David E. Chavez

Associate
Las Vegas

David Chavez is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department. During his clerkship for Judge Brenda Weksler, he worked on matters pending before the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, including civil RICO, employment discrimination, and myriad matters under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

David has extensive experience researching federal and state statutes, rules, and case law. In addition, David has experience drafting motions, memoranda, discovery requests, and correspondence to clients and opposing counsel. Prior to law school, David was a classical musician. He has performed all over the country and Las Vegas Strip, including with the Las Vegas Philharmonic and as a soloist with the UNLV Symphony Orchestra and principal violist of the Henderson Symphony Orchestra.

Services

Professional Highlights

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Brenda Weksler, U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, 2019-2021

Judicial Externships

Hon. Richard F. Boulware II., U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, 2017-2018

Speaking Engagements

“Federal Faux-Pas: the “Dos” and “Don’ts” of Federal Practice,” CLE, Clark County Bar Association, 2020

Board Memberships & Community Service

Notes With A Purpose, Donor Development and Event Assistant Volunteer, 2015-2018

Publications

“From Equitable to Equal, and then More Equal: How Nevada Divorce Law Can Help Domestic Violence Survivors”: 19 Nev. L.J. 293.

Credentials 

Education

William S. Boyd School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2019)
Lead Articles Editor, Nevada Law Journal
James E. Rogers Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award
Franny Forsman Award (awarded to the top overall advocate at the Boyd School of Law)
CALI Award (highest grade in class) for the following courses: Federal Courts; Constitutional Law I; Constitutional Law II; Advanced Advocacy, Appellate Courts; Conflicts of Law; Professional Responsibility

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (B.M. 2016)

Languages

Spanish

Admissions

Nevada