Michael D. Hoy


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Michael D. Hoy

Michael Hoy studied business administration and accounting at the University of Nevada (Reno).  After college, Mike attended law school at the University of Arizona (Tucson).  Mike became a member of the Arizona Law Review, and graduated with distinction in 1986.

Michael began his legal career as a judicial law clerk to Hon. Melvin T. Brunetti, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Mike’s private practice has focused on construction litigation (including public works, commercial, and residential defects), development, real estate, intellectual property, and other business litigation.

Mike has tried bench and jury trials throughout Nevada and California.  He has also served as appellate counsel before the Nevada Supreme Court and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Published decisions include:

Pickett v. Comanche Construction, Inc., 108 Nev. 422, 836 P.2d 42 (1992)

Topaz Mutual Company, Inc. v. Marsh, 108 Nev. 845, 839 P.2d 606 (1992)

Chapman Industries v. United Insurance Company of America, 110 Nev. 454, 874 P.2d 739 (1994)

Glenbrook Homeowners Association v. Glenbrook Company, 111 Nev. 909, 901 P.2d 132 (1995)

Barozzi v. Benna, 112 Nev. 635, 918 P.2d 301 (1996)

Great American Insurance Company v. General Builders, Inc., 113 Nev. 346, 934 P.2d 257 (1997)

Associated Residential Design, LLC v. Molotky, 226 F.Supp.2d 1251 (D.Nev. 2002)

Hermanson v. Lockheed Martin Corporation, 84 Fed.Appx. 896 (D.Nev. 2003)

United Insurance Company of America v. Chapman Industries, 120 Nev. 745, 100 P.3d 664 (2004)

Holcomb Condominium Homeowners’ Association, Inc. v. Stewart Venture, LLC, 129 Nev.Adv.Op. 18, 300 P.3d 124 (2013)

Weiss v. Del Webb Communities, Inc., 2013 WL 3297099 (D.Nev. 2013)

Areas Practice



  • Nevada (1986)
  • California (1987)


  • University of Nevada, Reno, 1983, B.S. Business Administration (Accounting)
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, College of Law 1986, J.D. (with distinction)


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