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Practice Areas

About Our Firm

We’ve been practicing law in Reno and all of Nevada for more than thirty years. We handle large cases and small, from personal injury claims to complex corporate transactions. Mr. Erwin and Mr. Thompson formed Erwin & Thompson LLP in 2000. Mr. Faillers joined the firm in January 2018 after practicing for several years with Harris, Thompson & Faillers.

Along the way we’ve held to a few core principles to deliver the best work possible, no matter what the size of the job.


We’re committed to protecting your interests not just today, but in the long term. We work to save you trouble down the line by structuring your personal and business matters to settle disputes before they arise. Our longstanding network of professional relationships gives us leverage to build strong relationships for you. If litigation is necessary to protect you, what you have or what you’ve built, we’ll fight for you every step of the way.


Our firm is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, and our AV rating reflects the highest standard of professional expertise and ethics. We take pride in our reputation for excellence and in getting results for our clients.


Our partners handle all matters personally. We don’t delegate to junior attorneys, and you will always communicate directly with your lawyer. We’re quick to respond and available to talk whenever you have questions. Our goal is to provide high quality legal services to you in the most efficient and cost effective way.

A few of the areas of practice highlighted below.

Mining Law

For decades we have maintained a mining law practice in the heart of Nevada’s mining country. We specialize in property and mineral rights acquisitions and due diligence, including fee lands, patented mining claims and unpatented mining claims. We also cover a broad range of other matters in mining law, including:
● Exploration, development and lease­-option agreements
● Joint ventures, operating agreements and partnerships
● Royalty agreements
● Financing
● Title examinations of mineral properties, including reports for National Instrument 43­-101 Technical Reports
● Litigation of contract, mineral title and administrative agency disputes

Natural Resource Law

Our expertise in natural resources law includes geothermal, oil and gas and water rights. We cover a broad range of matters, including:
● Property and rights acquisitions
● Title examinations and due diligence
● Litigation of natural resources disputes

Real Estate Law

We represent clients who buy and sell real property, including commercial and residential properties, mineral rights and water rights. We negotiate and write real estate contracts, including:
● Purchase and sale agreements, leases and option agreements
● Joint ventures, operating agreements and partnerships
● Financing
● Water rights acquisition and title examination

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