Professional Details

Thomas J. Tanksley
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

Thomas J. Tanksley, LTD

Click here to email
Click for Full Website
10161 Park Run Dr.
Suite 150
Las Vegas, NV 89145
Fax: 702-341-1144

Description of Practice

Over 30 years experience in Nevada civil litigation. Mediator/Settlement Judge for the Nevada Supreme Court since 2001. Has conducted private mediations and arbitrations and also served as a mediator and arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Has served as an Arbitrator for the Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court since 1998 on many dozens of cases involving personal injury, business disputes and other civil disputes. Has also served as Short Trial Judge for over ten years.

Professional Background

Attorney Experience: Extensive involvement in virtually all aspects of civil litigation, representing plaintiffs and defendants, including high-profile and complex matters as well as smaller matters. This includes commercial disputes and business torts, personal injury and premises liability, insurance litigation, defamation, employment relationships, and real estate disputes.


University of Arizona College of Law
Juris Doctor, cum laude (1982).

Writer and Editor, Arizona Law Review (1979-82).

BA California State University, Northridge, Political Science, cum laude (1972).


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
    Harvard Law School (One Week Course)    Mediator Workshop
    Pepperdine University Law School: Straus Institute For Dispute Resolution (Six-day Extensive Course)    Mediating the Litigated Case
    Ongoing yearly training as Nevada Supreme Court Settlement Judge/Mediator   
    Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court Arbitrator and Short Trial Judge training and refresher training   


Available upon request. Discounts offered for cases with a small amount in controversy (i.e. less than $100,000).

Other Information

Former Officer and Pilot (helicopters) : United States Navy

Areas of Practice

  • Accidents
  • Appellate
  • Aviation
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Employment
  • Foreclosure
  • Franchise
  • General
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.