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: 141
  • Current As Of: 1/2/24

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 Diego La Jolla, California 1973 1977 Undergraduate B.A. - Psychology (1977)
Law Schools
University of San Diego San Diego, California 1977 1980 J.D. (1980)
Professional Experience
Ault, Midlam & Deupray -- Associate - insurance defense personal injury & construction defect 1981 1985
Pereos & Kosinski -- Associate - primarily construction & real property law, some personal injury 1985 1989
Beckett & Yott, Ltd. Carson City, Nevada Partner/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) 1989 Present
Mediation and Other ADR Training
Nevada Supreme Court N. Nevada Yearly Mediation Training Through the Settlement Program 1998-Present
Nevada Supreme Court N. Nevada Who You Are as a Mediator (interactive training) 2004
-- Las Vegas Advanced Appellate Mediation 2005
Nevada Supreme Court Reno Advanced Appellate Mediation Training 2007
Nevada Supreme Court Las Vegas Advanced Appellate Mediation Training


Nevada Supreme Court Reno Advanced Appellate Mediation Training - Preventing and Breaking Impasse 2010
State Bar of Arizona  Phoenix, Arizona Micro-Interventions in Mediations; Practical Techniques for Defusing Emotions to Reach Rational  Decision Making 2011
Nevada Dispute Resolution Coalition Sparks, NV Mediating with Difficult Clients - When Personalities Drive the Dispute 2013
National Judicial College Reno, NV Civil Mediation 2016
Nevada Supreme Court Reno, NV Techniques & Best Practices in Civil Mediation at the Appellate Level 2016
Nevada Dispute Resolution Reno, NV  Mediation Renovation:  Retooling Your Skills 2018
Nevada Supreme Court Reno, NV  Impasse and Ethics:  A Facilitated Discussion for New and Experienced Settlement Judges 2018
Nevada Supreme Court Reno Impasse is a Fallacy: An Advanced Mediator's Forum 2019
The National Judicial College      Reno Civil Mediation 2019
Nevada Supreme Court   Appellate Mediation: Tips, Tactics & Techniques 2020
Nevada Supreme Court   Using an Online Platform to Conduct Mediation 2020
The National Judicial College   Civil Mediation 2020
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 Judges 2022
Nevada Supreme Court Nevada Settlement Judge & Senior Judge 2023 Workshop2023
Nevada Supreme CourtRenoPreparation, Stakeholders, Malpractice, and Agreements: Issues All Professional Mediators Will Encounter2024
Mediation and Other ADR Experience
Private Arbitrator/Mediator N. Nevada Conducted private arbitrations/mediations at the request of counsel in personal injury cases. -- --
Private Practice N. Nevada Participated in more than 150 mediations & settlement conferences as a lawyer representing a party 1980 Present
Supreme Court Settlement Judge N. Nevada Mediation of appellate cases 1988 Present

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