Kamer Zucker Abbott
3000 West Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada 89102
|Phone: (702) 259-8640
Fax: (702) 259-8646
Web site: kzalaw.com
Firm Size: 10 Lawyers
Kamer Zucker Abbott is dedicated to the exclusive representation of management in labor and employment matters. Since its founding by Gregory Kamer in 1986, the firm has developed to become a major Nevada-based labor and employment law firm. Kamer Zucker Abbott is particularly proud of the fact that as of May, 2005, all five of its partners have achieved the coveted AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
KZA's attorneys are committed to serving clients with integrity and quality in a personal environment that serves the distinctive and individual needs of the firm's clients. KZA clients range from national companies to small local concerns, in all sectors of the economy.
In keeping with the firm's philosophy that companies are best served through prevention of employment-related litigation that may arise at any stage of the employment process, the firm's attorneys provide consultation and training on preventing and remedying sexual harassment, union avoidance, collective bargaining and contract administration, creating and maintaining effective human resources policies, and complying with the wide variety of federal employment and civil rights statutes, including anti-discrimination laws, wage and hour laws, labor relations statutes, as well as Nevada's somewhat unique employment laws. The firm also provides its clients with several complimentary services to update clients on new legal developments, including an electronic mail bulletin service as well as an annual labor and employment law seminar.
Although the attorneys of KZA are focused on helping their clients avoid costly litigation, the firm also maintains an active and successful litigation and appellate practice where each client's defense is driven solely by the client's individual goals, ranging from quickly disposing of claims to establishing important legal precedent. The firm represents clients before state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as before such administrative agencies as the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Nevada Equal Rights Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor and the Nevada Labor Commission. The firm's billing rates are competitive with major Las Vegas law firms. The firm makes a strong effort to control legal expenses, particularly in litigation matters, always with an eye to value for the client.
Attorney BiographiesScott M. Abbott
Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, 1991 (inactive)
Supreme Court of Nevada, 1992
U.S. District Court, District Court of Nevada, 1993
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1995
United States Supreme Court, 2008 Education
J.D., cum laude
, Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA, 1991
B.A., cum laude
, Boston University, Boston, MA, 1988
Kamer Zucker Abbott’s managing partner, Scott Abbott, has spent the majority of his legal career exclusively representing employers in all facets of labor and employment law. Prior to becoming an attorney, Scott worked as a human resources professional which allowed him to learn firsthand the issues which confront employers on a daily basis with respect to their employees. That experience has been enormously helpful in his practice to assist clients in achieving their human resources objectives in compliance with applicable laws.
Scott’s current practice involves advising employers on a multitude of employment issues, ranging from hiring criteria to discipline and discharge decisions. He also works with employers on preventive strategies including employee training and the development of internal policies and procedures. Because of the rise of employment-related litigation in recent years, a considerable portion of Scott’s practice also involves defending employers against claims of discrimination and other unlawful treatment before the state and federal courts and administrative agencies such as the Nevada Equal Rights Commission, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Nevada Labor Commissioner, and the Nevada State Employee-Management Relations Board. Scott is an accomplished trial and appellate lawyer who has secured important victories for clients before the Eighth Judicial District Court, the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Scott has also been a frequent speaker and author on employment law topics. His publications include: A Psycholegal Perspective: The Lack of Neuropsychological Examination Following Significant Brain Trauma Can Be Costly
, ADVANCES IN MEDICAL PSYCHOTHERAPY AND PSYCHODIAGNOSIS, Vol. 11 (2002-2003); The Benefits and Pitfalls of Employee Handbooks
, COMMUNIQUE, July 1999; Temps, Contractors and Telecommuters: It’s Time to Face Up to the Legal Risks
, COUNCIL ON EDUCATION IN MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL LAW UPDATE (1996); Happy Birthday, You’re Fired!
, COUNCIL ON EDUCATION IN MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL LAW UPDATE (1995); How Much Can You Say at Work
, ABA HUMAN RIGHTS, Vol. 22, No. 2, Spring 1995; Safe Handling of the Volatile Employee
, COUNCIL ON EDUCATION IN MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL LAW UPDATE (1994); To Produce or Not to Produce: The Dilemma Presented by the Production of Employment Records
, NEVADA LABOR LETTER (Vol. II, No. 4, April 1994); The New Legal Challenge to Employee Participation
, 45 LABOR LAW JOURNAL 41 (1994); and Focus on Age Discrimination: Reducing the High Risk Stakes
, 1 NEVADA LAWYER 14 (1993).
Scott is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Nevada Bar Association, and the Clark County Bar Association. Scott has been listed in THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA and has been recognized as a leading Nevada labor and employment lawyer by CHAMBERS USA every year since 2005. In 2009, CHAMBERS explained that Scott “is loved by clients for his ‘excellent communication skills and business savvy.’” In prior years, Scott has received praise for his “ability to be ‘smart and aggressive, while remaining soft-spoken and level headed,’” his “thorough, practical knowledge and personable, thoughtful approach,” and for his “ability to debate without ever offending anybody.” Scott has also been named a Super Lawyer by the MOUNTAIN STATES SUPER LAWYERS magazine since 2007.
Having been raised and educated in the Boston area, Scott shook off the last snowflakes by moving to sunny Nevada in 1992, and has never looked back.
Bryan J. Cohen
Supreme Court of Nevada, 2002
U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, 2002
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2002 Education
J.D., The American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C., 2002
B.A., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1997
Bryan Cohen began his law career with Kamer Zucker Abbott in 1994 as a runner and later, as a paralegal. After enduring several years in the east to attend law school, he returned to the firm as an associate in 2002, firmly committed to putting his skills and experience to work representing employers. Bryan now represents employers in all facets of labor and employment law before the state and federal courts and administrative agencies. He has significant trial experience before the National Labor Relations Board, the Nevada Department of Administration, and the Nevada Labor Commissioner. Bryan has guided clients through difficult labor negotiations and organizing drives, and has been involved in cutting edge legal developments in the area of tip pooling. Having made Las Vegas his home for nearly thirty years, Bryan has literally grown up in the gaming industry. His keen understanding of the history and culture surrounding the casino environment, and knowledge of the inner workings of the casino, imparts a unique insight in providing guidance to our gaming clients.
While in law school, Bryan served as the Executive Editor of the Administrative Law Review, the official publication of the American Bar Association’s Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. He also participated in the 25th Annual National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition at New York Law School. During part of his time in Washington, D.C., Bryan worked as a law clerk for the United States Attorney’s Office, Fraud and Public Corruption Section. He is the author of Gambling with Uncle Sam: An Overview of Tax Policies Toward Gambling Income
, 1 GAMING L. REV. 487 (1997).
Bryan is a member of the American Bar Association’s Sections on Labor and Employment and Litigation, the State Bar of Nevada, and the Clark County Bar Association. Bryan has been recognized in the 2010 edition of BEST LAWYERS® and as a Rising Star in the 2010 edition of the MOUNTAIN STATES SUPER LAWYER magazine. Additionally, in the 2010 edition of CHAMBERS USA AMERICA’S LEADING LAWYERS FOR BUSINESS, Bryan was recognized as the Nevada labor and employment “associate to watch,” because he is “highly rated for his analytical approach to labor relations and employment matters.”
R. Todd Creer
Supreme Court of Nevada, 2006
U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, 2006 Education
J.D., cum laude
, Cornell Law School, Ithaca, NY, 2006
B.A., summa cum laude
, Weber State University, Ogden, UT, 2003
Todd Creer joined Kamer Zucker Abbott in August 2006. He represents employers in all facets of labor and employment law and has taken a lead role in guiding clients through revisions of employment policies, responding to multi-employee discrimination charges, and training employees and managers on avoiding harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Todd has litigation experience before Nevada’s state and federal courts, including successfully defending a Nevada employer in a complex multi-employee action filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Additionally, he has garnered experience in labor negotiations and arbitrations and before the Nevada Equal Rights Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Nevada Division of Industrial Relations Appeals Division, and the Nevada Labor Commissioner.
Todd has been recognized as a Rising Star in the 2010 edition of the MOUNTAIN STATES SUPER LAWYER Magazine. He is the co-author of The Ever-Evolving Claim of Sexual Harassment
, COMMUNIQUE (March 2007).
In law school, Todd served as a Managing Editor for Cornell’s Legal Information Institute (LII) and as an Honors Fellow for the Lawyering Program. He was also an active member of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. During his law school summers, Todd clerked for the United States Attorney, Civil Division in San Diego, California and the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Prior to going to law school, Todd was an active participant on Weber State University’s mock trial team, achieving both individual and team distinctions in regional and national competitions. He graduated as the University’s Social Sciences Outstanding Graduate and was awarded the Political Science Highest Scholastic Achievement.
Todd is fluent in Tagolog. He loves to travel, spend time with his family, and enjoy the warm weather of Las Vegas.
Jody M. Florence
Court of Appeals of Maryland, 1995 (inactive)
U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 1996 (inactive)
Supreme Court of Nevada, 1998
U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, 1998
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1999
U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, 1999 Education
J.D., magna cum laude
, The University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, MD, 1995
B.A., summa cum laude
, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1992
After beginning her legal practice as a litigator in Baltimore, Maryland, Jody Florence joined the firm in 1998 and became a partner in 2003. Since joining the firm, she has exclusively represented and advised employers in labor and employment matters. In addition to assisting clients with preventative measures such as employee and supervisor training and the development of internal policies, Jody focuses upon defending employers against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, tortious conduct, and wage and hour violations before Nevada’s state and federal courts, as well as its administrative agencies such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Nevada Equal Rights Commission, and the Nevada Labor Commissioner. Jody has guided hotel/casino, call center, construction, and medical employers of all sizes through layoffs and wage reductions, executive hiring and termination issues, salary classification audits, internal investigations, ADA and FMLA issues, management of litigating employees, and the development, implementation, and management of sensitive employment policies such as appearance, drug and alcohol, and English-only policies. Additionally, she has considerable experience representing private and public employers in complex labor arbitrations over management’s just cause termination decisions.
In 2006, Jody secured an important victory before the Nevada Supreme Court in the case of Michael Thomas and John Armstrong v. City of North Las Vegas
which preserves arbitration as an effective and final method for dispute resolution in Nevada and other states. Jody has been listed in the 2010 edition of BEST LAWYERS®. She was also recognized as a Super Lawyer in the 2010 edition of MOUNTAIN STATES SUPER LAWYERS and as a Rising Star in the 2008 edition of that publication.
At the Ohio State University, where Jody graduated with distinction in Criminal Justice
, she received the 1991-1992 Outstanding Undergraduate Sociology Major Award. Jody then attended the University of Baltimore School of Law where she was a member and Managing Editor of the University of Baltimore Law Review. Jody is the author of Desert Palace, Inc. v. Costa,
THE JOB DESCRIPTION (DRI Winter 2004), and co-author of many publications, including: The Ever-Evolving Claim of Sexual Harassment
, COMMUNIQUE (March 2007); When You Have Mail Turns Into You Have A Lawsuit,
COMMUNIQUE (Dec. 1998) and Employees' Section 7 Rights - The Rest of the Story
, NEVADA LABOR LETTER (Vol. VI, No. 9, Sept. 1998).
Jody presently is a member of the American Bar Association, the Nevada Bar Association, and the Clark County Bar Association. She served as a Director of the Clark County Bar Association from 2003 through 2004 and Co-Chair and Chair of the Community Service Committee of the Clark County Bar Association from 2001 through 2002.
Jody and her husband Rick are extremely proud parents of two young boys, and she spends most of her free time chasing after them and their Great Dane nanny. She hopes to instill in the boys her love of the outdoors, hiking, and Ohio State football.
Gregory J. Kamer
District of Columbia, Court of Appeals, 1979 (inactive)
U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, 1979
Supreme Court of Nevada, 1985
U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, 1986
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1986
Supreme Court of New York, 1990
U.S. District Court, District of New York, 1990 Education
L.L.M., Labor Law, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1982
J.D., Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 1979
B.A., Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1975
Gregory Kamer, the founding partner of Kamer Zucker Abbott, began his career in 1980 working for the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C. Gregg served as Counsel to the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board for two years in Washington, D.C. and as a trial attorney for one year in Las Vegas, Nevada. Subsequently, he was Labor Counsel for the Nevada Resort Association until 1986. In 1986, he founded the law firm that is presently known as Kamer Zucker Abbott. The firm has enjoyed a reputation for excellence among judges, lawyers and the public since its founding in1986. Gregg continues to maintain the firm’s high standard of excellence in all aspects of client representation as it integrates the traditional practice of labor and employment law with cutting edge technology. Gregg’s practice is exclusively limited to the representation of employers in all aspects of employment law. His clients consist of public and private sector employers, including health care facilities, public agencies, construction companies, financial institutions and dozens of hotels and casinos.
Gregg has extensive experience negotiating collective bargaining agreements on behalf of private and public sector employers, representing employers in arbitration and mediation matters, defending employers in union organizing drives and representing employers before the National Labor Relations Board and the Nevada State Employee-Management Relations Board. From the hard fought labor negotiations and strikes on the Las Vegas Strip in 1984, the ongoing battles over appearance standards in Nevada casinos, and the developing law over tip pooling, Gregg’s practice places him on the cutting edge of labor and employment law. Additionally, he has been intimately involved in Las Vegas’ ever-changing business and legal landscape.
Gregg has been listed in BEST LAWYERS® since 1989 and was named BEST LAWYERS’ 2010 Las Vegas Labor & Employment Lawyer of the Year. Gregg has been recognized by CHAMBERS USA every year since 2003. In 2010, CHAMBERS noted that Gregg has been praised by clients as “’one of the most knowledgeable labor lawyers there is, and excellent on his feet.’” In prior years, CHAMBERS has cited Gregg’s reputation for being a “tough advocate,” “practical,” and a “good strategist and communicator” as well as his “commitment, outstanding knowledge, and brilliant mind,” “phenomenal . . . negotiation skills,” and his “unsurpassed ability to deal with unions.’” Gregg was recognized by the LABOR RELATIONS INSTITUTE as one of the Top One Hundred Labor Attorneys in the United States for 2008 and as Nevada’s Best Attorney in Labor and Employment Law by the NEVADA BUSINESS JOURNAL’s “Twelve at the Top” list in July 2006. Gregg has been selected for inclusion in HUMAN RESOURCE EXECUTIVE’s list of the Top 100 of the Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys. He has also been recognized as a Super Lawyer in the MOUNTAIN STATES SUPER LAWYERS magazine since 2007. In 2008, SUPER LAWYERS also included Gregg in its “Top 75” category.
Gregg served on the Nevada Bar Attorney Disciplinary Committee from 1990-1999. From 1982 until 1991, he served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and at the University of Nevada, Reno from 1991 until 2000. He is a frequent guest speaker at university lectures, management training programs and labor and employment seminars. He has been a Master of the America Inn of Court since 1995. From 2006 to 2010, he served on the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Nevada. In 2008, Gregg was chosen to serve on the Nevada Supreme Court Commission to Amend the Nevada Code of Judicial Conduct.
Gregg also serves as a Mediator and Neutral Arbitrator. He is currently a panel arbitrator and mediator for the Mountain States Employment Panel of the American Arbitration Association. He has served on a variety of American Arbitration Association panels as a mediator and arbitrator since 1992.
Gregg lives in Henderson, Nevada with his wife, Helen, and their boisterous pack of rescue dogs and cats. He spends his free time enjoying chess, books, music, movies, and art.
Edwin A. Keller, Jr.
Supreme Court of Nevada, 1996
U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, 1996
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1996
U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, 1998 Education
J.D., cum laude
, The American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C., 1996
B.A., Justice magna cum laude
, University Honors, The American University, School of Public Affairs, Washington, D.C., 1992
Born and raised in Southern Maryland, Eddie Keller joined the firm in 1996 and became a partner in 2003. Eddie’s passion for labor and employment law derived from his personal experiences while employed by his family-owned school and charter bus company, which included a turbulent Teamsters Union-initiated employee strike in the late 1980s.
Eddie assists employers of all sizes to navigate through the myriad of challenges that arise from the employer-employee relationship, including advising employers concerning employment litigation risk management, development and implementation of personnel policies, internal complaint investigations, union organizing, employee hiring and retention efforts and workforce reductions. Eddie defends employers in civil proceedings involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, wage and hour violations, wrongful termination, the misappropriation of trade secrets and other asserted wrongful conduct before Nevada’s state and federal courts and before governmental bodies and administrative agencies, including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
, the National Labor Relations Board, the United States Department of Labor, the Nevada Equal Rights Commission
and the Nevada Labor Commissioner. In addition, Eddie represents employers in collective bargaining negotiations and arbitration matters.
Eddie was selected for inclusion in BEST LAWYERS® in 2007 and has been acknowledged as one of Nevada’s top lawyers for labor and employment by CHAMBERS USA since 2005. In its 2006 edition of CHAMBERS USA AMERICA’S LEADING LAWYERS FOR BUSINESS, Eddie is noted for his “first class strategy and communication skills” and ability to “keep his head even in the bloodiest of battles.” Additionally, Eddie was recognized as a Super Lawyer in the 2010 edition of MOUNTAIN STATES SUPER LAWYERS and as a Rising Star in the publication’s 2008 edition.
While attending American University’s Washington College of Law, Eddie was selected as a member of the American University Law Review and authored Death by Textualism: The NLRB’s Incidental to Patient Care Supervisory Status Test for Charge Nurses
,” 46 AMERICAN U.L. REV. 575 (1996). Eddie also served as a contributing author of The Evidence Project: Proposed Revisions to the Federal Rules of Evidence with Supporting Commentary,
” 171 F.R.D. 300 (1997).
Eddie continues to be a frequent author and co-author of labor and employment articles including Quirks and Quagmires: Selected Issued Faced During Real-World Harassment Investigations
, NEVADA LAWYER (Nov. 2009); Vigorous Law Enforcement – Vegas Style: Dealing with the EEOC and its Las Vegas Office
, NEVADA LAWYER (May 2007); Lipstick and Lawsuits: Can Sexual Stereotyping Claims Successfully Combat Appearance Discrimination
, INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DEFENSE COUNSEL NEWSLETTER (July 2005); Give Me $5 Chips, a Jack and Coke – Hold the Cleavage: A Look at Employee Appearance Issues in the Gaming Industry
, GAMING LAW REVIEW (2003); Clark County School District vs. Breeden: The Supreme Court Provides a Timely Reminder of the “Basics” of Employment Harassment and Retaliation
, NEVADA LAWYER (Oct. 2001); Will You Be Defenseless to Employee Handbilling?
, NEVADA LABOR LETTER (Vol. VIII, No. 11, Nov. 1999); “When You Have Mail” Turns Into “You Have a Lawsuit
,” COMMUNIQUE (Dec. 1998); Improve Your Company’s Health By Reducing Its “Salt” Intake
, THE EMPLOYER’S HANDBOOK, Volume II (The Labor Letters, Inc., 1997).
Eddie is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management
, the American Bar Association
’s Section on Labor and Employment Law and Section on Litigation, the State Bar of Nevada
, and the Clark County Bar Association
. He is also a past associate of the Nevada American Inn of Court
While Eddie remains a true Marylander at heart, craving all things seafood, he is happy to call Las Vegas home. When not practicing law, you may find him searching for new additions to his collection of duck decoys or spending time with his two beloved Labrador retrievers.
Timothy W. Roehrs
Jen J. Sarafina
Supreme Court of Nevada, 2005
U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, 2005
J.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, Las Vegas, NV, 2005
B.A., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, 1997
Timothy Roehrs joined Kamer Zucker Abbott in August of 2005. Tim represents employers in all areas of labor and employment law before administrative agencies and the state and federal courts. Representing the gaming and hospitality industries, Tim has garnered extensive litigation experience in wage and hour class actions, contract claims, and discrimination, harassment and retaliation matters. He has defended employers against charges filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Nevada Equal Rights Commission. Tim also has experience in labor arbitrations and before the National Labor Relations Board.
A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Tim is a graduate of the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he graduated in the top-third of his class and was on the staff of the Nevada Law Journal. Tim attended the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, graduating in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science. Prior to law school, Tim worked in the field of politics and government relations for 5 years. During this time he served as the Deputy Communications Director for a gubernatorial campaign in Nebraska before moving to Las Vegas in 1998 to work for the Government Relations Department of The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino.
Tim is an avid fan of Nebraska Cornhusker football and UNLV Rebel basketball. He is a tennis player who follows both sports and politics and enjoys working out and spending time with his wife, Shannon.
Carol Davis Zucker
Supreme Court of Nevada, 2005
U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, 2006
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2010
J.D., cum laude, William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN, 2005
B.A., summa cum laude, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, 2002
Jen Sarafina joined Kamer Zucker Abbott in 2005, and represents employers in all facets of labor and employment law before administrative agencies and the state and federal courts. Jen has first chaired several labor arbitration matters, been extensively involved in multiple-employer labor negotiations, and has represented clients in matters pending before the Nevada Labor Commissioner, the Nevada Employee-Management Relations Board, the Nevada Equal Rights Commission and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She has also spoken to the Southern Nevada Human Resource Association as a member of their annual legal panel. Jen has been recognized as a Rising Star in the 2010 edition of the MOUNTAIN STATES SUPER LAWYER magazine.
Jen is a graduate of William Mitchell College of Law where she was ranked in the top twenty-five percent of her class and was an active member and officer of the Black Law Students Association. During law school, she worked full time for the Office of the Ramsey County Attorney in the Juvenile Prosecution Unit. Jen received the Outstanding Achievement Award for Labor Law in 2006, which is awarded by the Minnesota State Bar Association for the top performer in labor law in each of the four Minnesota law schools.
Prior to law school, Jen worked full-time at the University of Minnesota in the Political Science Department while completing her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance. She was one of eight students to complete the College of Liberal Arts Honors Program for that major in 2002.
Jen is a member of the Nevada State Bar and its labor and employment law section. Although a Minnesota native, she also lived for several years in Boston, Massachusetts, where she studied at the Berklee College of Music. Before attending law school, Jen worked in the travel industry in the operations and product development departments of several different companies including a multi-national corporation that specialized in group and educational travel. After completing law school, she decided it was finally time to move to a warmer climate, and she now enjoys the abundant sun and warmth of Las Vegas.
Supreme Court of Nevada, 1984
U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, 1984
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1986
U.S. Supreme Court, 2000 Education
J.D., Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 1983
B.A., magna cum laude
, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, 1980
Carol Zucker has twenty-five years’ experience representing Nevada companies in labor and employment law matters, counseling clients that have included public agencies as well as companies in virtually every Nevada industry, and representing them before trial and appellate courts as well as most federal and state regulatory agencies. In 2001, before the United States Supreme Court, she was lead counsel securing a victory for the nation’s sixth largest public school district in the sexual harassment-retaliation case of Clark County School District vs. Breeden
, 121 S. Ct. 1508 (2001).
As part of her philosophy that businesses are better served by avoiding litigation, Carol has long focused upon advising companies on the implementation of sound human resources policies and practices. She develops and presents in-house training programs in such diverse areas as sexual harassment prevention, employment law, and union avoidance. A frequent seminar speaker, Carol has lectured under the auspices of the State Bar of Nevada, PESI, Council on Education in Management, the Nevada District Judges Association, the National Judicial College, and the Casino Management Association.
Carol has been recognized as a leading lawyer in labor and employment law by CHAMBERS USA since 2003, and has been listed in BEST LAWYERS® since 1994. Over several years, CHAMBERS has characterized Carol as a “hard working and well-respected attorney,” “a bright litigator who is particularly knowledgeable about the gaming and hospitality industries,” and as an “accomplished employment litigator” whose “attention to detail” and “passion for the work” sets her apart. Carol has been recognized as a Super Lawyer since 2007 by the MOUNTAIN STATES SUPER LAWYER magazine and more recently by SUPER LAWYERS-CORPORATE COUNSEL EDITION magazine and has consistently ranked each year in the magazine’s list of “The Top 40 Women.”
Carol has served on a number of federal court attorney advisory committees, and as a member of the Nevada Board of Bar Examiners, a Master of the Howard D. McKibben Nevada Inn of Court
, and the Chair of the Nevada State Bar’s Labor and Employment Law Section. Carol is also a member of the Labor and Employment Law and Litigation Sections of the American Bar Association
, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
, and a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel. Carol served nine years as a Settlement Judge of the Nevada Supreme Court, and nine years as a member of the Southern Nevada Disciplinary Board of the State Bar of Nevada
A dedicated traveler and amateur photographer, Carol has journeyed with her husband Jeff, also an attorney, to diverse locales ranging from photographing icebergs in Greenland and Newfoundland, hiking the hills of Israel, Tuscany and British Columbia, to skiing at Lake Tahoe and Las Vegas’ Lee Canyon.