Patrick V. Fagan

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Patrick Fagan joined the team of attorneys at Allison MacKenzie in 1981. Since that time, he has emphasized in the areas of public utilities, transportation law, environmental law and administrative law. Pat Fagan is the most senior attorney in the firm to offer expertise in utility law—representing geothermal electric projects and large industrial/commercial customers of public utilities. He also represents local governmental entities and motor carriers.

Pat Fagan is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory and is listed as one of The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Energy Law. He has practiced before the Public Utilities Commission, Department of Water Resources, the Transportation Services Authority as well as state courts and the Nevada Supreme Court. He also has a number of professional affiliations including the Washoe County Bar Association, First Judicial District Bar Association, American Bar Association, the State Bar of Nevada, Geothermal Resources Council, Phi Alpha Theta (the National Honor Society in History) and the Transportation Lawyers Association.

A long-time northern Nevada resident, Pat Fagan graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, and then went on to the University of San Diego School of Law where he obtained his law degree in 1973. That same year, Pat Fagan was admitted to practice in Nevada and one year later was admitted in the U.S. District Court, District of Nevada.


Admitted to Practice, Nevada 1973
Admitted to Practice, U.S. District Court. District of Nevada, 1974
Admitted to Practice, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1974
Douglas County Justice Court, Tahoe Township, Judge Pro Tem, 2008 – present

Professional Associations & Leadership

Washoe County Bar Association
First Judicial District Bar Association
American Bar Association
State Bar of Nevada (Member, Northern Nevada Disciplinary Board, 1997-2006; Vice Chairman, 2001-2002; Chairman, 2002-2006; Fee Dispute Committee, 2000 to present)
Geothermal Resources Council
Phi Alpha Theta
Transportation Lawyers Association
Deputy Commissioner, Nevada Public Service Commission, 1979-1981
Commissioner, Nevada Minerals Resources Commission, 1999-2007

Community Leadership

AYSO Soccer Coach


B.A., University of Nevada, 1969
J.D., University of San Diego, 1973

Practice Areas

Public Utilities Law
Energy Law
Alternative and Renewable Energy
Environmental Law
Administrative Law