Hernquist is an associate in the Firm's Litigation Department. His practice
focus is commercial and complex civil litigation including breach of business
contracts, shareholder disputes, banking and real estate matters, and business
torts such as fraud, unfair trade practices and misappropriation of
intellectual property. He has also successfully litigated cases involving
noncompete agreements, libel/defamation and Constitutional issues.
Hernquist is also experienced in associated procedural areas of law that are
complex or nuanced such as alter-ego claims, receiverships, injunctions, claim
and delivery/replevin, contempt proceedings, derivative claims, evictions,
execution on judgments, and the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act. He has
significant experience in all phases of litigation, including initial factual
investigation, motions practice, discovery, and trial.
Hernquist was a paralegal prior to attending law school, and continued working
as a law clerk while pursuing his law degree as a part-time evening student.
While in law school he also performed pro bono work for the Metropolitan
Tenants Organization in Chicago, and worked as a student attorney at his
school's legal clinic where he served as a guardian ad litem, presented
guardianship petitions in court, and helped victims of domestic violence obtain
temporary restraining orders. Rob remains strongly committed to pro bono
Hernquist was recognized by Mountain States Super Lawyers for Business
Litigation in 2012, 2013, and 2014. He has an AV peer-review rating in the
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and Civic Affiliations
State Bar of Nevada
Clark County Bar Association
University Chicago School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2007
University Chicago Law Journal, Lead Articles Editor
Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies
University Chicago, Certificate in Paralegal Studies, with honors, 2001
University, B.S. in Business Administration, 1996
Bar of Nevada
Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
District Court, District of Nevada