With a deep understanding of the legal and political landscape, I provide my clients with comprehensive guidance on complex regulatory and administrative issues, privileged licensing, and strategic best practices to help businesses achieve their objectives.

David Edelblute is a highly experienced government affairs attorney and lobbyist, with a focus on representing businesses and advocating for their interests at all levels of government. David's experience working in federal and local government provides his clients with a unique perspective to forming public policy and lobbying strategies necessary to achieve his clients' goals.

David has represented a range of corporate clients from the largest, public Fortune 500 companies to local small businesses in all aspects of a business lifecycle: formation; licensure; strategic planning; compliance; litigation; mergers/acquisitions; dissolution; and licensing & regulatory. His clients are heavily concentrated in highly regulated or privileged licensed industries such as banking, construction, cannabis, gaming, liquor law, real estate, and healthcare.

David spends a significant amount of personal time serving his community. He is currently a federal appointee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Nevada Advisory Committee, a trustee to the Henderson Chamber of Commerce Foundation, a member of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce's IMPAC board, a committee member for the Henderson Chamber of Commerce's state legislative committee, and the Secretary to the Las Vegas Chapter of The Federalist Society.

David also serves the city where he was born and raised, Henderson, where he still resides with his family. David is joining the City of Henderson's Redevelopment Agency and is a former member of the City Charter Committee and a special ballot committee.

Government Affairs & Lobbying

David brings his years of experience, knowledge, and commitment in the areas of government affairs, lobbying, and public policy to Howard & Howard. As government policy towards industries and sectors of all types continue to change and evolve with technological breakthroughs and changing social needs, these industries will need an advocate to help them stay involved, relevant, and competitive in their fields - that’s where David Edelblute and Howard & Howard come in.

Any business or organization who needs a voice in the governmental policies that affect their work, their creations, and even their livelihood can turn to Howard & Howard to serve as their advocates in any level of government. Our governmental affairs attorney David Edelblute can represent companies, trade groups, non-profit organizations, and a number of other public entities to help refine and reshape the policies that affect you and your work.

Trust Howard & Howard to provide the lobbying, government affairs, or public policy solutions your organization needs to achieve their regulatory goals.




  • University of Wisconsin Law School, 2015 
    • J.D. 
  • Arizona State University, 2013
    • B.S., Political Science and Government 


  • American Bar Association 
  • Clark County Bar Association 
  • The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy 
  • Henderson Redevelopment Agency Advisory Commission 


  • Wisconsin, 2016
  • Nevada, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, Nevada, 2016

Professional Achievements

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America, 2022-2024
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars", 2019; 2021-23
  • Best Lawyers, Ones to Watch in America, 2021-22
  • Vegas Inc. Top Lawyers, Commercial Litigation, 2022