Laurie A. Yott

  • 550 W. Plumb Lane, Ste. B #504
  • Reno, Nevada 89509
  • Office Phone: 775-824-8833
  • Office Fax: 775-824-8837
  • Place of Birth: Port Angeles, Washington

Supreme Court Mediation History:

  • Date Appointed: 12/10/98
  • Number of Cases Mediated: 127
  • Current As Of: 1/3/23

Areas of Practice:

  • Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Insurance Law

Bar Memberships:

  • Nevada (1986)
  • California (1980)
  • Federal/All Nevada and California Federal Districts
  • Federal/9th Circuit Court
  • Federal/U.S. Supreme Court
University of California at San DiegoLa Jolla, California19731977UndergraduateB.A. - Psychology (1977)
Law Schools
University of San DiegoSan Diego, California19771980J.D. (1980)
Professional Experience
Ault, Midlam & Deupray--Associate - insurance defense personal injury & construction defect19811985
Pereos & Kosinski--Associate - primarily construction & real property law, some personal injury19851989
Beckett & Yott, Ltd.Carson City, NevadaPartner/Shareholder - primarily workers' compensation (subrogation, defense & claimants') and plaintiff's personal injury with a significant amount of appellate work at the Nevada Supreme Court (estimate in excess of 50 cases)1989Present
Mediation and Other ADR Training
Nevada Supreme CourtN. NevadaYearly Mediation Training Through the Settlement Program1998-Present
Nevada Supreme CourtN. NevadaWho You Are as a Mediator (interactive training)2004
--Las VegasAdvanced Appellate Mediation2005
Nevada Supreme CourtRenoAdvanced Appellate Mediation Training2007
Nevada Supreme CourtLas VegasAdvanced Appellate Mediation Training


Nevada Supreme CourtRenoAdvanced Appellate Mediation Training - Preventing and Breaking Impasse2010
State Bar of Arizona Phoenix, ArizonaMicro-Interventions in Mediations; Practical Techniques for Defusing Emotions to Reach Rational  Decision Making2011
Nevada Dispute Resolution CoalitionSparks, NVMediating with Difficult Clients - When Personalities Drive the Dispute2013
National Judicial CollegeReno, NVCivil Mediation2016
Nevada Supreme CourtReno, NVTechniques & Best Practices in Civil Mediation at the Appellate Level2016
Nevada Dispute ResolutionReno, NV Mediation Renovation:  Retooling Your Skills2018
Nevada Supreme CourtReno, NV Impasse and Ethics:  A Facilitated Discussion for New and Experienced Settlement Judges2018
Nevada Supreme CourtRenoImpasse is a Fallacy: An Advanced Mediator's Forum2019
The National Judicial College     RenoCivil Mediation2019
Nevada Supreme Court Appellate Mediation: Tips, Tactics & Techniques2020
Nevada Supreme Court Using an Online Platform to Conduct Mediation2020
The National Judicial College Civil Mediation2020
Nevada Supreme Court Sanctions 101 (Co-Instructor)2021
Nevada Supreme Court Joint Sessions vs. Caucuses (Co-Instructor)2022
Nevada Supreme Court Overview of Common Procedural Issues for Settlement Judges2022
Mediation and Other ADR Experience
Private Arbitrator/MediatorN. NevadaConducted private arbitrations/mediations at the request of counsel in personal injury cases.----
Private PracticeN. NevadaParticipated in more than 150 mediations & settlement conferences as a lawyer representing a party1980Present
Supreme Court Settlement JudgeN. NevadaMediation of appellate cases1988Present

Professional Organizations

  • Nevada Bar Association (1986-Present)
  • California Bar Association (1980-Present)
  • Washoe Co. Bar Association (1986-Present)
  • First Judicial Bar Association (1990-Present)
  • N. Nevada Women Lawyer's (1986-Present)
  • Nevada Trial Lawyers' Assoc. (1990-Present)
  • Inns of Court


  • Martindale Hubble AV Rating
  • Chairperson Blackstone Ball Committee (and served on committee several years)
  • Several awards for volunteer legal services to the poor