Laurence B. Irwin

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Laurence B.Irwin
Of Counsel
Phone: 775.323.1601
Direct: 775.789.6545

Laurence is an of counsel member of Parsons’ employment and labor practice in Parsons’ Reno office. An experienced attorney who has specialized in labor and employment law for the past eight years, he has served as in-house counsel and as an Employee Relations manager for several Department of Energy Contractors in Southern Nevada. In that capacity, he litigated several state and federal employment matters in Nevada, managed an insurance portfolio for multi- state operations, handled general liability and unemployment matters, security classification and government contracting as well as operational law matters. Mr. Irwin regularly counseled senior management on sensitive employment law matters involving misconduct and oversaw and conducted internal investigations.

He has also specialized in Nevada Workers’ Compensation law and has handled 1,200 cases from Hearing Officer to the Nevada Supreme Court level. He served as a member of the JAG Corps for the Nevada National Guard (Guard) from 1996 through 2011 as Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, Defense Counsel, Recorder/Prosecutor, Staff Judge Advocate and full-time Attorney Advisor. In these roles, he handled multiple military justice matters; personnel law; Freedom of Information Act matters; and estate planning for soldiers.

Practice Areas



California Western School of Law (J.D., 1993)

United States Army Judge Advocate General’s School (Masters’ of Law (LL.M.), Military Law, 2002)

Morrison University (M.B.A., summa cum laude, 2007)

San Diego State University (B.A., Political Science, 1984)



Member, Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology

Alternate Commissioner, Nevada Judicial Discipline Commission


Director, Sky Tavern Junior Ski Program

Snowboarding instructor, Sky Tavern Junior Ski Program


California Western School of Law


U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Nevada
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces