2013-2014
  • Appellate Section of the Nevada State Bar, Chairwoman, 2014-2015
  • Liaison Committee of the Appellate Section of Nevada State Bar, Co-Chair, 2013-2014
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Clark County Bar Association, Member
  • North Phoenix Lion's Club , Vice-President
  • Soroptimist International of Phoenix, Member

Representative Matters

  • Bel Air Lighting, Inc. v. WMCV Phase 3, LLC et al. - Obtained a $0 defense verdict in a commercial leasing dispute alleging fraud.
  • Park West Companies, Inc. v. Amazon Const. Corp. - Obtained the reversal of summary judgment order involving the sale of landscaping company.
  • Marrocco v. Hall - Obtained an emergency writ of mandamus, expunging a lis pendens.

Related News

DeWald, Freeman share John P. Frank Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award
59 attorneys earn recognition for providing more than 50 pro bono hours in 2016
New partners announced at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie
Nicole Gorham, Justin Henderson, Marla Hudgens elected to partnership
State Bar of Arizona adds Hudgens to Appointments Committee
Attorney from Regulatory and Government practice group selected for post in statewide legal organization
Pro bono service awards presented by Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie
Annual awards honor memory of lawyer dedicated to equal justice and professionalism
Lewis Roca Rothgerber saluted as 2015 Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year
Also recognized by Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada for Most Hours Donated by a Law Firm

Related Events

Past Events



  • Nevada Supreme Court - Clerked for Justice James Hardesty
  • Nevada Business Magazine - Best Up & Coming - Legal Elite, 2014
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers - "Rising Star" - Appellate practice, 2014-2017
  • CALI Awards - Civil Procedure and Federal ?Courts

Other Info



J.D., cum laude, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, 2008
B.A., cum laude, Gonzaga University, 2004

Bar Admissions

Nevada, 2008
California, 2010
Arizona, 2015

Court Admissions

Arizona Supreme Court
Nevada Supreme Court
California Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit