Dan provides a paramount level of responsiveness and legal expertise. Clients appreciate his pragmatic approach to matters.

"Expertise in commercial litigation, particularly as it arises from corporate and real estate transactions. He is often sought after to represent fiduciaries, trustees and government entities." - Chambers USA

Dan Waite, who prides himself in promptly returning client phone calls and emails, is a partner in the firm’s Litigation and Real Estate practice groups. His practice focuses primarily on business litigation, with an emphasis on real estate, mechanic’s lien, and fiduciary litigation. His practice also encompasses transactional work, including contract drafting and review, advising corporate clients regarding alter ego analysis, and general corporate matters.

Dan grew up in Las Vegas and has practiced law in Nevada since 1990 and has considerable experience working with and representing owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, trustees, and other fiduciaries and governmental entities. He has represented business clients both U.S.-based and international, including from France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and Canada. Additionally, Dan lectures to lawyers, lenders, and construction professionals on mechanic’s lien and related real estate matters.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in finance, Dan was the executive vice president and general manager of Ponderosa Management Corporation, a property management company with holdings in Nevada, California, Arizona, Utah, and Idaho.

More About Dan R. Waite


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, 1990
  • B.S., Brigham Young University, 1984

Bar Admissions

  • Nevada, 1990

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada


  • State Bar of Nevada Southern Nevada Disciplinary Panel
  • TAGLAW, Member
  • Clark County Bar Association, Member
  • State of Nevada Certified Court Reporters Board, Member

Honors & Recognitions

  • Nevada Business Magazine, Southern Nevada's Top Rank Attorneys, 2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2019 "Lawyer of the Year," Woodward/White, Aiken, S.C., Banking and Finance Litigation, 2013-2024
  • Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada 2022 Vince A. Consul Memorial Pro Bono Award

  • Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada 2022 100 Hour Club

  • Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada 2022 Honor Club

  • Chambers USA, Litigation: General Commercial, 2016-2024
  • Benchmark Litigation, "Local Litigation Star" in Nevada, 2015-2018, 2020-2024
  • Vegas Inc., Top Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2022-2024
  • John P. Frank Pro Bono Awards Luncheon, "Pro Bono Attorney of the Year," 2022
  • Mountain States Super Lawyer, 2012-2015, 2018-2024 "Top 100," 2010-2011, "Top 75," Business Litigation, 2007, 2009-2021
  • Nevada Business Magazine, "Top 100" - Southern Nevada, Legal Elite, Litigation, 2009-2011, 2018-2021
  • Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada (LACSN), Lied Award for Most Hours Donated by a Law Firm, 2015
  • Vince A. Consul Memorial Pro Bono Award, LACSN, 2013
  • Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, LACSN, 2009
  • Order of the Coif
  • Martindale-Hubbell, "AV/Preeminent Attorney" rating
  • Law Review, Member
  • John P. Frank Pro Bono Awards Luncheon, Recognized for commitment, Pro bono service
  • Lewis Roca Lawyers Recognized as Legal Elite 2020
    Nevada Business Magazine , 06/1/2020


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