Attorney Jonathan Wong Joins Lipson Neilson’s Las Vegas Office

Jonathan Wong web res (1)Attorney Jonathan Wong has joined Lipson Neilson’s Las Vegas office as an associate. Mr. Wong’s practice concentrates on Professional Liability, Director & Officer Liability, and General Liability.

He is admitted to practice law in Nevada and California and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Prior to joining Lipson Neilson, Mr. Wong worked as an associate attorney at a national insurance defense firm.

Mr. Wong earned a J.D. degree from the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV, and a B.S. degree in International Business from the University of Nevada – Reno. During law school, he worked as an intern for the in-house legal department at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Following graduation from law school, Mr. Wong completed two judicial clerkships in the Eighth Judicial District Court for Clark County, Nevada – he first clerked for the late Honorable Susan Scann, and then for the Honorable Elizabeth Gonzalez.

Founded in 1985, Lipson Neilson, P.C. has offices in Las Vegas and Reno (NV), Phoenix (AZ) and Bloomfield Hills (MI). The firm is widely known for its excellence in the professional liability lines, offering invaluable insight and experience to its clients across all industries. The firm represents clients in Nevada, across the USA, and around the world.

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Joseph Garin
Phone: 702-382-1500
Email: jgarin@lipsonneilson.com

Attorney Eric Tran Joins Lipson Neilson’s Las Vegas Office

tran-005-web-res-resizedAttorney Eric Tran has joined the firm’s Las Vegas office. Eric’s practice includes commercial litigation, personal injury, general liability defense, insurance coverage, insurance bad faith litigation, and professional liability.

Prior to joining the firm, Eric served as corporate counsel for a startup technology company in Las Vegas. He also previously served as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of Nevada defending state agencies and state employees in civil rights actions in both state and federal court. Eric is admitted to practice in the Nevada, California, and the United States District Court for the District of Nevada.

Eric received a B.A. in Political Science and Asian American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a J.D. from the Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. In addition to English, Eric is also fluent in the Vietnamese language.

Eric Tran’s Published Cases:

Andrew v. Century Sur. Co., No. 2:12-CV-00978-APG, 2015 WL 5691254, at *1 (D. Nev. Sept. 28, 2015)

  • Obtained summary judgment ruling that a $14,000,000 default judgment against an insured was a reasonably foreseeable consequential damage caused by an insurer’s breach of its duty to defend its insured; that an insurer who breaches its duty to defend its insured will be bound the default judgment against its insured; and that the insurer’s liability is not capped at the $1 million policy limit.

Brady, Vorwerck, Ryder & Caspino v. New Albertson’s Inc., 130 Nev. Adv. Op. 68, 333 P.3d 229, 230 (Aug. 7, 2014)

  • Obtained a favorable ruling in a certified question of law that the statute of limitations in NRS 11.207, as revised by the Nevada Legislature in 1997, is tolled against an action for attorney malpractice, pending the outcome of underlying suit including all appeals in which the malpractice allegedly occurred.

USF Ins. Co. v. Smith’s Food and Drug Center, Inc., 2013 WL 438585, 1 (D. Nev. 2013)

  • Obtained Summary Judgment in favor of Smith’s in a bad faith action arising from USF’s failure to defend and indemnify Smith’s in an underlying action from a third party.