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LAS VEGAS – James J. Pisanelli and Todd L. Bice, founding partners of Pisanelli Bice PLLC, announced today that five attorneys from the firm were recognized on the list of Legal Elite 2018 by Nevada Business Magazine. The 11th annual list highlights the state’s most outstanding attorneys voted on by their peers.

James (Jim) Pisanelli was among select attorneys honored on the Legal Elite list of Southern Nevada’s Top Attorneys, along with Attorneys Dustun Holmes, Magali Mercera, Kirill Mikhaylov and Robert Ryan. Ms. Mercera also was recognized as one of the Best Up and Coming attorneys. This is the second notable recognition for Mercera who, earlier this year, was named one of 2018’s Women to Watch by Vegas Inc. magazine.

Legal Elite is an annual list honoring exceptional attorneys in Nevada. Lawyers are selected for Legal Elite based on peer nominations, and ranked according to where votes originated. This year’s Legal Elite polling included nearly 6,000 nominations. The attorneys featured on Legal Elite 2018 garnered the top voting scores throughout the state.

While there are currently 8,962 attorneys in the state, only 3 percent were featured on this year’s Legal Elite list for Nevada, and only 54 attorneys were included on the Best Up and Coming list. For more information about Legal Elite or Nevada Business Magazine, go to https://www.nevadabusiness.com.

The following attorneys from Pisanelli Bice were named in Nevada Business’s “Legal Elite 2017: Nevada’s Top Attorneys”.
– Todd Bice
– Dustun H. Holmes
– M. Magali Mercera
– Robert Ryan
– Debra Spinelli

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LAS VEGAS – James J. Pisanelli and Todd L. Bice, founding partners of Pisanelli Bice PLLC, announce that Ava Schaefer, Robert Ryan, and Shawn Walkenshaw have joined the firm as associate attorneys. The new associates will utilize their legal expertise while primarily practicing commercial litigation.

Prior to joining Pisanelli Bice, Schaefer earned her Juris Doctor from the Boston University School of Law in 2012, where she served as an articles editor for the Journal of Science and Technology Law and received a Dean’s Award in Alternative Dispute Resolution. Schaefer received her undergraduate degree from Bates College, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Rhetoric.

Schaefer focuses on commercial litigation, representing clients in a wide range of matters including contract and intellectual property disputes across a variety of industries and in all facets of legal practice.

Ryan received his undergraduate degree in philosophy from the University of Georgia and went on to obtain his Juris Doctor from American University in 2009. While attending law school, he worked at the Washington D.C. office of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, with the Office of Compliance, Inspections and Examinations. During his time at the SEC, Ryan handled matters ranging from the investigation of options exchanges to the preparation of congressional reports.




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