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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • First Amendment
  • Intellectual Property
  • Assisted Reproductive Technology
  • Real Estate
Patrick C. McDonnell

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Fax:

702-856-8951

Patrick C. McDonnell’s practice primarily includes general civil and commercial litigation in Nevada’s state and federal courts.

Formerly an award-winning investigative newspaper reporter and editor, Mr. McDonnell graduated cum laude from the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. At Boyd, he was on the Dean’s Honor List and was the lead articles editor for the Nevada Law Journal. He was also honored with the Carl W. Tobias Award for Excellence in Writing, and he won CALI awards for earning the highest grades in his Pretrial Litigation, Criminal Procedure-Adjudication, and Settling Legal Disputes courses.

While still in law school Mr. McDonnell gained his initial experience in the field as a mediator and as a full-time summer extern for the Eighth Judicial District Court Judge Kenneth C. Cory where Mr. McDonnell provided assistance to the court with its combined criminal and civil docket.  Mr. McDonnell also worked as a law clerk for a local personal injury firm, a national trial firm and a general civil practice firm.

Prior to joining Marquis Aurbach Coffing, Mr. McDonnell spent two years as a practicing attorney in the areas of civil litigation, commercial litigation, asset protection, bankruptcy, and family law.

He spends most of his spare time with his wife, Jennifer, and their son and daughter. He also enjoys playing guitar, motorcycling, hunting, skiing, and just about any outdoor activity.

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • First Amendment
  • Intellectual Property
  • Assisted Reproductive Technology
  • Real Estate
Past Positions
  • Eighth Judicial District Court, State of Nevada, Extern for Judge Kenneth C. Cory, 2011 to 2011
  • Newspaper Editor, Las Vegas Sun and Las Vegas Review-Journal, 2002 to 2010
  • El Paso Times (Gannett) and El Paso Herald-Post (Scripps-Howard), Newspaper Reporter and Editor, 1987 to 2002
Bar Admissions
  • Nevada
  • U.S. District Court District of Nevada
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Professional Associations
  • Copyright Society of the USA, Member (Copyright Law, Intellectual Property)
  • Nevada Justice Association
  • State Bar of Nevada
Education
  • William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada
    • J.D. - 2013
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • University of Texas, El Paso
    • B.A. - 1992
Honors
  • Nevada Business Magazine, Legal Elite, 2018