Mr. Hernquist is a trial attorney who concentrates his practice in all aspects of commercial and complex civil litigation.

His experience includes shareholder disputes, banking and real estate matters, and business torts such as fraud, unfair trade practices and misappropriation of intellectual property. The bulk of his caseload arises from investments, business contracts and leases, banking and real estate transactions, shareholder disputes, and construction projects. A number of those cases have garnered national media attention. He has also successfully litigated cases involving non-compete agreements, libel / defamation and Constitutional issues.

Due to the multifaceted nature of his litigation practice, Mr. Hernquist also has significant experience in associated procedural areas of law that are complex or nuanced such as alter-ego claims, derivative actions, receiverships, injunctions, claim and delivery / replevin, contempt proceedings, evictions, execution upon judgments, and the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act.
 
Prior to joining Howard & Howard, Mr. Hernquist was a partner at one of Nevada's largest and most illustrious law firms. His clients have ranged from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations to government agencies, such as the FDIC, and he has represented a broad variety of industries including gaming, sports and entertainment, banking and investment funds, solar energy, health care, manufacturing, aerospace, commercial landlords, taverns and nightclubs, and contractors and materialmen.
 
In 2015, Mr. Hernquist was approached by the State Bar of Nevada and asked to assist with the Nevada Civil Practice Manual, a civil litigation guide published by LexisNexis. He was a contributing author to the sixth edition, authoring Chapter 18 on “Offers of Judgment.” He was also an editor for the fifth edition, where he updated and edited Chapter 25 on “Post Trial Motions.”
 
Mr. Hernquist received his J.D., cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2007, where he was the Lead Articles Editor for the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal. He received his B.S. in Business Administration from DePaul University in 1996. Mr. Hernquist is licensed to practice in the State of Nevada as well as before the United States District Court, District of Nevada and the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Robert W. Hernquist

Wells Fargo Tower, Suite 1000
3800 Howard Hughes Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89169-5980
Office: (702) 667-4834
Fax: (702) 567-1568