Dalton L. Hooks, Jr.

Dalton represents clients in connection with employment related disputes in State and Federal Courts and before administrative agencies.  He also advises clients in various areas of employment law with an emphasis on workers’ compensation and occupational safety and health.  Dalton has more than 28 years of experience in occupational safety and workers’ compensation law in Nevada, and was formerly the Chief Administrative Officer of the Nevada OSHA Consultation Section (SCATS).  As a former compliance officer with the Nevada OSHA program, he conducted inspections in both general industry and construction settings including accident and fatality investigations.

Dalton is licensed to practice before all State and Federal Courts in the State of Nevada, and is a member of various local bar associations. Dalton is also a Mentor with the Nevada State Bar’s TIP program where he assists new lawyers in acquiring practical skills and judgment necessary to practice in a highly competent manner.  He is a frequent CLE instructor in Workers’ Compensation courses for both NBI and Sterling Education Services.

Dalton earned his Bachelor of Science in Health Education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, then went on to earn his J.D. from the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law.  He is an experienced trainer and former adjunct professor at UNLV at both the William S. Boyd School of Law and the Department of Health Education.  His unique background and training make him an effective and knowledgeable advocate.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (B.S.)
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (J.D.)

Bar and Court Admissions:
Nevada Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, District of Nevada

Professional Associations:
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
Nevada Bar Association
NBI CLE Faculty
Sterling Education Services CLE Faculty
William S. Boyd School of Law Society of Advocates (former Executive Board Member)
Minority Law Student Association (former Executive Board Member)
Environmental Law Society (former Vice President)


“Protecting And Preserving Our National Parks In The Twenty-First Century: Are Additional Reforms Needed Above and Beyond the Requirements Of The 1998 National Parks Omnibus Management Act?”, Co-Author, 62 Mont. L. Rev. 213 (2001)
“Serving Up Safety: A Guide to Occupational Safety and Health for the Restaurant Industry”, a publication of the Nevada Small Business Development Center (NSBDC) (2000)
“Written Workplace Safety Program: Your Roadmap to Safety”, a publication of the State of Nevada, Division of Industrial Relations (DIR) (1st ed. 1998)


Navigating Reasonable Accommodation and Website Accessibility Issues Under the ADA”, Panelist, ALFA International Labor & Employment Seminar (July 26, 2017)
Raising the Shield, Whatcha Gonna Do When They Come For You?”, Panelist, ALFA International Client Seminar (March 5, 2016)

Workers’ Compensation Law and Practice”, Las Vegas, NV, (August 17, 2016)