ATTORNEYS

Jennifer Roberts
Shareholder

E-Mail: jroberts@lionelsawyer.com
Direct Dial: 702-383-8946
Fax: 702-383-8845

Practice Emphasis

Gaming; Federal, State, and Local Liquor Laws; Planning and Zoning; Regulatory and Administrative Law

Professional Experience

Jennifer Roberts is a shareholder with Lionel Sawyer & Collins' Gaming and Regulatory Law Department. Ms. Roberts is an adjunct professor of Introduction to Gaming Law and Resort Hotel Casino Law at William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  She was named a Rising Star for 2009  and 2012 in Gaming Law by Mountain States Super Lawyers, and received recognition as a Rising Star by the Great Women of Gaming Awards for 2008 (Casino Enterprise Management). She was also named as one of Southern Nevada's top 100 Attorneys in 2011 by the Nevada Business Journal's Legal Elite 2011.

She received a J.D. from S. J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah in 2002, where she was a staff member for the Utah Law Review, received outstanding achievement awards in trusts and estates and in advanced legal research.

Ms. Roberts formerly served as a law clerk to the Honorable Michael R. Murphy of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. She also served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable James Z. Davis, Utah Court of Appeals, and as a judicial intern to the Honorable William W. Barrett, Utah Third District court. During law school, Ms. Roberts was an intern for the Utah Federal Public Defender's Office. She managed the Office of Student Affairs for the University of Utah School of Medicine from 1994 to1999.

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Legal Elite 2011, 2013-S. Nevada's Top Attorneys, Nevada Business Journal
  • up and Coming 2013 -  Gaming & Licensing, Chambers USA
  • Rising Star 2009 - Gaming Law, Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • Rising Star, Great Women of Gaming Awards 2008 (Casino Enterprise Management)
  • Adjunct Professor - Introduction to Gaming Law, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Adjunct Professor - Resort Hotel Casino Law, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Director, Executive Board, Clark County Bar Association
  • Member, Publications Committee, Clark County Bar Association
  • Former Co-Chair, New Lawyers Committee, Clark County Bar Association
  • Associate Editor, Communiqué, the Clark County Bar Association magazine
  • Member, Howard D. McKibben Inn of Court
  • Member, Subcommittee on Legal Issues of Advisory Committee on Problem Gambling, Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
  • Member, American Bar Association

Publications

  • "Sin City (Las Vegas) is Really Not All That Sinful," National Association of Licensing and Compliance Professionals  newsletter, June 2012
  • “Alcohol Regulation: The Basics,” Communiqué, Clark County Bar Association, Author, June/July 2011
  • “Gaming Taxation in Nevada: How Casinos Pave the Roads,” Communiqué, Clark County Bar Association, Author, March 2010
  • "Almost a Specialty Court: Nevada Problem Gambling Diversion Program,” Problem Gambling and the Law: An Information and Resource Guide, Nevada Council on Problem Gambling, Co-Author, 2010
  • "How to be a Public Access TV Star: a.k.a. Tips on Being a Successful Administrative Law Attorney,” Communiqué, Clark County Bar Association, Co-Author, December 2008
  • "Gaming Law Tax Practice Insights, Lexis-Nexis, Co-author, 2008
  • "The Gaming Factor,” Casino Connection 30, Co-author, July 2005

Education

  • S. J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, J.D., 2002
    • Utah Law Review; William H. Leary Scholar (2000-2002); Outstanding Achievement Awards in Trusts & Estates and Advanced Legal Research; 2001 Balfour Scholarship Award; Moot Court; Legal Writing Teaching Assistant; Property Teaching Assistant for Academic Support Program; Member, College of Law Curriculum Committee; Historian, Phi Delta Phi
  • University of Utah, B.S. in Sociology, 1998
    • Certificate of Criminology Corrections; Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society; Golden Key Honor Society; Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society  

Bar/Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Nevada
  • State Bar of Utah
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada




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