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Jessica A. Green

(Associate)

(V-Card)

  • Las Vegas, NV
  • 9900 Covington Cross Drive, Suite 120
  • Las Vegas, NV 89144
  • (702) 382-1500
  • (702) 382-1512 FAX
  • JGreen@lipsonneilson.com

Practice Areas

  • Professional Liability Defense
  • Employment Law
  • Bad Faith Insurance Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Real Estate
  • Education Law

Education

  • William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Texas A&M, Corpus Christi, Honor: cum laude

Admitted

  • State Bar of Nevada
  • United States District Court, District of Nevada
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Super Lawyers: 2014-2018


2018 is the fifth year in a row that Ms. Green has been selected as a Mountain States Super Lawyers’ Rising Star by Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of information for the legal industry. Her selection is for her work in the Professional Liability, Employment & Labor, and Business Litigation practice areas.

Professional Affiliations

  • Las Vegas Defense Lawyers, Co-Chair of the Advocacy, Legislature and Government Affairs Committee
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL), Member
  • Member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • Nevada Claims and Litigation Management (CLM), Director of Events
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) Professional Liability
  • State Bar of Nevada, Labor and Employment Section
  • State Bar of Nevada, Litigation Section
Jessica A. Green is an attorney in Lipson Neilson’s Las Vegas office. Representing clients both directly and through insurance carriers, Ms. Green’s practice focuses primarily on professional liability defense and employment law.

With respect to her professional liability practice, Ms. Green frequently defends lawyers in legal malpractice lawsuits from the inception of an issue through discovery and all necessary motion practice and resolution. Ms. Green is also experienced in state bar ethics and disciplinary matters ranging from the grievance stage through trial and any necessary appeal and/or reinstatement proceedings.

She also represents Nevada employers – both large and small – in employment law matters. Ms. Green defends employers in employment related litigation in both state and federal courts as well as before federal and state administrative agencies including the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Nevada Equal Rights Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Department of Labor, the Office the Nevada Labor Commissioner, and the Nevada Department of Employment Training, and Rehabilitation, among others.

Ms. Green has experience defending against a wide array of claims including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour violations. She advises and counsels employers on various workplace issues including employee discipline and termination, drug testing, the prevention and proper handling of discrimination and harassment, wage and hour compliance, and workplace investigations. Ms. Green also drafts employee handbooks, workplace policies, severance agreements, employment contracts, confidentiality agreements, and non-compete agreements.

Ms. Green also has experience in bad faith insurance defense, insurance coverage, and director and officer liability. She also has an active appellate practice.

Ms. Green is well versed in education law and she has served as an Educational Surrogate Parent and Transition Specialist for the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. In doing so, Ms. Green advocated for children with disabilities, ensuring their schools are meeting their disability-related needs.

Honors

While in law school, Ms. Green externed with the Honorable James C. Mahan in the United States District Court, District of Nevada. She was selected to participate in the Educational Advocacy Program at the Thomas and Mack Legal Clinic. Ms. Green received a CALI Excellence for the Future Award for earning the highest grade in her class in Civil Procedure and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Speaking Engagements

June 16, 2015 – E&O INSURANCE EXECUSUMMIT held at the Mohegan Sun Resort & Convention Center in Uncasville, CT. Jessica Green sat on a panel of industry experts discussing E&O Claims Trends. Ms. Green focused her contributions on innocent insured coverage, the practical prevention of bad faith claims, and what to look for in an effective E&O policy. ExecuSummit attendees are insurance professionals in the forefront of the E&O insurance line, monitoring & researching emerging issues and trends.

Publications

A Bankruptcy Court Order Permitting Creditors to Pursue Legal Malpractice Claims in State Court in the Name of a Debtor’s was an Impermissible Assignment and Violates Public Policy Co-authored with Joseph Garin, published in the March 2017 issue of the eAdvisory published by the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability

Can Insurance Defense Counsel ‘Serve Two Masters’? Co-authored with Joseph Hainline, published in the June 29, 2015 issue of DRI’s The Whisper, the newsletter of the young lawyers committee.

Recent Nevada Supreme Court Advance Option examines the statute of limitations discovery rule applicable to legal malpractice actions. Co-authored with Joseph Garin, published in the August 2013 LPL eAdvisory, an eNewsletter from the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability

Issue preclusion is only applicable where an issue is actually and necessarily litigated. Co-authored with Joseph Garin, published in the July 2013 LPL eAdvisory, an eNewsletter from the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability