Russell D. Christian is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ Las Vegas office. His practice focuses on personal injury and general liability defense litigation. He is licensed to practice in all Nevada state and federal courts.
Mr. Christian has extensive litigation experience representing clients in personal injury defense and business litigation matters including trial, mediation, and motion practice. Mr. Christian has also successfully represented numerous clients in Clark County’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program, where he serves as an arbitrator. Mr. Christian is an officer for the State Bar of Nevada’s Entertainment Law Section and has taught CLE courses on copyright issues.
Mr. Christian obtained his J.D. from Ave Maria School of Law in 2009, where he served on the Moot Court Board. During law school, he gained valuable courtroom experience through internships with the Office of Public Defender for Clark County, Nevada and Washtenaw County, Michigan. He obtained his B.A. in History from The Catholic University of America in 2002.
In his free time, Mr. Christian enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and playing guitar. He is an avid fan of the Vegas Golden Knights and the Atlanta Braves.
In 1992, the Eighth Judicial District Court in Clark County, Nevada created the Court Annexed Arbitration (“Arbitration Program”) to provide a “simplified procedure for obtaining a prompt, economical and equitable resolution of certain civil cases.” If utilized properly, the Arbitration Program can be a very cost effective means of resolving cases as it “allows litigants the opportunity to obtain relief outside the formal court setting.” Subject to certain exceptions, all civil cases commenced in the district courts with a probable jury award value of $50,000 or less per plaintiff are subject to the program.