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Gilson Daub Spotlight: Las Vegas Office Growth

By November 8, 2023November 10th, 2023Company News, Gilson Daub Spotlight

Gilson Daub Spotlight: Las Vegas Office Growth

More than doubling staff and caseload over the past year places this office as a top performer within the firm.

Gilson Daub’s Las Vegas office, under the leadership of partner and managing attorney, Matt Smith, has achieved unprecedented growth over the past year both in client matters and team growth. A quick look at the numbers:

  • Since September 2022, the office has more than doubled its caseload.
  • In the same period, the local team grew from three lawyers and one staff member to seven lawyers and three full-time staff.
  • The office has also implemented Gilson Daub’s law school graduate clerkship program, where it hires candidates post-bar/pre-admission to start essential training and hands-on file experience.

When asked about what he attributes this growth to, Matt Smith replied, “The key is putting our clients first, always being responsive, and tenaciously closing cases. Many other local workers’ comp firms have such a large caseload, that they don’t always have the time to be proactive to try and close matters. This is frustrating for clients as they want files closed quickly and efficiently – and they also don’t want to incur the extra legal expenses associated with the length of cases staying open. Here at Gilson Daub, we take on every matter with the goal of resolving it as thoroughly yet as swiftly as possible. We grow our team accordingly to reflect our clients’ needs and to ensure each matter is getting the attention it deserves. We know a lot of trust goes into a client giving us cases; we take that trust very seriously and always have the clients’ best interest in mind.”


The excellent client work also couldn’t be done without an excellent team, which Matt has carefully curated since taking over management of the office in 2018.  Together with assistant managing attorney, Jennifer Santana, the leadership duo implements training through direct and explicit processes, curates team building, and prioritizes feedback so that every attorney and staff member can operate at their peak performance level.

Of the team environment, Gilson Daub Senior Founding Partner, Brent Daub, commented, “Matt is a great leader and the reason he and Jen are having such success is that they have built a fantastic team that works together with a constant ‘all-hands-on-deck’ attitude. This is a really healthy group that knows how to function together. Everyone is treated well and with respect. In turn, client service is exceptional. It’s a top-quality group that knows how to get the job done and I can’t wait to see where they go next.”

The client base served from Gilson Daub Las Vegas is diverse. From large retailers and automotive companies to third party administrators, insurance companies and small businesses, Gilson Daub Las Vegas is always ready to perform the best in workers’ comp defense work throughout the state of Nevada.

About Gilson Daub:
Gilson Daub is a nationally recognized law firm serving the insurance and business communities in the practice areas of workers’ compensation defense, subrogation recovery, and general and longshore liability across offices in California, Nevada, Hawaii, Arizona, Kansas, and Missouri. Gilson Daub’s experienced local attorneys and talented support staff place clients first and provide innovative litigation solutions that offer the best resolution possible. To learn more about Gilson Daub, visit

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