Vernon E. (“Gene”) Leverty
Admitted to Practice:
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Sacramento State University and University of Arizona, B.S., 1967
Phone: (775) 322-6636
Fax: (775) 322-3953
Vernon (Gene) Leverty has over 40 years of litigation, trial and negotiation experience. He has held an AV Martindale Hubbell rating (the highest attorney rating) for over 25 years. Gene is a long-time member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum for obtaining a jury verdict over one million dollars. Gene has had several multi-million jury verdicts and settlements. He has a reputation for excellence both in Nevada and nationally.
Because Gene was Chief Deputy Insurance Commissioner of the State of Nevada and then a partner in a Beverly Hills multi-state law firm for ten (10) years representing insurers, he has a special expertise insurance coverage issues, including very complex coverage issues. It is essential that a personal injury trial lawyer fully understand insurance so that the client knows all insurance that may be available to cover the individual’s loss. Gene’s background and experience makes him a valuable resource to his clients, as he provides a unique perspective and understanding of the insurance industry and the manner in which insurance company’s evaluate, investigate, and litigate personal injury claims. Gene’s skill and experience is vital for personal injury cases, including automobile and trucking cases, product liability, premises liability and insurance bad faith.
Gene is licensed to practice in all Nevada and California state courts, and the United States District Court for the State of Nevada, the U.S. Central District of California, the U.S. Eastern District of California, the U.S Northern District of California, the U.S. Southern District of California, District Court (Florida), U.S. District Court of Appeals (9th Circuit) and the United States Supreme Court. He earned his Juris Doctor Degree (J.D.) from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.
Gene was the Chief Deputy Insurance Commissioner for the State of Nevada from 1972-1979. In 1979, he joined the law firm of Miller & Daar as a partner, with offices in Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Milwaukee, Seattle and Reno. Miller & Daar was a highly specialized insurance law firm with the principals being former Insurance Commissioners.
Gene served as Vice President, President-Elect and President (June 2017 -July 2018 ) of the State Bar of Nevada, the governing authority for the Nevada legal profession. He is Immediate Past President and a Board of Governor of the State Bar of Nevada. Mr. Leverty was a member of the State Bar of Nevada Insurance Standing Committee from 1977-1991, and was the Chairman of that committee from 1977-1980. He also served for several years as a board member of the Nevada Bar Foundation. The State Bar of Nevada on May 31, 1991, awarded him Special Recognition and it awarded him the 2015 Medal of Justice Award. In 2017, he received Special Recognition and Tribute Award from the Nevada Bar Foundation.
In 2017 Gene was honored to be named to the American Law Institute, which is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize and improve the law. He also was selected to the 2018 Mountain States Super Lawyers list.
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Pak v. Farmers Insurance – Nationwide Class Action (2007)
Pederson v. Country Life Ins. Co., 13 Fed. Appx. 741 (9th Cir. 2001); 121 Nev. 1160, 152 P.3d 796 (2005)
Woosley v. State Farm, 117 Nev. 182, 18 P.3D 317 (2001)
Reinkemeyer v. Safeco Ins. Co. of Am., 117 Nev. 84, 16 P.3d 1069 (2001)
Reinkemeyer v. Safeco Ins. Co. of Am., 166 F.3d 982 (9th Cir. 1999)
McKeeman v. General Am. Life Ins. Co., 111 Nev. 1042, 899 P.2d 1124 (1995)
Alliance Ins. Co. v. Gagnon, 109 Nev. 990, 860 P.2d 720 (1993)