Primary Focus & Experience
Dustin represents and advises businesses and individuals in commercial litigation and employment matters. His practice focuses on litigation involving: corporate and partnership
disputes; restrictive employment covenants, including noncompete, nonsolicitation, and nondisclosure provisions; contract disputes; business torts; fiduciary duty; trade secrets; and unfair competition.
He acts as legal counsel to employers in cases involving wage-and-hour, leaves of absence, benefits, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, trade secrets, and restrictive workplace covenants pertaining to noncompetition, nonsolicitation, confidentiality, and nondisclosure. He has successfully argued, enforced, and prevented temporary restraining orders (TROs) and
injunctions in noncompete and trade-secret cases. Dustin represents management before state and federal courts as well as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National
Labor Relations Board, the Nevada Labor Commissioner, the Utah Labor Commission, and other government agencies. Dustin’s recent cases include the successful appointment of a corporate
receiver, defending cases involving allegations of discrimination and harassment, and litigating issues involving breaches of the fiduciary duty of loyalty and non-compete agreements.
In addition to representing clients before trial courts, Dustin has appellate experience before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit as well as the Nevada Supreme Court and
the Nevada Court of Appeals.
Along with litigating business and workplace disputes, Dustin advises employers about compliance with workplace laws and litigation avoidance. He designs and composes employee handbooks, workplace policies, employment contracts, severance agreements, settlement agreements, releases of claims, buy-sell agreements, and covenants regarding noncompetition, nonsolicitation, confidentiality, and nondisclosure.
Dustin previously worked for an international labor-and-employment law firm where he represented the world’s most prominent gaming companies as well as other national and
Dustin graduated from Brigham Young University majoring in political science and received his law degree from Florida State University, graduating with honors. During law school, Dustin
was an Articles and Notes Editor for the Journal of Transnational Law and Policy.
Recognition & Accomplishments
While in law school, Steve served as a member of the Journal Transnational Law and Policy. Steve was also the recipient of the Riley and Mary Allen Scholarship and graduated Cum Laude.
Florida State University College of Law, Juris Doctor with honors, 2005
Brigham Young University, Bachelor of Arts, 2002
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States District Court for the District of Nevada
United States District Court for the District of Utah
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Dustin enjoys spending time with his five children as they explore nature, making memories and sharing laughs. His interests outside of work include mountain biking, hiking, river rafting, and
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