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Sue Trazig-Cavaco

After graduating from the University of Redlands, where she spent a semester at Washington University in its Justice Seminar, and Southwestern University School of Law, native Nevadan Ms. Trazig-Cavaco returned to Las Vegas where she has spent her 25 year plus career as a trial attorney.  She represents individuals and corporate clients in complex litigation matters, real estate transactional and litigation matters, and sureties.

Ms. Trazig-Cavaco has experience in most Nevada State forums, including small claims, Justice Court, administrative hearings and the DMV throughout the State of Nevada from inception of the matter, through discovery, and trial.  She further has represented clients in Federal Court through appeal.  Ms. Trazig-Cavaco has appeared and participated as first chair in trials, private and court-mandated arbitrations, and mediations.  Ms. Trazig-Cavaco has also been admitted pro hac vice in several other states in commercial litigation matters.

When representing any client, Ms. Trazig-Cavaco’s first step is to understand the client’s needs and goals.  After that, strategy is jointly created with the client so as to reach those goals.  Ms. Trazig-Cavaco understands the importance of creating strategy as a team with the client because each client and circumstance is unique.  For business clients, Ms. Trazig-Cavaco ensures she fully understand business operations, including core values, and brings this knowledge to bear in every decision. For individuals, Ms. Trazig-Cavaco communicates complex legal concepts in a manner that is understandable to a non-lawyer and ensures that the client is involved in all decisions.

During Ms. Trazig-Cavaco’s career she has, among multiple other wins, successfully represented a bro bono client in an appeal of the declination of her unemployment benefits to the Eighth District Judicial Court, prevailed on motions to dismiss for individuals based upon jurisdiction and venue,  prevailed on motions to dismiss in two separate cases for a crematorium client, and successfully defeated a non-compete clause for a subcontractor client.

Ms. Trazig-Cavaco understands the importance of giving back to her hometown.  As such, she has been involved in pro bono cases, the Ask-A-Lawyer program, sat as a volunteer judge in the school truancy court, volunteered through her Soroptimists club, and participated in numerous State Bar of Nevada events and programs including presenting to schools on Law Day.

During law school Ms. Trazig-Cavaco was an Extern to the Honorable Nancy A. Becker in the Eighth Judicial District Court.  Upon graduation, Ms. Trazig-Cavaco spent two years as Judge (later Justice) Becker’s Law Clerk prior to entering private practice.


  • Bachelor of Arts in History, with honors and Political Science, University of Redlands (1992), 
  • Washington University Justice Seminar (Spring 1991)
  • Jurisdoctor, Southwestern University School of Law (1995)


  • Nevada State Bar
  • Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals
  • District Of Nevada
  • United States Supreme Court