John Lavery

John Lavery

John Lavery Joins HMC as Principal Partner: Elevating Our Workers’ Compensation Practice

Hooks Meng & Clement (HMC) is proud to continue the momentum of growth and excellence by welcoming John Lavery, a distinguished figure in Workers’ Compensation law, as a Principal Partner. John’s illustrious career and depth of expertise further solidify HMC’s position as a leader in legal services within Nevada.

John comes to us from Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP in Las Vegas, where he served as a partner and co-chair of the Workers’ Compensation Practice. His practice areas span workers’ compensation, employment litigation, and general civil litigation, making him a versatile and invaluable asset to our team. John has been instrumental in defending a wide array of clients, including casinos, business entities, and their insurers, showcasing his ability to navigate complex industrial insurance matters and related issues.

Notably, John’s career is marked by significant contributions to the legal community, including his former roles as a Workers’ Compensation Appeals Officer for the Nevada Department of Administration and a Municipal Judge for the City of Las Vegas. His service as a Judge pro tempore, presiding over misdemeanor criminal cases, and as a  pro tempore for the Clark County Family Courts, underscores his commitment to justice and his multifaceted legal expertise.

John’s approach to law is not only about defending his clients in court but also about educating and leading in the Workers’ Compensation field. As a frequent lecturer on workers’ compensation issues in Nevada, he has shared his knowledge and insights, contributing to the growth and development of the legal community.

With a Juris Doctor from the University of Denver College of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from East Carolina University, John’s academic background complements his practical experience, providing a solid foundation for his legal practice. His membership in the Clark County Bar Association and the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association further reflects his active engagement with the legal community.

As John Lavery joins HMC as a Principal Partner, we are not just welcoming a seasoned attorney; we are embracing a leader, educator, and advocate who embodies our core values of excellence, integrity, vision, and passion. His addition to our team is a testament to HMC’s commitment to providing unparalleled expertise and service to our clients.

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to John Lavery. With John joining forces with Dan Schwartz and our founding partners, HMC is poised to break new ground and reach even greater heights as Nevada’s premier Workers’ Compensation and Industrial Relations law firm!

Stay tuned for more introductions to our incredible crew as we continue to grow and excel together.