701 S. 7th Street Las Vegas, NV 89101
702.786.1001 info@petersonbaker.com
701 S. 7th Street Las Vegas, NV 89101
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, 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    
  • 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

  • erin parcells office manager at peterson baker pllc
    Erin L. Parcells
    Office Manager
    Erin L. Parcells

    As a Certified Paralegal and Office Manager, Erin is responsible for continuing operations of the office, including legal support, financial management, marketing and strategic planning.  She has over 13 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.  Erin completed the Paralegal Studies Program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Continuing Education in 2017.  Erin is a Certified Paralegal with the National Association of Legal Assistants.  She is also a Notary Public for the State of Nevada.