Las Vegas Trial Lawyer– Richard K. Hy

Richard K. Hy joined Eglet Adams in 2017 and was promoted to partner in 2024. His practice primarily focuses on complex civil litigation including mass torts and class actions.

Before joining Eglet Adams, Richard worked at the Office of the Nevada Secretary of State. He was appointed Deputy Secretary of State and tasked with overseeing Nevada’s elections division, where he was responsible for election administration, campaign finance enforcement, candidate filings, and legislative affairs. His predecessor in that role was Samuel L. Clemens, more commonly known by his pen name of “Mark Twain.”

Richard earned his Juris Doctorate Degree from Gonzaga University School of Law and received his undergraduate degrees - a B.S. in Sociology and a B.A. in Political Science - from the University of Utah.

In the State of Nevada’s opioid litigation, Richard serves as liaison counsel to the firm’s governmental clients at the state and local levels, frequently testifying before county boards and city councils, and collaborating with their legal departments on litigation strategy.

Richard was instrumental in obtaining the $800 million settlement for victims of the October 1 shooting, where he was the principal author of the initial complaints filed against MGM Resorts International and bump stock manufacturer SlideFire.

When the Nevada Legislature is in session, he also works closely with the Nevada Justice Association advocating for legislation that protects consumers from false and misleading advertising, deceptive trade practices, and unsafe products.

Richard’s expertise has been recognized nationally. He received The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 in 2019 and the Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Lawyers award in 2019-2023. Super Lawyers also selected him as a Mountain States Rising Star from 2020-2023.

Notable Representative matters:

  • The State of Nevada v. Purdue Pharma et al. (representing the State and its subdivisions in claims against opioid manufacturers and distributors for safety and efficacy misrepresentations).
  • Prescott et al. v. Slide Fire Solutions LP (class action against bump stock manufacturer related to 2017 Las Vegas shooting for negligent misrepresentation and product liability).
  • LLE One et al. v. Facebook, Inc. (class action in Northern California against Facebook for deceptive trade practices related to inflating video ad metrics).
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