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Spencer Fane Opens Las Vegas Office

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce its expansion into the Las Vegas market with the addition of partner John H. Mowbray, who brings to the firm and its clients a deep level of experience amassed throughout his 40-year legal career.

Spencer Fane opened its Las Vegas office May 5, with Mowbray as the lead partner. The office addition comes as part of the firm’s strategy to align geographically with the needs of its clients. Regarded across Nevada for his dedication to excellence in the practice of law, Mowbray shares the firm’s passion for client service and will be instrumental in establishing the firm’s presence in the region.

“Spencer Fane is committed to meeting the growing needs of our clients, and we are excited that has led our firm to establish a presence in Las Vegas,” said Patrick J. Whalen, Spencer Fane Managing Partner. “We believe in John’s experience to lead the office, and we are confident our new proximity to Nevada-based clients will allow us to continue to achieve successful outcomes on their behalf.”

A distinguished member of Nevada’s legal community and second-generation lawyer in the state, Mowbray concentrates his practice on commercial litigation as well as real estate and ethics and professional responsibility.

“Joining Spencer Fane was an easy choice for me, as the firm’s commitment to client service so closely aligns with mine,” Mowbray said. “I have no doubt our combined efforts will enhance our ability to produce positive results for our Nevada clients.”

Mowbray is a past president of the State Bar of Nevada, where he served on its Board of Governors for seven years. He also chaired the State Bar of Nevada’s Multijurisdictional Practice Committee and served on the Nevada Supreme Court’s Multijurisdictional Practice Committee and its Commission on the Amendment to the Nevada Code of Judicial Conduct. He is also a past-president of the Clark County Bar Association and a Master in the Howard D. McKibben Nevada American Inn of Court.

Mowbray has received numerous awards and recognitions for his professional and civic work, including being named a Best Lawyer in America (2010 – 2017) as well as receiving the Champion of Justice through Service Award from the Clark County Law Foundation (2016). He earned both his undergraduate and law degrees from Notre Dame University.