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Lansford W. Levitt, Esq.

Biography

 

 

 

 

Lansford W. Levitt has spent his career specializing in litigation management. Since 1992, he has served as a mediator and arbitrator in excess of 1,500 cases in the State of Nevada. He specializes in a wide range civil cases including bodily injury, construction defect, real estate, employment, and business/commercial matters.

In addition to his work as a full-time mediator and arbitrator, he has served as a Settlement Judge for the Nevada Supreme Court; Pro Tempore Judge for the Eighth Judicial District’s Short Trial Program; Court-Appointed Arbitrator; and Special Appeals Officer for the Nevada Department of Administration.

Earlier in his career, Lansford served as Director of Project Development at the National Judicial College, where he was responsible for the administration of all federal grants and special projects dedicated to the improvement of the state judiciary. He also served as a Curriculum Attorney at the National Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges, specializing in the rights of child victims.

Biography

Lansford W. Levitt has spent his career specializing in litigation management. Since 1992, he has served as a mediator and arbitrator in excess of 1,500 cases in the State of Nevada. He specializes in a wide range civil cases including bodily injury, construction defect, real estate, employment, and business/commercial matters.

In addition to his work as a full-time mediator and arbitrator, he has served as a Settlement Judge for the Nevada Supreme Court; Pro Tempore Judge for the Eighth Judicial District’s Short Trial Program; Court-Appointed Arbitrator; and Special Appeals Officer for the Nevada Department of Administration.

Earlier in his career, Lansford served as Director of Project Development at the National Judicial College, where he was responsible for the administration of all federal grants and special projects dedicated to the improvement of the state judiciary. He also served as a Curriculum Attorney at the National Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges, specializing in the rights of child victims.

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Professional Experience

  • Neutral, Advanced Resolution Management (2016-present)
  • Mediator/Arbitrator, Private Practice (1992-present)
  • Arbitrator, Court-appointed 8th, 2nd and 1st Judicial Districts in Nevada (1992-present)
  • Supreme Court Settlement Judge, Las Vegas and Reno Supreme Court (1997-present)
  • Judge Pro Tempore, 8th Judicial District Court, Las Vegas (2002-present)
  • Mediator, Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program (2010-2014)
  • Director of Project Development, National Judicial College (1979-1992)

Specialties

  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate
  • Construction Defect
  • Land Use
  • Business/Commercial
  • Homeowner Associations
  • Employment

ADR Training

  • American Bar Association, 9th Annual Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute (2011)
  • Nevada Supreme Court, Procedural Issues for Settlement Judges (2011)
  • Nevada Supreme Court, Preventing and Breaking Impasse in Mediation (2010)
  • Nevada Supreme Court, Advanced Appellate Mediation Training (2007)
  • E.L. Cord Foundation Center for Dispute Resolution, Civil Mediation Training (1993-1994)
  • CDR Associates, Civil Mediation Training (1992)
  • E.L. Cord Foundation Center for Dispute Resolution, Arbitration Training (1992)

Professional Licenses

  • State of California (1978)
  • State of Nevada (1981)
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California (1978)
  • United States District Court, District of Nevada (1981)
  • California Real Estate Broker (1982-1986)

Memberships and Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Nevada, Vice-Chair ADR Section (2014-2016)
  • Former Member, Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Former Member, Clark County Bar Association

Education

  • J.D., Southwestern University School of Law (1977)
  • B.A., Vanderbilt University (1974)

Honors and Awards

  • Peacemaker of the Year Award, Nevada Dispute Resolution Coalition (2005)
  • ADR Recognition Award, Nevada State Bar ADR Section (2012)

Lectures, Teaching and Publications

  • Lansford has been teaching ADR skills and training courses to judges, lawyers and other practitioners for over 30 years.
  • He sponsored the first course to qualify individuals as arbitrators in the Nevada Court-Annexed Program.
  • He also sponsored the first Civil Mediation Course in Nevada in Conjunction with the Nevada State Bar in 1993.

Announcement

Dear ARM Clients,
 
First and foremost, we hope that you and your families are healthy and safe during these incredibly stressful times. On Thursday, May 7, 2020 Governor Sisolak announced that “Phase One” in Nevada’s roadmap to Coronavirus recovery would begin early than expected. We see this as a positive next step as we adjust to our “new normal.”
 
After careful consideration, we have decided to do a “soft” opening of our office on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 with several restrictions. Please keep in mind that we have many neutrals who would prefer to continue with social distancing and conduct cases via BlueJeans. We kindly ask that you respect their decision to follow the Nevada OSHA guidelines and participate remotely whenever possible. It is important to note that our panel has had great success working virtually and we suggest that you read some of the testimonials that we have posted on our website.  
 
At the same time, we are keenly aware that there are some cases that would benefit from in-person mediation/arbitration. Our neutrals will be conducting pre-mediation phone calls and it is important to discuss those considerations during that time.  Furthermore, our dedicated case managers are always available to discuss your options on your upcoming cases.  
 
If an in-person mediation/arbitration is deemed to be absolutely necessary, you will be required to meet and follow ARM’s COVID-19 Mandatory Guidelines. We know that these restrictions will be challenging, but they are intended to ensure the health and safety of everyone.  

  • All visitors, neutrals and staff are required to wear masks
  • Please do not wear gloves, you will be asked to take them off
  • Your temperature will be taken during check-in with a touch-less thermometer
  • All in-person participants will be required to sign a waiver
  • Please sit 6 feet or more from others in your conference room
  • We strongly encourage the use of hand sanitizer and hand washing throughout the day 
  • Conference rooms will be pre-stocked with snacks and bottled water
  • Boxed lunches will be provided – no buffet
  • Kitchen is for coffee, soda and water only
  • Please remember – NO HANDSHAKING  

We will only be operating at 50% capacity as instructed, so it’s important that you assess your case and your needs prior to calling our office. We are all looking forward to easing of these restrictions. The more careful we are the quicker things will improve. We will continue to follow the CDC guidelines as well as those set forth by the state and the federal government. 
 
Thank you for your continued patience and support. Just remember that we are here to help and will assist in any way that we can. 

Sincerely, 

ARM Management

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