The Firm

Our attorneys are experienced trial attorneys who refine their practice by staying current on the legal trends that affect your case. Many teach and participate in legal seminars in their areas of practice. Click each attorney’s photo to see details about their practice.

Meet Our Lawyers

  • Edward J. Lemons
    Mr. Lemons is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He graduated with distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law. Before entering private practice, he was a law professor at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. During that time, he authored law review journal articles addressing injuries compensation from a multinational perspective. He is a partner in Lemons, Grundy & Eisenberg, and limits his practice to health care law representing physicians, dentists and their practice groups and employees in malpractice defense, state board administrative matters and other healthcare related matters.

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  • David R. Grundy
    David R. Grundy joined Lemons, Grundy & Eisenberg in 1981. He was born in Reno, Nevada in 1949 and attended local schools before receiving his bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada in 1971. After serving in the United States Navy (Reserve), including two years in the South China Sea, he attended law school at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, and received his Juris Doctor degree in 1977. He was admitted to the Nevada bar the same year, and the California bar in 1978 (currently inactive in California). Mr. Grundy was admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States in 1984, and numerous other federal courts in the west. Mr. Grundy practices primarily in the areas of professional liability and other complex litigation matters and in the representation of businesses in commercial matters. He has served on the Board of Directors of The Sands Regent, a publicly traded company and currently chairs the Board of Directors of the ALPS Corporation, a company which provides professional liability insurance and other services to lawyers and bar associations throughout the country. Mr. Grundy has served as a member of the Nevada Judicial Selection Commission from 1997 to 2010. The Commission recommends judicial candidates to the governor for appointment to vacant District Court and Supreme Court positions. As a result of that experience, he was nominated by then Chief Justice Miriam Shearing to serve as an editorial advisor for the Handbook for Judicial Nominating Commissioners (2nd Ed., American Judicature Society, 2004). Mr. Grundy is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has served as a member and past president of the Bruce R. Thompson Chapter, American Inns of Court, was a founding member and served as president of the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern Nevada and served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California in the mid-nineties. Mr. Grundy also lectures and teaches lawyers and other professionals regarding professional liability, insurance, ethics and trial practices. He has been a contributing author for the Nevada Civil Practice Manual (LexisNexis, Fifth Edition, 2007). Mr. Grundy has also served on the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee for the Federal District Court for Nevada (1995-97).

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  • Robert L. Eisenberg
    Robert Eisenberg received his bachelor’s degree from California State Polytechnic University in 1973, and his J.D. degree from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1976 (magna cum laude). He was admitted to the California Bar in 1976 and the Nevada Bar in 1980. He was a civil trial attorney in San Diego from 1976 until 1979, when he moved to Nevada. From 1979 through 1984, he worked on the Central Legal Staff of the Nevada Supreme Court. During most of that time he was the Supervising Staff Attorney. He joined the firm of Lemons, Grundy & Eisenberg in 1985. Since joining the firm, Mr. Eisenberg has practiced in the fields of civil trial litigation and civil appeals. He had numerous jury trials and bench trials over the years, while also developing his appellate practice. His law practice is now devoted entirely to civil appeals. Mr. Eisenberg is a member of numerous professional organizations. He has served as President of the Reno chapter of the American Inns of Court; President of the Northern Nevada Association of Defense Counsel; member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada; Chairman of the Nevada Continuing Legal Education Committee; lawyer representative for Nevada federal courts; and member of the Board of Directors of the ABA Committee of Appellate Staff Attorneys (and National Education Chairman). He has served on numerous professional committees, including the Nevada Appellate Advocacy Handbook Committee, the Civil Practice Handbook Committee, the Nevada Supreme Court Bench-Bar Committee, and various study committees established by the Nevada Supreme Court. He has served as a Settlement Judge in the Nevada Supreme Court’s mandatory settlement program since 1997. He frequently lectures and teaches in the areas of civil trial litigation and appeals. He has also coached the Reno High School mock trial team since 1999 (with three state championships).

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  • Christian L. Moore
    Christian L. Moore joined Lemons, Grundy & Eisenberg in 1989. He was born in Munich, West Germany, August 18, 1964 and attended schools in Germany and the United States before receiving his bachelor’s degree in political science and speech communication from the University of Nevada in 1986. While at the University of Nevada, Mr. Moore received the Outstanding Male Senior Award for the graduating class of 1986. He attended law school at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, and received his Juris Doctor degree in 1989. While at McGeorge School of Law, Mr. Moore was a member of the Moot Court Competition Team, Trial Advocacy Team, and a McGeorge National Moot Court “Final Four” Top Oralist. Upon graduating from law school, Mr. Moore was admitted the same year to the Nevada bar, and the California bar in 1990. He has also been admitted to the bar of several Federal Courts on the west coast. Mr. Moore has been rated by his peers as an AV rated attorney though the independent most trusted Martindale-Hubbell peer review process, which is the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards provided by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Moore is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, having been nominated by his peers after having tried over a dozen civil jury trials to verdict. Mr. Moore has also been a member of several professional organizations, including the American Inns of Court; Nevada Association of Defense Council; Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California; Defense Research Institute; and American Bar Association. Mr. Moore has been active with the Nevada State Bar as a charter member of the Nevada State Bar’s first technology group; Charter member of Construction Litigation Section; and Northern Nevada Disciplinary Committee Screening Panel member and occasional panel chairman. Mr. Moore seeks to be active in his community and is a trained Boy Scout leader who has completed the Wood badge training course for the Boy Scouts of America, Nevada Area Council. Mr. Moore also occasionally lectures and teaches lawyers and other professionals regarding topics such as insurance law, construction defect law, and ethics. Mr. Moore’s practice areas focus on Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Products Liability Law, Construction Defect Law, Trucking Litigation, and Defense of Professionals accused of malpractice.

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  • Alice Campos Mercado
    Alice Campos Mercado is a shareholder in the law firm of Lemons, Grundy & Eisenberg. She joined the firm in 1993, following a one-year judicial clerkship at the Nevada Supreme Court with Justice Thomas L. Steffen (retired) in 1992-93. Ms. Mercado attended law school at Southwestern University School of Law, earning her Juris Doctor degree (Magna Cum Laude) in 1992. She was admitted to the California and Nevada State Bars in 1992 and remains licensed in both states. Ms. Mercado was admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of Nevada in 1993. She is also admitted to the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Central Districts of California. Ms. Mercado practices civil defense litigation primarily in the areas of employment law, civil rights, and medical malpractice, in federal and state courts and in state and federal administrative agencies. In addition to her trial practice, she has practiced extensively before the Nevada Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Mercado also advises clients on general employment matters. In addition to the State Bars of California and Nevada, Ms. Mercado is a member of the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the Washoe County Bar Association, the Northern Nevada Women Lawyers Association, the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada and the Defense Research Institute. She is a Master in the Bruce R. Thompson Chapter of the American Inns of Court. She is also a member and past president of the Association of Defense Counsel of Nevada. Ms. Mercado serves as a volunteer mediator for the U.S. District Court’s Early Inmate Mediation Program (2009 to present). She recently completed her service as a Lawyer Representative to the United States District Court for the District of Nevada (2014-2017). Ms. Mercado served on the Board of Directors of Nevada Legal Services for more than 10 years. She has also served on the Second Judicial District Court Bench/Bar Committee on electronic filing and civil rules and procedure and on the Civil Rules Subcommittee of the Standing Committee on the Local Rules of Practice for the United States District Court for the District of Nevada (2004-05). Ms. Mercado co-authored “Changes in the Nevada Rules of Appellate Procedure” published in the Nevada Law Review in the Spring of 1998, and is a contributing author to the Nevada chapter in the ABA’s Appellate Practice Compendium (2012). She has also presented lectures for the Nevada State Bar Association in Motion Practice Before the Supreme Court and for the National Business Institute in Brief Writing and Motion Practice.

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  • Douglas R. Brown
    Doug Brown graduated from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. After graduating from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Doug attended McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, where he obtained his law degree in 2001. He was subsequently admitted to the Nevada State Bar in 2001. Prior to joining Lemons Grundy & Eisenberg, Doug served as a legal extern to the Honorable Howard D. McKibben in 1998. He also worked as a law clerk for the Honorable William A. Maddox of the First Judicial District Court of the State of Nevada from 2001-2002. Doug is a member of various professional organizations including the Washoe County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, Association of Defense Counsel of Nevada and the American Inns of Court, Bruce R. Thompson Chapter. Doug served in the United States Marine Corps from 1989 -1993. At Lemons, Grundy & Eisenberg Doug practices primarily in commercial and business law, insurance-related matters, and professional liability litigation matters.

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  • Todd R. Alexander
    Todd Alexander is a veteran of the United States Navy and a graduate of the University of Nevada with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. Todd earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2007. While in law school, Todd served in an externship for the Honorable Robert A. McQuaid of the United States District Court in Reno. After graduating from law school, Todd served as a law clerk for the Honorable Steven P. Elliott in Nevada’s Second Judicial District Court. After his clerkship, Todd began working as an associate attorney at Lemons, Grundy & Eisenberg. In 2010, he was elected treasurer of the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern Nevada and, over the following two years, served as the Association’s vice president and president. In 2014, Todd became a partner at Lemons, Grundy & Eisenberg. During his years at the firm, he has accumulated extensive experience in complex civil litigation, including numerous jury trials. Todd primarily practices in the areas of civil litigation, insurance defense, personal injury, professional liability, and other complex litigation matters. Todd has taken matters to trial in both state and federal courts, and his trials have included complex personal injury cases, professional liability, commercial and residential premises liability, and malicious prosecution. Todd is licensed to practice law before all state and federal courts in Nevada.

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  • Caryn Tijsseling
    Caryn Tijsseling joined Lemons, Grundy & Eisenberg in October of 2013. Prior to joining Lemons, Grundy & Eisenberg, Caryn was a partner in the Litigation Practice Group at Lewis Roca Rothgerber, LLP. Caryn graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Thereafter, she attended California Western School of Law in San Diego, California where she earned her Juris Doctorate in 1997. Caryn worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Connie J. Steinheimer of the Second Judicial District Court of the State of Nevada from 1997-1999. Caryn is a member of various professional organizations including the Washoe County Bar Association, the Association of Defense Counsel and is a founder of the Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Nevada. Caryn also actively serves on the Board of Directors of the March of Dimes and Care Chest of Northern Nevada. At Lemons, Grundy & Eisenberg, Caryn practices primarily in the areas of construction and commercial litigation. She defends the interest of banks and other financial institutions in state and federal court, including bankruptcy court. Caryn has handled creditor collection actions, repossessions and loan defaults on behalf of various financial institutions. In addition, she has significant experience in mechanic’s lien rights, construction defect, green building and construction contract negotiation. She frequently lectures on construction issues at continuing education seminars addressing issues such as construction damages, risks, and benefits of green building and mechanic’s lien laws. Caryn has also frequently represented banking and construction clients in bankruptcy-related matters and has advised on employment-related issues unique to those industries. Caryn frequently takes on pro bono cases involving domestic violence, child advocacy and international human rights, including holocaust reparation matters.

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  • Dane A. Littlefield
    Dane Littlefield is a lifelong resident of Washoe County with deep family roots in Nevada. Dane graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice in 2011. Dane then attended the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, graduating with distinction in 2015. While attending law school Dane served as the Chief Symposium Editor for the Pacific McGeorge Global Business and Development Law Journal, worked as a summer intern for the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General, and provided bankruptcy advice to low-income clients with the Bankruptcy Clinic at McGeorge Community Legal Services. Following law school, Dane served as the judicial law clerk for the Honorable Jerome M. Polaha at the Second Judicial District Court for the State of Nevada. Dane is licensed to practice law in both the State of Nevada and the State of California and is an Associate Attorney with Lemons, Grundy & Eisenberg.

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  • Sarah M. Molleck
    Sarah M. Molleck grew up in Sparks, Nevada and is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. Sarah attended Gonzaga University School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude in 2015. While in law school, Sarah served as the Managing Editor of the Gonzaga Journal of International Law. She received the CALI Award for Excellence in Legal Research and Writing, and Antitrust. She worked in the law school’s mortgage mediation clinic, participated in the Linden Cup oral appellate advocacy competition, served as a research assistant, and also worked as a summer associate for a complex civil litigation firm in Seattle. During her final year of law school, Sarah clerked for the Honorable Annette Plese and also represented low-income clients in administrative hearings before the Washington Employment Security Department. Upon graduation, Sarah returned to Reno and served as the judicial law clerk to the Honorable Lynne K. Simons of the Second Judicial District Court for the State of Nevada for two years, where she continued to gain extensive research and writing experience in many areas of the law. Sarah is licensed to practice law before all state and federal courts in Nevada. She is a member of several professional associations, including American Inns of Court, Northern Nevada Women Lawyers Association, Washoe County Bar Association, and American Bar Association. She enjoys skiing, as well as hiking with her husband and their two dogs.

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