Nicole  Scott

Nicole Scott

Associate
nscott@lrrc.com vCard
775.321.3455
775.823.2929 fax
One East Liberty Street
Suite 300
Reno, NV 89501-2128

Nicole Scott is a litigation attorney, focusing her practice within the alcohol beverage industry and other complex litigation matters. Clients turn to Nicole for her help at all levels of the dispute process. She has assisted clients with informal dispute matters, mediation and settlement conferences, and hearings related to trial phases, including:

  • Temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions
  • Depositions
  • E-Discovery
  • Complex discovery disputes
  • Dispositive and pre-trial motions
  • Appeals
  • Practicing before administrative agencies (including the Nevada Department of Taxation, Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy, and Nevada Transportation Authority)

Nicole also practices in the area of healthcare, assisting clients with guardianship petitions. With her M.B.A. in Finance, Nicole is able to advise clients both in litigation and other corporate related matters.

Nicole also assists clients with licensing and regulatory matters related to business licensing and liquor licensing in all cities and counties within the state of Nevada, and at the state level. Nicole has drafted legislation for the alcohol industry while also representing both retailers and wholesalers seeking to obtain and maintain licensing throughout the state of Nevada.

Nicole has received several awards from the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada for her hours of pro bono service. Prior to joining Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, Nicole served as a law clerk for the Honorable Chief Justice Hardesty at the Nevada Supreme Court.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a wine maker in a lawsuit against a wholesaler successfully defending injunction motions through appeal. McGee & McGee Wine Merchants, LLC v. JaM Cellars, Inc. No. 70172 (Nev. March 17, 2017).
  • Represented an importer/wholesaler of alcoholic beverages in a lawsuit against a supplier for improper termination. The case ultimately settled.
  • Represented a wine maker in a lawsuit against a wholesaler regarding termination of franchise. The case ultimately settled.
  • Represented a trust beneficiary in appeal to Nevada Supreme Court, affirming district court order in favor of client.
  • Represented a leading geothermal energy provider in renewable tax energy abatement applications before the Governor’s Office of Energy.
  • Represented a sports and media company pursuing expansion project in Nevada with incentive application to the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.
  • Represented multiple retailers in obtaining liquor licenses throughout the state of Nevada.

Related Events

Past Events
10/4/2018
CLE International's 23rd Annual National Wine, Beer & Spirits Law Conference
Members of the firm's Liquor Law Group, Marla Hudgens, Leif Reid, Darren Lemieux and Nicole Scott will be attending

Publications

Distinctions

  • Nevada Business Magazine - Legal Elite, "Best Up & Coming", 2019
  • Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Pro Bono Award 100 plus hours, 2018
  • Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Pro Bono Award 50 plus hours, 2017
  • William S. Boyd Outstanding Graduate Award - University of Nevada-Las Vegas, 2014
  • Nevada Law Journal (Law Review), University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Editor-in-Chief, 2013-2014
  • National Order of Scribes Award - The American Society of Legal Writers
  • CALI Awards - Contracts; Wills, Trusts and Estates; Immigration Law
  • Society of Advocates - (moot court team)

Other Info

Education

J.D., summa cum laude, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, 2014
M.A., University of Nevada, Reno, 2011, Secondary Education
M.B.A., with distinction, Hawaii Pacific University, 2004, Finance
B.S.B.A., with distinction, University of Nevada, Reno, 2001, Double Major: Economics & Finance

Bar Admissions

Nevada

Court Admissions

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

Clerkships

Supreme Court of Nevada