Brenda_Entzminger

Brenda H. Entzminger has defended business owners for over 13 years in premises liability and products liability actions. Ms. Entzminger specializes in tort litigation defense work in California and Nevada. Ms. Entzminger is the managing partner of the firm’s Las Vegas office, which includes five associate attorneys, four paralegals and three support staff members.

Ms. Entzminger’s litigation practice has yielded favorable trial verdicts, summary judgment orders, involuntary dismissal orders, arbitration defense judgments and hundreds of favorable settlements on behalf of her clients. Her recent results and published opinions include:

  • Rios v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2016 WL 5661868 (D.Nev. Sept. 29, 2016) (order granting motion for judgment as a matter of law in favor of retailer in premises liability action, following jury trial and overturning verdict in favor of Plaintiff).
  • McConnell v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2016 WL 3018812 (9th Cir. 2016) (Ninth Circuit order affirming defense verdict in favor of retailer after jury trial).
  • Wilson, D. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2016 WL 1595351 (D.Nev. Apr. 19, 2016) (order granting summary judgment in favor of retailer in products liability action)
  • Winfield v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2016 WL 1169450 (D.Nev. Mar. 22, 2016) (affirming orders excluding $4,100,000 in future damages, three expert witnesses, $234,000 in fusion surgery costs, and over $74,000 in past medical expenses)
  • Logan v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., No. 2:15-cv-1116-JCM-VCF (D.Nev. Mar. 4, 2016) (order excluding untimely disclosed future medical expenses where the plaintiff disclosed additional future medical expenses nearly three months after the initial disclosure deadline and just days prior to the expert disclosure deadline) 
  • Greene, Jackie v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2016 WL 829981 (D.Nev. Jan. 26, 2016) (order granting Walmart’s motion for dismissal sanctions), adopted by Greene v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2016 WL 829977 (D.Nev. Mar. 3, 2016)
  • Love v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., A699214-C, Judgment (Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County, Nevada, August 13, 2015) (defense judgment following defense award at arbitration)
  • Morton v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 620 Fed.Appx. 583 (9th Cir. 2015) (Ninth Circuit order affirming summary judgment in retailer’s favor in premises liability action)
  • Montilla v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2015 WL 5458781 at * 3 (D.Nev. Sept. 16, 2015) (excluding over $100,000 in past medical expenses)
  • Staples v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2015 WL 476172 (D.Nev. Feb. 4, 2015) (order granting summary judgment in favor of defendant on premises liability action)
  • Mumford v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., No. 2:14-cv-00787, ECF No. 24 (D.Nev. Jan. 22, 2015) (excluding $713,000 in future damages)
  • Shakespear v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2:12-cv-01064 –MMD-PAL, Jury Verdict (D.Nev. Nov. 7, 2014) (defense verdict following jury trial)
  • Aleksanyan v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., A686112-C, Judgment (Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County, Nevada, November 5, 2014) (defense judgment following defense award at arbitration)
  • Esquivel v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2:13-cv-01968 –GMN-CWH, Order Granting Walmart’s Motion for Sanctions (D.Nev. Oct. 30, 2014) (order excluding $759,000 in future medical expenses, excluding plaintiff’s neuropsychologist expert, and excluding all evidence of traumatic brain injury and residual cognitive impairment)
  • Grady v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2014 WL 3611952 (D.Nev. July 21, 2014) (order granting summary judgment in favor of defendant on premises liability action)
  • Smith, T. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2014 WL 3548206 (D.Nev. July 16, 2014) (order granting defense motion to exclude $164,028 in future medical expenses and excluding retained medical expert)
  • Alcantara v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 321 P.3d 912 (Nev. 2014) (Nevada Supreme Court Opinion affirming trial court’s dismissal of defendant on issue preclusion grounds)
  • McConnell v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2:12–cv–01601–RCJ–PAL, Jury Verdict (D.Nev. Feb. 24, 2014) (defense verdict following jury trial)
  • Williams-Harvest v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 508 Fed.Appx. 679 (9th Cir. 2013) (order affirming summary judgment in premises liability action against retailer)
  • Rios v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2:11-cv-01592-APG-GWF, Min. Order (D.Nev. Dec. 11, 2013) (excluding $171,500 in future medical expenses)
  • Patton v. Wal–Mart Stores, Inc., 2013 WL 6158461, at *5 (D.Nev. Nov. 20, 2013) (excluding $129,084 in past medical expenses)
  • Green, John v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2:13-cv-00244-CMN-NJK (D.Nev. Sept. 16, 2013) (order granting defendant’s motion for sanctions and recommendation for dismissal of action)
  • Tzvetanova v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2:12-cv-02069-RCJ-CWH, Docket No. 95 (D.Nev. Aug. 6, 2013) (order granting motion to exclude expert witnesses, evidence and over $840,000 in damages)
  • Perez v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2013 WL 3427900 (D.Nev. July 8, 2013) (order granting summary judgment in favor of defendant in premises liability action)
  • Shakespear v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2013 WL 3491172 at *7 (D.Nev. July 8, 2013) (order excluding Plaintiff’s two retained medical experts and excluding $228,000 in future medical expenses)
  • Smith, D. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2012 WL 4051925, at * 3 (D.Nev. Sept. 13, 2012) (excluding $320,000 in damages)
  • Olaya v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2012 WL 3262875 at *4 (D.Nev. Aug. 7, 2012) (excluding $1.2 million in future medical expenses and future lost earnings)
  • Baltodano v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2011 WL 3859724 at *3-4 (D.Nev. Aug. 31, 2011) (order excluding $429,000 in future medical expenses)
  • Smith, D. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2010 WL 3724235 (D.Nev. Sept. 15, 2010) (order granting summary judgment in favor of defendant in premises liability action)