Jurisdictions & Admission Years

State Bars: Nevada (1984) California (1982); U.S. Supreme Court (1996); 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (2013), United States District Courts: Nevada (1984); California: Northern (1982) Eastern (1986) Central (1999) Southern (2000).


University of San Francisco School of Law
Juris Doctor Degree, 1982

University of Nevada, Reno
Bachelor of Arts Degree, Political Science, 1979
Honors: Graduated with Distinction and Departmental Honors
Member, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
President, Pi Sigma Alpha, (Political Science Honor Society)

Record Multi-Million Dollar Jury Verdict

Provenza v. LeMans Corp., Clark County Dist. Ct. Case No. A 446708 (Nev. 2007)
(Products liability compensatory damages for one plaintiff.)

Million and Multi-Million Dollar Settlements

Wrongful Death: Motor Vehicle-Product Liability, Commercial Trucking-Negligence.
Burn Victim: Apparel Product Liability.

Noteworthy Published & Memoranda Opinions

Feagins v. Trump Org., (9th Cir. 2015) Dorroh v. Deerbrook Ins. Co., (9th Cir. 2015) Souza v. Squaw Valley Ski Corp. 138 Cal. App. 4th 262 (2006) Squaw Valley USA v. Sup. Ct., 2 Cal. App. 4th 1499 (1992), May v. G.M.B., Inc., 105 Nev. 446 (1989) National Tow v. Integrity Ins. Co., 102 Nev. 189 (1986). Polygram Records, Inc. v. Sup. Ct., 170 Cal. App. 3d 543 (1985). Martine v. Heavenly Valley Ltd. Partnership, 27 Cal. App. 5 th (2018).

Memberships & Associations

American Ass'n for Justice, Consumer Attorneys of California, Nevada Justice Ass’n, Washoe County Bar Ass’n., Incline Village Bar Ass’n. (Past President), Tahoe Truckee Bar Ass’n, Public Justice, Western Trial Lawyers Ass’n (Past President), America’s Top 100 Attorneys (NV), and Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.


1996 - Present
Bradley Paul Elley, Attorney at Law, Incline Village, Nevada
Sole practitioner in General Practice Law Firm emphasizing plaintiff’s catastrophic personal injury, fraud victims, civil litigation, business law, estate planning, real property, and criminal defense.

D.G. Menchetti, Ltd., Incline Village, NV
Senior Associate in General Practice Law Firm, emphasizing civil litigation, personal injury, bankruptcy creditor collection and fraud claims, business law, estate planning, real property, and criminal defense.

Lazzarini & Frazier, Walnut Creek, CA
Civil Litigation Law Firm Associate, involving personal injury and real estate fraud claims.

Forstenzer & Rudder, Mammoth Lakes, CA
General Practice Law Firm Associate, involving civil litigation.


Report of case successes do not constitute a guaranty, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.

The America’s Top 100 Lifetime Achievement Award refers to the top 100 Attorneys in the State of Nevada. Selection is based upon a combination of peer nomination, qualitative comparative analysis, and experience and achievements.