Photographed In: Las Vegas
Description: Alia Najjar at Ladah Law Firm, PLLC
After graduating summa cum laude with a BS in Biology, minor in Chemistry, Alia obtained her medical degree at the prestigious University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas in 2003. She subsequently began training in general surgery in Houston, Texas.
During her surgical training, Alia treated many accident victims, witnessing firsthand the devastation that the negligence of others can wreak on both patients and families. These events forever changed the trajectory of her career.
It was from these experiences that Alia developed a passion for the law, deciding to leave medicine to help others through different means. Alia obtained her JD from one of the top law schools in the United States, the University of California Berkeley School of Law in Berkeley, California, in 2009, and practiced in California until she relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada. Alia started her career defending physicians and other licensed professionals before various licensing and administrative boards, as well as representing physicians in hospital peer review matters. After moving to Nevada, her career shifted from primarily administrative law to litigation, including insurance defense. She spent several years handling personal injury and professional medical negligence actions on the insurance defense side, which provided her valuable skills in representing those injured due to the negligence of others.
Alia has and continues to successfully use her significant experience in medicine and law to act as a zealous advocate for her clients in personal injury matters. She is also a highly skilled legal researcher and legal writer, with her writing skills having received praise from colleagues in the legal community over the years.
She is also active in the Las Vegas, Nevada legal community. She has been an active member of the Clark County Bar Association since 2012, serving as an associate editor for its publications committee from 2016 through 2020, and serving as its editor in chief from January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2022. She is currently on the CCBA’s board of directors. Alia has also authored various legal articles and made various legal presentations during her years of practice.
Alia is licensed to practice medicine in Texas and admitted to practice law in California and Nevada, including the following federal courts: U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California; and the U.S. District Court, District of Nevada.