Shirley Foster


  • location icon Las Vegas, NV
    6385 South Rainbow Boulevard
    Suite 600
    Las Vegas, NV 89118

Shirley Foster is an Associate Attorney in the Las Vegas office of Lewis Brisbois. She is a member of the firm’s Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation Practice. Shirley offers extensive civil litigation and insurance regulation experience.

Ms. Foster has litigated civil actions involving alleged premises liability, products liability, personal injury, construction defects, medical malpractice, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, and transportation. Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Ms. Foster served as Insurance Counsel for the Nevada Division of Insurance.

Shirley is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of Nevada and all Nevada state courts.

Shirley handles complex insurance coverage matters and defends first party claims involving personal and commercial lines. She has extensive motion practice and depositions experience. She has first-chaired arbitrations, mediations, and regulatory hearings and second-chaired trials. She understands the needs of her insurer clients and excels at finding cost effective and innovative ways to resolve complex issues presented to her.


  • Prudent Provenance – Looking Your Gift Horse in the Mouth, 8 U.C.L.A. Entertainment Law Review 143 (2001).
  • An American Inquiry Into Contemporary Terrorist Accountability, 6 Texas Review of Law & Politics 513 (2002).


  • State Bar Admissions
    • Nevada
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the District of Nevada

Awards & Honors

  • Associate Editor, Willamette Law Review
  • Managing Articles Editor, Willamette Journal of International Law and Dispute Resolution
  • Judicial Extern, Oregon Supreme Court
  • CALI Excellence Award for outstanding class performance in Liability Insurance


University of Connecticut School of Law

Master of Laws, Insurance Law

Willamette University College of Law

Juris Doctor

Brigham Young University

Bachelor of Arts, Communications

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