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Our Attorneys

Phillip Emerson

Phillip Emerson
Position: Partner

Born: Las Vegas, Nevada, September 8, 1966; Admitted to bar, 1996, Nevada and U.S. District Court, District of Nevada. Education: University of Nevada at Las Vegas (B.S.B.A., Accounting/Finance Dual Major, 1989); Oklahoma City University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1996). Honors: Faculty Honor Roll and Merit Scholar Recipient. Phi Delta Phi Honors Fraternity. Recipient: American Jurisprudence Award in Property. Staff Editor, Oklahoma City School of Law Review. Legal Intern, 1995, Honorable Chief U.S. District Judge Lloyd D. George, United States District Court, District of Nevada. Member: State Bar of Nevada; Clark County and American Bar Associations; Nevada Trial Lawyers Association; Nevada American Inn Court. Practice Areas: Business Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Construction Defect Litigation; Medical Malpractice; Insurance Defense Litigation; Wills; Trusts; Probate. Litigation Experience: 400+ Arbitrations, 80+ Complex Mediations and 75+ Jury Trials.

Anne-Marie Birk

Anne-Marie Birk 
Position: Associate Attorney

Born: Salt Lake City, Utah, March 2, 1981; Admitted to bar, October 2011, Nevada and U.S. District Court, District of Nevada.  Education:  Brigham Young University (B.A., Humanities, History Emphasis, August 2005); Brigham Young University School of Law (J.D., cum laude 2011).  Honors:  Full tuition academic scholarship recipient, Jay Reuben Clark Service in The Law Award;  Member:  Executive Editor International Law Management Review. Practice Areas:  Insurance Defense Litigation, Business Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Products & Premises Liability Defense. Litigation Experience:  Complex Mandatory & Binding Arbitrations and Settlement Conferences/Mediations.

Pedro Cisneros

Pedro D. Cisneros 
Position: Associate Attorney

Born: San Luis Potosi, Mexico, February 24, 1988; Admitted to bar, May 2015, Nevada.  Education: University of Nevada Las Vegas (B.A., Political Science, May 2010); Creighton University School of Law (J.D., 2014).  Honors:  Creighton Fund for Clerkships in the Public Interest (CFCPI) Grant Recipient, CALI Award – Defense of Criminal Cases, Creighton International and Comparative Law Journal, Frances M. Ryan Diversity Scholarship, 2013 Buffalo Niagara Mock Trial Team.  Practice Areas:  Insurance Defense Litigation,  Business Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Products & Premises Liability Defense. Litigation Experience:  Mandatory & Binding Arbitrations and Settlement Conferences/Mediations.

S. Seth Kershaw

S. Seth Kershaw
Position: Of Counsel

Born: Dover, New Jersey, September 15, 1976; Admitted to bar, 2007, Nevada; 2008, California. Education: University of Utah (B.A., cum laude, 2003); George Mason University School of Law (J.D., 2007). Honors: Advancing Round First-Year Moot Court Competition. Member: American Bar Association, The Federalist Society. Practice Areas: Insurance Defense Litigation, Business Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Construction Defect Litigation and Products & Premises Liability Defense. Litigation Experience: 100+ Arbitrations,  25+ Complex Mediations.