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Eleissa C Lavelle, Mediator & Arbitrator, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Eleissa C Lavelle

7160 Rafael Rivera Way
Suite 400
Las Vegas, NV 89113
Tel: (702) 497-2478
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Recognized to Nevada Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Med-Arb, Special Master
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  • Practice Commenced: 1997
  • Total Mediations (as of Feb 2023): 1000
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Feb 2023): 75
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Eleissa C. Lavelle is a mediator and arbitrator on the panel of JAMS, The Resolution Experts. Ms. Lavelle was awarded an L.L.M. Degree in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute, Pepperdine University Law School, Malibu, California and obtained her Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Arts Degrees from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. She is an adjunct faculty member at the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada at Las Vegas, Nevada, where she currently teaches Negotiation and has taught Real Estate Finance for several semesters. Ms. Lavelle has enjoyed a transactional, trial and appellate practice for more than thirty-five years in the areas of construction, real estate, commercial law and estate and business succession planning. 

Case Experience

  • Appellate
  • Arts (Fine/Performing)
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Education
  • Eminent Domain
  • Engineering
  • Family Businesses
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Natural Disasters
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Wrongful Death


  • L.L.M., Dispute Resolution, 2012 -- Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University Law School
  • J.D. 1976 -- University of Utah College of Law
  • B.A. (English) 1973, Magna Cum Laude, University of Utah

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member of the State Bar of Nevada (admitted 1977)
  • Member of the Utah State Bar (admitted 1976)
  • Admitted to the U.S. District Court, Districts of Nevada and Utah and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Recognized as a “Best Lawyer” in Best Lawyers in America
  • Recognized as a “Super Lawyer” in Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • Admitted as a Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • American Arbitration Association Panels of Arbitrators and Mediators (prior to joining JAMS)
  • Nevada Supreme Court Settlement Judge
  • Mediator, U.S. District Court, District of Nevada’s Section 1983 Inmate Early Mediation Program
  • Drafted and lobbied the enactment of mediation and arbitration process legislation for Common Interest Communities in Nevada
  • State Bar of Nevada, Real Estate Section Subcommittee on Common Interest Communities
  • State Bar of Nevada, Transition in Practice Mentor
  • Member and Chairman of the Clark County School District Construction Bond Oversight Committee
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Nevada Law Foundation
  • Howard D. McKibben Chapter, American Inns of Court
  • Founding Member and Past President, Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys
  • Construction Management Association of America (“CMAA”-Las Vegas Chapter), Board Member
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, annually -- February 2013 through 2019 – Deposition
  • Seminar Faculty, Las Vegas, NV
  • Phi Beta, Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi Scholastic Honorary Societies

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