Doreen Spears Hartwell

Direct Dial: 702-383-8958
Fax: 702-383-8845

Practice Emphasis

Civil litigation in State and Federal Courts

Professional Experience

Doreen Spears Hartwell is a shareholder in the Litigation Department at Lionel Sawyer & Collins. Ms. Hartwell’s areas of practice include litigation involving employment, trade secret and non-compete claims, real estate, trust/probate matters and other business-related disputes. Ms. Hartwell has successfully defended employers in cases involving wrongful termination, breach of contract, discrimination and/or harassment in violation of Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA and state employment statute claims. She also has substantial experience in successfully litigating trade secret and non-compete claims.  In addition to her numerous honors and recognition, Ms. Hartwell holds an AV ranking by Martindale-Hubbell.

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Nevada
  • Member, Clark County Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Past President, Las Vegas chapter, National Bar Association
  • Trustee, Las Vegas National Bar Association Foundation
  • Member, Nevada Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission
  • Member, Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Pro Bono Volunteer, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
    • Member, Pro Bono Advisory Council
    • 50 Hours Club Member, 2009 and 2012
    • Honor Roll, 2011, 2012 and 2013

Honors and Distinctions

  • 2013 Nevada "Legal Elite," Nevada Business magazine
  • 2010 Graduate, Leadership Las Vegas
  • 2008 Attorney of the Year, National Bar Association (Las Vegas Chapter)
  • 2008 Bank of America Local Hero Award
  • 2005 Judge Sally Loehrer Pro Bono Service Award
  • 2001 Myrna Williams Children's Pro Bono Award


  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, J.D., 2000
    • Member, Traynor Honor Society
  • Fairfield University, B.A., 1989