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Joseph P. Garin



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

Practice Areas

  • Architects, Engineers & Design Professionals
  • Accountants & Auditors
  • Directors & Officers Liability
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Insurance Consulting & Risk Management
  • Legal Professional Liability & Ethics
  • Errors & Omissions
  • Business Torts & Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Litigation & Mass Torts


University of Michigan, BGS

Michigan State University-Detroit College of Law, J.D.; Honors: cum laude



Super Lawyer: 2007-2015

For the ninth consecutive year, Mr. Garin has been selected as a Mountain States Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of information for the legal industry.

“My clients know that I am committed to them and to finding the best possible legal solutions to resolve their issues.”

A dedicated advocate, Joseph P. Garin is a partner in the firm of Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer & Garin, P.C. He maintains a national practice, focusing on defense of professional liability claims, insurance coverage disputes, directors and officers claims, and risk management. Throughout his career, Mr. Garin has defended more than 400 lawyers and law firms across Michigan, Illinois, Nevada and Colorado. He is also experienced in complex and commercial litigation matters, including cases involving breach of contract and unfair business practices. He has successfully pursued and resisted claims for extraordinary relief, such as temporary restraining orders and preliminary and permanent injunctions. He specializes in a range of litigation matters, including professional liability disputes, insurance coverage, director and officer liability, commercial law and employer/employee disputes. He regularly consults with insurers and businesses of all sizes to manage their risks and reduce litigation expenses.


Mr. Garin is Chair of the Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility to the Nevada State Bar.  He also serves as Co-Chair on the Professional Liability Committee of The Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance. He is frequently consulted as an expert witness.  He has served as a court-appointed special master and settlement facilitator. He is an SCAO-trained Mediator.  He has been a featured speaker at continuing education conferences on a national and state level. He teaches continuing legal education seminars locally and nationally in cooperation with various local bar associations. Mr. Garin serves on the Board of Directors of ENSURE Children’s Hospital of Michigan and the Advisory Board of Think Detroit

Mr. Garin resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Speaking Engagements and Presentations:

April 9, 2014 – CLM ANNUAL CONFERENCE. Joe Garin will be speaking about matters regarding Professional Liability, more specifically: PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY – if you think you are an “expert” or you “specialize”, be careful how you advertise! This conference is being held in Boca Raton, Florida and is being conducted by the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance™.

July 26, 2013 – PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY CONFERENCE. Joe Garin will be included on a panel of industry experts that will discuss: The EFFECTIVE Use of The 3 P’s in Mediation of Professional Liability Claims during the 2013 Professional Liability Conference held in Boston on July 26. This conference is conducted by the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance™ Click here for full article

June 18, 2013 – E&O INSURANCE EXECUSUMMIT held at the Mohegan Sun Resort & Convention Center in Uncasville, CT. Joe Garin will be included on a panel of experts that will discuss: Professional Firm Dissolutions: Impact on Insurance and Liability. ExecuSummit attendees are insurance professionals in the forefront of the E&O insurance line, monitoring & researching emerging issues and trends.

December 10, 2012 – STATE BAR OF NEVADA ETHICS YEAR in REVIEW. Panelist during a program that covered recent developments in legal ethics and risk management topics.


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

“Business Enterprise Exclusion” Defeats Coverage Where Entity Claiming Legal Malpractice was Managed and 27% Owned by Partners of Law Firm Accused of Malpractice. Am. Guarantee & Liab. Ins. Co. v. Flangas McMillan Law Group, Inc., 2:11-CV-188-KJD-RJJ, 2012 WL 628511 (D. Nev. Feb. 24, 2012)