Dana J. Nitz

  • 9068 Golden Crow Avenue
  • Las Vegas, Nevada 89148
  • Phone:
  • Place of Birth: Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Supreme Court Mediation History:

  • Date Appointed: 2/8/99
  • Number of Cases Mediated: 95
  • Current As Of: 1/3/23

Areas of Practice:

  • Contract, Construction Defect, Personal Injury, 1st Amendment, Civil Rights, Appellate Practice

Bar Memberships:

  • Nevada (1981)
  • Federal/District of Nevada (1980)
  • Federal/9th Circuit Court of Appeals (1982)
  • United States Supreme Court (1985)
Harvey MuddClaremont, California19731977UndergraduateB.S. (1977)
Law Schools
University of S. CaliforniaLos Angeles, California19781981J.D. (1981)
Professional Experience
Rawlings, Olson, CannonLas VegasAttorney: Civil Litigation19812012
Wright Finlay & ZakLas VegasAttorney: General Civil Litigation20122020
Selman BreitmanLas VegasAttorney: General Civil Litigation20202022
Mediation and Other ADR Training
8th Judicial District CourtLas VegasArbitrator Training for Mandatory Arbitration Program1993
Nevada Supreme CourtLas VegasTraining for New Settlement Judges1998
Nevada Supreme CourtLas VegasAdvanced Appellate Mediation Training2007
Nevada Supreme CourtLas VegasForeclosure Mediator Training2009
Nevada Supreme CourtLas Vegas Advanced Appellate Mediation Training - Preventing & Breaking Impasse 2010
Nevada Supreme Court Las VegasImplicit Bias Issues in Mediation2012
Nevada Supreme CourtLas Vegas Procedural & Ethical Issues in Mediation for Settlement Judges 2013
Nevada Board of Continuing Legal EducationLas Vegas Psychology of Negotiation Ethics & Appellate Court Practice2015
Nevada Supreme Court Las Vegas Techniques & Best Practices in Civil Mediation at the Appellate Level 2016
Nevada Supreme CourtLas VegasImpasse is a Fallacy: An Advanced Mediator's Forum2019
Nevada Supreme Court Using an Online Platform to Conduct Mediation2020
Nevada Supreme Court  Do Virtual Settlement Conferences Work? Mediating in the Times of Coronavirus 2020
Nevada Supreme Court  The Inside Scoop on Settlement Mediation Strategies - Part 1 2021
Nevada Supreme Court  The Inside Scoop on Settlement Mediation Strategies - Part 2 2021
Nevada Supreme Court Making the Most of the Pre-Mediation Process2021
Selman Breitman LLP  Guess What? Your Online Mediation is Not Confidential 2021
Nevada Supreme Court Joint Sessions vs. Caucuses2022
Nevada Supreme Court  Overview of Common Procedural Issues for Settlement Judges 2022
Mediation and Other ADR Experience
Supreme Court Settlement JudgeLas VegasMediation of appellate cases1999Present

Professional Organizations

  • American Bar Association (1981)
  • Clark County Bar Association (1981)
  • American Trial Lawyers Association (1981-2004)
  • Nevada Trial Lawyers Association (1981-2003)
  • DRI (1981-2002)