(Las Vegas, NV) WSHB Partner Janice Michaels was recognized in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for her work in Litigation - Construction in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ms. Michaels has been bestowed this honor for the past four consecutive years.
Best Lawyers© is the only peer-review guide to the legal profession. Lawyers named to The Best Lawyers in America were recognized by their peers in the legal industry for their professional excellence in 146 practice areas. For the 2020 Edition, 8.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in the inclusion of more than 62,000 lawyers, or approximately 5% of lawyers in private practice in the United States.
Janice Michaels manages WSHB's Las Vegas office. She has more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of litigation and is an active member of the California, Nevada and New York bars. While based out of Las Vegas, Janice handles complex litigation for her clients across the West Coast and has advised them on matters across the country. She has routinely been selected as a Nevada Super Lawyer and is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell. She represents businesses and individuals operating in a wide array of economic sectors including real estate, construction and insurance in all stages of litigation in state and federal court. She is skilled in all aspects of litigation, including law and motion practice, mediation, arbitration, trial and appellate practice. She regularly represents developers and general contractors in complex construction defect litigation, product liability and associated personal injury matters, as well as related bankruptcy, foreclosure and lien matters. She also handles D&O claims, insurance, professional liability, premises liability, hospitality/retail, and tort liability matters.
Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP
WSHB is a full service litigation firm with offices throughout the United States. The Firm has tried over 900 cases to verdict, and is internationally recognized for its exceptionally high rate of success. Since the Firm’s inception in 1997 by trial lawyers David Wood, Kevin Smith, Stephen Henning and Daniel Berman, WSHB has been known as the national “go to” firm for complex civil litigation in professional liability, employment, commercial, medical malpractice and healthcare, construction, environmental, real estate, transportation, subrogation, toxic tort and intellectual property litigation. Additionally, WSHB also regularly handles first and third party coverage issues for the London market. The Firm has been named one of the top four law firms in the nation for female lawyers, and one of the top five for diversity. WSHB’s lawyers take pride in each and every case and all ultimate results. Most of all, WSHB is proud of their organic growth which translates into consistent results and handling office to office.