R. Shawn Oliphant is a founding partner of the firm Fahrendorf, Viloria, Oliphant & Oster L.L.P., and is the head of the firm's Civil Litigation, Business Litigation, and Financial Institution groups, and also handles personal injury cases and wrongful death claims.
Mr. Oliphant represents developers, land owners, contractors, engineers and architects in all aspects of real estate and construction law from property entitlements, contract formation, property disputes, to mechanic lien foreclosures. Mr. Oliphant regularly represents design professionals in complex multi-million dollar construction cases and serves as panel counsel for a large number of insurance companies for construction defect and professional negligence claims. Mr. Oliphant also represents Homeowner Associations in all aspects of common interest community matters and represents the largest HOA in Northern Nevada. Mr. Oliphant’s leadership in development and construction is reflected in the firm’s clients, which make up the who’s who in Northern Nevada’s real property development and design professional industry. Mr. Oliphant has served as a key note speaker and lecturer on a variety of construction law topics for the Builders Association of Northern Nevada, the American Institute of Architects, and the Nevada Association of Land Surveyors.
Mr. Oliphant leads the firm’s business litigation group and routinely handles complex business litigation matters. Mr. Oliphant also helps his business clients with drafting contracts, collecting on unpaid accounts, and resolving disputes with other businesses. His efforts with his business clients make him a critical component to many successful businesses in Nevada.
Mr. Oliphant represents those injured or killed by the fault of others. His litigation background is invaluable when insurance companies refuse to offer his personal injury clients a fair settlement and litigation becomes necessary. Mr. Oliphant’s goal is to take over the burden of personal injury victims and allow them to relax knowing that he will achieve the best result possible. If you have been injured due to the fault of others, please call Mr. Oliphant and schedule an appointment today.
Mr. Oliphant is a native northern Nevadan and received his bachelor degree in Business Administration with distinction from the University of Nevada. Mr. Oliphant attended law school at the University of Arizona where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and Order of the Coif, and served on the Law Review Editorial Board. Mr. Oliphant’s law review Note encouraging the legalization of gaming advertisements was published in the University of Arizona Law Review and has been cited and followed in United States Supreme Court cases and law review articles.
- University of Arizona College of Law, Tucson, Arizona
- Honors: summa cum laude
- Honors: Order of the Coif
- University of Nevada
- Honors: With Distinction
Awards & Recognitions
Awards & Recognitions
- National Registry of Who's Who in America
- Order of the Coif
- Goldenkey National Honors Society
- Phi Beta Kappa National Business Honors Society
- Western Interstate Commission of Higher Education Award for Nevada, Army
- U.S. District Court District of Nevada
- U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Bar Association, Member
- ABA Construction Industry Forum, Member
- Builders Association of Northern Nevada, Member