Michael R. Cruz

Las Vegas

Michael Cruz is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department. Prior to joining Ballard Spahr, Michael worked for a large national law firm defending insurance companies in a wide variety of matters in all phases of the litigation process. He gained valuable experience drafting motions and conducting discovery.

Shortly after graduating law school, Michael clerked for the Honorable Kenneth C. Cory in the Eighth Judicial District Court in Clark County, Nevada. During his clerkship, Michael had the opportunity to brief and observe oral argument on 1000s of motions before the court. Through this experience, he has gained extensive knowledge of the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure.


Professional Highlights

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Kenneth C. Cory, Eighth Judicial District Court Clark County, Nevada, 2019-2020

Judicial Externships

Hon. Charles Ricketts, 25th Judicial Circuit Court of Virginia, 2018-2019



Washington and Lee University School of Law (J.D. 2019)
Lead Articles Editor, German Law Journal

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