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This blog is intended as a space to host musings about politics and law in Nevada. Posts will be irregular in frequency. This blog might blossom into something bigger than its modest origins, or maybe I’ll mothball it in four months. (Feb. 8, 2018: Mothballing ended up being probable, with the last post in 2014). Stay tuned.

Obligatory disclaimer: the musings on the law contained herein are not intended as legal advice. If you have a legal problem, seek competent counsel. The musings posted on this blog belong to the author, and the opinions expressed on this blog are the opinions of the author alone and do not reflect those of any employer or other entity.

About the Author

Sean W. McDonald is an attorney in private practice in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mr. McDonald graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctor degree from the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While in law school, he served on the Nevada Law Journal, received Dean’s List honors, and earned CALI Awards for Excellence for earning the highest grade in two courses, Legislation & Statutory Interpretation and Criminal Procedure – Investigation. During law school, he served as a legal extern and lobbyist with Snell & Wilmer’s Government Affairs unit during the 2011 legislative session in Carson City. He also served at the legislature during the 2009 session as staff to the Assembly Committees on Judiciary and Corrections, Parole and Probation.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. McDonald received a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in Political Science from the University of Nevada, Reno. During his undergraduate studies, Mr. McDonald served two terms as an elected student senator and was inducted into Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities.

Mr. McDonald is a member of the State Bars of Nevada and Washington State. He is admitted to practice before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, United States District Court for the Districts of Nevada and the Western District of Washington, and all Nevada and Washington state courts.

Last updated: February 8, 2018