Congratulations to our great friend and client Sean K. Claggett on his recent selection as Nevada Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Nevada Association for Justice.
Mr. Claggett is the founding member of the Claggett & Sykes Law Firm in Las Vegas. He started the firm in 2005 with a single client and one employee. Today, the firm has 18 employees, including six attorneys that handle hundreds of cases.
In 2016 the firm was nationally recognized for the jury verdict in Hendrickson v. Lowe’s, in which his client—a mother of three who suffered permanent injuries—was awarded over $13MM from Lowe’s Companies. Courtroom View Network identified this verdict as the 4th most influential U.S. verdict of the year. We also featured the case on the Advocate Capital, Inc. blog.
While Sean Claggett is a fierce litigator and advocate for his clients, his contribution to the practice of law does not stop there. Not only is Mr. Claggett UNLV alumni, but he teaches Law Practice Management at the Boyd School of Law as an adjunct professor. He received the school’s most prestigious alumni award in 2010 as the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Alumni of the Year.
However, his dedication does not end teaching at the law school. Mr. Claggett also serves on the faculty of the prestigious Keenan Ball Trial College where he instructs other trial attorneys across the country. Sean has also been recognized by Legal Aid of Southern Nevada for his pro bono work. Mr. Claggett is currently pursuing a class action lawsuit on behalf of veterans with the goal of forcing the Department of Justice to provide mental health benefits for military personnel.
Perhaps the contribution Sean Claggett is most proud of is the community service involvement in Las Vegas. The Claggett family is often found donating time, energy and money to several local causes including Three Square Food Bank, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada, and the Shannon West Homeless Youth Shelter. The Claggett & Sykes Law Firm was also named a finalist for Best Family Owned Business for Philanthropy by Nevada Business Magazine.
Our hats are off here at Advocate Capital, Inc., and thank you Sean Claggett for your unwavering dedication to justice and selfless service to your community.