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Albert Frank Pagni

Albert Frank Pagni, American lawyer. Bar: Nevada 1964. Named Mountain States Super Lawyer; named one of Best Lawyers in American; recipient Outstanding Alumni award, University Nevada, 1978.


  • Pagni, Albert Frank was born on January 28, 1935 in Reno. Son of Bruno and Daisy Rose (Recami) Pagni.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts Nevada, 1961. Juris Doctor, University California, 1964.


    • Associate Vargas, Dillon, Bartlett & Dixon, Reno, 1965—1970. Partner Vargas & Bartlett and Jones Vargas, since 1970. Advisory board 9th Circuit Court, since 2001, chairman advisory board, 2006—2007.

      Court-appointed arbitrator. District court judge pro tempore. State appointed mediator, since 2009.

      With United States Army, 1955-1957.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Nevada 1964.


    Member Nevada District Appeal Board. Member hospice council St. Mary's Hospital. Member administrative council University Nevada, 1974—1981.

    Treasurer University Nevada Legislation Commission, 1973—1974, president, 1975. Board directors Better Business Bureau. Master: American Inns Court.

    Fellow: American Board Trial Advocates (member national board 1991—2007), Nevada Law Foundation (trustee, vice chair), American College Barristers, American College Trial Lawyers (state chair). Member: Association of Trial Lawyers of America, American Bar Association, State Bar Nevada (board governors 1976-1987, vice president 1984-1985, president-elect 1985-1986, president 1986-1987, mediator, arbitrator 1990), American Judicature Association, Association Defense Counsel California and Nevada (state chairman 1983-1985), Defense Research Institute, Nevada Trial Lawyers Association, Washoe County Bar Association, American Softball Foundation (board directors), Wolf Club, Order of the Coif.


    • Married Nancy Lynne Thomas, August 12, 1961. Children: Elisa, Michelle, Melissa, Michael.
    • father: Bruno Pagni
    • mother: Daisy Rose (Recami) Pagni
    • spouse: Nancy Lynne Thomas
    • children: Elisa Pagni
    • Michelle Pagni
    • Melissa Pagni
    • Michael Pagni
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    Born January 28, 1935