We are a small firm based in Reno, Nevada. Although the firm is based in northern Nevada, the majority of our cases originate from Southern Nevada and California. All of our attorneys are licensed in both Nevada and California and we frequently work with other attorneys who are licensed in various states across the country. Given today’s technology, our people are able to diligently represent clients throughout a diverse geographic area.
Mark is one of the pioneers of wage and hour class action in California, Nevada, and nationwide. A graduate of Harvard law, Mark has been practicing labor and employment law for over 35 years and has been involved in well-over 100 reported cases nationwide.
In 2007, Mark was was prominently featured in a BusinessWeek magazine article describing his new and innovative cases on behalf of employees who were denied proper compensation for all the hours they worked. The article stated that Mark “pursues a practice that in recent years has won his clients hundreds of millions of dollars from some of the biggest names in Corporate America.” Despite the article’s inuendo, Mark is not a cowboy; he doesn’t carry a gun; and he’s not originally from Nevada. What is true, though, is that Mark is an innovator; he’s never afraid to challenge the unknown; and he’s always up to take on new, intriguing, and difficult cases on behalf of employees.
Josh has been a licensed attorney since 2008 and is admitted to practice law in both California and Nevada. Prior to joining the Thierman Law Firm in 2010, Josh served as a judicial clerk for Ron D. Parraguirre at the Nevada Supreme Court.
Josh graduated cum laude and obtained his Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, California. During law school Josh volunteered at a local workers’ rights clinic assisting low-wage spanish speaking employees recover unpaid wages from their employers. He also co-authored and published an article titled “Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs: Should Your Employer Be the Boss of More than Your Work Life?”, 38 Sw. L. Rev. 465 (2009).
Before deciding to pursue a career in the legal profession, he worked as a union organizer in the LA area and focused on improving the rights of employees who worked in a variety of work environments. In one way or another, Josh has been fighting for the rights of employees since he was an undergraduate student at the University of Iowa where he obtained a B.A. in History.
Josh enjoys spending time with his wife and 3-year old daughter. He also enjoys cooking, playing basketball, and traveling. Josh is fluent in Spanish and has lived abroad in Venezuela and Mexico.
An Associate at Thierman Buck, Leah says her passion for law is fueled by her ability to help hourly wage workers get paid what they deserve and what the law requires. A driving force behind Leah’s success is her ability to connect with her clients and to help them navigate their situations, whether due to their employers’ purposeful cost cutting or inadvertent unawareness of labor laws.
Leah is admitted to practice law in California and Nevada and is a member of the Northern Nevada Women Lawyer’s Association and the National Employment Lawyer Association, Nevada Affiliate. Leah earned a Bachelor of Arts with distinction from the University of Nevada, Reno, then headed further west to Los Angeles, California, where she obtained her Juris Doctor from Southwestern University School of Law.
While in law school, Leah served as a teaching assistant, and as law clerk for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office and for the Los Angeles City Attorney, Animal Protection Division. Post-law school, Leah worked as a research investigator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Office of Law Enforcement and was the Journal Clerk for the Nevada State Senate during the 77th regular and 27th special sessions.
When Leah is not working, she enjoys spending time with her horses and being outdoors with her Siberian husky/Korean Jindo rescue dog. Additionally, she volunteers with the Nevada League of Humane Voters and TrailSafe, a nonprofit advocating protection and humane treatment for wildlife and companion animals. Prior to her life in the world of law, Leah’s days were spent outdoors through a career as an action sports journalist, covering snowboarding, surfing and skateboarding.