Chad R. Fears’ practice is concentrated on product liability cases involving pharmaceutical and medical device products. He also litigates cases involving business torts, contract, bad faith, employment, and intellectual property disputes. In addition to defending key company witnesses throughout the country, Chad has tried cases resulting in successful outcomes for his clients.

Trial & Litigation Experience

  • Pharmaceutical/Medical Devices – representing domestic and foreign manufacturers of pharmaceutical products and medical devices in mass tort and catastrophic injury actions
  • Intellectual property – representing telecommunications providers, pharmaceutical companies, and industrial manufacturers in patent and trademark litigation
  • Business Torts – representing clients involving the death care industry, premise liability, and bad faith litigation
  • Employment litigation – representing businesses in wrongful termination, non-compete agreements, and age, race, gender and disability discrimination litigation
  • Commercial Litigation – representing parties in breach of contract and real property disputes

Professional Recognition & Awards

  • Legal Elite – Top Southern Nevada Attorneys, Nevada Business Magazine (2012-2019)
  • Honor Roll, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Product Liability Defense (2019)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Products: Defense (2020)

Other Professional Experience

Snell & Wilmer LLP, Las Vegas, Nevada – Partner

U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, Law Clerk to Honorable Kent. J. Dawson

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Staff Attorney


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Pharmaceutical/Medical Devices
Intellectual Property
Business Torts
Employment Litigation
Commercial Litigation


  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 1999)
    • Order of the Coif
  • BYU Law Review – Lead Articles Editor, Staff Member
    • Brigham Young University (B.A., Political Science and French, University Honors, 1996)
    • Thesis – Moderation in The Federalist: A Modern Republican Virtue


  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Association of Defense Counsel


  • Supreme Court of Nevada
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court, District of Nevada
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit