Brandi M. Planet | Litigation Attorney | Fennemore Craig

Brandi M. Planet

Brandi Planet is an attorney in our business litigation practice group who works primarily in the areas of construction, labor and employment (L&E), corporate cannabis and business litigation. Her clients, which include developers, contractors, business owners, and individuals in a number of high-exposure manners count on her when they need an aggressive litigator who handles cases with the utmost professionalism . Brandi’s client and case management skills are renowned in legal circles, and clients know they are always a priority and always kept informed.

Truly passionate about litigation, Brandi loves her work, and she is probably happiest when writing a motion or taking a deposition. Although raised in a working-class family of modest means, from an early age her father encouraged her to be a lawyer, recognizing her talent for critical thinking, strategic analysis and ability to argue. This initially led Brandi to a career in public relations, where she crafted corporate communication messaging, highlighting her clients’ specialties. The lure of the law, however, proved too great to ignore, so she enrolled in law school at night while continuing to work full time during the day. With additional experience in government affairs under her belt, she now brings vast amounts of positive energy, grit and determination when developing effective legal strategies.

Outside of her work as a business litigation lawyer, Brandi enjoys reading, yoga and traveling every chance she can.

Education

  • J.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
  • B.A., magna cum laude, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Areas of Practice

We offer a wide range of experience in all aspects of dispute resolution and prevention.

We have substantial experience with the diverse and often complex aspects of the construction business.

We advise and defend management in virtually all aspects of the employment relationship.

OTHER EXPERIENCE

  • Corporate Cannabis

Representative Cases

  • Obtained a dismissal for a client following a complaint of an alleged failure to accommodate the plaintiff’s disability. The plaintiff was seeking $1.25 million in damages.
  • Obtained summary judgment from the United States District Court for the District of Colorado in a traumatic workplace accident case on the eve of trial resulting in the case being dismissed in its entirety. The client was facing potential exposure in excess of $2 million.
  • Represented a high-profile corporation in a multi-million dollar lawsuit involving complex construction issues at a popular Denver attraction, resulting in a favorable settlement such that the client was able to recoup a significant amount of monies owed and avoid trial.
  • Represented a subcontractor facing a claim for more than $2 million in damages from alleged construction defects and through effective litigation was able to settle the case for less than $15,000.00.

Awards and Honors

  • "Legal Elite," Nevada Business Magazine, 2018-2019
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated (the highest rating available), by Martindale-Hubbell

Articles And Presentations

  • Co-author, “Can’t We All Just Eat Our Cake and Get Along?” Biz Nevada Magazine, October 2018

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Board Member, Mujerave

ADMISSIONS

  • Colorado
  • Nevada