Steve Shevorski Of Counsel




Steve Shevorski has more than 20 years of litigation experience in the private and public sectors. He focuses his practice on commercial litigation, civil rights litigation, employment defense involving complex statutory questions, and insurance litigation. 

As a former Chief Litigation Counsel of the Nevada Attorney General's Office, a former senior attorney for an Am100 national law firm, and an associate at Nevada’s second-oldest law firm, Steve has a deep understanding of civil litigation and the current regulatory climate in Nevada. 

Steve’s experience as lead counsel in hundreds of matters in federal and state court enables him to move quickly, strategically and in a cost-efficient manner, which has resulted in dozens of successful dispositive motions. He uses that experience to assist clients in navigating high-stakes litigation in areas of law such as mass tort actions, employment law, consumer financial services, gaming, real estate, and myriad United States and Nevada constitutional law questions..

Areas of Focus

Complex Civil Litigation
Steve has successfully defended clients in multiparty litigations in state and federal court through trial and at the appellate level. He also counsels clients on risk assessment, settlement strategies and lawsuit avoidance. His insight and experience allows him to represent clients from start to finish. A representative sample of Steve’s work in complex litigation has resulted in these recently published opinions: National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies v. State of Nevada, et al., 139 Nev. Adv. Op. 3 (Nev., February 13, 2023); Nevada Gaming Commission, et al., v. Wynn, 138 Nev. Adv. Op. 20 (Nev., March 31, 2022); The Nevada Independent v. Whitley, et al., 138 Nev. Adv. Op. 15 (Nev., March 24, 2022); and State of Nevada v. Eighth Judicial District Court, 136 Nev. Adv. Op. 42 (Nev., July 9, 2020). 

Consumer Finance Litigation
Steve has represented lenders, servicers and government-sponsored entities in dozens of consumer finance matters. He has litigated cases involving complex statutory questions under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, the Truth in Lending Act, and others. He also has successfully defended against quiet title actions brought by predatory investors seeking to extinguish senior deeds of trust as a result of homeowner association foreclosure sales. 

Civil Rights Litigation
As leader of Nevada’s complex litigation division, Steve has represented government entities and constitutional officers in civil rights actions brought under myriad state and federal constitutional provisions. 

In employment matters, Steve has counseled large public and private organizations on issues that arise in their daily operations. He also has represented employers in complex statutory cases involving the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

Professional Liability
In the area of professional liability, Steve works with Wilson Elser’s Professional Liability & Services Practice to defend against claims made by clients, shareholders and third parties. He draws on years of experience representing the state judicial branch and constitutional officers where claims arose from exercise of discretionary judgment.

Representative Matters

Obtained a defense verdict as first chair after several weeks’ jury trial in an action brought against an organization alleged to have caused more than $300 million in damages arising from an escaped controlled fire, and a settlement of less than 10 percent of the sought damages for a contributor. 

Initiated a license revocation action against the most prominent figure in Nevada's gaming history and established in a published decision that persons subject to an ongoing disciplinary proceeding before the Nevada Gaming Commission cannot arrest those proceedings by seeking extraordinary relief in state court. 

Successfully established that provisional retail marijuana licenses were not unlawfully awarded, after a several-week bench trial involving dozens of parties, arising from Nevada's nascent cannabis industry in a case internationally known as "World War Weed."