Eric Tran is an attorney at Lipson Neilson’s Las Vegas, Nevada office. Mr. Tran’s practice includes commercial litigation, personal injury, general liability defense, insurance coverage, insurance bad faith litigation, and professional liability.
As a litigator, Mr. Tran’s experience includes successful outcomes in cases at all levels of Nevada courts including the Supreme Court of Nevada. The following are summaries of a few of these cases:
2020 Case Summary
- Joe Garin and Eric Tran Obtain Dismissal of Plaintiff’s Complaint for Transactional Legal Malpractice. On January 31, 2020, Joe Garin and Eric Tran obtained dismissal on behalf of a law firm against a complaint for legal malpractice. The District Court granted the Motion for to Dismiss on the basis that Plaintiff’s Complaint alleging transactional legal malpractice was barred by the statute of limitation. Read the Order here.
2019 Case Summary
- Joe Garin and Eric Tran Successfully Defend Law Firm against Claims for Legal Malpractice and Breach of Contract (click here for full summary)
- Joe Garin and Eric Tran Successfully Defend Real Estate Appraiser against Claims for Professional Malpractice (click here for full summary)
- Boesiger v. Desert Appraisal, 135 Nev. Adv. Op 25, Case No. 75198 Successfully defended a Real Estate Appraiser in a professional malpractice action. The Nevada Supreme Court affirmed the District Court’s Order Granting Motion for Summary Judgment filed by Eric Tran on behalf of a Real Estate Appraiser in a professional malpractice action. In the opinion, the Nevada Supreme Court took the opportunity to emphasize the important role of summary judgment in promoting judicial economy and reminded District Courts that they “should not hesitate to discourage meritless litigation in instances where, as here, claims are deficient of evidentiary support and are based on little more than the complainants’ conclusory allegations and accusations.”
2018 Case Summary
- Fink v. Rands & South Ltd, et al. Obtained Summary Judgment on behalf of a law firm against Plaintiff’s Complaint on the basis that the law firm’s alleged malpractice was not the proximate cause of Plaintiff’s damages. Instead, there was an intervening judicial error that proximately caused Plaintiff’s damages. Read the Order here.
- Zitch v. Stoffell. Obtained Summary Judgment ruling on behalf of law firm against Plaintiff’s Complaint on the basis of the absolute litigation privilege. Read the Order here.
2017 Case Summary
- Stoffel v. Eighth Judicial District Court of State in and for County of Clark, 2017 WL 1078662. Obtained Order Granting Petition for Writ of Mandamus from the Nevada Supreme Court holding that Plaintiff’s claims for legal malpractice, breach of contract; breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing are all barred by the Statute of Limitations in NRS 11.207.
Other Represented Matters
- Andrew v. Century Sur. Co., 134 F.Supp.3d 1249, 1252 (D. Nev. Sept. 28, 2015). Obtained summary judgment ruling that a $14,000,000 default judgment against an insured was a reasonably foreseeable consequential damage caused by an insurer’s breach of its duty to defend its insured; that an insurer who breaches its duty to defend its insured will be bound the default judgment against its insured; and that the insurer’s liability is not capped at the $1 million policy limit.
- Brady, Vorwerck, Ryder & Caspino v. New Albertson’s Inc.,130 Nev. 632, 333 P.3d 229 (2014). Obtained a favorable ruling in a certified question of law that the statute of limitations in NRS 11.207, as revised by the Nevada Legislature in 1997, is tolled against an action for attorney malpractice, pending the outcome of underlying suit including all appeals in which the malpractice allegedly occurred.
- USF Ins. Co. v. Smith’s Food and Drug Center, Inc.,921 F. Supp. 2d 1082 (D. Nev. Feb. 4, 2013). Obtained Summary Judgment in favor of Smith’s in a bad faith action arising from USF’s failure to defend and indemnify Smith’s in an underlying action from a third party.
- Law Clerk to The Honorable Steve L. Dobrescu and Dan L. Papez at the State of Nevada District Court.
- Judicial Extern to The Honorable Christina A. Snyder at the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
- Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Tran served as corporate counsel for a startup technology company in Las Vegas.
- Mr. Tran also previously served as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of Nevada defending state agencies and state employees in civil rights actions in both state and federal court.