Kristopher Rath Named a Top 100 Attorney in Southern Nevada
In its annual survey of legal elites, the Nevada Business Magazine has named 15 year Las Vegas resident Kristopher Rath as one of the elite attorney in Southern Nevada.
As per the Nevada Business Magazine, a top business publication from Southern Nevada, Nevada has 10,584 licensed attorneys and of those, this year’s 135 (Southern and Northern Nevada attorneys) represent the top one percent. These attorneys have received one of the highest endorsements possible; a recommendation from other lawyers in Nevada. They have been chosen by their peers and are the best of the best in the Silver State.
L. Kristopher Rath, is a partner with the prestigious law firm Hutchison and Steffen, practicing primarily in medical malpractice, healthcare professionals advocacy, administrative law, commercial and business litigation, insurance coverage, and insurance defense. Kristopher was born in the city of Leeds in Yorkshire, England. He moved to the United States as a young child and grew up in Boston and Maryland, where his father practiced medicine as a pulmonary specialist.
Kristopher attended the University of Chicago, where he received his A.B. in Biological Sciences in 1987. After working for the Smithsonian Institution, he received an M.B.A. degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1990. From 1990 to 1992 was a Budget Analyst for the Department of Treasury in Washington, D.C.
Kristopher then returned to Tulane for Law School. While in Law School, Kristopher was President of the Asian Law Students Association and Vice-president of Tulane’s Federalist Society. He also had a case note published on property owner rights in the Tulane Environmental Law Journal.
After obtaining his J.D., cum laude, from Tulane in 1995, Kristopher began practicing law in Las Vegas. He has published cases on personal jurisdiction, insurance coverage law, copyright law, and Pharmacy Liability. Kristopher has represented his clients at trial, arbitration, mediation, and before the Nevada Board of Medical Examiners, as well as the Nevada Dental Board, Pharmacy Board, Board of Nursing, Board of Osteopathic Physicians, Accounting Board, and Board of Physical Therapists.
His appellate experience includes successful resolution of a products liability action in which the Nevada Supreme Court upheld his client’s loan receipt agreement and the granting of several writs by the Nevada Supreme Court which allowed for dismissal of claims against his clients.
Kris is the founding president of The South Asian Bar Association of Las Vegas, a chapter of the North American South Asian Bar Association. Kris is a former member of the Central Committee of the Clark County Republican Party. Kris and his wife Janice have a son and a daughter.