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Paul E. Quade

Attorney at Law

Over the last 27 years Paul E. Quade, Esq. has been a criminal and civil litigator, representing clients in the most weighty affairs of life. He has tried over a hundred cases, including three Capital Murder trials to verdict. From his first DUI acquittal in 1993 to the most recent 1st Degree Murder “Not Guilty” in 2016, Paul has been a skilled, well-respected and successful warrior in the litigation trenches. Yet, Paul's first intellectual passion was the intersection of governmental affairs with business; natural resources; land use; and, environmental issues. The skill sets he has learned over the years, from effective negotiation and conflict resolution to tactical courtroom combat, have honed a professional persona that is formidable and effective.

Paul is also an avid outdoorsman, with a history ranging from big-wall climbing in the Red Rocks of Southern Nevada, to mountain biking, skiing, kayaking, as well as his current favorite: dual sport motorcycle riding. Being a native Nevadan—while exploring extensively around the world—the Great Basin has always been his home territory. Traveling the relatively untrampled “Wild West,” being free to roam and be in commune with the high desert, has always called to him spiritually.

"My goal is to help you navigate the justice system and make it through this difficult time."

After graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park (cum laude with double majors in Government and Sociology) he ventured back out west to attend the University of California, Davis King Hall School of Law. At UC Davis, he focused on environmental and governmental law, studying water and natural resources law with Harrison C. Dunning; public lands; Native American law; as well as doing an independent study with Daniel W. Fessler of the California Public Utilities Commission. Paul also edited and wrote for the Environmental Law Journal, Environs, and helped organize several environmental law conferences, including one on environmental justice.

At this time, Paul is combining his passion for the outdoors with his legal and governmental expertise to help you reach your goals with an eye towards sustainability and creativity in how to get things done within a community and throughout the State. Let him utilize his expertise and skills to benefit your organization.

Bar Admissions

  • Nevada

  • California


  • J.D. - University of California, Davis King Hall School of Law

    • Focus on government affairs, natural resources, and land use law

    • Editor and Writer for Environs, Environmental Law Journal

  • B.A. - University of Maryland at College Park

    • Double Major: Government and Sociology

    • Cum Laude, with Honors in Sociology

    • Golden Key International Honour Society

Professional Experience

  • Great Basin Policy Partners, Ltd. - Present

    • Represents individuals and organizations connected to their public policy, government affairs, and administrative law issues as an advocate and lobbyist. Specializes in natural resources, public lands, and environmental issues with a focus on acquisitions, permitting, and compliance.

  • Phoenix Quest Explorations, Ltd. - Present

Additional Accomplishments

  • Helped rectify the Nevada Commission on Off-Highway Vehicles grant process

  • Maintained the right to convert and register off-highway motorcycles for street use after unilateral DMV action

  • Director and Counsel for Art Spot Reno