Experience


Attorney at Law, The Law Office of Vernon Nelson

April 2017  - Present


Attorney, Of Counsel, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker ("Wilson Elser")
July 2015  -  April 2017 ( 1 year  10 months)​

Partner at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
2001  -  July 2015 (14 years 7 months)​

Partner, Pearson & Patton PC: Pearson Patton Shea Foley & Kurtz PC

May 1990  -  August 2001 (11 years 4 months)

Hired upon graduating law school, having worked as law clerk for firm the prior summer. Promoted to Partner after first four years


​Education


University of Utah
Juris Doctor (J.D.), Law, 1991

University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Bachelor's Degree, Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Management, 1978

Allicia received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2003 and graduated cum laude from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California in May 2009. She is admitted to practice law in the states of California and Nevada as well as the federal district courts located in the Southern District of California and the District of Nevada.
 
Upon her graduation from law school Allicia worked as part of the team in two large debt collection law firms in San Diego, California that had a client portfolio that included large national financial institutions and well-known debt buying entities.  Since January 2011 Allicia has served as general counsel for multiple collection agencies in the state of Nevada and worked as creditors counsel in federal court consumer actions.  Allicia is also well versed in the use of the legal process to collect both consumer and commercial debts including obtaining a judgment and judgment enforcement.

Allicia keeps an attentive hand on the pulse of collection industry regulatory developments, debt collection compliance and the impact of the CFPB, FTC and other regulators that determine material changes in the industry. This allows her to provide her clients with insight into developing legal strategies as well as interpreting legislation and rulings that affect how to mitigate risk in the collection industry and the creation of policies and procedures that address consumer complaints.

Give Us a Call: (702) 476-2500

Melissa Ingleby          

Margaret G. Foley

Jason C. Barron 

John Skalak           

jskalak@nelsonlawfirmlv.com

Summary

I have practiced as an insurance law and general liability defense attorney since 1991. My primary focus has been insurance coverage analysis and opinions, and civil liability defense litigation. I also have represented clients in areas of gaming law, commercial law, professional liability, creditors rights, hospitality law and secured transactions.


Published case law:
[Seneca Ins. Co. v. Strange Land, Inc.], 862 F.3d 835 (9th Cir. July 5, 2017);

[Alamo Rent-A-Car v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co.], 114 Nev. 154, 953 P.2d 1074 (1998); [Perelman v. I.N.S.], 1998 U.S. App. Lexis 17225 (9th Cir. 1998);

[Martin v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co.], 960 F. Supp. 233 (D. Nev. 1997);

[State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v. Otto], 106 F.3d 279 (9th Cir. 1997);

[Hetter v. District Court], 110 Nev. 513, 874 P.2d 762 (1994) (author of briefs for Appellant, Gregory Hetter; argued before Supreme Court by Niels L. Pearson. Esq.).

Margaret G. Foley is a civil litigation attorney in Las Vegas, whose practice is focused on commercial and consumer litigation, insurance defense, employment law, and administrative law.  Ms. Foley practices in Nevada and California, with an emphasis on federal court practice.  She holds a Martindale-Hubble AV Preeminent Rating and was named a Super Lawyer Mountain States Rising Star in the area of government, municipalities and cities in 2011.  Foley is also a fair hearing officer for the Clark County Department of Family Services.

She is a Board Member for the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society and former chair of the Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representatives Coordinating Committee in 2016.   Foley served as law clerk to Circuit Judge Johnnie B. Rawlinson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and to Justice Miriam Shearing of the Nevada Supreme Court.  She received her B.A. from U.C. Berkeley in 1989 and her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 1999.

Allicia Tomolo, ESQ, 

Our Staff


Jason C. Barron is a native of Las Vegas, Nevada. He graduated Notre Dame Law in 2000. The University of Notre Dame is a perennial top 25 law school, and Jason graduated in the top half of his class, participating in Moot Court trial advocacy.


He attended UNLV, earning the prestigious Milken Communications Studies Scholarship for academic excellence, and graduated with high honors in communications with a minor in English.  While at UNLV, Mr. Barron sat on a committee to market UNLV nationally for the Communications Arts Program.
After graduating, Jason was recommended by former Senator Harry Reid as he pursed his juris doctorate.

After passing the Nevada State Bar in 2000, Jason has gained extensive litigation experience in Nevada court rooms. His practice focuses on tort litigation. He has litigated cases on both sides of the "V," ranging from minor injuries to catastrophic personal injuries with multi-million dollars in damages recovered.  Mr. Barron has "first-chair" jury trial experience. He has tried cases to verdict, as well as participated in extensive mediations; ADR Programs; including the District Court’s Annexed Arbitration Program. He has successfully participated in dispositive motion practice in "high end" personal injury litigation as lead counsel.  Jason has also successfully defended a commercial property owner in 12 (b)(5) motion practice, obtaining a dismissal on the merits in a policy-limits demand case.

He is admitted to practice in Nevada's State and Federal Courts. Jason has been trained by some of Nevada's most prominent commercial trial lawyers- now partners in some of the biggest national and international law firms with locations in Nevada. Accordingly, Mr. Barron has handled all aspects of civil litigation- from pleadings, discovery and depositions, and motion practice through trial.

Jason enjoys music, martial arts, sports (anything Notre Dame) and literature in his spare time. He is an accomplished musician, performing and playing drums since the age of nine.  

Mr. Barron is a member of the Nevada State Bar; The University of Notre Dame Alumni Association and the National Honor’s Society.

 

Melissa Ingleby focuses her practice in the areas of real estate litigation, commercial, insurance defense litigation primarily consisting of premises liability matters, and personal injury. In the area of commercial litigation, Melissa has handled highly sophisticated matters involving transactional law and professional liability.

Melissa has litigated cases before Nevada state and federal courts. Her varied background provides her with the ability to quickly analyze legal and factual issues, identify strategies that will advance the client's position, and properly position matters for trial and appeal.

In order to achieve a client’s goals, Melissa will often engage in early assessment and negotiations to resolve disputes.  If an early resolution is not possible, Melissa is also an aggressive adversary with an established record of success. 

Melissa prides herself on her responsiveness, the thoroughness and quality of her work product, and her ability to provide clients with highly personalized service.


Services
Real Estate
Commercial
Premises Liability
Professional Liability
Personal Injury


Admissions
Bar
Nevada


Courts
U.S. District Court, District of Nevada

Education
Northeastern University School of Law, J.D., 2011
Jacksonville State University, M.S., 2002
Berry College, B.S., 2000

Areas of Focus
Real Estate

Prior to joining the Law Office of Vernon Nelson, Melissa worked for the firm that argued the landmark case SFR Investments Pool 1, LLC v. U.S. Bank, N.A., 130 Nev. Adv. Op. 75, 334 P.3d 402 (Sept. 18, 2014). As such, Melissa has extensive experience representing purchasers who bid on properties at homeowners’ association foreclosure auctions in quiet title and declaratory relief claims against lenders, and knowledge of issues related to NRS Chapter 116. 

Commercial

Throughout her career, Melissa has handled numerous commercial disputes, including breach of contract actions and injunctive matters, and she has litigated matters involving various businesses. She has formed corporations and LLC entities in Nevada. Melissa has litigated a range of business matters involving contracts, and collections.

Professional Liability

Melissa has advised and defended a wide of variety of professionals, including real estate professionals and design professionals.

Premises Liability

Melissa handles claims through carefully conceived resolution plans designed to end in outcomes that adhere to prescribed guidelines. She understands that clients prefer quick and cost-effective solutions to complex and potentially protracted liability cases. She does her best to accelerate turnaround through procedural dismissals, substantive dismissals, successful tenders and negotiated settlements.

Personal Injury

Before pursuing her career in the law, Melissa was a personal injury paralegal in Las Vegas, where she gained a unique perspective of the law.  As an attorney, she has handled several motor vehicle accidents matters.