Shirley Blazich

Personal:
Shirley Blazich is a long-time Nevadan who specializes in medical malpractice, employment discrimination, and general defense litigation.

Shirley graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California with a double major in Philosophy and Psychology, and received her Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School, also in Los Angeles. While in law school, Shirley participated in both regional and national Mock Trial competitions and helped her school win first place in a regional competition which earned Loyola Law School a spot in the national competition that year. Having grown up in Las Vegas, Nevada, she returned home following graduation and took a position at our firm in 2003. In 2010, Shirley accepted a partnership with the firm. She is active with the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada, the Southern Nevada Claims Association, RIMS Risk Management Society, and the Supreme Court Historical Society.

Shirley has an “AV Preeminant” rating with Martindale-Hubbel, and has been listed in Mountain States Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Business Edition.

Shirley speaks fluent Serbian/Croatian and is conversant in Italian. A self-admitted “globe trotter”, she has visited 5 of the 7 continents and over 17 different European countries.

Education:
Loyola Marymount University (B.A.)
Loyola Law School (J.D.)

Bar and Court Admissions:
Nevada Supreme Court – 2003

Professional Associations:
Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce
Southern Nevada Claims Association
The Risk Management Society (RIMS)
Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada

Professional Recognition:
Listed in Mountain States Super Lawyers (2014-2016)
Listed in Super Lawyers Business Edition (2014, 2015)
Listed as a Rising Star in Mountain States SuperLawyers (2012, 2013)

Special Distinctions and Achievements:
Byrne Trial Advocacy Team 2002-2003, National Trial Competition, Regional Champion

Presentations:

Avoiding Common Mistakes When Disciplining and/or Terminating Employees”, Employee Services Management Association General Meeting, June 2014
Discovery of Electronic Records: What Records Can You Protect”, Southern Nevada Claims Association, March 2012

Languages:
Serbian/Croatian
Conversant in Italian