Steven Guinn

Born Palo Alto, California; admitted to bar 1989, California and U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 1994, Nevada and U.S. District Court, District of Nevada.  Education: University of Nevada-Reno (B.S., with Distinction, 1986); Pepperdine University (J.D., 1989).  Member:  State Bar of Nevada; State Bar of California; Washoe County Bar Association.


Mr. Guinn joined the firm in 1996, returning to Nevada after employment with the Los Angeles litigation firm of Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack.  His practice includes product, pharmaceutical, medical device defense and general defense matters, and he has served as Nevada lead counsel for parties in the Baycol, PPA, Phen-fen, Neurontin and hormone replacement litigation.  

“Laxalt & Nomura aggressively represented my business and fought for what I believe is right.  Their passion sets them apart.”

fRank Brock
Nevada Concrete

“For many years I have had the benefit of legal services provided by Laxalt & Nomura.  Our company, a homebuilder, found itself in a number of difficult situations as a result of the severe downturn in the Nevada residential real estate market.  Laxalt & Nomura provided critical assistance in a cost-effective way, which was vital to us.  Where litigation was unavoidable, Laxalt & Nomura pursued cases with a highly proactive and well-conceived approach and did an excellent job of anticipating what arguments the opposing party might present and how to address them.”

Jack Reynen
Reynen & Bardis Communities and Artisan Homes