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Matthew T. Dushoff is a litigator. He practices primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, administrative law, liquor licensing, White-Collar Criminal Defense, real estate, and criminal law before all state and federal courts in Nevada.


Mr. Dushoff is experienced in both defending and prosecuting various criminal matters. First as Deputy Public Defender in the State of New York and as a former Deputy Attorney General for the State of Nevada, where he specialized in prosecuting mortgage fraud, workers compensation fraud and insurance fraud and has the experience and insight to defend your rights.


Mr. Dushoff was lead counsel on the nationally recognized case of Urbanski v. Jones. Mr. Dushoff successfully obtained a jury verdict for Mr. and Mrs. Urbanski in excess of $13,500,000 against NFL football player Adam “Pacman” Jones.


Mr. Dushoff was lead counsel for Himelfarb & Associates (“Himelfarb”)  in the complex business litigation matter entitled FortuNet, Inc. v. Himelfarb, et al. FortuNet is a licensed gaming equipment manufacturer, distributor, and operator that is the leader in the manufacturing and distribution of electronic bingo throughout the United States and Canada. Mr. Dushoff successfully obtained a multi-million dollar jury verdict for Himelfarb.  The court also awarded Himelfarb his attorney’s fees from FortuNet.


Mr. Dushoff was lead counsel for University Medical Center in its successful defense of Dr. Tate’s civil rights’ claim in federal court in the matter entitled Tate v. University Medical Center. Dr. Tate sought over $32,000,000 in damages.  The jury came back with a complete defense verdict.


Mr. Dushoff was lead counsel for Levi Jones in the wrongful foreclosure action against the law firm of Alessi and Koenig in the case entitled Jones v. Allessi and Koenig, et al. Obtained a unanimous jury verdict, punitive damages against Alessi and Koenig, and attorney’s fees.


Health Care Law
Mr. Dushoff has an extensive practice in health care law. He currently represents University Medical Center in both health care-related issues and privilege issues involving physicians. Mr. Dushoff also represents individual doctors in fair hearing matters as well as representing medical practices in health care issues ranging from medical billing to business litigation. Mr. Dushoff has also acted as a fair hearing officer for hospitals in doctor privilege cases. Mr. Dushoff is well versed in state and federal laws involving healthcare including HCQIA and HIPAA compliance matters.


Professional or Trade Affiliations:

  • Member, Nevada State Bar
  • Member, New York State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Member, ABA Health Law Division
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association


Honors & Awards:

  • America's Top 50 Lawyers - Litigation - Nevada - 2023
  • Mountain State Super Lawyer 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021
  • Named Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America by the National Trial Lawyers Association


Representative Experience:

  • Mr. Dushoff was previously a Deputy Attorney General for the Nevada Office of the Attorney General where he represented agencies in a wide variety of cases involving commercial litigation and administrative law. He has represented the Nevada Taxicab Authority, Nevada Labor Commission, Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles, the Nevada Real Estate Division, and the Employee Management Relations Board. He has experience in a vast array of administrative law issues as well as issues involving the regulation of the mortgage and lending business, and liquor licensing issues involving suppliers, wholesalers, and retailers in Nevada. Mr. Dushoff was a public defender in New York City. He has considerable experience as a trial attorney in complex civil and criminal trial matters.


Community Involvement:

  • Nevada Coalition Against Sexual Violence – Past President
  • Rape Crisis Center – Past Board Member
  • Candlelighters for Childhood Cancer – Past Board Member/Chief Financial Officer


Admitted to Practice:

  • State of Nevada
  • State of New York



  • University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, Juris Doctor, 1990
  • University of Arizona, Bachelor of Science (Marketing), cum laude, 1987



Contact info:

(702) 405-8500



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Matthew T. Dushoff - America's Top 50 Lawyers - Litigation - Nevada

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