William H. Stoddard, Jr., Partner

Born: Provo, Utah, September 10, 1975

Mr. Stoddard joined the firm 2006 after leaving the Los Angeles office of a major, international law firm where he practiced in one of the most highly regarded products liability defense practice group in the nation. Since joining Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright, Mr. Stoddard regularly represents clients in various industries, including construction, mining, health care, finance, retail and hospitality, in commercial litigation and transactions, including loan and lease work-outs (including deed in lieu of foreclosure transactions), asset and stock-based business sales and acquisitions, real estate purchases, secured financing, and business licensing (including gaming licensing). He also represents a select group of personal injury clients.

Since joining the firm in 2006, Mr. Stoddard has regularly handled major commercial transactions. These deals have included being involved in major real property acquisitions and sales, water right transactions and secured finance closings. Additionally, he has successfully represented clients in obtaining a series of state and federal licenses and governmental approvals from Nevada gaming licenses to federal HUD subdivision approvals.

By 2009, Mr. Stoddard was voted one of the top 100 attorneys in the State of Nevada as published in Nevada Business Magazine. Mr. Stoddard litigates commercial and business matters, and is licensed to practice in the State and Federal courts in Nevada and California.

Admissions:

2002, California; 2003, Nevada; 2004, U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 2006, U.S. District Court, District of Nevada

Summa Cum Laude – No. 1 rank; James E. Rogers Outstanding Scholar Award from law school faculty for highest academic achievement; Law Review Editorial Board, Lead Articles Editor; Full academic scholarship (all three years of law school); Law Student Extern, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Nevada; Thomas & Mack Legal Clinic, Juvenile Justice Program.

Awarded highest grade in class in Civil Procedure I, Property Law I, Property Law II, Constitutional Law I, Contract Law I, Contract Law II, Torts I, Lawyering Processes I, Administrative Law, Criminal Procedure, Business Organizations I, Juvenile Justice Clinic.

Personal:

Mr. Stoddard was raised in Las Vegas and has deep roots in the Valley, having graduated from Ed W. Clark High School in 1993.

Prior Legal Experience:

  • Judicial clerk for Senior U.S. District Judge, Robert C. Broomfield, District of Arizona, 2002-04.
  • Product liability litigator, 2004-2006

Publications:

    “Making Sense of Nevada’s Alter Ego Doctrine”, Nevada Law Journal, December 2012

  • “Revised Article 9-315(b)(2); Careless Drafting or an Invitation to Creative Lawyering?” Nevada Law Journal, Spring 2003 edition

Languages: Spanish