John T. Wendland


John Wendland is a partner in the Weil & Drage and has extensive experience representing design professionals (architects, engineers and consultants), construction companies (developers, general contractors and subcontractors), financial institutions (creditors and debtors) and real estate and real estate related firms (brokers, agents and title companies). John focuses his practice on complex civil litigation matters, including contract disputes, professional negligence, professional board (architecture, engineering and contractor) complaints, personal injury, real estate disputes, foreclosures/short sale/loan modification negotiations, intellectual property disputes and all business related civil litigation. John represents both plaintiff and defendant parties in actions throughout Nevada, Arizona and other jurisdictions in the Pacific, such as Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. John's litigation experience includes multi-million dollar claims including contract/fee disputes, and alleged defects in resort/casino buildings, residential properties (custom and tract), schools, office buildings/parks, governmental structures, highways, gas-stations and even silos. Given Johnís prior training in business management (domestic and international) and understanding of his clients' "bottom line," he brings an aggressive approach in prosecuting or defending claims with the goal of quick resolution thereby minimizing the fees and costs incurred by his clients.


University of Hawaii at Manoa
Bachelor of Business/Arts, 1994
International Business and Marketing

Drake University Law School
Juris Doctor with Honors, 1998
Jessup International Moot Court Team
Runner-Up Best Memorial Mid-West Region, 1998
CALI Excellence for the Future Award
Corpus Juris Secundum Award
Who's Who Among American Law Students


State Bar of Nevada
State Bar of Arizona
United States District Court, District of Nevada
United States District Court, District of Arizona
United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

American Bar Association
Clark County (Nevada) Bar Association
Southern Arizona Chapter American Institute of Architects
Tucson Chapter Structural Engineers Association
Maricopa County (Arizona) Bar Association
Languages: Japanese

Author and Presenter

Issues for Nevada Design Professionals / Law of Engineering Malpractice
(2009, ASCE, AIA, Half Moon Seminars)


Nevada Office (702) 314-1905