Cheryl Wilson - Senior Counsel

Cheryl Wilson is a Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Las Vegas office.  She is a trial attorney primarily focused on civil defense of claims asserting negligence, product liability, professional liability, and business torts. She has been practicing in Nevada since 2002.

On behalf of a local gym sued in Clark County, Nevada, Ms. Wilson won a motion to dismiss on a claim for bilateral knee injuries due to plaintiff’s failure to state a valid theory of liability after making a pre-suit $1.25 million-dollar demand. While on appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court, the case settled for $12,500.00.  On behalf of a casino in Clark County, Ms. Wilson obtained a defense verdict on a claim for loss of smell after walking into the glass exit door that rejected Plaintiff’s claim for $67,500.00 in damages.  On behalf of an RV dealership in Washoe County, Ms. Wilson won summary judgment on a tort and contract subrogation claim by an insurance carrier for a fire loss.  While the motion was pending, counsel for plaintiff offered to settle for 50% of the damages, which was rejected.

Ms. Wilson is a graduate of Michigan State University and Michigan State University College of Law. She is a member of the Michigan State Bar Association; the Nevada State Bar Association; and the Clark County Bar Association.

Ms. Wilson spends her time away from the office with her family or traveling.  She also volunteers as a member of the Board of Directors for a non-profit and with local community organizations.

Recent Posts

Can a Carrier Pull Coverage if the Short-term Lessee Won’t Cooperate After a Loss With a Rental Car?

The short answer is no. Each month Las Vegas, Nevada swells with visitors who rent cars and tool around the desert.  More than 3.4 million people visited Las Vegas in September, 2019. The Las Vegas airport reported airport rental car revenue of $28 million dollars for the month of September, 2019. I am not sure how many actual vehicles that number represents, but it is clearly a large number.

Nevada Supreme Court Reminds Nevada to Stop Fighting with Arbitration Agreements

The Nevada Supreme Court issued a decision on September 5, 2019 which basically reminded all readers, “per its last email”, Nevada cannot treat arbitration agreements any differently than other contracts.  This article discusses the rulings from that decision.

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