We are pleased to announce that Hon. Jennifer Togliatti (Ret.) has joined ARM’s distinguished panel of neutrals and is available full-time as a mediator, arbitrator and private judge.
Judge Togliatti’s judicial career began in 1998 when she was elected Justice of the Peace for the Las Vegas Justice Court and, in 1999, served as Chief Judge. She also presided over specialty court dockets for the Eighth Judicial District Court and served as acting Federal Magistrate for U.S. District Court. In 2002, she was appointed by then Governor Kenny Guinn to the Eighth Judicial District Court and has served there for the last 16 years, where she presided over 250 jury trials and conducted over 300 settlement conferences. Her settlements have involved complex, multi-party cases with resolutions totaling well over a half-billion dollars.
As a result, she developed a reputation for being a “miracle worker” and a “closer.” So much so, that the Nevada Supreme Court looked to Judge Togliatti to settle mass tort cases by appointing her as a mandatory settlement judge. At the time, it was unheard of for a district court judge to be appointed by grant of motion to oversee such matters.
For instance, in 2012 Judge Togliatti was called upon by the Nevada Supreme Court to conduct a mandatory settlement conference for civil lawsuits that were filed as a result of the hepatitis C scare that rocked Southern Nevada in 2007 and 2008. She was also involved in settling cases related to the endoscopy scandal based on different theories of liability with different corporate defendants, all of which she settled. On the Supreme Court appointment case alone, her complex settlement conference lasted nine days, and her relentless negotiations resulted in a settlement that, was seen as one of the largest in Nevada history with an undisclosed amount widely reported in the media to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Then in 2014, she settled a massive construction defect case involving Tutor Perini Corp., various sub-contractors, casino giant MGM Resorts International and CityCenter’s Harmon Hotel. With more than 400 million in damage claims at stake, 15 months of negotiations, and at times working 14 different caucus rooms, Judge Togliatti brokered a global settlement reported at the time by the Las Vegas Review Journal to be 195 million. She saved the parties and the court countless years of trial and appellate litigation on a very complex case that many said would be almost impossible to try.
“Judge Togliatti is one of the most sought after judges in Nevada. I am so proud that she chose ARM to begin the next chapter of her career,” said Abbas Kazerounian Director and Founder of ARM. “Having someone of her calibre on our roster adds another dimension to our growing panel here in Nevada. She has an impeccable reputation as a jurist and as a mediator. Simply put, Judge Togliatti is the best.”
Her areas of specialty, full profile and case manager are listed below. Please call us for her availability or for more information.
- Construction Defect
- Dental Malpractice
- Labor Law
- Legal Malpractice
- Mass Torts
- Medical Malpractice
- Personal Injury
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Professional Malpractice
- Wrongful Death