Marlys C. McGrew


Marlys C. McGrew is a business and commercial litigation attorney who represents Klinedisnt’s clientele in Nevada. She has extensive experience in complex litigation and has defended developers, general contractors and subcontractors in both commercial and residential construction defect litigation. She has defended developers and general contractors in high-rise complex construction litigation under demands exceeding $100 million.

Ms. McGrew brings to Klinedinst experience in premises liability, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, property loss claims, and other general civil litigation matters. She has defended insurers in litigation involving additional insured coverage disputes and defended various entities and individuals in personal injury litigation against highly regarded local plaintiff law firms.

Experienced in all steps of the litigation process, Ms. McGrew has conducted and defended numerous contentious depositions of party representatives, argued and drafted various motions, including discovery, dispositive and pre-trial motions, selected technical experts for the defense and reviewed and refined their findings. She is well-versed in conducting multiple day depositions of technical experts, including mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, metallurgist, statisticians, civil engineers, and structural engineers. She has developed legal theories and strategy for case handling, including discovery and motion practice and prepared complex litigation cases for trial. She has independently handled all assigned files from inception to completion, argued and drafted numerous dispositive motions, drafted, supervised and approved all writs, appeals and submissions to the Nevada Supreme Court.

A skilled malpractice attorney, Ms. McGrew has defended physicians and other medical professionals against malpractice claims in litigation and before the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners. Additionally, she has written letters on behalf of doctors to the Nevada State Board of Medical and appeared with physicians before the Investigative Committee of the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners.

Ms. McGrew was a founding board member of the Las Vegas Defense Lawyers, a nonprofit organization committed to promoting cooperation, civility and continued education regarding current legal issues and legislation of interest to civil defense lawyers. Currently, Ms. McGrew is a member of the Advisory Counsel for SAFY of Nevada, a nonprofit organization devoted to improving the lives of children and their families in foster care.

Ms. McGrew received her B.S. from the University of Idaho and her J.D. from University of San Diego School of Law.  She has been practicing law in Nevada for 15 years and is admitted to practice in both the state courts and the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada.  Marlys was named a Top 40 Lawyer Under 40 by the American Society of Legal Advocates annually from 2013 to 2016.