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Hon. Trevor L. Atkin (Ret.)

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Trevor Atkin is a native Las Vegan and former Nevada District Court Judge who is now committed to a full-time ADR practice as a mediator, arbitrator, special master and private judge exclusively with Advanced Resolution Management. Upon his appointment by Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, Judge Atkin oversaw and adjudicated all types of civil matters, including bench trials, jury trials, petitions for judicial review of administrative decisions, appeals of lower court decisions, injunctive relief, worker compensation appeals and probate matters. He quickly developed a reputation for being a fair, experienced and dedicated jurist with intuitive communication skills. As a result, he is well-liked by both sides of the bar and has an excellent professional reputation. 

Prior to serving as a District Court Judge, Judge Atkin tried over 40 complex jury trials and was lead trial counsel in seven reported Nevada Supreme Court decisions. He was one of the founding, managing partners of Atkin Winner & Sherrod, overseeing the work of 17 attorneys and roughly 25 staff members. During this time, he was an active proponent of alternative dispute resolution, participating in hundreds of mediations and arbitrations as an advocate.

In 2011, Judge Atkin was inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) by his peers. Membership in this prestigious invitation-only group is limited to lawyers of high personal character and honorable reputation who have tried a minimum of 10 civil jury trials to conclusion. He was also independently awarded the highest rating of “Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, a rating that he maintained for over 17 years.

In addition to his work as a judge and seasoned trial attorney, Judge Atkin has also served as an adjunct legal instructor with the University of Nevada, served on the State Bar Fee Dispute Panel, was a trustee with the Nevada Law Foundation, and was a volunteer mentor in the State Bar Mentorship Program for young lawyers. He currently serves on the board of Project Marilyn, and before that, was a board member with the Variety Day Home.

Judge Atkin will be available full-time to serve as a mediator, arbitrator, special master and private judge on a variety of disputes including Business/Commercial, Insurance, Insurance Bad Faith, Personal Injury, Employment and Workers Compensation matters.  His immense civil litigation and trial experience coupled with his tenacity and determination makes him the perfect choice to serve as a neutral.

Biography

Trevor Atkin is a native Las Vegan and former Nevada District Court Judge who is now committed to a full-time ADR practice as a mediator, arbitrator, special master and private judge exclusively with Advanced Resolution Management. Upon his appointment by Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, Judge Atkin oversaw and adjudicated all types of civil matters, including bench trials, jury trials, petitions for judicial review of administrative decisions, appeals of lower court decisions, injunctive relief, worker compensation appeals and probate matters. He quickly developed a reputation for being a fair, experienced and dedicated jurist with intuitive communication skills. As a result, he is well-liked by both sides of the bar and has an excellent professional reputation. 

Prior to serving as a District Court Judge, Judge Atkin tried over 40 complex jury trials and was lead trial counsel in seven reported Nevada Supreme Court decisions. He was one of the founding, managing partners of Atkin Winner & Sherrod, overseeing the work of 17 attorneys and roughly 25 staff members. During this time, he was an active proponent of alternative dispute resolution, participating in hundreds of mediations and arbitrations as an advocate.

In 2011, Judge Atkin was inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) by his peers. Membership in this prestigious invitation-only group is limited to lawyers of high personal character and honorable reputation who have tried a minimum of 10 civil jury trials to conclusion. He was also independently awarded the highest rating of “Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, a rating that he maintained for over 17 years.

In addition to his work as a judge and seasoned trial attorney, Judge Atkin has also served as an adjunct legal instructor with the University of Nevada, served on the State Bar Fee Dispute Panel, was a trustee with the Nevada Law Foundation, and was a volunteer mentor in the State Bar Mentorship Program for young lawyers. He currently serves on the board of Project Marilyn, and before that, was a board member with the Variety Day Home.

Judge Atkin will be available full-time to serve as a mediator, arbitrator, special master and private judge on a variety of disputes including Business/Commercial, Insurance, Insurance Bad Faith, Personal Injury, Employment and Workers Compensation matters.  His immense civil litigation and trial experience coupled with his tenacity and determination makes him the perfect choice to serve as a neutral.

Professional Experience

  • Neutral, Advanced Resolution Management (2021-present)
  • District Court Judge, Eighth Judicial District Court (2019-2021)
  • Founding Partner, Atkin Winner & Sherrod (2004-2019)
  • Partner, Edwards, Hunt, Hale & Hansen (1991-2004)
  • Associate, Edwards, Hunt, Hale & Hansen (1987 -1991)

Specialties

  • Business/Commercial
  • Employment
  • Insurance
  • Insurance/Bad Faith
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Workers Compensation
  • Wrongful Death

Professional Licenses

  • State of Nevada (1987)

Memberships and Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates (2011 – Present)
  • Member, Defense Research Institute
  • Adjunct Legal Instructor, University of Nevada (1994-1996)
  • Member, Nevada State Bar Fee Dispute Panel (2000-2003)
  • Trustee, Nevada Law Foundation (2010-2014)
  • Mentor, Nevada State Bar Mentorship Program for young lawyers
  • Trustee, Variety Day Home (1990’s)

Education

  • BA., Arizona State University (1984)
  • JD., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (1987)

Honors and Awards

  • A-V Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell (2003 – Present)