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Polsenberg Elected President of Appellate Academy

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LAS VEGAS (February 24, 2022) – Nevada lawyer Dan Polsenberg has been elected President of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. Polsenberg is a partner in the Las Vegas and Reno offices of Lewis Roca.

The Appellate Academy is one of the most prestigious appellate organizations in the country. It is an exclusive, invitation-only membership, comprised of 350 of America’s best lawyers who do appeals.  

With over 30 years as a litigator, Polsenberg has personally argued 285 appeals and authored briefs in over a thousand more. These cases cover the legal field, ranging from contracts to constitutional law and from torts to tax. He has garnered the reputation as the Nevada lawyer for a “big appeal.”

Polsenberg is past president of both the State Bar of Nevada and the Clark County Bar. Twenty years ago, he was inducted as the first Nevadan to be a fellow of the Appellate Academy.  Polsenberg is the second Lewis Roca lawyer to serve as President of the organization.

For the next year as President, Polsenberg looks to implement initiatives to diversify the lawyers who practice appellate law throughout the United States. He will also focus on efforts to expand the areas in which the Appellate Academy will file “friend of the court” briefs. Polsenberg also wants to have the Academy develop reforms to improve court rules.   

Continuously ranked by top legal publications including Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation, The Best Lawyers in America, and three-times as the number one lawyer by Mountain State Super Lawyers, Polsenberg has earned the respect of his peers as one of the nation’s top lawyers.

About Lewis Roca

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