David J. Mortensen

David Mortensen has lived in Nevada since 1983. Since that time, his practice has focused upon advice and representation for health care professionals and business entities. David has successfully tried to verdict numerous complex healthcare and general tort cases. In 2011, he was selected National Coordinating Counsel for the hepatitis C Mass Tort Litigation pending in both state and federal courts in Nevada.

David was born in Columbus, Ohio. He attended college at Utah State University and the University of Oregon, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from the latter. At the University of Oregon, he was a member of the National Political Science Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha. David received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah, where he was recognized as a William H. Leary Scholar for Academic Distinction. He joined the firm in 1983 and accepted a partnership in 1988.

David is licensed to practice in all courts in the State of Nevada, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has an “AV Preeminent” rating with Martindale Hubbell.

He is an active participant in the legal community and a member of the Clark County and American Bar Associations, the State Bar of Nevada, Defense Trial Lawyers of Nevada, American Health Lawyers Association, Professional Liability Defense Federation, Professional Liability Underwriting Society, and Long-Term Care Risk Legal Forum. He is also an adult leader for the Boy Scouts of America and has devoted many years as a leader in that organization.

Utah State University; University of Oregon (B.S.; Pi Sigma Alpha)
University of Utah (J.D.)

Bar and Court Admissions:
Nevada Supreme Court – 1984
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit – 1984
U.S. District Court, District of Nevada – 1989
U.S. Supreme Court – 1995

Professional Associations:

Clark County and American Bar Associations (Litigation and Tort and Insurance Practice Sections)

State Bar of Nevada
Defense Trial Lawyers of Nevada
American Health Lawyers Association
Long-Term Care Risk Legal Forum
Professional Liability Defense Federation

Professional Recognition:

Listed in Best Lawyers In America (Health Care; Insurance) (2017)
Listed in Mountain States Super Lawyers (2009 – 2018)
Listed in Super Lawyers Business Edition (2016)
Listed in Corporate Counsel Super Lawyers (2010)
Listed as “Top Rated Lawyer in Healthcare Law”,  The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel (2013, 2014)

Listed in “Top Lawyers”, Vegas, Inc. (2013)

Special Distinctions and Achievements:
William H. Leary Scholar for Academic Distinction, University of Utah


Legislative Update“, Nevada Mutual Insurance Company Risk Management Seminar,
November 2015
“Legal Update”, Nevada Mutual Insurance Company Risk Management Seminar, May 2014

“Shrinking the Statute of Limitations“, Physician Insurer, First Quarter 2013