10001 Park Run Drive Las Vegas, NV 89145
702.786.1001 info@petersonbaker.com
10001 Park Run Drive Las Vegas, NV 89145
702.786.1001 info@petersonbaker.com

Team

A Collective 40 Years of Litigation Experience

  • tamara beatty peterson partner at peterson baker pllc
    Tamara Beatty Peterson
    Partner
    Tamara Beatty Peterson

    Tammy focuses on commercial and complex litigation. Representing both individuals and large public and private corporations, her diverse practice encompasses business torts, partnership breakups, breach of contract disputes, corporate governance disputes, eminent domain, legal malpractice defense, class actions and intellectual property disputes.

    An experienced trial attorney, Tammy has taken over 30 jury trials to verdict, and has taken numerous bench trials to decision.  She has successfully argued appeals before the Nevada Supreme Court, and she has significant experience before various alternative dispute resolution forums and administrative agencies.  She is a Fellow with the American College of Trial Lawyers, an honor reserved for the top 1% of trial lawyers in the United States and upon which admission is granted by invitation only, based upon the recommendation of the judges they practice before and the opponents they try cases against.  Tammy has been ranked by Chambers USA, and has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Benchmark Litigation, and the Litigation Counsel of America.

    Prior to co-founding Peterson Baker, PLLC, Tammy was a shareholder with the law firms Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP, and Jones Vargas, Chtd., in Las Vegas.  She began her career as a prosecutor in the Clark County District Attorney’s office in 1996 and was a member of the Special Victims Unit, prosecuting cases of child abuse, child homicide, and sexual assault.  She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Philip M. Pro, United States District Court, District of Nevada, from 1994 to 1996.

    A native Nevadan, Tammy is devoted to serving her community.  An advocate for children in the Las Vegas area, she is a past President of the Junior League of Las Vegas, and she currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Nevada Children’s Medical Center Foundation.

    Community
    • Board of Directors, Nevada Children’s Medical Center Foundation, 2015-present (Chairman, 2016-present)
    • Board of Directors, Junior League of Las Vegas, 2002-2006 (President, 2005-2006;  Chairman, Endowment Board of Trustees, 2016-present)
    • Board of Directors, Better Business Bureau, 2001-present (Chairman, 2007)
    Education
    • J.D., 1994, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
    • B.A., 1991, UCLA
    Admissions
    • Nevada
    • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
    Recognition
    • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
    • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
    • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
    • Chambers USA, 2014-present
    • Best Lawyers in America, 2014-present
    • Benchmark Litigation, 2013-present

      

  • nikki baker partner at peterson baker pllc
    Nikki L. Baker
    Partner

    Nikki’s primary focus has been on commercial and civil litigation; however, she has a broad litigation background, ranging from inverse condemnation to contract disputes to intellectual property disputes, and has worked on large, complex cases on behalf of some of Nevada’s largest companies. Nikki has tried and prosecuted cases in state and federal court, as well as in various alternative dispute resolutions settings. However, her strong brief writing and extensive research skills often keep her clients out of the courtroom due to her success in pre-trial motion practice. Nikki has also successfully argued appeals before the Nevada Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition, Nikki is on the Roster of Neutrals with the American Arbitration Association.

    Prior to co-founding Peterson Baker, PLLC, Nikki was a shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP in Las Vegas.  She began her career as an associate at Kummer Kaempfer Bonner & Renshaw.

    Education
    • J.D. With Distinction, 1998, The University of Oklahoma College of Law
    • Study abroad: Oxford University, Summer 1996
    • B.A., 1995, The University of Oklahoma
    Admissions
    • Nevada
    • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
    Recognition
    • AV® Preeminent™, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating
    • Chambers USA, 2017
    Membership
    • State Bar of Nevada
    • American Bar Association
    • Clark County Bar Association

    nikki baker panel member of the american arbitration association

  • benjamin reitz associate at peterson baker pllc
    Benjamin K. Reitz
    Associate
    Benjamin K. Reitz

    Ben represents plaintiffs and defendants in business disputes in state and federal court, including matters involving real estate, contracts, creditors’ rights, fraud, fiduciary duties, deceptive trade practices, attorney general inquiries, and appeals in a wide range of industries, and seeks the best resolution for his clients both in and out of the court.  Ben also recently represented multiple pro bono clients, largely in cases involving consumer fraud issues, and was recognized by the Legal Aid Center for his efforts.

    Prior to joining the Firm, Ben worked as an associate for Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP, as an intern for the Honorable Kristina Pickering (then Chief Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court), for the general counsel’s office of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and as a consultant in New York.

    Community
    • Director, Las Vegas Youth Swimming Association
    • Founding Donor, Equipo Academy
    • Alumni Interviewer, Princeton Alumni Schools Committee
    • Executive Committee Member, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
    Recognition
    • 2015 Vince A. Consul Memorial Pro Bono Award from the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
    Education
    • J.D., UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
    • M.B.A., UNLV Lee Business School
    • B.A., Princeton University
    Admissions
    • Nevada
    • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • erin parcells office manager at peterson baker pllc
    Erin L. Parcells
    Office Manager
    Erin L. Parcells

    As Office Manager, Erin is responsible for continuing operations of the office, including legal support, financial management, marketing and strategic planning.  She has over 12 years of experience in the legal industry in Las Vegas, having been employed as a legal secretary at Jones Vargas, Chtd., a Nevada law firm, and Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP, a multistate law firm, where she gained valuable experience in civil litigation management.  As a consummate diplomat, Erin’s interpersonal skills and professionalism are an asset to the Firm and its clients.

    Erin obtained her B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies – Social Science Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in 2006.  She is also a Notary Public for the State of Nevada.