John T. Wendland Esq.

John Wendland is a partner at W&D Law and has extensive experience representing design professionals (architects, engineers, and consultants), construction companies (developers, general contractors and subcontractors), financial institutions (creditors and debtors), and real estate and real estate related firms (brokers, agents, and title companies). John focuses his practice on complex civil litigation matters, including contract disputes, professional negligence, professional board (architecture, engineering, and contractor) complaints, personal injury, real estate disputes, foreclosures/short sale/loan modification negotiations, intellectual property disputes, and all business related civil litigation.

John represents both plaintiff and defendant parties in actions throughout Nevada, Arizona, and other jurisdictions in the Pacific, such as Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

John’s litigation experience includes multi-million dollar claims including contract/fee disputes, and alleged defects in resort/casino buildings, residential properties (custom and tract), schools, office buildings/parks, governmental structures, highways, gas-stations, and even silos.

Given John’s prior training in business management (domestic and international) and understanding of his clients’ “bottom line,” he brings an aggressive approach in prosecuting or defending claims with the goal of quick resolution, thereby minimizing the fees and costs incurred by his clients.

University of Hawaii at Manoa
Bachelor of Business/Arts, 1994
International Business and Marketing
Drake University Law School
Juris Doctor with Honors, 1998
Jessup International Moot Court Team
Runner-Up Best Memorial Mid-West Region, 1998
CALI Excellence for the Future Award
Corpus Juris Secundum Award
Who’s Who Among American Law Students

2020 Top Lawyers, Vegas Inc, 2020
Super Lawyers, Mountain States, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
Legal Elite, Nevada Business Magazine, 2018

State Bar of Nevada
State Bar of Arizona
United States District Court, District of Nevada
United States District Court, District of Arizona
United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
American Bar Association
Clark County (Nevada) Bar Association
Southern Arizona Chapter American Institute of Architects
Tucson Chapter Structural Engineers Association
Maricopa County (Arizona) Bar Association
Languages: Japanese

Architect in the Hot Seat:  Mock Deposition Demonstration and Strategies for Design Professionals (October, 2022, AIA NV – Las Vegas Chapter)
Navigating Contract and Legal Issues Facing Nevada Design Professionals in 2020 (November, 2020, AIA NV/NSBAIDRD)
Navigating Ethical Dilemmas: Choose Our Own Adventure (May, 2018, AIA NV/NSBAIDRD/NCARB)
The Legal Side of Design – Mock Trial (September, 2015, American Institute of Architects,Las Vegas Chapter)
Issues for Nevada Design Professionals / Law of Engineering Malpractice (2009, ASCE, AIA, Half Moon Seminars)