Pat Byrne is a trial and litigation attorney who has been recognized consistently as one of the leading business and general commercial litigation attorneys in Nevada.
His practice focuses on assisting companies, from small private to Fortune 500, with complex litigation, including contract disputes, shareholder disputes, derivative litigation, securities litigation, class action lawsuits, and business torts. He has experience helping companies with disputes involving rights of publicity and common law trademark rights, real estate, and antitrust. He also represents lawyers in malpractice defense.
Pat is often sought out for “bet-the-company” litigation in Nevada. Based on his extensive and wide-ranging experience, he is also frequently asked to handle difficult and challenging cases. Through the years, he has been involved in dozens of trials and arbitrations.
Pat opened Snell & Wilmer's Las Vegas office in 2001 and served as the office's administrative partner until 2016, when he stepped down to focus exclusively on his litigation practice. He also led the effort to subsequently open the Reno office in 2012. While administrative partner, Pat served on the Firm’s Executive Committee and has also served as Loss Prevention and Claims Counsel for the firm.