Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro & Schulman, LLP

Don Springmeyer
Partner | Las Vegas

Las Vegas Office
3556 East Russell Road, Second Floor
Las Vegas, Nevada 89120
[T] 702-341-5200 | [F] 702-341-5300
Reno Office
5594 Longley Lane, Unit B
Reno, Nevada 89511
[T] 775-853-6787

Don Springmeyer
Partner | Las Vegas

Don SpringmeyerDon Springmeyer is the litigation partner in charge of class action and complex high damages litigation for the Las Vegas and Reno offices of Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP. He is a fourth generation Nevadan with 34 years of experience in high stakes litigation including class actions of all types, mass torts ranging from medical device and pharmaceutical products to components of home building construction, residential and commercial construction defects, real estate and condominium litigation, water rights / environmental, and insurance bad faith.

Mr. Springmeyer was named to “2012 Top Lawyers: 100 top lawyers in Southern Nevada” by the business weekly Vegas Inc. Mr. Springmeyer was honored as the first Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association in 1997, in recognition of his work on an infant formula price-fixing class action and his pro bono work on health insurance coverage cases for breast cancer victims. He has been AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated through Martindale-Hubble for 17 years. That rating is a significant accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence and ethical integrity. He has also received a National Community Service Award for his pro bono work.

Mr. Springmeyer also conducts an extensive appellate practice, appearing in multiple cases before the Nevada Supreme Court, and several of the United States Courts of Appeals.

Areas of Practice

Environmental/Natural Resource Law and Litigation

Construction Defect

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Speaking Engagements

  • October 20, 2010
    Nevada State Bar Association, Construction Law Section
    Continuing Legal Education Seminar
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Panel Speaker: “Hot Topics In Construction Defect Litigation and Related Insurance Coverage Issues
  • October 19, 2010
    Nevada Justice Association
    34th Annual Convention and Seminar
    Marina del Rey, California
    Moderator and Panel Speaker: “Current Hot Topics in CD Litigation
  • October 16, 2010
    Nevada State Bar Association, Construction Law Section
    Continuing Legal Education Seminar
    Reno, Nevada
    Panel Speaker: “Hot Topics In Construction Defect Litigation and Related Insurance Coverage Issues
  • February 24, 2011
    American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources 29th Annual Water Law Conference
    San Diego, California
    Panel Speaker: “Water Rights in Parks, Wilderness Areas, and Tribal Lands
  • February 2, 2011
    Nevada Water Resources Association
    2011 Annual Conference
    Reno, Nevada
    Panel Speaker: “Groundwater/Surface Water Connectivity and Nevada Water Law

Education

  • Juris Doctor (1979), University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School, Madison, Wisconsin, cum laude
  • Abraham Sigman Award for Excellence in Oral Advocacy
  • Member Regional Champion Team, ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (1976), Yale, New Haven, Connecticut, cum laude with Special Honors in Political Science. Senior Thesis - "Innovation in National Party Politics"

Memberships

  • Member State Bar of Nevada
  • Member Clark County Bar Association
  • Member Washoe County Bar Association
  • Member Nevada Justice Association, and Board of Governors
  • Member American Bar Association
  • Admitted to the United States Supreme Court
  • Admitted to the United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh and Eleventh Circuits
  • Admitted to the United States District Court for the District of Nevada
  • Admitted to the United States District Court of the Northern District of California
  • Admitted to the United States District Court of the Eastern District of California

Honors & Outside Activities

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review rated
  • VegasInc Top Lawyers 2013
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year, Nevada Trial Lawyers Association, 1997
  • National Community Service Award, Primerus Law Firms for pro bono insurance litigation for breast cancer victims