Robert W. Hernquist

Direct Dial: 702-383-8972
Fax: 702-383-8845

Practice Emphasis



Professional Experience

Rob Hernquist is an associate in the Firm's Litigation Department. His practice focus is commercial and complex civil litigation including breach of business contracts, shareholder disputes, banking and real estate matters, and business torts such as fraud, unfair trade practices and misappropriation of intellectual property. He has also successfully litigated cases involving noncompete agreements, libel/defamation and Constitutional issues.

Mr. Hernquist is also experienced in associated procedural areas of law that are complex or nuanced such as alter-ego claims, receiverships, injunctions, claim and delivery/replevin, contempt proceedings, derivative claims, evictions, execution on judgments, and the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act. He has significant experience in all phases of litigation, including initial factual investigation, motions practice, discovery, and trial.

Mr. Hernquist was a paralegal prior to attending law school, and continued working as a law clerk while pursuing his law degree as a part-time evening student. While in law school he also performed pro bono work for the Metropolitan Tenants Organization in Chicago, and worked as a student attorney at his school's legal clinic where he served as a guardian ad litem, presented guardianship petitions in court, and helped victims of domestic violence obtain temporary restraining orders. Rob remains strongly committed to pro bono service.

Mr. Hernquist was recognized by Mountain States Super Lawyers for Business Litigation in 2012, 2013, and 2014. He has an AV peer-review rating in the Martindale-Hubbell directory.



Arthur v. Catour: An Examination of the Collateral Source Rule in Illinois, 38 LOY. U. CHI. L.J. 169 (2006).

Awards and Honors

Listed, Super Lawyers, Business Litigation (2013 & 2014)

Legal Elite 2014, Nevada Business Magazine (June 2014)

50-Hours Club Award, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada (2013)

Top Lawyers 2013, Vegas Inc. (September 2013)

Listed, Rising Stars, Mountain States Super Lawyers (2012)

Top Lawyers 2012, Desert Companion Magazine (October 2012)  

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell (2011)

Professional and Civic Affiliations

Member, State Bar of Nevada

Member, Clark County Bar Association


Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2007

  • Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, Lead Articles Editor
  • Fellow, Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies, Certificate in Advocacy

Loyola University Chicago, Certificate in Paralegal Studies, with honors, 2001

DePaul University, B.S. in Business Administration, 1996

Bar/Court Admissions

State Bar of Nevada

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court, District of Nevada

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