Michael Edwards is a Partner and Office Chair of Freeman Mathis and Gary’s Las Vegas office. Mr. Edward’s litigation practice concentrates on complex litigation including professional liability, general and premises liability, employment claims, construction, environmental claims, bad faith litigation, cyber and product liability for insurance carriers, private businesses, and municipalities. He frequently presents to trade organizations, claims professionals and companies on risk preventions, contracts, insurance issues and related employment matters.  Mr. Edwards is also a member of the ASTM F13 Committee on Pedestrian/Walkway Safety and is a certified tribometrist having obtained the designation of CXLT.

Mr. Edwards consistently strives to achieve superior results for client by quickly and effectively the course of action best suited to each claim.  Early and frank consultation with clients often anticipates and preempts the need for litigation. Negotiation, when possible, litigation through trial when necessary.  His broad knowledge and experience come into play at each step enhancing the probability of success in settlement or at trial. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, visiting national parks, skiing, and travel.

Bar Admissions

State Bar of Arizona

State Bar of California

State Bar of Nevada

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court for All Districts in the State of California

U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada

Publications & Engagements

Village Builders v. U.S. Labs , 112 P.3d 1082, 121 Nev. Ad. Opin. 28 (2005); Engineer sued for failure to identify underground soils contamination.

In Re: CITYCENTER-The Converse Professional Group v. Eighth Judicial District Court, 129 Nev. Adv. Op., p. 70 (2013), 310 P.3d 574 (2103); Defining Design Professional under Nevada law; Establishing Application of Economic Loss

  • Clark County Bar Association
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Southern Nevada Claims Association
  • American Consulting Engineers Council
  • American Institute of Architects Nevada
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Claims and Litigation Management
  • Member of ASTM F13 Committee on Pedestrian/Walkway Safety
  • CXLT certification
Classes/Seminars Taught

Frequent lecturer to insurance company claims departments, design professional and corporate clients and other clients involving issues relating to risk prevention, contracts, insurance issues and related employment matters.