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Oliver J. Pancheri

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Las Vegas, NV

Santoro Whitmire
10100 West Charleston Boulevard, Suite 250
Las Vegas, NV 89135
Phone: 702-960-0042
Fax: 702-948-8773
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009
Licensed in Nevada Since: 2000
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Appellate, Real Estate: Business, Business/Corporate, Civil Litigation: Defense, Construction Litigation: Business
Languages Spoken: English, German
Attorney Profile

At Santoro Whitmire, Oliver J. Pancheri is an attorney who represents clients in Las Vegas, Nevada. His practice areas include the following: unfair competition, professional negligence, contractual disputes, defamation and false light actions, civil RICO claims, mechanic’s lien litigation, construction law, real estate litigation, corporate and partnership litigation, and business and commercial litigation.

Mr. Pancheri is admitted to practice in the state of Nevada and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada. A member of the Clark County Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association, he serves on the Southern Nevada Disciplinary Board for the State Bar of Nevada.

Named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation, he was named a VEGAS INC Top Lawyer in 2013. Nevada Business Magazine named him a Legal Elite and one of the Silver State’s Top Attorneys in 2014, and as an indication of his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he is AV Preeminent* peer-review rated, the highest rating, through Martindale-Hubbell.

After earning an undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University, Mr. Pancheri earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Idaho College of Law. While in law school, he was the Idaho Law Review’s Articles Editor and worked his way through college working construction and fighting wildfires. He gives back to his community now as a coach for the Pro Bono Project for the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 30%Business Litigation
  • 20%Appellate
  • 20%Real Estate: Business
  • 10%Business/Corporate
  • 10%Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 10%Construction Litigation: Business
Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Appeals, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Contracts, Business Organizations


11 Years Super Lawyers
1 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2009

About Oliver J. Pancheri

First Admitted: 2000, Nevada

Professional Webpage:


  • Obtained favorable jury defense verdict in seven figure inverse condemnation action and obtained favorable settlement in multi-million dollar corporate dispute concerning allegations of manager misfeasance

Educational Background

  • Brigham Young University


  • , The Best Lawyers in America (Commercial Litigation)
  • Academic Scholarship, University of Idaho School of Law
  • , Legal Elite, The Silver States Top Attorneys, Nevada Business Magazine (2014)
  • , Nevada Super Lawyers Rising Star (2009)
  • Published in Idaho Law Review and Managing Lead Articles Editor for the Idaho Law Review. Honored on Dean's List in each year of law school, 2000
  • , Mountain States Super Lawyers (2012-2017)
  • , Top Lawyers, Vegas Inc., 2020
  • , AV Pre-eminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2021

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
  • Nevada (2000)
  • Member, Litigation section of the American Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, Clark County Bar Association
  • Member of Federal Bar Association, Southern Nevada Chapter
  • Member of the Southern Nevada Disciplinary Board for the State Bar of Nevada

Pro bono/Community Service

  • High School Junior Varsity Football Coach
  • Clark County Pro Bono Project Children Attorney Project Volunteer, Youth Basketball, Football and Baseball Coach

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Co-authored article regarding unique qualities of Nevada Judicial System, Author, Navigating Nevada State Courts, Benchmark, 2009
  • Instructor for Continuing Legal Education courses in Litigating to Win Through Advanced Trial Advocacy and Advanced Collection Strategies, Faculty Member/Instructor, Instructor for National Business Institute Litigation Courses , 2009

Industry Groups

  • Construction
  • Hotels And Casinos
  • Landlords and Corporations
  • Lenders
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Office Location for Oliver J. Pancheri

10100 West Charleston Boulevard
Suite 250
Las Vegas, NV 89135

Phone: 702-960-0042

Fax: 702-948-8773

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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