About This FirmOur law firm was born on the shores of Lake Tahoe in October 1975. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1970, Robert ("Bob") C. Maddox commenced his legal career with one of the premier American law firms in San Francisco. After gaining experience with complex business litigation, Bob decided he wanted to live in a beautiful natural environment and to have a closer connection to the clients he would be representing - being closer to the ski slopes sealed the deal.
In the early years at Tahoe, we were retained by numerous homeowner associations. In 1977, we filed what was among the first homeowner association construction defect lawsuits in the state. The condominium complex had two fires in a very short period of time with fire spreading much too rapidly to adjoining condominium units. The defects were identified, the case was pursued to a negotiated resolution, and all of the defects were corrected at no cost to the homeowners.
In 1986, Robert C. Maddox & Associates settled a lawsuit in South Lake Tahoe, California involving 91 townhomes for a total of $7.6 million. At $83,500.00 per unit, this was, and remains, one of the largest settlements of a construction defect case on a per-unit basis anywhere in the country. In 1991, the firm relocated to Reno because of the large volume of business that it had taken on in the Reno-Sparks area. The firm continued to develop representation of homeowners' associations as general counsel as well as representation of homeowners and homeowners' associations in pursuit of construction defect claims. Notable successes included the Ironhorse Village Condominium, Clear Acre Condominium, and Huffaker Hills Townhouse construction defect cases, all of which were favorably resolved. In each case, all construction defects were repaired at no cost to the homeowners.
During the 1995 legislative session, the homebuilders of Southern Nevada proposed legislation that would dramatically reduce the rights of Nevada homeowners to pursue construction defect claims. Mr. Maddox led other lawyers with the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association (now the Nevada Justice Association), and sought to defeat the proposed legislation. Ultimately, a compromise legislative package was worked out and passed which created NRS 40.600 through 40.695, commonly referred to as "Chapter 40." The provisions of Chapter 40 essentially constituted a Bill of Rights for Nevada Homeowners. Among the most important aspects of the legislation was a provision entitling Nevada homeowners pursuing construction defect claims to recover not only the cost of repairing the homes but the expert fees, court and litigation costs and attorneys' fees incurred by or on behalf of the homeowners in pursuit of the claims. In subsequent legislative sessions, the home builders and their allies have sought to change the law, but with the help of other NJA lawyers, Mr. Maddox has managed to preserve the rights of Nevada homeowners. The protection of homeowner rights in the legislature has also included defending various provisions of NRS Chapter 116 governing homeowner associations in Nevada.
Building on the success of Robert C. Maddox & Associates, our Las Vegas office was opened in 1997, and has continuously and aggressively pursued the interests of homeowners and homeowners' associations in southern Nevada. In 2004, Troy L. Isaacson joined the southern Nevada office of Robert C. Maddox & Associates and continued to build on the firm's success in helping homeowners and homeowners associations resolve their construction defects problems. Adding his significant trial experience, Norberto ("Norby") J. Cisneros joined the firm in 2009 to create Maddox, Isaacson & Cisneros, LLP. The firm's accomplishments in construction defect cases are legion. Although the majority of our cases are resolved by negotiation, we do not hesitate to go to trial if that proves to be necessary. In early 2003, we obtained one of the largest judgments ($14.2 million) in a construction defect case in Nevada history.
In addition to our successes in negotiating settlements on behalf of our clients and our superb track record in trying cases, we have obtained numerous notable decisions in the Nevada Supreme Court including:
Wardleig v. Second Judicial Dist. Court, 111 Nev. 345 (1995)
McKeeman v. General Am. Life Ins. Co., 111 Nev. 1042 (1995)
Calloway v. City of Reno, 116 Nev. 250 (2000)
Burch v. Second District Court, 118 Nev. 438, 442, 49 P.3d 647, 650 (2002).
Desert Fireplaces Plus, Inc. v. Eighth Judicial Dist. Court, 120 Nev. Ad. Op. 70 (2004)
We at Maddox, Isaacson & Cisneros, LLP, remain committed to our mission of delivering practical, incisive advice aimed at helping clients make knowledgeable decisions when confronted with otherwise overwhelming legal issues.
Areas of Law
- Complex Litigation
- Trial Practice
- Homeowners Association Law
- Civil Litigation
- Construction Defects
- Civil Trial
- Real Estate
- Commercial Law
- Construction Law
- Products Liability
- Personal Injury
- Mass Torts
- Insurance Bad Faith
- Consumer Fraud
- Immigration Law
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