Gerald Tan joined the Las Vegas office of Carroll, Kelly, Trotter, Franzen, McBride & Peabody in 2016. He is a graduate of the University of Nevada Las Vegas, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He received his Juris Doctor degree from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.
While in law school, Gerald was a member of the governing student board for the law school’s trial advocacy program. He competed in numerous national trial advocacy competitions and was a finalist in the National Animal Law Closing Argument Competition in Portland, Oregon. Gerald was also a part of the law school’s Academic Enhancement Program, through which he tutored first-year law students in the area of constitutional law.
Gerald’s work experience includes an externship for the Honorable David Sterba of the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, where Gerald drafted appellate court decisions covering both civil and criminal matters. Gerald then worked as a law clerk for the Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Criminal Appeals Division, which involved research and analysis of federal habeas corpus petitions. He then completed an internship with the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada where he worked on various constitutional law issues, including freedom of speech and equal protection. After being admitted to the Nevada bar, Gerald worked in the community associations industry, which included serving as corporate counsel to homeowners associations in litigation, bankruptcy, and transactional matters.
Gerald is admitted to practice before all Nevada state courts and the United States District Court for the District of Nevada. Outside his practice, Gerald enjoys camping, hiking, and playing blues guitar.
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