John D. Tennert III

Direct Dial: 775-788-8644
Fax: 775-788-8682

Practice Emphasis


Professional Experience

John Tennert is an associate in Lionel Sawyer & Collins’ Litigation Department. While in law school Mr. Tennert served as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Patricia C. Williams at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Washington. Prior to law school he served as a court appointed special advocate in Washoe County and assisted with sports programming at the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. He also previously worked in the private sector as an insurance claims representative. Mr. Tennert was named by Nevada Business magazine to its "Legal Elite" rankings for 2012 and 2013.



  • “Non-Bankruptcy Debt Validation Laws: Valuable Accounting Tools for Advising Consumer Clients Facing Foreclosure,” 20 E. Wash. Bankr. Notes 18 (August 2009).

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Nevada 
  • Member, Nevada Football Alumni Association
  • District Representative for Nevada and Utah, American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Board Member, University of Nevada Young Alumni Chapter 


Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2009

  • Associate Editor, Gonzaga Law Review and Gonzaga Journal of International Law
  • Judge L. Warden Hanel Memorial Scholarship Recipient
  • Merit Scholarship Recipient
  • Dean’s List
  • CALI Award: Legal Research and Writing, Agency and Partnership 

University of Nevada, Reno, B.S. in Biology, 2005 (minor in Chemistry)

  • Full tuition athletic scholarship, football, 2000-2005
    • Team Offensive Most Valuable Player, 2004
    • University Striker Award, 2004 (highest distinction a player can earn within the Nevada football program)
    • Awarded four Big Blocker Awards, earning a total of $4,000 in scholarships for the university athletic scholarship fund   
Bar/Court Admissions


State Bar of Nevada, 2009