Justin was born and raised in Northern California before attending and graduating from Brigham Young University in 2004. He graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2008, and moved to Nevada after accepting a position with the law firm of Laxalt & Nomura where he remained for 10 years. Before accepting a position at Dotson Law, Justin worked for the insurance defense firm of Bremer, Whyte, Brown & O’Meara.
Justin is licensed and practices in all Nevada federal and state courts, and is also licensed to practice before the Ninth Circuit. He has a diverse practice but is primarily dedicated to business and contract disputes, as well as personal injury. He also has experience in and enjoys handling appellate work.
Justin recognizes and appreciates that each case is different and strives to advise his clients on not only the legal issues that confront them, but the practical implications of a particular course of action on their personal and business interests. Justin is a tenacious litigator who has achieved an “AV Preeminent” rating from Martindale-Hubbel. In 2017, he was named to Nevada Business Magazine’s “Legal Elite.”
Justin is the father of 6 children and enjoys spending time with his wife and children. He loves sports and enjoys coaching his children’s football, basketball, and soccer teams. Justin is also active in his church and community and presently serves as the President of the Board of Alpine Academy College Prep High School. Justin lived in Mexico for two years and is fluent in Spanish as well.
Complex Litigation Attorneys
Born and raised in the Bay Area, Jill graduated from the University of California, Berkeley (B.A. 1985), and Santa Clara University School of Law (J.D. 1989). Jill moved to Nevada to serve as a law clerk at the Nevada Supreme Court for the Honorable Justice John Code Mowbray. After her clerkship, she litigated criminal and civil cases at the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office and the Reno City Attorney’s Office. In 1996 she opened her own practice, focusing on litigation, administrative hearings, and alternative dispute resolution. In June of 2016 she joined Dotson Law, where she specializes in complex litigation, including contractual disputes, federal and state EEOC claims, wage claims, land use disputes, education law, construction defect cases, and civil appeals. She uses her research and writing skills to provide clients with timely and thorough representation. She also serves as a settlement Judge for the Nevada Supreme Court, a pro tempore judge for the Reno Justice Court, and an administrative hearing officer for the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners and the City of Reno.
Jill is active in the community, currently serving on the Nevada State Board of Post-Secondary Education (Governor appointed Commissioner), Washoe Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Foundation (vice-chair), Northern Nevada Disciplinary Board for the State Bar of Nevada (lawyer panel member), and the State Bar of Nevada Fee Dispute Committee (panelist). Jill is also a member of Northern Nevada Women Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, and the Washoe County Bar Association.
Jill has attended numerous specialized trainings and conferences, including mediation seminars at Harvard University School of Law and the National Judicial College, and trainings by the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, the United States EEOC, and the Nevada Supreme Court.
In her free time, Jill enjoys running, biking, swimming, hiking, and skiing with her family and friends.
Rob was born and raised in Iowa and graduated from Iowa State University (B.A. 1991) and the University of Iowa College of Law (J.D., with Distinction, 1994). He moved to Nevada in 1994 after accepting a position with the Nevada Law firm of Laxalt & Nomura and was admitted to the state bars of both Iowa and Nevada that year. He left Laxalt & Nomura to start Dotson Law in 2016.
Rob is licensed and practices in State and Federal Courts in Nevada and before the Ninth Circuit. He handles matters venued throughout Nevada. His practice focuses upon complex litigated matters, commercial disputes and business disagreements, contract disputes, insurance coverage determinations and disputes, personal injury and tort cases, as well as appeals of civil matters.
Rob is dedicated to improving the administration of justice in Nevada. He is a member of the State Bar of Nevada and the Washoe County Bar Association and served as an officer (2001-2007) and President (2006-2007) of the Washoe County Bar Association (2001-2007). He was appointed to and continues to serve on the Nevada Supreme Court Bench Bar Committee (2008-Present) and also serves as a chair of the Washoe County Civil Bench Bar Committee (2013-Present). He is a Master and Group Leader in the Reno Chapter of the American Inns of Court.
Rob has been recognized for his advocacy on behalf of his clients. He is rated “AV preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, has been named a “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters, and was recognized by Nevada Business Magazine as one of Nevada’s Top Attorneys in its Legal Elite edition.
In his free time, Rob enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, skiing, sailing and boating with family, friends and his dogs. Rob ’s Biographical Data Form will gladly be supplied upon request.