Boyack Orme & Anthony

Attorneys

The law firm of Boyack Orme & Anthony handles real estate and commercial legal matters. Please learn more about our attorneys' experience and credentials below.

Edward D. Boyack

born, Bountiful, UT, December 30, 1965; Admitted to Bar: 1994, Nevada.  Education: Southern Utah University (BA 1990); Southwestern University School of Law (J.D. 1994).  Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Southwestern Journal of Law and Trade in the America’s 1993-94.  Moot Court Honors Program 1992-93.  Intermural Moot Court Competition –Alternate finalist best brief writing, alternate finalist orator 1992-93.  Who’s Who Amount American Law Students (Vol 59 1994).  Graduate of National Institute of Trial Advocacy College (1997).  Editor-in-Chief, Nevada Law Review 1998.  Court Appointed Arbitrator.  Member. American Bar Association; State Bar of Nevada.  Concentration:  General insurance defense and personal injury litigation.  Mr. Boyack has extensive experience practicing in Nevada homeowners’ association defense as well as working as general counsel with numerous homeowners associations, construction defect litigation, representing both subcontractors and general contractors including, but not limited to, roofing, stucco, window, framing/insulation and concrete.  Representative clients include major residential developer and major hotel general contractors in the Las Vegas area.  Extensive experience with construction related insurance issues, including seminar speaker and consultant to several insurance companies involved with underwriting matters.

Patrick A. Orme

Education: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah (B.A. 1995); University of Tulsa Law School, Tulsa, Oklahoma (J.D. 1999).  Admitted to Bar: 2000 Oklahoma (inactive), US District Court Western District of Oklahoma (inactive); 2001 Nevada, US District Court District of Nevada.  Experience: Patrick has been practicing law in Las Vegas for the past  15  years  and  is  a  seasoned  litigator,  having handled many types of cases over the years.  For eight years he primarily handled insurance defense litigation, mainly defending automobile collisions, slip and fall incidents, and construction defect cases.  For the following six years, he primarily handled plaintiff personal injury and worker’s compensation cases.  Patrick brings to Boyack Orme & Anthony significant litigation experience from both the defense and plaintiff perspective.  His recent emphasis is HOA litigation and general counsel work. Volunteer work: Board member, Clark County Law Foundation, non-profit organization for law related service and education (2014 to present); Trial By Peers, non-profit youth court diversionary program (2008 to present).

Christopher B. Anthony

born, Georgetown, Washington D.C., December 20, 1976; Admitted to Bar: 2005, California and 2006, Nevada; Education: University of the Pacific (B.S. Biology, 1995); California Western School of Law (J.D. 2005). Concentration: Construction defect and insurance defense, general liability litigation, complex litigation, business litigation, homeowners’ association general defense litigation, and personal injury litigation. Mr. Anthony has over 10 years of experience representing some of the largest general contractors in Nevada through all stages of construction defect litigation, including the pre-litigation statutory scheme as well as in the complex litigation that often follows. Mr. Anthony also supports his clients with contract drafting and review, as well as with the development of internal protocols to ensure statutory compliance. Mr. Anthony has defended homeowners’ association board members in proceedings before the Nevada Real Estate Division and, most recently, Mr. Anthony’s practice has evolved to include the defense of homeowners’ associations in litigation concerning lien foreclosures.

Michael VanLuven

Originally from LA, Michael VanLuven has resided in Las Vegas for over 20 years. He attended UNLV where he earned a Bachelor’s in History. He subsequently attended Law School at Boyd, from which he graduated in May of 2015. Mike also interned for the Public Defender in 2013 and handled significant pro bono work throughout law school. He also interned at the Family Court in 2014 and 2015 for the Hon. Judge Bill Henderson (Dept. R). Since he started practicing in 2015, Mike has been an invaluable asset to Boyack Orme & Anthony in both the court room and behind the scenes, offering astute evaluation of the Nevada and Ninth Circuit precedent affecting HOAs which has been rapidly developing over the past several years as well as winning strategies in motion practice and trial.

Colli Christine McKiever

originally from Dallas, Texas, graduated from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville (B.A. English); (J.D.). As an attorney in Arkansas:  performed services for a broad client base, handling civil litigation cases and transactional matters on a wide range of legal issues, including landlord-tenant proceedings, boundary disputes, and contract negotiations. Primary focus in was in bankruptcy, representing debtors and creditors through negotiations and litigation. Served as lead counsel to the Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee, presenting oral argument to the Supreme Court of the United States regarding whether an IRA can be exempted from a debtor’s estate.  Served as a presenter at Continuing Legal Education seminars.  Licensed to practice in Nevada and Arkansas.


Of Counsel

Jennifer L. Taylor

Jennifer L. Taylor is one of Nevada’s leading voices in energy policy and regulation. After 20 years of legal experience in environmental, insurance, construction and construction defect law practice, she became involved in clean and renewable energy advocacy, policy and development in Nevada. Taylor now provides legal services to clients for regulatory and administrative work, as well as work for business clients.

Taylor moved to Nevada in 1995 to serve as law clerk for Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert E. Rose. Taylor is currently admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, as well as state and federal courts in Nevada, Washington, California, and Texas. Taylor has a J.D., cum laude, from University of Houston Law Center, B.A. from Southern Methodist University, and is a graduate of both Leadership Las Vegas and Emerge Las Vegas.

Taylor’s work in policy and advocacy provided her the opportunity to shape energy policy and regulations. She served as the Vice Chair for the Clean Energy Sources Technical Advisory Committee of the New Energy Industry Task Force, and as a member of the City of Las Vegas’ City Manager’s Energy Advisory Committee and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Working Group for the Reno based coalition Sustainability Partners in Northern Nevada. Most recently, Governor Sandoval appointed Ms. Taylor to his Committee on Energy Choice, and as Chair of that Committee’s Working Group on Innovation and Technology in Renewable Energy Development tasked with making recommendations and proposals for actions that may need to be taken should the Energy Choice Initiative pass a second time and be amended into the Nevada Constitution.

Jennifer also understands the impact of policy and regulation on Nevada’s citizens from work, including representing homeowners living over one of Nevada’s largest groundwater contamination sites. She has been a member of the environmental law sections in both Washington and Nevada, a member of Nevada’s Energy, Utilities and Communications section, and a LEED Certified Green Associate. Taylor served on the board of Nevada Conservation League from 2010 to 2013, and as board chair from 2011 to 2013. Taylor was campaign manager for Horsford for Congress where she oversaw the day-to-day operations for, then sitting, U.S. Representative Steven Horsford. Prior to taking over the campaign in July 2014, she served as his political director, engaging with stakeholders throughout Nevada. Taylor served as the executive director for Clean Energy Project from 2015 to 2017, and now consults with clean energy and advanced tech organizations and companies on state policy and programs, as well as working internationally to support clean energy development and economic diversification.