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undefinedDana Jonathon Nitz

Office Managing Partner

Nevada
Tel: (702) 475-7964
Direct: (702) 475-7970
Email: dnitz@wrightlegal.net
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Dana Jonathon Nitz is the managing partner for the Firm’s Nevada office. His areas of expertise include mortgage litigation, construction contract and construction defects, surety ship, insurance coverage, personal injury and appellate practice. For over a dozen years, Mr. Nitz has provided real estate and business-related legal representation for mortgage bankers, lenders, loan servicers and foreclosure trustees in a wide variety of matters, including litigation, judicial foreclosures and deficiencies, non-judicial foreclosures, state-mandated foreclosure mediations, petitions for judicial review, wrongful foreclosure actions, bankruptcies and associated motions for relief from stay, unlawful detainers or evictions, lost instruments and title reconciliation, rescission of assignments and deeds of trust.

For more than twenty-five years, Mr. Nitz has successfully represented contractors, subcontractors, developers and design professionals in construction defect claims including on several thousand residences, commercial buildings, public schools, and McCarran International Airport. Much of the litigation was related to contract and insurance coverage disputes. Over the last three decades, Mr. Nitz represented numerous sureties on various types of bonds including contractor’s license, permit, payment and performance and department of motor vehicles, among others. His services extended from defense of claims, administration of completion of construction projects, and collection under indemnity agreements.

Mr. Nitz has also defended parties in diverse areas of tort law. He has litigated hundreds of personal injury cases involving motor vehicle accidents, products liability, premises liability and excessive force. Over twelve years of his practice related to defense of governmental entities in civil rights and civil RICO litigation. He has also successfully represented private investigators and governmental entities in defamation, invasion of privacy and other First Amendment torts.

Mr. Nitz has been an arbitrator for private matters and in the Mandatory Court-Annexed Arbitration Program in Clark County District Court since 1993 on both the commercial and tort panels. Since 1999, he has been a mediator and served the Nevada Supreme Court as a Settlement Judge, conducting appellate mediations. He is a member of the Clark County Bar and has been a member of the American Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Negligence; Insurance and Compensation Law; Fidelity and Surety Law), Defense Research Institute, the American Trial Lawyers Association, and the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Nitz is also admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Education

  • Harvey Mudd College (B.S., Math and Engineering, 1977)
  • University of Southern California (J.D., 1981)