J. Rusty Graf, Esq.

J. Rusty Graf, Esq.


Georges Gers


Rusty Graf is the Litigation Department Chair at Black & LoBello.

Rusty Graf, Esq. is an A-V rated attorney in the areas of Real Estate and Litigation.  He has been licensed to practice in the State of Nevada for 20 years.

Mr. Graf was a Law Clerk for the Honorable Joseph Pavlikowski, Eighth Judicial District Court from 1996 to 1997, and the Honorable Nancy A. Becker, Eighth Judicial District Court from 1997 to 1998.  Mr. Graf has experience in State, Federal and Administrative Courts in the State of Nevada.  Mr. Graf has litigated over 25 jury trials to verdict as both plaintiff and defense counsel.  Prior to joining Black & LoBello, Mr. Graf practiced in the areas of Construction Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Bad Faith Litigation, Real Estate Transactions, and Personal Injury Litigation.

Mr. Graf has been a member of the American Bar Association, Clark County Bar Association, State Bar of Nevada, Las Vegas Defense Lawyers, and Defense Research Institute.  Mr. Graf is currently a Board Member of the Las Vegas Defense Lawyers. He is also a member of the United States District Court for the District Court of Nevada and the United States Supreme Court.  Mr. Graf has served on the State Bar of Nevada’s Southern Disciplinary Panel and the Fee Dispute Arbitrator’s Panel for over ten (10) years.  Mr. Graf is an Arbitrator for the Mandatory Arbitration Program of the Eighth Judicial District Court.

Mr. Graf obtained a B.S.B.A. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  Thereafter, he received his Juris Doctorate from Seattle University (previously the University of Puget Sound) School of Law.  Mr. Graf has worked for the benefit of several non-profit organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Make-A-Wish Foundation and Bishop Gorman High School.  Mr. Graf was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and he has been a resident of Las Vegas, Nevada since 1980.

Practice Areas

  • Construction Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Bad Faith Litigation
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Personal Injury Litigation

Other Experience

  • Administrative and Regulatory
  • Insurance

Professional and Community Activities

  • Member, State Bar of Nevada
  • Member, Clark County Bar Association
  • Board Member of the Las Vegas Defense Lawyers