LAS VEGAS – Ryan Lower and Raleigh Thompson have joined Kaempfer Crowell as Of Counsel in the Litigation Department of our Las Vegas office. Ryan concentrates his practice on commercial litigation representing clients in contract disputes, business torts, real estate, and other commercial disputes. Raleigh focuses primarily on commercial and civil litigation.

Ryan defends several real estate developers in construction and lien litigation as well as institutional clients in joint replacement and automotive product liability cases. He has also handled ERISA litigation, banking litigation, bad faith insurance claims, Legal malpractice cases, and defamation claims.  Ryan represented a large group of real estate investors in a $140 million dispute over 50 acres on the Las Vegas Strip; he defended several high-rise condominium developers in purchase contract litigation involving hundreds of buyers and over $150 million in earnest money deposits; and he represented a seller in an action where a buyer sought to rescind a $150 million asset purchase agreement. Ryan also has significant experience in alternative dispute resolution. He has represented clients in nearly 100 mediations and arbitrations. Ryan has handled appeals in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and before the Nevada Supreme Court. He also serves as the Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany for Nevada.

Raleigh has represented individual and corporate clients in a wide range of cases involving business conflicts, real estate disputes, construction and lien issues, partnership and entity dissolution, receiverships, business torts including defamation and fraud, product defect and personal injury defense, Uniform Commercial Code transactions, shareholder derivative actions, consumer finance litigation, and a variety of other topics. He represents financial institutions in a variety of cases, including defending lender liability claims, as well as in cases under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and Fair Debt Collections Practices Act. His banking litigation experience includes several cases involving $40+ million secured transactions. He has also defended clients in multiple class action lawsuits, including a case alleging a data breach affecting more than 20 million customers. Raleigh has successfully represented clients in federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as in private arbitrations and mediations.  Raleigh clerked for the Honorable Elizabeth Gonzalez of Eighth Judicial District Court. As a business court law clerk, Raleigh dealt with a broad range of complex business matters and became well versed on procedural and evidentiary issues.

With offices in Las Vegas, Reno and Carson City, Kaempfer Crowell is recognized as one of Nevada’s top law firms for Government Relations, Land Use & Zoning, Litigation, Gaming, Energy & Natural Resources, Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Telecommunications, and Labor & Employment. The firm has more than 30 practicing attorneys, the majority of whom are native and long-term Nevadans. Kaempfer Crowell’s lawyers counsel top corporations, business owners and individuals. The firm’s attorneys are routinely rated among The Best Lawyers in America© and Chambers USA.