Erika Pike Turner

Top rated business litigation attorney in Las Vegas, Nevada

Garman Turner Gordon LLP
Erika Pike Turner
Garman Turner Gordon LLP

Practice Areas: Business litigation

Licensed in Nevada since: 1997

Education: American University Washington College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022

Garman Turner Gordon LLP

7251 Amigo St
Suite 210
Las Vegas, NV 89119 Visit website


Erika Pike Turner is an attorney with Garman Turner Gordon law firm in Las Vegas, Nevada, and she serves as founding partner of the firm's commercial litigation department. Serving the needs and interests of a diverse range of businesses throughout the greater Las Vegas metro and surrounding areas, Ms. Turner focuses her practice primarily on business and commercial litigation.

Throughout the course of her practice spanning more than 23 years, Ms. Turner has successfully handled hundreds of civil matters for a variety of commercial clients in a wide range of industries. Equally effective inside and outside of the courtroom, she has advocated on behalf of her clients in court as well as through arbitration, and she has assisted in the resolution of numerous legal disputes through negotiations and mediation.

At all turns, Ms. Turner maintains an unwavering focus on protecting her clients' rights, and she has gained a reputation for her uncommon problem-solving abilities and her aggressive approach to helping her clients achieve the favorable outcomes they seek. In honor of her outstanding professionalism and service, she has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell and consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America**. She has also received a Legal Elite designation from Nevada Business Magazine as well as many other top rankings and endorsements from her peers.

Ms. Turner is a third-generation Nevada lawyer, graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1994 and graduated from the American University Washington College of Law in 1997.

She is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in the State of Nevada, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States, and regularly appears in other jurisdictions at the request of clients, including the state and federal courts in California, the federal courts in Missouri, Delaware, and Tennessee, the 3rd, 8th and 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Practice areas

Business litigation
  • 100% Business litigation

First Admitted: 1997, Nevada

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Children Attorney Project, pro bono services Myrna Williams Children's Pro Bono Award Recipient
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • California Superior Court, Orange County
  • U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2020
  • Third Judicial District Court, State of Idaho (Boise)
  • California Superior Court, Los Angeles County
  • All Nevada State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco Division (pro hac vice)
  • Licensed in Nevada, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, 1999
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2003
  • Member and Chair of Grant Approval Subcommittee, Nevada Supreme Court Committee on Court Improvement Program
  • U.S. District Court, District of Western Missouri, 2019 (pro hac vice) Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2019  Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2019 U.S. District Court, District of Central California, 2019 (pro hac vice) Los Angeles Superior Court, State of California, 2019 (pro hac vice)
  • Third Judicial District Court, State of Idaho, 2012 (pro hac vice)
  • U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee, 2014 (pro hac vice)
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware, 2011 (pro hac vice)
  • California Superior Court, San Diego, 2014 (pro hac vice)
  • Obtained a favorable jury verdict in a fraud action resulting in rescission of contracts and award of damages (actual and punitive) in the Eighth Judicial District Court of Nevada Business Court, Indelicato v. Balsom, et al.
  • Successfully prosecuted claim for fraudulent transfer in the Second Judicial District Court in Nevada, Leonard v. Bayuk, at al.
  • Successfully defended lender action against guarantor at the Nevada District and Supreme Court, Branch Banking & Trust v. Giordano
  • Obtained favorable appellate opinion from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on fraudulent transfer claims, The Majestic Star Casino, LLC v. Barden Development, Inc., et al.
  • Represented receiver appointed on condominium project in Second Judicial District Court of Nevada, PFF Bank & Trust v. Belvedere, LLC
  • Successfully defended NRS foreclosure notice obligations at Nevada District Court and Supreme Court, Coastline Re Holdings NV Corp. v. JED Property, LLC
  • Successfully restrained businesses acting in violation of Nevada statutes. Exemplar order entered in GMDTCD, LLC v. Terracotta
  • Obtained a jury verdict for general and punitive damages in fraud case, Sinatra v. Cornish
  • Secured appointment of receivers over operating businesses and property. Exemplar order entered in Pacific Western Bank v. Las Vegas Crossroads.
  • Obtained multiple favorable arbitration awards. Exemplar award and judgment entered in the Eighth Judicial District Court in Nevada, Nevada State Bank v. Nicolas Cage, Bank of America, N.A. v FT Automotive, et al.
  • Successfully restrained former business partners and employees in cases involving ongoing interference with existing and prospective business interests. Exemplar order and judgment entered in Vector Media, LLC v. Steven Mincer
  • Successfully protected collateral interests of secured lender, Harvardlee, LLC v. Spring Mountain and Rainbow Investment, LLC, et al.
  • Successfully defended receivership applications over operating businesses. Exemplar order entered in Ceres, Inc., et al. v. Inova Management Co., LLC, et al.
  • Successfully limited receivership scope in multiple borrower/lender disputes. Exemplar order entered in Goldman Sachs v. Colony Resorts LVH Acquisitions, LLC
  • Successfully enforced contract terms on summary judgment. Exemplar orders and judgment entered in 305 Las Vegas, LLC v. David Mitchell
  • Successfully defended breach of fiduciary duty claims against officers and directors of gaming company debtor in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, In re Herbst Gaming, Inc.
  • Special hearing master appointed in the Coordinated Southern Nevada Breast Implant Litigation
  • Best Lawyers of America 2016 – 2021 for Commercial Litigation, Las Vegas, Best Lawyers
  • Myra Williams Award for Pro Bono Services to Children
  • AV® Certification Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Nevada Business: Legal Elite, 2013 – 2021, Nevada Business
  • Senator Harry Reid Commendation for Pro Bono Services
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, 2012-2020
  • Special hearing master appointed by the Eighth Judicial District Court in the Venetian Lien Litigation
  • United States Congressman Jon Porter Commendation for Pro Bono Services
  • Listed as One of the Top 50 Women Attorneys, 2013 – 2021, Super Lawyers
Educational Background:
  • American University, J.D., Washington College of Law, 1997
  • University of Nevada-Reno, B.A., Fleischmann Scholar, 1994
Industry Groups:
  • Complex Business Litigation

Office location for Erika Pike Turner

7251 Amigo St
Suite 210
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Phone: 725-777-3000

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